Handgun Grip Reconstruction

When shooting some heavy recoiling handguns, grip changes can make shooting more tolerable, effective, and with less felt kick.

by Norman E. Johnson

The reconstruction performed on this rather unusual handgun grip involved considerable work and thinking in doing it just right. The original grip had been formed from a totally reshaped synthetic stock as used on a single-shot rifle. The first revision left the pistol grip too perpendicular and quite small for the shooter’s hand. This interfered with proper recoil absorption of the centerfire rifle cartridges used in this handgun as well as making it more difficult to hold and aim while shooting.

The work involved replacement of the…

Read more in the April 2018 issue.

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