While seeking to assuage my Lockdown Blues a couple days ago, I stumbled on this little piece at Collectors:
Hmmm… a down-sized carry revolver in .45 Colt/ACP; what could be bad about it.?
Leaving aside the single-action issue (not an optimal choice for self-defense, really), what’s wrong with this piece is the bird’s-head grip.
Maybe it’s just me, but I find revolvers thus gripped to be almost uncontrollable: the damn thing turns in my hand not just up-and-down (which is a good thing with the bird’s head as it helps handle recoil) but side-to-side as well, which is a huge problem. I once had a pretty little Ruger Bearcat revolver in .22 LR, like this one:
…and after a couple years I sold it to someone who wanted just that kind of revolver.
Maybe it just was my hand size, I dunno; but I just had no fun shooting it. And that was a .22 LR revolver: what, I wonder, will it be like trying to control that grip in a meatier chambering like the .45? I’ll probably never own this type of gun again, but I’m willing to be proved wrong.
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