Sunday, February 9, 2014

Now I remember why I don't shoot this one more often.....

With limited time to shoot lately, I more often grab a handgun for some range relaxation. Poking about in the safe today, I noticed a long-ignored Brazilian M1937. As I had a recently made box of 230 grain LRN handy, that was the choice of the day. Although I'm not a Smith & Wesson collector, I do think highly of their revolvers. And the .45 ACP is my favorite handgun cartridge. That said, today's range session reminded me that the original grips on this model are not conducive to extended shooting sessions. As in, each shot is like catching a strongly thrown baseball without a glove. The cylinder release plowing a groove into my thumb isn't the enjoyable either. That said, I doubt I'd notice either of these were I to actually need the revolver instead of shooting it for fun, a sentiment I'm sure Brazilian soldiers carrying these in the Italian campaign of 1944 shared.

2 comments:

GreyLocke said...

Regrip it for shooting but keep the original grips?

Get some custom wood on it make it easier for your hands.

MauserMedic said...

Probably should, if I can get my attention span to last long enough to set aside money. Leaning towards restocking a butchered 1903 Mk I with a correct repro stock for that type of spending....