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Old 07-17-2007, 9:45 AM
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Default Handguns for large hands

A buddy of mine is considering his first handgun purchase. I took him to Bright Spot Pawn and showed him what they had (Glocks, 1911s, a few revolvers). This guys has some massive hands. All of the handguns he picked up were too small for his giant hands. So my question is which handguns (revolver or semi auto) would you recommend he try in the hopes of finding one that would fit him. Desert Eagle is probably out, as I don't think he wants to drop that much cash. Probably something under $500 (if possible). Thanks.
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Old 07-17-2007, 9:48 AM
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try a glock 21, a .45 with a big grip. it's a great gun that's too big for most hands.
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Old 07-17-2007, 9:56 AM
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Under $500 is tough but here's what I can think of for big hands:

XD-45, Double Stack 1911 (Para, STI, etc.), S&W 500
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:04 AM
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try a glock 21, a .45 with a big grip. it's a great gun that's too big for most hands.
Yeah, full size Glocks are pretty big, but I like 'em.

Unless he's got really long fingers I don't think a DE is the way to go. Yeah it's pretty large, but the grip isn't really that long, so think fingers don't work too well IMO, gotta have reeeeally long fingers.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:17 AM
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HK USPs are also pretty dang large, even in 9mm. The USP .45 is a big gun, similar to a G20/21.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:49 AM
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Take a look at the CZ97B. It's a .45 and large. Not sure on the cost but it's close to your price.
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Old 07-17-2007, 10:58 AM
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Glocks for big hands?? yea right..

USP full size, it's big boy size.
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:05 AM
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G20, G21, put hogue grips on them
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fullsize sig with stock hogue grips. or any aftermarket hogue grips as an addon for that matter.

There is a reason there is alot of aftermarket grips.
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:08 AM
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CZ97B would be perfect for him: all steel, double stack .45, yummy...
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Glock 21 or USP 45f.
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ruger gp-100 .357 magnum
I have humungious hands it fits me great
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Beretta or Taurus 92s. Huge grips. Add a Hogue wrap-around grip and it's just silly huge.
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:28 PM
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Take a look at S&W MP45 w/ large backstrap and Hogue Handall.
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If you broaden what you're looking for, a Ruger Bisley single-action revolver is great for large hands.

An S&W full-size wheelgun (L or N frame) with larger 'target' grips or some of the Hogue grips works well too.
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Not under $500, but...

Desert Eagle


Check out the CZ-97B.
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Beretta 92FS, my favorite!
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beretta, glock, double stack 1911, Hk usp
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Ruger Redhawk.
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Old 07-17-2007, 8:49 PM
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Beretta 92FS, my favorite!
What? I have small hands and I went with the 92FS because it fits perfect!

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Old 07-17-2007, 10:55 PM
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Desert Eagle .44MAG should be perfect!
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:10 PM
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+1 on the CZ-97.





I'd only recommend FMJ unless you work over the feed ramp as HP tend to jam.
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