Thumb knuckle abused by American Pistol compact

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by striker9mil, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. striker9mil

    striker9mil New Member

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    So this is strange. My full size American Pistol does NOT beat up my thumb knuckle but my compact American Pistol really beat up my thumb knuckle when I took it to the range to test it out. Has anyone else had this issue? If so, how do you overcome it?

    I have heard that you have to adjust your grip but can changing the back strap to a different size help as well?
     
  2. greg_r

    greg_r Well-Known Member

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    I have not had that problem. When I first brought it home I tried all the backstraps, picked the one that felt the best, and it's been clean sailing ever since.
     
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  3. striker9mil

    striker9mil New Member

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    What size back strap did you put on it?

    It’s weird because I heard about this issue on the full size American, before I bought it, from the YouTube channel Military Arms Channel. However, I bought the full size American anyway and since I never experienced my thumb getting beat up at the range with the full size I went ahead and purchased the compact to complete the set. Sadly, my thumb started getting beat up with the compact but I did not have the different back straps for the compact during this time at the range. I haven’t had the chance to go to the range a 2nd time with it to see if I could fix it.
     
  4. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    How we hold a gun in our hand can make a big difference in hand getting beat up. Same gun with different holding position can make all the difference from one time compared to the next.
    Been there done that.
     
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  5. greg_r

    greg_r Well-Known Member

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    Medium
     
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