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CZ 75 Compact/PCR Custom Grips: Tell Me If I'm Overlooking Anything

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by ccoyle, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. ccoyle

    ccoyle Member

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    Okay, now that I have my PCR and Boriqua holster, I'm continuing on my journey to make my "grail gun" uniquely my own. I intend in the near future to get it "tuned" for concealed carry, but that will have to wait a month or two (or three ...). In the meantime, I am thinking about grips. Here's what I've come up with so far.
    A. I really like the look of wood grips.
    B. I like the palm swell of the stock grips (it's one of the reasons I first fell in love with the PCR in the first place), but I don't care for the rough feel of the checkered rubber. This is, I assume, what is meant by the term "aggressive texture"?
    C. To my eye, reddish (e.g. cocobolo) or light-colored (e.g. maple, alder) woods look better with the black-colored metal. I'd like to find wood that has lots of either figure or burl.

    And here's what I'm finding after looking at hundreds of images of custom grips and dozens of websites.
    1. Some of the wood grips I like best are from Marschal Grips. BUT -- I've seen many reviews that suggest that Marschal doesn't communicate very well with customers and takes a long time to deliver.
    2. Hakan has a nice selection of wood, but doesn't do checkering. I would prefer to get a half-checker. I'm not terribly impressed with his stippling work.
    3. Wood grips from CZ have received a lot of negative reviews, and their wood seems to be hit-or-miss -- everything from lots of figure to essentially none.
    4. I've seen some interesting grips with attractive laser engraving but they're almost always walnut, which I don't think looks as nice as the other woods I've mentioned above.
    5. I've also looked at G-10 grips from Lok and Coolhand, but I haven't found a combination of color (either red/black or white/black) and grip texture that I like that also comes in the palm swell style.

    Any suggestions??
    Maybe I'm looking for the custom grip version of a unicorn??
     
  2. frogfurr

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    Hakan makes great grips for PCR's but Haken isn't taking orders right now and may not be for some time. KSD grips makes some very nice PCR grips but has been out of stock for a very long time.

    Actually VZ could make some nice grips from the material they use but they seem to be hung up on the checkerboard design. I have made knife handles from the same material VZ uses for grips and there are some very nice options. VZ? Naw. Just checkerboard :(.

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  3. ccoyle

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    Frogfurr, add half-checkering to that set on the right and that's about what I'm looking for.
     
  4. bannockburn

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    ccoyle

    I got these grips from CZ Custom for my P01 and have been very satisfied with their overall quality and appearance.

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  5. larryh1108

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    I got these from CZ Custom as well. They may be the same as bonnockburn's with different lighting.
    I love them as well.
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  6. ccoyle

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    These ... drool, drool!
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    They're made by KSD, but the photo was posted at a different site two years ago, and I don't see these listed in KSD's inventory anymore. I'm thinking I will send them an inquiry about getting them made anyway.
     
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    Sweet looking grips on your CZ 85 Combat! I got a pair of full checkered ones for my P01 a couple of years ago for Christmas and love the way they fit and feel!

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  9. corymc

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    EEB57762-705D-4DD5-8EEE-C305D724C64F.jpeg I’ll add another vote for CZ Custom’s half-checkered cocobolo.
     
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  10. larryh1108

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    ^^Some beautiful grain in those grips!
    The same with 16turbo's grips.
     
  11. I6turbo

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    As of January 2017 Cocobolo has been put on a new endangered species list (CITIES), the certification/paperwork/red tape associated with importing and/or using it is making it an unlikely candidate for uses like this going forward. I was looking for some grips for a Smith & Wesson revolver a few months ago and I kept seeing reference to the new regulations, and pretty much none of the grip makers that I saw had any Cocobolo available. I was surprised to see that CZ-Custom still had these available. If someone wants the CZ Custom grips in Cocobolo, it might be a good time to grab them. You'll need the screws too.
     
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