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  1. Thanks. I've seen those recommended on other forums as well. Are they larger than the Hogue round to square conversion grips? These:
  2. Damn, I saw "pistols" and made the thread here. Maybe a moderator could move it to the Handguns section if that would be better. Thanks.
  3. Hey everyone, I just got a S&W 686 plus with a 4" barrel and really don't like the grips (too small) Someone told me this is a square butt gun. Isn't it a round butt frame with a round to square conversion grip or is it actually a true square butt? I need to know so I order the right type of grip. I'm obviously new to this. Lol. My hands are large (XL gloves) and I'm looking for some grip suggestions. Thanks in advance.
  4. I actually lucked into it. I walked into my local gun shop (Heritage Guild Rahway - Sean is a great guy to deal with) and asked if they had a CZ 75B. They did and had an SP-01 also. It turns out the reason they had the SP-01 was that someone had put down a deposit on it then decided to put the deposit towards a rifle instead. The SP-O1 had night sights, an extended beavertail and a rail which gave it a little more weight in the front compared to the 75B. I liked all of those differences and the SP-01 was only $50 more. I knew from researching that they were not easy to get your hands on so I bought it the next day. Just a great gun IMO.
  5. The CZ 75 works well for medium hands too. My friends, who have medium hands, love how it feels in their hands. The Beretta has a fuller grip and actually fit my larger hands a little better, but I just loved the overall feel of the CZ and don't regret that purchase for one minute.
  6. Thanks for all the suggestions. More are certainly welcome! Despite not having loved the couple of polymer guns I've fired, and really liking the feel of a heavier gun, I definitely do not hate polymer and have an open mind about all this. What I do like is variety and quality. I've got, IMO, 2 pretty reputable guns (CZ75 SP-01 and the S&W 686+). I think the Gock 21 Gen4 .45 would round out my collection pretty nicely at this point. A striker-fired polymer .45 would be quite different from an all-metal, hammer-fired 9mm and a .357 revolver. I need to handle the Glock 21 (and maybe an HK45) to make sure but I'm leaning towards holding off on the 1911. I really liked how the Sig Nightmare felt and the V-Bob (probably with the duty finish because the stainless has a weak finish apparently) seems really impressive. The Sig gets some mixed reviews but I think it looks and feels like a quality 1911 (most reviews are pretty positive). The Dan Wessons seem to have the closest quality to the custom 1911s but are not over $2000 like the big names (like Brown, Baer and Wilson). Still the black V-Bobs are between $1500 and $2000 and I'm not sure I'm quite ready to spend that on a gun - maybe down the road if I really get into it. I plan to get to a couple of local gun shops and get my hands on a few more .45s. I'll definitely check back in when I've decided. Thanks again for all the suggestions/advice!
  7. I have a CZ 75 SP-01 9mm, I just ordered a S&W 686+ .357 magnum with a 4" barrel, and have another permit to purchase which is good until mid-October. The S&W revolver will be used as my home defense gun (probably will get Crimson Trace laser grips for the 686+). The CZ has been and will continue to be a range gun (can't say enough good things about that pistol). For my 3rd handgun, I'd like something a little different from what I already have and it will also be used at the range. I asked someone at my local gun shop (Heritage Guild Rahway) what he might get and he suggested a 1911 style .45. I held a few at the store and preferred how the rounded back ("bobtail, fastback") felt as opposed to the traditional style which cut into my hand. The Sig Sauer Fastback Nightmare looked and felt great. However, I'm not 100% sure that I'm going with a 1911. I'm open to suggestions. What would you guys get as a 3rd handgun? I have big hands so small guns are not an option. I would like a different caliber gun from what I have and I'm not a big fan of polymer. I would consider polymer for a 9mm if I didn't already own one. I don't love the feel of a polymer shooting larger caliber ammo - less enjoyable IMO. Thanks in advance for your replies!
  8. Thanks! Yeah, the Beretta was probably a slightly better fit in my hand size-wise, but the CZ was pretty close and felt much better than the Sig P226 as well as the others (which I felt were too small). The grip, weight, and balance of the CZ, as well as the superior sights, made the decision for me (over the Beretta). You're definitely right that the Beretta is probably the best fit for a big hand, and is a very nice gun. I just preferred the overall feel of the CZ and it felt like it fit in my palm better than all the others (except the Beretta).
  9. I've been researching, renting, and borrowing guns for the past couple of months trying to figure out which semiautomatic, all-metal 9mm pistol I wanted to get. I have big hands and, despite loving what I read about them, didn't really like how the Sig P226 felt. The Beretta 92 FS felt nice in my hands but had awful sights for my middle-aged eyes, and only the rear sights are replaceable (without messing with the permanently mounted front sight). I tried other guns as well (some polymer) including a S&W and a Springfield. After doing a bunch of research, I noticed that the CZ 75 kept showing up on lists and forums. It was hard to find a bad thing written about the CZ 75 and it was often recommended for people with large hands. Unfortunately, I the ranges I went to didn't have one to rent, but I came across one at a local gun shop (Heritage Guild in Rahway - good experience). It's a CZ 75 SP-01. It's a heavy gun with easy to see night sites, a great grip, and a rail. It felt perfect in my hand. I didn't like the idea of purchasing a gun without actually trying it first but, after reading only great things about it, watching videos of people shooting/comparing them, and holding it, I pulled the trigger . Went to the range with a few buddies last night and couldn't have been happier. I'm a novice but shot better than ever with this gun. My friends, who own Sigs, Glocks, and a Beretta loved it. My buddy who owns a Glock actually looked a little sad that he shot much better with my CZ. All three really liked shooting the SP-01. The weight, in my opinion, helps me to hold the gun steady (much like a weighted utensil for someone who has tremors). The weight also really seems to minimize the recoil and muzzle flip. I didn't have to pause much at all between shots to remain accurate. My shot groups were pretty tight from 7 yards. I definitely didn't look like a novice and I attribute much of that to how accurate the gun was and how natural it felt in my hands. I had the absolute opposite of buyer's remorse. Everybody's different, and we all have our preferences, but for those with large hands looking for a quality 9mm, I'd suggest taking a look at a CZ 75. This is my first post, but I've read quite a bit here over the past few months. I'd like to thank all the members of this forum for taking the time to share information. It's been very helpful.