The Wells # 9 is a Grip frame I conceived in the late eighties to accommodate my Gorilla Paws. We call it the # 9 because of my adoration for Elmer Keith and that it was at that time the Ninth of my off the wall K # 5 redesigns! It has my standard hammer spring wrap around designed so that you can cut back into the front strap for more knuckle room without loosing the grip panel platen! It has Keith #5 styling with a few newer features to accommodate the Ruger Black hawk design with the exception of a length similar to the Bisley. However the back strap is another 1/8th of an inch further backwards and the front strap curves inward to allow more knuckle room to the trigger guard. We even added an extra panel mounting location closer to the middle to accommodate thinner grips as well as put the panel hole in the thickest part of the panel for extra strength!
The old Model Version Uses a Semi Bisley Trigger Guard or a Standard enlarged Squared off Trigger guard like the standard Black Hawk.