F.A.P. di Pietta or F.LLI Pietta, commonly just referred to as Pietta and sold in the U.S. under the Pietta and other brand names, is best known for post-Civil War and “Wild West” era Single Action Army revolver replicas in both black powder and cartridge flavors. A real showman, Pietta’s Bryce Huddleston gave us an entertaining booth tour to show off some of their revolver offerings, from bird’s head grips to buntlines. The Pietta crew may also have won the “most tactical” attire award. . .
Just, you know, 120-some-odd years behind the tacticool fashion trends.
I’m now blanking on what the term is for the frame extension on the top of the bird’s head grip seen below. That little lip is sort of like a Wild West beavertail. I found it really comfortable and it allowed for a high, confident grip.