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Good news Finally, Made Some Grips For My 1911.....

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by Headhunter, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Headhunter

    Headhunter Never enough shell loading Revolvers

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    I've been toying with the idea of making some new wood grips for my 1911 for some time, I even had some sapele hardwood left over from another project that I had 'ear marked' for it but as always, other things got in the way :(

    So I managed to clear my feet, albeit temporarily, for a few days and finally got round to making the darn things. I wanted a set of hand contour, shaped grips as I've gotten so used to holding revolvers that the standard skinny 1911 grips always felt too small in my hands.
    Well, enough blathering, on with some piccies......

    R1s new grips 1.jpg R1s new grips 14.jpg R1s new grips 2.jpg R1s new grips 15.jpg R1s new grips 16.jpg R1s new grips 18.jpg

    I put a little bit of 'palm swell' on the right grip to make it fit my hand better and contoured it for my trigger finger and then for the left grip I obviously cut out the finger & thumb grooves plus contoured the grip for easier access to both the magazine release button and the slide release switch.
    Overall, very happy with the result, it fits my hand very well indeed, feels 'locked in' in my hand and the finish on the wood is just lovely to look at, just oiled it and I'm happy to leave it at that.

    Now, I've got two more sets of blanks that I made at the same time, all sized and drilled ready to go at it again once I get another spare day......Happy days !
     
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  2. ibo7

    ibo7 Big Poster

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    Great work pal and that is absolutely stunning:thumb:
     
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  3. the logun-ator

    the logun-ator "can i,? wey aye man!"

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    Very nice them.
     
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    Paul55 Keyboard Hero

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    Great work :D
     
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  5. CaptDAR

    CaptDAR Always count your shots and your adversary’s

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    Great job. Needs better screws:)
     
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  6. Wild Bill

    Wild Bill Replica Airgun Enthusiast

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    Nice job Mr Hunter. :up:
     
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    Ricey67 Engaging Member

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    Stunning


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    Stuka Busy Member

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    YOUR are:claping: such a Cleaver Sod:cool::D
     
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    willo1962 Keyboard Hero

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    :claping:nice
     
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  10. TalinMoracius

    TalinMoracius Arch nemesis of Colonel Heinz

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    They look fantastic! Well done
     
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    garryt Posting Addict

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    Very good job mate - nice one!
     
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  12. Headhunter

    Headhunter Never enough shell loading Revolvers

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    Thanks for all the kind words guys :)

    I'm going to make another two sets and probably keep one for myself (as I have another 1911 that I am rebuilding) but I will have a spare set if all goes well. I'll probably put the spare set up for sale in the forums sale section once it's done, if anyone's interested ?
     
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    The Robin Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Looking good :thumb:
     
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    Dennyboy Engaging Member

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    Nice work..:thumb:
     
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    Molgraze Donator

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    Bloody hell heady, absolutely stunning. Proper job!:up::up:
     
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  16. pjbingham

    pjbingham Prime Kentish Beef

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    Really like those :cool: Top job
     
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    Cinimod Posting Addict

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    They look really nice :thumb::thumb::thumb:, just a shame you put them on a silver pistol :p:p:rolleyes::rolleyes:.........dom
     
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    Headhunter Never enough shell loading Revolvers

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    Well, I got the chance to have another go at making some more 1911 grips.....:)

    You know what it's like, you look at the first pair and go, "I should've done this, I should've done that", so here is set two ;

    R1s new grip type II - 10.jpg R1s new grip type II - 19.jpg

    A much better style this time I think....

    R1s new grip type II - 5.jpg R1s new grip type II - 15.jpg R1s new grip type II - 14.jpg R1s new grip type II - 12.jpg

    I went for a slightly larger palm swell and no finger grooves for a more matching set (both halves being the same sort of style).
    I changed the oil that I am using, it has really brought the grain out beautifully with an iridescent gold hue that catches the light, unfortunately the photos really don't do it justice (which I think is more down to the poor lighting than anything else).
    R1s new grip type II - 21.jpg
    R1s new grip type II - 4.jpg

    Incredibly happy with these :) I've still got one more set to make, I did manage to get the right side done today so I will get the left side done tomorrow afternoon (fingers crossed).

    But these ones are going to stay on the gun !!! As they're just gorgeous to look at and fit my hand even better than the first set :D
     
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    CaptDAR Always count your shots and your adversary’s

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    Are these weighted towards right-handed or ambi and I do think they are better than the first set.
     
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  20. Headhunter

    Headhunter Never enough shell loading Revolvers

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    Actually I hadn't thought about that but now you've mentioned it they are pretty much ambidextrous, the trigger finger groove for a right handed shooter would quite easily be the thumb groove for a lefty, the thumb groove on the left hand grip could do with being a 'tad' higher for a better trigger finger alignment.
     
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