Originally Posted by SGT-MILLER
Alright I got a question on the grips. Are they "press-fitted" on or something? I can't see from your picture, Mark F, where the screws/rivets may be.
I'm not too familiar with the Tokarev design so I'm just curious. If I get a Tokarev the first thing that will go will be the commie grips for something different and possibly more ergonomic.
The original factory grips have pivoting clips riveted to the inside of each panel. One side has a notched arm sticking down, so you can turn it by sticking a screwdriver up into the magazine well and pushing. Once that side is off, you can reach the clip for the other side.
The pictures are of a Norinco (Chinese) commercial version of the 'Tokagypt.' Tokagypts were 9mm Tokarevs that were made by Hungary for the Egyptian Army, turned down by them, and carried by Egyptian police instead for years. Note the very
ergonomic, comfortable grips. They fit any Tokarev, and are readily available (or used to be, anyway). I highly recommend them to anyone who buys a Tok.
What looks like a screw head in the center of each star is actually the head of the rivet holding the clip. And that's an Egyptian Tokagypt-style holster, brand new when I got it. It's broken in a little now.
edit: I've never had a jam with my Tok, by the way....I did have a magazine fall apart when I went brain-dead, miscounted and tried to jam one round too many into it.