How big is my hand?

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  1. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    If I spread my hand on a flat surface it's 8" from the tip of my thumb to the tip of my little finger. My "standard" 5" 1911s feel perfect.
    My Glock 19 is great but my little finger doesn't get a good brip on the base of the magazine. OTOH, my Springfield XD-9 fits perfect, too.
    K-frame Smiths feel great, bu there are so many different stock options on those I ain't even gonna go there.

    So what's the scoop, guys? Is there a ref somewhere that I can peruse to get a grip on my grip?
     
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    Medium-small-ish.

    Do you know your glove size?
     

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    Your hands are small-ish. Mine are 9 and 1/2 across, and I don't have what I consider to be big hands. I have big palms (4 1/4 inches), but kind of short fingers. Can't play a guitar or any musical instrument like it.

    Granted, my FIL is 6'8'' with hands like a bunch of bananas, so maybe I feel inferior because of his mighty paws.

    Here is a handy reference page for all 3 pheses of "grip" size.

    http://www.choosehandsafety.org/choosing-hand-tools/hand-tool-size
     
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    Oooh, that's very helpful. Thanks!
     
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    Your fingers are too fat.
     
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    Can you palm a marble?
     
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    Hickok45 is 6'8" but he can shoot small guns very well. I'm 6'6" and that pinkey to thumb tip measurement is 9.5" for me. A full size CZ feels perfect in my hand. I hate a dangling pinky finger. I don't like the flaired bottom on my old S&W model 19 original walnut grips, so I replaced them with Houge. I am much more accurate with full size pistols, but must work to be fairly proficient with carry size guns.