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Posted: 6/16/2008 2:21:36 PM EDT
Can you shoot a BP revolver with a two-handed grip similar to a centerfire revolver? Any pictures would help.
Link Posted: 6/22/2008 5:23:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/23/2008 7:56:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sharpknife:
Most of the competitions I attend require a one handed hold.

Not sure about everywhere but the revolver competitions at the NMLRA events are one handed.

When shooting for fun or hunting I suppose a two handed grip would be encouraged.


Thanks. Is there any concern about the flame coming through the cylinder gap when using a two-handed grip?
Link Posted: 6/23/2008 11:01:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15Texan:
Thanks. Is there any concern about the flame coming through the cylinder gap when using a two-handed grip?

A 2 handed grip is the non-firing hand wrapped around the firing hand which places neither anywhere near the front of the cylinder…

What kind of a grip do you think a 2 handed grip is?
Link Posted: 6/23/2008 11:11:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Parrot32:

Originally Posted By AR15Texan:
Thanks. Is there any concern about the flame coming through the cylinder gap when using a two-handed grip?

A 2 handed grip is the non-firing hand wrapped around the firing hand which places neither anywhere near the front of the cylinder…

What kind of a grip do you think a 2 handed grip is?


Extending each thumb in a two-handed grip might place your thumb near the cylinder gap.
Link Posted: 6/25/2008 7:47:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15Texan:
Extending each thumb in a two-handed grip might place your thumb near the cylinder gap.


Not to worry, Darwin will be watching over you

Keep in mind it isn't something that you can do twice...
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:30:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15Texan:
Can you shoot a BP revolver with a two-handed grip similar to a centerfire revolver? Any pictures would help.


It won't be very comfortable.

That sort of weird, conical taper you see on the grips of those old-school revolvers is a result of two things: single action operation and the one-handed grip.

Y'see, when you fire a smooth-gripped single action revolver with those tapered grips, the whole pistol will tilt upward in your hand. What this does is put the fallen hammer just under your thumb, putting you in a good position to put your thumb over the spur, and then grasp the grip again with the rest of your hand, turning the revolver forward again while cocking the hammer. It doesn't work as well with two hands.

Cheers, and be careful!
~BakerMike
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