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Fit in your hand...
« on: July 21, 2018, 02:19:28 PM »
Curious how your 97 fits in your firing hand with respect to where your finger joints fall. 

When holding my CZ75 (and Glock 19, Beretta 92 etc.) my hands are big enough that the fattest part of my fingers wrap around the front of the grip.  On the 97 the front of the grip sits right at the second finger joint, feeling a bit odd to me.

Unless there are even skinnier grip plates available to try, it doesn’t take much of a thicker grip to put the front of the grip on the pad between first and second finger joints.

Got any wild ideas for an aesthetically pleasing solution to bigger or smaller?  If need be, I’ll use grip tape/wrap but that offends the “artiste” in me - despite being a muddy boot kinda guy that likes blowing things up and the smell of diesel exhaust from an armored vehicle in the morning.


(And yes, I took the chance on buying my 97 from a broker without having held one and knowing the grip would be larger than my 75.  Still, a sweet piece.)


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Re: Fit in your hand...
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 04:24:48 PM »
As you have found out the 97 is a BIG pistol. My hands are medium size and I find the 97 fits/feels better in my hand than any 1911 I've ever owned. I have the factory rubber grips in place and will be leaving them.
There are some aluminum grips available out there which you may find better if your gun doesn't already have them.

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Re: Fit in your hand...
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 06:43:15 AM »
I have smaller hands.  My CZ 97BE has the factory "thin" aluminum grips.

Fit for my hands is PERFECT. Front of grip is not quite to the second knuckle joint.
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Re: Fit in your hand...
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2018, 04:39:40 PM »
Medium hands, factory rubber grips. Additional thin grip tape on the front and back. Middle finger joins sit perfectly square on the front strap for straight back grip pressure. Trigger reach reduction kit from CGW brought the trigger blade right to the first crease on the index finger. No grip slipping during the rapid/timed fire.