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Old 12-13-2011, 03:02 AM   #461
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Just had to share these also.



I wish ya made em for the CZ75b.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:54 PM   #462
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Wish I could too. At least make them in a manner that didn't take so much time.

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Old 12-13-2011, 05:19 PM   #463
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where can I get some grips for a 1911 ati 45acp

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Old 12-13-2011, 07:14 PM   #464
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Too wide of a question. What kind of grips are you looking for? There are countless companies making 1911 grips in various styles and materials. You'll have to be more specific if you want some recommendations.

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I want custom made that nobody else has. Wood of coarse and checkering

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Old 12-14-2011, 11:41 PM   #466
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Plenty of custom grip makers available that can do one-off grips in a variety of exotic woods. Checkering is where you'll have a hard time. Most custom grip makers are small operations. Hand-checkering is tedious and time consuming, so most small operations either don't have the time or can't be cost-effective with their pricing on checkering. Most checkering that you see now is done using lasers or CNC machines. Most small operations can't afford those kinds of machines. So with bigger companies, you tend to lose the unique, one of kind factor. There are some custom grip makers that do checkering, but you'll either pay a higher premium, or be on a wait list, or have to sweet talk the owner into doing checking, or even a combination of all of these factors. There are some custom makers who offer stippling, which is what some people call "poor man's checkering", but provides a compromise in texture at a more affordable price.

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Got them today. I like em. First set he's ever made and he did them in 1 week so I really and pleased. And I couldn't beat the price on em for what they are the cheeper set of Damascus steel I've found are $400. And I didn't pay near that.

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I love the way the came out!!!

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Sometimes you run into a set that turns out to be truly amazing...









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Olympus, do you have a website?
And, what 1911 is that? I notice it is very conspicuously devoid of any markings except for that minimum amount on the dust cover on the left side...

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And, what 1911 is that? I notice it is very conspicuously devoid of any markings except for that minimum amount on the dust cover on the left side...
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That is my modified Taurus PT1911. I removed all of the rollmarks on the slide, replaced the hammer with a skeletonized hammer, removed the ambi and replaced with an Ed Brown wide single safety, added a fiber optic front size, and had the rear of the slide milled and installed an adjustable target rear sight. Then I had the whole gun beadblasted to a satin finish.
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