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whats your preference? A lot of the old lawmen liked the birds head.
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i like the plow handle shape

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So do I but I like my birds head also. But IMO they are best suited for the 4in barrels. But your a big feller Scibaer a lot of big guys don't like the birds head. Billy the kid was a small man that's why he liked them.
And he said they were faster on the draw but that's debatable. Back then it was their conceal ability that people liked with the shorter barrel.
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i tried the bisley grip once .. they cliam its a good grip for target shooting.. i dunno but i didnt like the feel of it .

i could see where the birds head would be good for concealment ..

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Bird's head for .38 Special or smaller would be ok.

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I like the bisley best followed by plow grips, last is the birdshead. there just to small for my hands.

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I like the bisley best followed by plow grips, last is the birdshead. there just to small for my hands.

Exactly my thoughts.


The BH fells nice, but almost lost. My hunting Ruger is a Bisley. I have a Colt with a Bisley too, its different from the Ruger, but still nice. its extra length is nice for my lil finger this usually wraps under the grip.


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I like the bisley best followed by plow grips, last is the birdshead. there just to small for my hands.

A lot of guys say that about a BH, it was the preferred shoulder rig conceal carry in the old west.
What gets your attention when firing a gun with these in 45lc is it reminds you of just how healthy a 45lc is.
You had better have a firm grip on it, big difference in the handling of the revolver.


But it's advantage is what William Bonnie said it was where you can **** the hammer a lot faster.
I have to agree with that and it's one of the main reasons it became so popular. I've shot Schofields before and
I sure didn't care for their grip angle. And the 45 S&W is like shooting a 45lc short.

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Besides the good thing about a SAA is you can change out the grip frame on them to either one.
Some people had them both you don't have to shell out the money for a different gun.
Anything that will fit a Colt will also fit a Uberti or a Cimmaron.
They are exact clones some people like them better than the high dollar 4th generation Colts.
Then there are the rumours on gun forums that Colt now uses Uberti receivers anyway.
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Ill bet it also had allot to do with concealment... the birds head is round and not nearly as obtrusive in the butt... coarse its no good as a hammer any more.. :


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