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NEED MEASUREMENT ON 1911 GRIPS

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by johnny blaze, Jun 12, 2006.

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  1. johnny blaze

    johnny blaze Member

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    I am trying to find a set of wooden grips to fit my Firestorm compact 45. I have checked about every where with no luck. Either they do not carry them or I do not like the wood. I know that a standard 8 round colt 45 mag will work in my Firestorm, so I am looking at standard grips to fit it.
    I need the measurement of a standard colt 1911 grip (length and width at widest point ). Also I need the measurement from center of grip screw to center of other grip screw.
    I am going to attempt to take a set of standard colt 45 auto grips and make them fit. I never realized it would be this hard to find these measurements.
    Any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. Knucklehead2

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    The hole spacing is going to be your problem. If you log onto http://forum.m1911.org/ you'll see that many of the forum sponsors are grip makers. I'd suggest that you contact some of the people/companies who make wood grips for the 1911 (such as Esmeralda, Wood Grips, VZ Grips) and ask if they can make a set with the Llama/Firestorm spacing, or sell you a set with no holes so you can drill your own.
     
  4. johnny blaze

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    Thanks for the replys. I have discovered that the hold spacing is going to be a problem. I will contact the people mentioned and see if they can make a set without holes in it.
    I may end up having to make my own set.
     
  5. Plink

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    Send an email off to the folks at www.gunguysgrips.com

    They make some beautiful grips in all sorts of exotic woods, as such low prices that you won't believe it. I know that they make them for Llama .45's because I bid on a set they had listed on Ebay. I was hoping they'd fit an old style Llama .38 Super, but I lost the bid.
     
  6. Olympus

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    I'll make a set for you for a very reasonable price.
     
  7. CWL

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    Just send an outline tracing of your grips to a gripmaker and mark location of the screw holes.
     
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