Over at CTD, I see this article:
II have to confess that I’ve owned several “Bisley-gripped” revolvers, and I was never able to shoot any of them for shit. Something about that upright grip angle made me shoot high — not the first shot, but by the third trigger-pull I’d be missing way high. The Bisley grip never felt quite comfortable in my hand, and so over time I got rid of all of them because there’s no point in keeping a gun you can’t shoot accurately, is there? (Especially when someone else absolutely loves shooting my old Ruger revolvers and has never stopped thanking me for swapping them with him. )
As a matter of fact, I shoot the “regular” Ruger grips a lot more comfortably (and hence more accurately), and ditto the Smith & Wesson’s. Here’s my GP100:
…and my Model 65 (sob):
I have the same issue with the Luger-style (which is raked too much in the other direction) and the 1911:
The Luger doesn’t work for me, and the 1911 does.
It’s strange how just a couple degrees’ difference of rake in the grip can make such a difference. Then again, I seldom shoot “hot” loads (as Roberts does, apparently). The hottest handgun round I’m prepared to shoot is the “regular” 240-gr .44 Magnum (in the right-sized revolver, i.e. Blackhawk/Redhawk). Forget that .500 S&W nonsense:
Yeah, I’m a recoil wussy. Sue me.