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Old 04-23-2013, 10:54 PM   #871
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I wanted custom grips for my Springer. After looking around I decided to make my own. I started with a $5 piece of oak from Home Depot.


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This set tuned out so good I just had to make a set using something more exotic than oak. I found a piece of bocote I liked. Here's the final product-


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Sparky, very well done! they look great and much better than the ones i made the first time.

Sparky, check out Ebay in the knife making products. they have lots of exotic woods for knife handles that would also be perfect for making grips for 1911's. many of them are very reasonably priced as well.

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Careful. That's just the way I started out and it turned into a full fledged business.
and i'm glad it turned out so well for you too. you have blessed us with some beautiful grips to enjoy looking at and to drool over! thank you for sharing them with us.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #872
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I finally ordered a pair of the stunning Stingray leather grips from Sarge's site...I've loved them for some time and finally bought them. Can't wait to get them on the range



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Couldn't let this thread get pushed to the bottom. It needed reviving. These have all left the shop in the past month.













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Are there any "slim" woodgrain grips out there? Kinda have a hard time reaching the slide release on my new ria gi when I'm holding it as you would to shoot. Kinda have to roll it to the left to reach it. Feel like the grips are a little big

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Sure, there are slim wood grips. Just about everyone makes a slim model in wood. You just have to remember that you have to change out the bushings in the frame of the gun as well as using shorter grip screws.

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Sure, there are slim wood grips. Just about everyone makes a slim model in wood. You just have to remember that you have to change out the bushings in the frame of the gun as well as using shorter grip screws.
This is my first 1911, easy on me now lol. What bushings are you talking about and what grips would you recommend? Haha
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This is my first 1911, easy on me now lol. What bushings are you talking about and what grips would you recommend? Haha
When you take your factory grips off, the "posts" that stick out on the side of the frame that the grips fit over are referred to as bushings. Those screw into the flat side of the frame. If you want slim grips, those will have to be removed and replaced with shorter ones. Check MidwayUSA or Brownells.

As for grips, that's purely subjective. I'd recommend Googling "slim 1911grips" and spend hours shopping for what you like. If you want something custom, try "custom slim 1911 grips".
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Finally got my new grips in for my SR1911! I think they look awesome!


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Finally got my new grips in for my SR1911! I think they look awesome!
Sweeeeet! That's an awesome looking 1911 right there
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Sweeeeet! That's an awesome looking 1911 right there
Thanks! By far my favorite gun! Even prefer it over my kimbers too!
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