Mainly all 90 degree corners are radiused and smoothed. Running my hand over this gun now feels like a worn bar of soap. I like dehorning my stainless guns because it does not require refinishing.
Here is a Ruger Redhawk that I cut down to 4" and did some light dehorning to the frame, muzzle and triggerguard. Oh and lets not forget those horrible Ruger hammer spurs. I always round and dehorn them as well.
Mainly all 90 degree corners are radiused and smoothed. Running my hand over this gun now feels like a worn bar of soap.All handguns should come like that. Especially the ones marketed as CCWs.
Nice job bigmike45. Can you tell us a little bit about the technique you used?
I dehorned my CZ70 because it kept digging into the web of my hand every time I fired it, making it very unpleasant to shoot. I just took a dremel with the round sandpaper tube attachment and broke all the hard edges. I then took finer grades of sandpaper and smoothed it out going down a grade at a time. Finally I refinished the whole gun with Silver Gunkote. It's just like the bar of soap now and very comfortable to shoot.
I don't have any before pics, but here's some after pics along with those of a CZ50 which is the same gun except for minor details. Click Here (http://home.mchsi.com/~dmk0210/cz70/)
December 23, 2006, 06:09 PM
What kind of process is it? I've been meaning to ask this in the gunsmithing forums for a while now. I have a Colt Defender that has razor sharp edges everywhere, it's a great gun, but sadly can double as a knife.
December 23, 2006, 06:29 PM
My Springfield "Loaded" .45 came out of the box with slide serrations so sharp they could draw blood. I had the whole pistol de-horned. I think it's a by-product of CNC machining that we, sometimes, have almost too much of a good thing.
December 23, 2006, 07:38 PM
Bigmike45, I like those SP101 grips. Can you post some more pics?
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