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    Hello from Round Lake, Il., a suburb about an hour north west of downtown Chicago and a recent transplant from Dallas, but donít worry, Iíll be moving back to Texas in a couple years when the wife and I retire.

    I have been enjoying shooting for just over a year. I started with a SIG 229 9mm and love it. I have small hands and the grip is just right. Since it is relatively cheap to shoot I go to the range often and thought I was getting pretty good. Then a couple weeks ago I took a gun handling and shooting lesson at a local gun shop - major improvement. I didnít know how much I didnít know! Now, most of the holes are in that little orange circle in the center.

    I just bought a S/W model 60 with a 2 1/8' barrel for my wife. I love the gun except that being a small frame with a small grip, it rolls back in my hand on recoil, especially with .357's but even a little with 38's, as my bottom finger slips off the rounded grip base. I found a Crimson Trace "LG-305" grip that has a slightly enlarged grip base and the laser to boot. As I couldnít find one locally, I had to order it and am anxious to try it. Anybody have experience with this gun/grip combo?

    As I am fairly new to shooting I have much to learn and with all of the forums I see here I should be doing a lot of reading!


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