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    Quote Originally Posted by 1slow View Post
    If I remember correctly, Bill Jordan wrote about narrowing the front of a revolver trigger guard to help speed trigger acquisition on the draw.

    For a right hand shooter material would be removed from the right front side of the trigger guard. Jordan had huge hands so this may have influenced this idea.

    I appreciate the mentioning of the cold weather glove factor for the removal of the front of the trigger guard.

    In a similar idea, in one of his writings I believe Massad Ayoob mentioned something about certain double action automatics having enough room for gloves in cold weather.

    If you wear heavy gloves, trigger guard room is something to consider.
    Bill Jordan was 66 tall and had hands that were freakishly large even for a man of his size. It was definitely a factor.

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    One of Bill Jordan's m10

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    Trivia: The S&W Texas Ranger commemorative M19 had the trigger guard narrowed a la Jordan.
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    Go ahead, make my day!

    Dagga Boy...

    I know this is an old thread. But I am (apparently) an "FNG" around here and I'm just seeing it, now. And it's made my day. Thanks!

    Gotta love it all -- the gun, the grips, the book, and your write up detailing your Fitz Special.

    I remember the night I first saw that book: I was sitting in the gun room of my mentor -- may he rest in peace -- sidling as close as I could get to a big, black, gurgling kerosene stove for warmth, and poking through a pile of ancient American Rifleman magazines for diversion, while the "Old Man" puttered with his Potter press. I found the Nichols book among the magazines and started flipping through it. I remember asking, "Hey, Hall! D'you ever do any double action shooting?" He replied in his usual way: "Bob... the day I master single action I'll start workin' on double action."

    But the Old Man was wrong. I studied the book and practiced a bit and soon convinced him and a few more of his faithful followers that there really were a few "Secrets of Double Action Shooting" and they weren't that hard to learn. Before long we had an informal team of five that came to be known as the "Brown Baggers." But that's another story.

    I sure wish you could join us at tomorrow's Snubbyfest and bring along your Fitz Special for show 'n' tell. I know you'd be welcome and I bet you'd have a good time. But I know, too, that tomorrow is New Year's Day and Texas is a bit of a haul. So, I'll tell the boys the story of your Fitz Special and we'll raise a glass to you and Fitz. Happy New Year!

    Here are some pics I hope you enjoy:

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