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  1. petey

    petey Member

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    does any one know how well gloves with the palm swell built into them work ?
    I am left handed and most guns are not avalible with left handed palm swell.
    Any ideas ?
     
  2. dbl20

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    I saw a gun at our club where a shooter had molded a lump of automotive body putty in a plastic bag to fit his hand on the pistol grip. He then used high voltage rubber electrical tape to secure the molding to his gun. The size of your hand might be an issue here. Some folks say palm swells promote over controll by your firing hand.
    Jon Sharp
     
  3. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    According to the people I've talked to the Gripswell gloves work very well and are very well made. I don't use them because I don't like to wear gloves.
     
  4. widomaker

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    I saw KO at the Dixie shooting and he has this tape on the K-80. I asked what that was for and was told he uses it for palm swell. Maybe someone knows what kinda tape it was. Looked like the kind I put on my hockey stick .
     
  5. Tron

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    Well, you can do a few things. The easiest would be to go to Kickeez's website and order a "Palm-eez". They make them in left or right handed and they stick on with adhesive (but not very well, you may need to use tennis racquete tape to hold it in place). Or, you can put a piece of foam or other material under the tape (cheap and easy) or you can build your own.

    Here is a Sporting Clays project gun that I'm working on. I took a Palm-eez and traced it out on fiberglass mesh-

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    And then, used a good two part body filler (bondo) over the mesh and made one thin layer-

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    I then sanded it down to the mesh and cut out another piece of mesh (smaller) to fit over it and kept layering. The more layers the better because if the filler is applied too thick, it will shrink and crack. I ended up using 9 layers total-

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    Sand with a small block sander and start with maybe a 120 grit and finish with 400 or so-

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    Sanded smooth and ready to be primed-

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    The first cote of primer (pictured with a custom shim that I made up for max cast and less drop)-

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    After shooting the gun at the range, I felt that I needed more adjustment where the top knuckle of my my thumb contacted the stock, so I took some off with a bastard file-

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    I will be painting this gun as soon as the weather warms up and I will be repriming it with a good 2 part epoxy primer and use a black base cote with a marblized paint scheme.

    Tron
     
  6. shot410ga

    shot410ga Well-Known Member

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    I've made my own palm swell on PFS grips using body putty. Its very easy, and you can make the swell to fit any size hand.
     
  7. Tron

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    Also, I don't think much of those gloves....it just seems like a stupid way to go about it.

    Tron
     
  8. Tron

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    Brown, don't you find those gloves to get really hot and sweaty in the summer months???

    Just curious.

    Tron
     
  9. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    dbl20, shotgun control comes through the trigger hand, not the leading forehand.

    "Some folks say palm swells promote over control by your firing hand. Jon Sharp"

    My best guess why they would say something like that? Their palm swell didn't come close to matching their hand and trigger finger? Hap
     
  10. Gary Waalkes

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    Trons suggestion on using tennis racquete tape and either foam or a kick-eez swell is very inexpensive, works great and has the additional benefit of providing better grip, especially in hot weather. His very informative lesson on actually building up a palm swell and re-doing the stock finsh is quite valuable and will produce excellent results.
     
  11. Fritzboy

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    Best thing is to exercise your palm. It will build up by itself. Harry
     
  12. snapthecat

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    Just in case the "over control" theory is correct, try a pair of weight lifters gloves. They are padded in the palm (not much) and the finger tips are exposed.
    It works for me.
     
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