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howdy!  I load my 1897 with a strong hand with 2 shells at a time - so one is held in my hand when first shot fired.  that shell rubs on my stock pistol grip area leaving ugly marks after only 3 matches and some practice...  what can be done about it short of taping it up?  I can't be the only one who has this problem

 

thanks

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23 minutes ago, Last Call Saul said:

howdy!  I load my 1897 with a strong hand with 2 shells at a time - so one is held in my hand when first shot fired.  that shell rubs on my stock pistol grip area leaving ugly marks after only 3 matches and some practice...  what can be done about it short of taping it up?  I can't be the only one who has this problem

 

thanks

Tape...oh no...not again.

 

Tape is a no-no.

 

If you are concerned about the cosmetics of your competition firearms, yer probably in for a world of disappointment. Try looking for beat up stocks and use them...switch 'em out so to save your pretty wood.

 

Good luck...

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not really worried, but was thinking to avoid the damage if possible...

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- A piece of leather or similar natural material may be attached to the butt-plate or butt-stock. This includes the “wrist”/grip portion of the buttstock.

SHB p.34

 

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I also grab 2 with strong hand (right) but never touch the stock with them.

I keep them with my fingers.   I do not palm them.

 

Plus, once my shooting starts, I really don't touch the pistol grip area.  I only

come down with my trigger finger to the trigger.

 

..........Widder

 

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47 minutes ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

I also grab 2 with strong hand (right) but never touch the stock with them.

I keep them with my fingers.   I do not palm them.

 

Plus, once my shooting starts, I really don't touch the pistol grip area.  I only

come down with my trigger finger to the trigger.

 

..........Widder

 

Bottom round first:P

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5 minutes ago, Phantom, SASS #54973 said:

Bottom round first:P

 

Exactly.  

I think I might have one of my 'Dryfire' practice videos that show it on Youtube.

But very few folks ever watch em..... ;)

 

..........Widder

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

 

Exactly.  

I think I might have one of my 'Dryfire' practice videos that show it on Youtube.

But very few folks ever watch em..... ;)

 

..........Widder

 

 

Nownow! Yer still an YouTube Star!

 

:P

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OR:  Skip the Pump Handle shotgun and just source up a nice simple Hammer Double  :rolleyes:

 

I know.  I know.  that didn't exactly address the OP's question.  It's MONDAY after all  :P

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Just now, Colorado Coffinmaker said:

OR:  Skip the Pump Handle shotgun a source up a nice simple Hammer Double  :rolleyes:

 

I know.  I know.  that didn't exactly address the OP's question.  It's MONDAY after all  :P

 

I will have both eventually!

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Or shoot left handed.   And load with the right hand.

I pull 4 shells and never get any shell scuffs on the wrist of my 97.

The forearm on the other hand looks like a woodchuck attacked it.

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10 minutes ago, Creeker, SASS #43022 said:

Or shoot left handed.   And load with the right hand.

I pull 4 shells and never get any shell scuffs on the wrist of my 97.

The forearm on the other hand looks like a woodchuck attacked it.

 

Our good OLE buddy, Red Knee, does the left hand shooting and right hand load 

technique.  He also pulls 4.  He's also lightning fast..... :blink:

 

..........Widder

 

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Just now, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

 

Our good OLE buddy, Red Knee, does the left hand shooting and right hand load 

technique.  He also pulls 4.  He's also lightning fast..... :blink:

 

..........Widder

 

We had so much in common until you referenced speed.  

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Sorri.....

Being 70 has made me think I'm a tad slower.

I still feel nimble (Santa Fe River Stan calls me 'NimbleSOB') with no restricted arm/hand/finger

problems.

But eye sight, mixed with NO hearing, keeps me out of the Top Gun categories.

 

Can't complain...... life is good!

 

..........Widder

 

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