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The difference between those two grips probably has to do with a combination of the shooter's hand dimensions and the pistol's dimensions. A good supporting hand grip will assist with stabilizing the pistol under recoil so as to minimize muzzle rise, while also helping minimize any displacement of the muzzle as you press the trigger. The problem is that an ineffective supporting hand grip will slip every time you fire, and you'll either end up just readjusting it with every shot, or you'll end up with that supporting hand not stabilizing against recoil as much.

The guy in the top has his hand cranked forward so that he can get the fingertips farther around the middle joints of his firing hand. If he were to hold his grip like the guy in the bottom, he wouldn't have as solid of a purchase around those joints, and the fingertips would slip loose.
The guy on the bottom has some big ol' bear paws, so he can achieve that reach without having to reach his supporting hand so far forward. I have some pistols that allow me to grip the pistol the way the guy on the bottom does, and I have others that require a grip more like what the guy on top is using. Do some experimentation, and make mental notes about which grip doesn't slip loose under recoil. If it stays solid and helps you minimize muzzle rise, then that is the best grip for YOU to use.
 

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thanks so much red hawk. I’ve tried the grip that the gentleman named Jon is using in the top picture. It’s very uncomfortable for me. It seems like he’s locking his left wrist severely forward and not only does it not feel natural, it feels quite uncomfortable and borderline hurts. I have average sized hands and I could not imagine using that grip to fire a firearm. But as you said, I have to just experiment and find what works best for me. Thank you again for your kind correspondence.
Glad to help. As you experiment with what doesn't slip loose, while also providing stability, you'll reach the right solution. When you start to find some answers, think about sharing your observations. I've been shooting my entire adult life and still try to keep learning.
 
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