Anyone who read my ramblings about the course I taught last weekend may remember that one of my students was an older lady using a LadySmith - and struggling. One of her problems was poor hand strength - coupled with the std rosewood grips on the gun.
I am starting to have some arthritic hand probs but these are for now at least more a stiffness deal than a strength loss - I still frequently shake hands and over do it! Strength is still good.
This all tho got me to thinking just how critical is this general area - grips on the gun of choice need to be ideal - plus having good hand strength, even if it means excercizing (tennis ball, whatever).
I liked the factory SIG grips but was overjoyed when I fitted the CT grips to find that the feel was even BETTER! They provide the best I can imagine, for me.
Most std 1911's I have handled never feel ''quite right'' - whereas those with after market grips (bit like the grips I like on my P12-45, which are rubber, stippled and not at all tacky) - feel way better. My hand size needs some filling laterally so any grips with fairly generous palm swell usually do better.
So - how do you folks choose grips and do you have any regime for keeping up hand strength? I doubt this applied at all to the younger guys here.
Gun and trigger control are somewhat critical.