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What's a Long Shank?

Many people are asking: "What's a long shank guard?"

A "shank" is the part of the guard (what some people call a grip) that covers the slide tubing.

So, this picture is our regular right hand guard. The long shank adds about 2-3 *more* inches to the length of the guard down the slide. It's for big hands and for musicians who use alternate hand positions when the regular length does not work for them.