Finally, my Ruger 22/45 is 1911'ish


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Kingofthehill
January 17, 2010, 08:18 PM
I just got through doing the 1911 grip job on it. Had some take off's from a Springfield and thought i would finally take the plunge. Had to cup the grips a tad bit to make them fit as 1 side is a little different than the other.

Anyhow, its 1/8th thinner than my Dan Wesson and Springfield Loaded.

Can't wait to do another set of grips for it so i can make them fit a little tighter :evil:

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Floppy_D
January 17, 2010, 08:32 PM
Hell of a job, Kingofthehill! I remember you saying you we're gonna do it, and it looks like you did some good work. They certainly feel more "1911-y" this way. :)

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ArmedBear
January 17, 2010, 08:35 PM
How much work did you need to do?

I just bought another 22/45 yesterday, a 4" with adjustable sights, and this looks like an attractive option. (Mark II version, in good shape other than some bluing wear, with the Ruger box and two mags, for $145. Couldn't resist.)

Kingofthehill
January 17, 2010, 08:45 PM
FloppyD- Yup.. I have your gun saved in my picture's and i keep see'ing it and finally just did it.

ArmedBear-Not much work really. I did everything with a Dremel, basically sanded the center area out flush with the rest, had to cut the grips a tad and then marked the holes. Drilled a size under and then got some 1911 bushing/screw's and just threaded it in. I didn't use a tap, just threaded them in like i was tightening the grips.

from begining to end it took me an 1-1.5 hours.

JOe

Kingofthehill
January 18, 2010, 08:20 PM
Ok, changed it up a little, i like these grips on it much better. I plan on laying some tape in there and filing it up with some material, maybe bondo or something to make a mold to fit perfectly and then reversing it and laying some carbon or fiberglass in there...

Anyhow, feels great and looks pretty good. Im happy with it.

JOe

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340PD
January 18, 2010, 08:36 PM
He has 22/45 grips that go on in no time at a very reasonable price.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRkiSlXdrKM

Kingofthehill
January 18, 2010, 08:45 PM
340pd- thats pretty slick.

I went the other route milling the hump out of the factory molded handle to give me a flat surface to mount factory 1911 grips. I used Factory 1911 bushing's and screws.

His way did look easier, hahahaha... But at least i can use any 1911 grip i want instead of his only.

Had i known about that before hand, i would have probably done it.

JOe

Floppy_D
January 18, 2010, 09:01 PM
I went the other route milling the hump out of the factory molded handle to give me a flat surface to mount factory 1911 grips. I used Factory 1911 bushing's and screws.

This link fleshes that out a bit: >here< (http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=347).

Had i known about that before hand, i would have probably done it.
No way, go for broke. :D

Edit: Having watched the video 340pd posted, I probably would have done it, too. Clever idea, though I like the option to go with any grips. :)

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