The grips for the most part were determined by the function of the pistol.
Holster pistols were the kind of guns people would carry in a holster. Thus the angle of the handle was shallow to allow for an easier draw.
Traveling pistols were the kind of pistols one carried in a case, and only used for a planned even, such as a duel. Thus the emphasis was on accuracy, not fast draw. As a result the handle tended to be a sharper angle.
Sawhandle pistols are a good example of this, although they are rare.
Then of course you have ball butt pistols, also sometimes called puffers. They have a large ball on the end of the handle, the purpose of which was so you could use the pistol more effectively as a club.
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because we can be as rough as we want
with each other’s bodies
but me holding your hand is my way of reminding you
that I’m nothing but gentle with your heart.—i love this, this is so important (via perpetuallyrackingmybrain)