Capt. "Kiss My Duck" is back...

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by ACES 6, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. ACES 6

    ACES 6 New Member

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    Hey, Gents. Been a long time. When I returned home from Iraq a few months ago I quickly found myself prepping for a training mission to lovely Nigeria where I am currently working.

    Hardly any access to a computer - but, I have missed all of you completely.

    My question: I have a Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 with a nice 10.5" barrell back home. This favorite of mine deserves a set of grips to highlight its beauty. Now, being in Africa at the present, I have access to artisans and exotic materials by and from which I could have a gorgeous set of grips made. The question is, are there any blueprints, specs, guides, etc., that I could give to one of these talented young craftsmen? I didn't bring the originals, so some specs would be great.

    Any ideas? And, for that matter, anyone need a specific souvenir while I'm here?

    Chris
     
  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Wow, Iraq then Nigeria - the Army likes you!

    Perhaps one of our folks has said Ruger and can send you a set of grips? I don't but...
     

  3. ACES 6

    ACES 6 New Member

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    Great idea, but I think I'll be home in a few weeks. Not enough time for mail to run. Thanks for the thought, though! And, yeah, my country utilizes me "well" I suppose... ;)
     
  4. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Do you have access to purple heart wood? That would be awesome!
     
  5. ACES 6

    ACES 6 New Member

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    You wouldn't believe... ;) By the way, it's like O-Dark-Thirty in the morning at home, no? Why are you all awake??? Glad you are, regardless.
     
  6. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Us Army civilians are a dedicated bunch. I'll be getting ready for work shortly as the 3rd ID can't function without me...
     
  7. ACES 6

    ACES 6 New Member

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    Rock of the Marne...
     
  8. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Roger that! And a "Strike Lightning" for my son's unit...
     
  9. Mr. Bluesky

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    You could also just have some blanks made, and have them turned into grips when you get back Stateside. Thanks for your service.
     
  10. MB44

    MB44 New Member

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    +1 on that one. Get the material locally, but get a professional to do the work
     
  11. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Bingo! Just bring back some material and have them made at home.

    ...and thanks for your dedication and service.
     
  12. ACES 6

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    See????

    This is why I ask! Thanks for the awesome advice, Guys! Hooah! By the way, here's a pic of me and my friend Glen, a retired Army LG Officer who is a great asset here on the UN ACOTA Training Team.

    Cheers from lovely Nigeria!

    Chris
     

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  13. canebrake

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    Send a PM to Sarge43.

    Maybe if you can get him some extra blanks he can make you something for your Ruger.

    Sarge43

    Or try his site:

    Sarge's Grips Home Page

    Sarge would be my go-to guy!
     
  14. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I can't help ya, but I wanted to say it is good to hear from you. I was asking Jerry about you a couple of weeks ago, and he said he had not heard much for a while. Little did we know that you've been off trapsing around the world. :)

    Keep us updated on the grips. :)
     
  15. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hey, while your over there, this guy has 10 million dollars for me if you could go by and get it I will let you have a share.
     
  16. ACES 6

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    Isn't the Nigerian money scam just AWESOME? ;)
     
  17. ACES 6

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    Skull - always an adventure with me, I suppose. I just can't seem to stay at home for long. Go figure...

    I'll let you all see the grips when I get them carved out. I bought some wonderful "white-colored" natural material that is sure to piss a few liberals off when they see the finished product. ;)
     
  18. boatme98

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    There you go. Find some nice wood and have someone at home make them. I know it's not the same as having "made in Nigeria", but it might be the best you can do right now.
     
  19. N.D.

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    I agree it's gorgeous wood, I even liked it enough to use it for handles on some of my knives I Custom made back in the day! ;)

    But I think that Africa just might have some thing, a bit more rare and eye catching to offer for grips.

    N.D.