Looking for a pistol for friend with MASSIVE hands.

Discussion in 'General Handgun' started by Martin Rage, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. Martin Rage

    Martin Rage G&G Enthusiast

    My friend is looking for a pistol but we can't find anything that he can comfortably hold in his price range 400-700. The only gun so far that he has shot comfortably is a glock, but he doesn't like the angled on the handle. I figured if anyone can help it's you guys.
  2. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

    Desert Eagle .44....If you can find one in that price range. It is for large handed people.

  3. Martin Rage

    Martin Rage G&G Enthusiast

    I forgot all about the DE, always dismiss it as a Hollywood gun. Might be an option, but its a little expensive.
  4. srt 10 jimbo

    srt 10 jimbo G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Think I saw a Nitro express 600 pistol on you tube. That ought to do it.
  5. jmp8927

    jmp8927 G&G Evangelist

    S&W M&P. I held one a while back in a gun store and it had a large grip on it. Larger than a Glock 9mm or .40 but with a more American grip angle on it.
  6. big boomer

    big boomer G&G Enthusiast

    the Smiths with the old Magna wood grips but even the used ones are getting spendy
  7. Archetype_wyo

    Archetype_wyo G&G Enthusiast

    1911 and get a Hogue Overmold grip for it. I think that's what the grips are called.
  8. Rex_Lee

    Rex_Lee G&G Regular

    Barettas/Taurus PT 92's have a large grip compared to glocks and the like. That's one reason prefer that design.
  9. samuel

    samuel G&G Newbie

  10. how about the ruger p-90 and the xd 45s they are both pretty bulky or anything in 45 seems to be bigger
  11. jbrown

    jbrown G&G Newbie

    i shot one of those springfield xd 45s once. the handle holds a mag that holds 13 .45 rounds so it's pretty big. it's also a comfortable, straight shooting, all around good pistol with easy to use sights. i liked it almost as much as the 1911 i shot that day. almost.

    worth checking out for sure.
  12. Para Cassatt

    Para Cassatt G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    He may want to look at the Rock Island 45 double stack new or perhaps a used Para Ord.
  13. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I'd take your big handed friend to a big gun show. He could personally fondle hundreds in a day.
  14. CAV88

    CAV88 G&G Newbie

    S&W large frame revolver maybe a 629? ive got the 5 inch barrel version and its got pretty big grip
  15. XDm, 1911, Ruger Redhawk .44 magnum, Ruger Alaskin .454
  16. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Glock 20 (Gen 1 or 2) with the wraparound rubber grip :)

    I had a DEagle...it's big enough, but it's hard as heck to conceal.

    XDM feels really funny in my monster hands...and I've tried different backstraps.

    Double-stack 1911's work :)

    Strangely, my wifey's Taurus 24/7C (9mm) with the ribber grip feels really nice for a tiny gun :)
    That grip automagically adjusts to you :) Get a 24/7 in .45 for a big guy.

    I'm 10" across from thumb to pinky wide-hand & 9" from palm to tip of middle finger...
    Them is Meat Hooks :D

    Just for giggles I measured my middle finger...that's 5" of Bird from the knuckle alone ;)
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2010
  17. DaTeacha

    DaTeacha Things are not what they seem. Forum Contributor

    When you say massive, I presume you mean he has big thick fingers, too. My finger spread is almost as much as Big Shrek's, but his hand probably weighs half again as much as mine. I find a Redhawk with Pachmayr Decelerators a nice fit, but I like also my P95 and a 1911.

    I saw a DE .357 at a show for $700 about 6 months ago. I thought it was pretty clumsy and heavy for what it shot.

    If he hasn't ruled out revolvers, Smith and Wesson makes a couple of big frames for their .460.

    Is he planning to carry it concealed or is he just looking for a shooting iron that feels comfortable in his hand?
  18. Another good one for large hands is the full size 10mm EAA Witness. I almost bought one of those and the thing that stopped me was it was too big for my hands. I shot one that belonged to a friend. Great gun with a lot of stopping power and priced pretty low. I really like the Witness line.
  19. jerry

    jerry Since 03-15- 2002 Forum Contributor