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I have some cool grips comin at you guys, they are going to have a thumb groove and be a little more comfortable than the standard grip. Feel free to contact me and email me.


Minder


This is a counter top material that I am trying this with. I want to make some nice grips that conform to a right-handed shooter's hand(sorry lefties, im a righty).





I carved an exact replica of the government models' frame so I can attach the blanks to it and actually feel how they are turning out when I am carving them.



Instead of using screws I used fiberglass rod to seat the grips and hold them tight, this way I can grind the fiberglass with the material and not have to avoid a screw and mess up the shape I want.



My initial carve, just getting the rounded shape and first.



Right here I am grooving a support for your thumb. (on target pistols this acts as an extra area that you can exert more pressure to lessen the recoil and stay on target)



After getting all of the major angles and depressions, I took some 80 grit to it to further shape the grips.



Wow. Not really one to toot my own horn, but these feel AMAZING. I know it is hard to see the angles and depressions and stuff but in this picture you can see the thumb rest for the left side grip.



Like a "genius" the grips are backwards, the left is the right and vice versa. You can see the groove for your trigger finger on the right grip(left in picture), also a nice area that fills your palm under the trigger finger.



Here you can see how major the carving was.



Finished! (im deciding whether to polish them or not, I think they look alright like this though)





If you guys have any questions or interests you can email me.




-Thanks & Happy Shooting


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I just made some new grips check them out.


These are my new ultra slim grips, they feel just as great the other ones and they are much lighter and thinner.



You can see how much thinner they are than the others. In this picture I havent sanded them yet.



I kept the mound that fits the right palm perfectly, also smoothed out a groove for your trigger finger, and kept the thumb rest for extra stability.



Top view, you can see the groove for your fingertips.








Original grips.



My new ones, picture is crappy I know, and I know the grips arent flush but they fit trust me lol. Ill post new ones tomorrow.





These ones came out awesome, love the feel, you cant even tell the difference in weight, because of the slim profile and contours that fit your hand they make the gun feel slimmer than it actually is which is good when youre dealing with a larger caliber like this.


This particular material is called Corian, its a counter top material that mimics marble but is less fragile if dropped.


My next venture I will be making some grips out of some old plastic cutting board lol. These are the kind of things I like doing, just going in the garage and seeing what I can make by hand or machine that will increase performance. If you guys have any ideas for materials or want some grips yourself for any gun just email me.


Thanks for the support


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Intersesting ! I think they might look a little better polished. JMO - How much do they weigh??
 

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Well, you caught me off guard with that lol, but they weigh less than a bullet! haha

In all seriousness the thin grips are very close in size and weight than the original grips are. Your hand wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

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Well why not? 1911 stocks are made from everything these days; aluminum, wood, bone, ivory, man-made substances. I actually like the extra weight of buffalo bone on a 1911 so these should fit right into the fray. All the best in your endeavors, these are very inventive!
 

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Thanks man! I appreciate it. Truthfully, Im with you about the weight, because really, your hand wont tell the difference between 2gram grips or 2oz grips. Tomorrow I am going to make those other grips, so make sure to check them out.

My next ones are going to be some old cutting board, but the material is really porous, so I am kinda skeptical about its mold-ability. But hell we'll give it a try lol

Happy Shooting

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