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Making my own 1911 grips... Want tips & ideas
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Hi all... I've recently caught a bug to make my own 1911 grips. When I got my RIA, I didn't like the plain grip that came with it, and I bought a set of Pachmyer American Legend grips. I love them, they feel amazing and really do cut down on recoil. But recently, I've been wanting to build some decent grips. Something that goes back to the original look, but still unique and eye-catching.

I'm hoping some people here have done this... Post pics of your handmade 1911 grips, or even other grips that you have made. I'm just looking to get some ideas. I've been hitting up google and there's a lot of cool stuff people have done. I like the idea of stacking fabrics and using resin to make cool designs, but I think I want to go with wood. Something with a striking grain and a nice color.

So let's see what you guys have. Any pointers would be useful too, although making grips should be a breeze compared to making my longbow! LOL.
snakeman21, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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About 20 years ago I made a set for my dad out of Black Locust.
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My only real tip is to be sure the wood is not green, if it is not dried properly, you will end up with a nice pair of grips with a nice split in them.
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