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One thing I've found wrong with the CZ75 is that, while the grip angle is perfect, the front strap tends to be kind of uncomfortable.

I was talking to Pam, the local gunshop salesperson, discussing grips and modifications for the 75. She mentioned that there were some Hogues in stock for the CZ, so now I have something that feels like several of my other guns. Best $19 I've spent lately.

 

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Wow, it really looks nice, too. :)

With the similar-feeling BHP, I was impressed at how the Hogues did not appear to add any circumference to the grip (though they did) - very well designed. I have always been resistant to the idea of finger grooves (on the thought that perhaps my hand is not precisely average in size and therefore would not precisely fit the stocks) but those on the Hogue stocks that I've used have been well-engineered for me.

Again, that looks like a great carry piece - use it in good health! :)
 

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Hey, Erich.

What I like about the Hogues is that with them on the BHP carry gun, as well as on a couple of my .45 1911s, I get a very similar feeling from all the guns. As an added bonus, the Hogues act like they're glued to my hand, which is also a very good thing.

I know it's a small thing, but you have no idea how happy I was to get them for the CZ. I really wasn't pleased with the black plastic and the rather sharp contours of the front strap.

Shucks, I think I'll load up a couple of magazines and go out in the backyard to make some noise!
 

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Hi Leland,

Yes. They do indeed again look nice and they also looked nice on your recently redone BHP. I would imagine that the finger grips keeps your hand in the same place for consistant shooting.

As an experiment today, I put the Pachmeyers back on the PJK-9HP and took it to the range. After putting about 100 rounds downrange, I decided to keep them on as my hand didn't seem to shift during strings of fire.

I'm hooked now and now know why Browning put them on the Practical BHP. I need to buy a second pair for my BHP Mark III.

Leland. Nicely done pics.

Chris
 

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Hey, Chris.

Yes, the Hogues look pretty good, which is yet another good thing, though not the most important. I'm of the school which says a handgun should first of all be useful to its owner, no matter what it looks like. Thus, my first concern is that I be able to hold onto a gun and shoot it well; if it also pleases aesthetically, that's great, but it's not the most important factor.

Luckily for me, my attitude is that simple and practical can translate into a form of beauty, so I don't have any "ugly" guns. I do prefer Hogues to Pachmayers, but I have Pachmayer Signature wraparounds on a Commander. I have Hogues on quite a few of my pistols and revolvers.



But there's nothing wrong with just "purty."

 

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I'm really glad I have that particular BHP. There's another one just like it at a shop in town, and while it's not nearly as purty as mine, the price isn't bad, and it would clean up really well.
 

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Hi there Leland,

I absolutely agree with your statement:


I'm of the school which says a handgun should first of all be useful to its owner, no matter what it looks like. Thus, my first concern is that I be able to hold onto a gun and shoot it well; if it also pleases aesthetically, that's great, but it's not the most important factor.
For many years, I bought grips that were expensive and pretty, however a handgun's performance is enhanced by increasing its ergonomic functionability to the owner. Now, I try grips that make it more practical to point, hold and shoot. Functionality is a matter of individual ergonomics and I have known many people that sold, traded handguns because "they just didn't fit right".


There's another one just like it at a shop in town, and while it's not nearly as purty as mine, the price isn't bad, and it would clean up really well.
Leland, you are very, very lucky. I have snooped and looked in almost every shop and town and can never locate a used BHP! I saw a new BHP Practical the other day and the gunshop owner had priced at $895.00!!! Yikes!!!!

Chris
 

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Chris, I haven't seen too many BHPs locally, but I've found a couple. I think it's a matter of dumb luck.

My friend Richie showed up at the shop day before yesterday to buy that particular BHP, but alas, it was gone. There was another one at a favorite shop down on the Gulf Coast, but I'm pretty much broke. Such is life, eh?

Anyway, in my quest to make handguns comfortable to hold, here's another set of Hogues. My mail on Thursday included a good concealment holster for this one, so I might be carrying it some.

 
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LelandRay - If I can ask, who did you go to for your concealment holster mentioned above?
any chance you could post some pics?
thanks
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Man, LelandRay, if you have a hideout rig for a taclight equipped Operator, you are one BIG dude!
The holster I bought doesn't handle the light, just the gun. It's been pure hell trying to find any kind of holster for the Operator because that rail simply doesn't fit into any standard holsters. I found that a nylon Bianchi for the 1911 works, but it takes some use to make it work well. On those occasions when I've carried the Operator, that's how I did it. Light or no light, I love the extra weight up front, which dampens muzzle rise considerably.

The rig I just got is from Dillon Precision, one of their "Master" series. It's very stiff, but I'm sure it will loosen up, though I think the stiffness and very good boning really work well.

I'll post a picture later today.

PS: I'm just a little fella, about six three and 245 pounds of middle age spread.
 
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