Where Can I Get New Grips for my Hi-Power?


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Dorrin79
January 21, 2004, 05:08 PM
My FM Hi-Power came with 1/2 wraparound finger-groove grips in the Pachmeyer style.

I hate them - the finger grooves are the wrong size for my big paws.

Where can I get a plain set of checkered wood grips for it?

I've checked all the online places I could think of with no luck (although I did find a place that would make me a set of custom engraved faux ivory grips.... :rolleyes: )

Thanks!

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George Hill
January 21, 2004, 05:23 PM
Hogue, I think.

Lennyjoe
January 21, 2004, 06:45 PM
Try this place for custom wood grips.

http://shop.cylinder-slide.com/clickcartpro/cgi-bin/cp-app.cgi?usr=50X1913982&rnd=5947597&rrc=N&cip=68.225.55.38&pg=cat&ref=20

Also, if you want to get rid of them old rubber grips with the finger grooves give me a holler. I am thinking about getting the Pachmeyer ones with the finger grooves for my Belguim Browning Hi-Power

JiminCA
January 21, 2004, 07:39 PM
Do yourself a favor and get some Spiegel grips from Cylinder and Slide, or another reputable dealer. They cost a bit more but IMO they are the best. You'll forget what you spent when you wrap your hands around 'em. I have a set on each of my 3 HP's. You won't regret it.

Dorrin79
January 21, 2004, 07:54 PM
thanks for the feedback.

I may also try that Hakan guy everyone is talking about - a set of grips in flame birch would be pretty sweet!

:cool:

Lennyjoe - once i get some new ones I'd be perfectly willing to sell/trade/whatever my old ones to you.

Stephen A. Camp
January 22, 2004, 01:06 AM
Hello. I believe that Hakan Pek will be offering Hi Power grips in the future, but they're not available quite yet. You can sometimes find Spegels at www.brownells.com or www.pickagrip.com or at the link below:

http://www.handgungrips.com/index.htm

Best.

Lennyjoe
January 22, 2004, 01:10 AM
Lennyjoe - once i get some new ones I'd be perfectly willing to sell/trade/whatever my old ones to you
Sounds good to me. PM me when you get to that point.

ACP230
January 22, 2004, 09:54 AM
Nice, but pricey, Hi Power grips can be found at www.esmeralda.cc.
I just read an article about them in American Handgunner and visted the site last night, so have no experience with them.
They look good though.

BHPshooter
January 22, 2004, 11:38 AM
These guys are correct.

If you want some spegel style grips for a good price, and you aren't completely insistent on wood, then look at the Butler Creek (Uncle Mike's) grips that they make. They are black checkered rubber, if you can deal with that, and they are made from a mold of Spegel grips. I highly recommend, if you don't absolutely have to have wood. If you do have to have wood, then who can blame you? :D

Wes

foghornl
January 22, 2004, 03:11 PM
Try Hogue. The have about 12 different types for the Browning HP.

www.getgrip.com

will take you to Hogue's website.

Bren
January 22, 2004, 11:34 PM
If you want the best, contact Craig Spegel (503) 368 5653 He makes the best hand checkered BHP grips available, his presentaion grade are unmatched and most book match perfectly.

Sometimes you can find his grips here also www.pickagrip.com

Hogue's don't quite honor the beauty of a BHP and are a little over priced for what you get.

Ahrends is similar to Hoge at a higher price and are also machine checkered.

Navidex grips are pretty good and can be found at www.Brownells.com

You could also try these http://www.woodgrips.com/browning_hi-power.htm but I've never owned any so I can't really say.

For a cheap pair, buy a beat up pair of stock BHP wood grips for $10 or less and sand the checkering of , shape with swell, and refinish. Bren

Mike Irwin
January 22, 2004, 11:45 PM
That's funny, I hated the wood panel grips on my High Power so much I took them off and put on a set of Hogue wrap arounds.

My group sizes with the gun immediately shrank by about 30 percent.

Kingknives
January 23, 2004, 02:05 PM
Hogue makes good grips, but I also agree that "THE" grips for the Hi-Power are the Spegel grips!! And i've tried both on a couple of Hi-Powers.

Go Spegel!!

Joe

care-less
January 23, 2004, 04:45 PM
Both Eagle and Ajax make grips for the HP, and both also make Ivory, real or fake; and mother of pearl, real or fake.

Poohgyrr
January 23, 2004, 04:53 PM
I've been looking at ivory for years, and think a set should look great on a deep blued Hi Power... But the cost is a bit higher than I can spend :( ......

Mike Irwin
January 23, 2004, 08:24 PM
Pooh,

Try Boone Trading Company for a set of faux ivory grips.

They're very good looking, and they're very cheap.

I picked up a set for my Model 28 4" a few years ago and have been VERY happy with them.

Here you go, set B upper left is for the High Power.

http://boonetrading.com/Grips-Others.html

You can probably get a set uncheckered if you want to wait for awhile.

Hell, the checkered grips are only $30!

I may get a set.

guy sajer
February 1, 2004, 01:19 PM
Bought these Navidrex Dymondwood at Brownells . They feel great and give good control . Also , Brownell's customer service is tops !

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=244704

schromf
February 1, 2004, 01:38 PM
I have a set of both Esmerelda and Spiegel grips for my 1911's. Both are great grips no complaints, but were I to buy another set, I would buy the Spiegels. I got mine from pick a grip ( posted above ) they were easy to work with, went over and pulled out three sets I was interested in, scoped them out for me and gave a judgement call on how they look compared to the other pairs I saw on line. The pictures are a little deceiving but get you in the ball park of what you want. The Spiegels are about 40-50 bucks cheaper, and the only difference is he doesn't put serial numbers on his grips, quality wise the was no difference.

Serpico
February 1, 2004, 03:00 PM
I have the black navidrex and they are so thin I'd swear it wa a single stack....but I have to admit, after looking at Guy's grips, I kind of like them better...but I did get these for free from a friend on the P7 board so I can't complain.....and yes, that ugly C&S safety is going out for black T to keep the all black tactical look....

http://www.parkcitiestactical.com/album/00000364/MVC044S.JPG

BamBam-31
February 1, 2004, 03:22 PM
I have an extra pair of Black Navidrex grips for the BHP, if anyone's interested. I bought a pair of Spegel's (highly recommended), so I don't need them anymore.

guy sajer
February 1, 2004, 03:24 PM
Nice looking pistol Serpico .
I have the black Navidrex thin grips also on this Novak HP . I like both grips . Both have the Hi Power "just feels right" feel if you know what i mean . :D

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=244709

powertoast
February 1, 2004, 03:38 PM
BamBam: PM sent.

cheers

Poohgyrr
February 1, 2004, 11:06 PM
Boy, what a thread ! :D Nice eye candy and great information on grips.

Mike, thanks for the info on Boone Trading Co. My old computer crashed & I lost their link / forgot about them. I'll have to call them.... :D

Beav
February 2, 2004, 12:19 PM
Just ordered some Nill grips. I did some looking around and they seemed the most asthetically pleasing to me. Hopefully they will feel good as well.

berto
February 4, 2004, 07:20 AM
I like the Spegels,want a set of the black Navridex for an Arcus 94.

BamBam-31
February 5, 2004, 09:29 AM
Replaced the factory plastic with black Navidrex, then replaced the Navidrex with these, from www.pickagrip.com :

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