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Offline dbarn

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To Palm Swell or Not
« on: September 16, 2017, 11:01:32 AM »
I've tried both and can't tell a lot of difference. A palm swell seemingly fills the void in my right or dominate hand and may or may not give better control when rapid firing.

However thin grips on both sides appear to allow more of my hand around the front strap and more of my finger on the trigger. In theory it would seem that having more of your hand around the pistol would be better.

Which have you found to work better for you when doing dynamic drills?

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Re: To Palm Swell or Not
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2017, 01:48:42 PM »
That is an interesting observation. Almost like a custom grip. Similar to those personalized wooden grips you see on super high end target pistols.
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Re: To Palm Swell or Not
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2017, 02:47:13 PM »
Repeatability and consistency would seem to win the day. The palm swell gives more to hang on to, though you are hanging on to more of the grip vs the pistol.

I hadn't thought about it but you're right many of the old wooden target grips had palm swells. But wasn't the emphasis more towards bullseye shooting?

Hoping there are enough competitive shooter here that have tried both and will give their opinions.


Offline The Conservative

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Re: To Palm Swell or Not
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2017, 05:18:30 PM »
Palm swells help me for the most part, but I have large hands and long fingers. 
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Re: To Palm Swell or Not
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2017, 06:49:09 PM »
I like them both and have shot both. Perhaps a slight edge to the thin bogies vs palm swell both from LOK.

Have medium hands with longer fingers and am seeing a difference of trigger finger placement with more of the first joint on the trigger which I prefer for rapid fire.

I also have to say that the thin bogies are very aggressive. Even more so than the palm swell.  8) Even so the palm swells still feel good in hand.

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Re: To Palm Swell or Not
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2017, 11:58:31 PM »
Short trigger finger on strong hand.  Otherwise small hands.
I like the LOK Bogies and tried palm swell on the weak hand side and thin on the strong hand side.
Anyway,  I ended up using the thin Bogies both strong and weak side.  PIC is strong=thin, weak= palm swell



Great feel with the Bogies and now don't need grip tape other than front and rear straps.
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Re: To Palm Swell or Not
« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2017, 01:37:56 PM »
As a person with super sweaty hands, I think I've come to the same discovery as you OP. I thought that palm swells were the best thing ever (having come from aluminums to LOK bogies), but now that I've moved on to a Shadow 2 with front rear strap stippling, I've discovered that the stippling makes a far greater difference than anything.

That said, I have small to medium hands, and I could easily see how someone with L or XL hands could want a thicker grip. I still use Scales 2.0 which have a swell, but I'm considering going back to  thin LOK grips as I always have to redevelop my finger callouses with the Scales as my finger tips get crunched in my grip.


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Re: To Palm Swell or Not
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 06:56:33 PM »
Thanks for the responses guys. I believe I'll stick with the thin bogies on both sides for now. Both styles are still very nice and great options for our CZ's.

 

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