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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:05 am 
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Anyone know where I can get my hands on one of these Ardesa pistols (pref. a BuckHunter)?. I know Kranks used to stock the BuckHunter but they aren't made anymore :bad:

I really fancy one of these as all the other BP/Muzzle loading pistols I've looked at have hand grips that are way too small for me, I tried a Ruger Old Army and my little finger is completely underneath the grips.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 12:11 am 
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Did the Old Army have Pachmayr rubber grips?
These may prove more suitable than the factory provided ones.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:27 pm 
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No, just the usual wood grips, I've seen a couple with Pachmayrs but again were quite small, the set I had on my S&W 29 (.44) were a pretty good fit but that was an N frame revolver so pretty big to start with.

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Pachmayr makes two types of grip that fit the ROA. Hogue do a mono grip as well....... if your hands are too big for a Mono-grip, you're an effing Silver back!!!

BTW, one of my mates has been looking for a .50 Ardessa Buckhunter for ages and just can't find one.....

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:01 pm 
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Indeed I am, almost 6' 6" and not particularly slim either :)

The BuckHunter has been replaced with the Vortek, not as nice I don't think :(

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You say that your little finger in completely under the grip on the Old Army: that is exactly where it should be! The curled up little finger provides a positive location on which the base of the grip can locate---there is no other way of ensuring that you always hold the pistol in the same way. When I did my pistol instructors course in the 1960s, i was told that if I was really srious about pistol shooting, I should have my thumb and little finger amputated as thses are the major causes of inconsistency in the hold. I still have them, but the message went home and i do not grip with either.
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