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wood grips

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by breit220, Aug 24, 2007.

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  1. breit220

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    Does anyone know if there is a difference in quality between a walnut and rosewood grip?
     
  2. Old Fuff

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    It depends entirely on the particular piece of wood used to make the respective grips. Therefore each has to be judged individually on the basis of color and grain. But as a rule of thumb, some consider rosewood to be the better.
     
  3. breit220

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    i had some alignment problems on the backstrap on a new sig elite i bought. i sent it to sig and they returned the pistol with walnut grips on it. they said they were a better fit than the rosewood which i don't understand since they are all machined for the same size/caliber of a gun. i really like the look of the rosewood on the all black frame.
     
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    I suspect that what was "right" was whatever they happened to have, that fit your frame. :uhoh:

    What exactly was the alignment problem?
     
  5. breit220

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    the grips shifted after about 50 rounds. the backstrap was no longer flush where the two sides meet (along the seam). they replaced the grips and they fit much better. the color will take some getting used to.
     
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    I am a bit confused... :confused: But that's nothing unusual. :D

    Anyway, each grip panel is held on the frame with two screws. These screws thread into bushings that are fitted to the frame. Unless something is very wrong with either the frame or grip panels they can't shift or move.

    I realize that some manufacturers pay no attention to the standard USGI blueprints, but I didn't think that SIG was one of them.

    Perhaps you could stain the grips to make them more "redish" in color. Wood stain is available in the paint department of any hardware or (Whatever) Mart store, and you can test the color by putting a little on the back side of one panel where it won't show. The store should have examples, called "chips," that show what the stain's color looks like.
     
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