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Finally, my Ruger 22/45 is 1911'ish

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Kingofthehill, Jan 17, 2010.

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  1. Kingofthehill

    Kingofthehill Member

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    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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  2. Floppy_D

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    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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  3. ArmedBear

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    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.)
     
  4. Kingofthehill

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    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.

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  5. Kingofthehill

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    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- 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.

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  8. Floppy_D

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    This link fleshes that out a bit: >here<.

    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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