What blackstrap are you guys running

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  1. Golfgod69

    Golfgod69 XDTalk Newbie

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    I've been told I have big hands so I decided to try out the #3 backstrap out. That is the best feeling of a gun I've had in my hand. What do you guys run? I hear a lot of middles.
     
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    I tried all three for feel, the #3 felt too bulky, the #2 flt perfect so I went with that.
    after shooting about 300 rds I was never happy with my groupings, so decided to give the #3 a try.
    Groups instantly were cut in half. try them all out and go with what works, not so much by feel.
     
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    Well, the 8" is OK, but the 12"er is a bit ridiculous.

    /inappropriate joke.
     
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    Molasses, anyone?
     
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    dont quit your day job
    BTW OP, there is an edit feature
    you can go back and edit boo boo's
     
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    Funny - I've never even looked. I'm using whatever was on the gun out of the box. Works fine for me (my hands are sort of large, but slender, if that makes sense.

    Never even thought of trying the others (I can shoot the gun just fine as is), but I suppose it would be prudent to give them all a 'go'.
     
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    Funny, when I read your advice on firearms I think the same thing. ;)
     
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    I have small hands and I'm running the number 1, the others just made it feel too oblong for me.
     
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    I use the one that came on it and haven't tried any of the others. However, if i actually shot better with either of the other two then I would be downright shocked and impressed and then I would stick with the better backstrap haha. I may have to just experiment next time at the range.
     
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    I run the 1. The others don't fit my hand as well.
     
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    Large hands but I have the XDm 4.5 in .45 ACP. After shooting with all 3 backstraps I've settled in with the #2 medium. Love my XDm. ;)
     
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    My wife has small hands but finds that the #3 works best. It eliminated the gap she was having between her hand and the tang. Helped her to obtain a high tang grip.
     
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    I've been practicing single hand shooting and found I do better with #1
     

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