NEED MEASUREMENT ON 1911 GRIPS


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johnny blaze
June 12, 2006, 02:13 PM
I am trying to find a set of wooden grips to fit my Firestorm compact 45. I have checked about every where with no luck. Either they do not carry them or I do not like the wood. I know that a standard 8 round colt 45 mag will work in my Firestorm, so I am looking at standard grips to fit it.
I need the measurement of a standard colt 1911 grip (length and width at widest point ). Also I need the measurement from center of grip screw to center of other grip screw.
I am going to attempt to take a set of standard colt 45 auto grips and make them fit. I never realized it would be this hard to find these measurements.
Any info would be appreciated.

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Knucklehead2
June 12, 2006, 06:32 PM
here:
http://www.cncgunsmithing.com/downloads.html
I hope this helps. The pdf file for the 1911 is very complete and includes a detailed print for the grips.

Hawkmoon
June 14, 2006, 11:43 AM
The hole spacing is going to be your problem. If you log onto http://forum.m1911.org/ you'll see that many of the forum sponsors are grip makers. I'd suggest that you contact some of the people/companies who make wood grips for the 1911 (such as Esmeralda, Wood Grips, VZ Grips) and ask if they can make a set with the Llama/Firestorm spacing, or sell you a set with no holes so you can drill your own.

johnny blaze
June 14, 2006, 11:39 PM
Thanks for the replys. I have discovered that the hold spacing is going to be a problem. I will contact the people mentioned and see if they can make a set without holes in it.
I may end up having to make my own set.

Plink
June 15, 2006, 07:58 AM
Send an email off to the folks at www.gunguysgrips.com

They make some beautiful grips in all sorts of exotic woods, as such low prices that you won't believe it. I know that they make them for Llama .45's because I bid on a set they had listed on Ebay. I was hoping they'd fit an old style Llama .38 Super, but I lost the bid.

Olympus
May 11, 2009, 03:24 PM
I'll make a set for you for a very reasonable price.

CWL
May 11, 2009, 07:21 PM
Just send an outline tracing of your grips to a gripmaker and mark location of the screw holes.

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