Nill-Griffe Exceptional Grips

Standard Issue Smith & Wesson Grips

I will soon be celebrating the 1st Anniversary of my Smith & Wesson m-17 revolver.  This is a superbly crafted firearm with an ‘old school’ blued finish.  It is manufactured from cold hard steel, not a sign of polymer in sight.  I do enjoy shooting this tack driver but I find that there is some weight and balance conflicts with it when shooting with the original grips.  Due to the Revolver being heavy up front I find that the muzzle tends to dip as the wrist tires easily.  The standard issue S&W Grips are one size fits all and this does not work for me as I want my revolver for target shooting.

.22lr Tumbling Bullets From Revolver

Keyhole Tears

I was at the range on Saturday past, shooting my little Smith & Wesson .22lr wheel gun. It was a peaceful day and I was enjoying my morning. I was tearing up the bulls-eye on a target when suddenly my shots began to spread like buckshot.

I know the smithy is old and I began to think could the barrel be shot out? No I told myself; sure when I cleaned it last the rifling looked as good as new with nice sharp lands and grooves. Also it’s shooting lead not copper.

Revolver Shooting & Ejection – SK Rifle Match v CCI Target

Ammo Testing My Smith & Wesson M-17 Revolver

It took a few months due to legal paperwork and arranging travel plans but finally, I have my wheel gun.  It’s a .22lr Smith & Wesson M-17 Revolver six shooter.

Choosing Ammo

I want to shoot a cost effective but accurate round of .22lr in this little beauty.  Therefore I opted for ammo that was in stock, readily available and not costing the earth.

Please not my testing is in no way scientific and the results may vary depending on your firearm(s).

Target Rifle – Prone Shooting

Fighting With 100 Yards

Just a few weeks into the 2014 BRC Shooting Club calendar year and we have already held our New Year Shoot and a 100 yard Sporting & Target Rifle Shoot.  It’s the Target Rifle that I will focus on here.

With those little black eyes staring back at you from the 100 yard line the Open Sights Target can become a beast if not tamed.  I thought well I am here I may as well give it a lash.

Shooting The Smithy…

It’s Only 10 Metres I Know… But, It’s A Smooth Shooter!!!

Thought I would show of my new addition to the Gun Room, ‘when I say Gun Room I really mean a small Gun Safe’.

S&W m-17 .22lr
S&W m-17 .22lr

Here I am at BRC Shooting Club with my Smith & Wesson m-17 in .22lr calibre.  I have removed the original Smith & Wesson grips and upgraded it with Nill-Griffe walnut grips that are ISSF Standard.  These grips really do allow for a natural shooting position and it gives the Revolver an excellent balance in the hand.

Single Action

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I have wrote extensively on the subject off BoreTech Cleaning Products that I use to maintain my firearms, Why! because their products work!

For your convenience here are some of the previous posts that I have published on this topic:

“Barrel Maintenance – Bore Cleaning”

“Impurities In Your Jag…”

“Jags! Are You A ‘False Positive’”

“Bore Cleaning, Marathon or Sprint”

“Is A Clean Barrel An Accurate Barrel?”