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Gauging interest in Clear lexan 1911 grips

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by officially5150, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. officially5150

    officially5150 Salem New Member

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    im gauging interest on this forum for clear 1911 grips, i recently started custom making clear side panels for the colt 1911 and clones both standard and ambi safety, cost is $30/pr and are made upon order so a 2-3 day lead time is currently my timeline, after i get a bit of backstock i will start fabricating smoked lexan and colored lexan. if your intrested just let me know.

    -Chris

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  2. PDX.DJB

    PDX.DJB Roseburg Member

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    That looks great! That would look cool on the Ruger 22/45 too.
     
  3. officially5150

    officially5150 Salem New Member

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    im working on fabricating some of the more popular pistols such as the 1911, the browning buckmark, the ruger mk's, and many more.
     
  4. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Did you cut out the side of the magazine body also? How are we seeing the rounds?
     
  5. officially5150

    officially5150 Salem New Member

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    i did mill a section out of each side of my chip mccormick mag, but left enough to properly house and feed all 8rnds
     
  6. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    I think it's kinda neat, you'd probably have to offer the modified mags also to get the full effect.
     
  7. officially5150

    officially5150 Salem New Member

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    that is also coming in the near future
     
  8. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Interesting ideal. Send me set and I will "Mark test" them for you. I have concerns about them but am willing to be my usual "rough on anything self" to see if your ideal is strong enough.
    At this point it would be like buying a pig in the poke.
     
  9. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    Are the grips entirely transparent, or is it a clear panel in a grip as it appears in the photo? Also, will the tinted lexan be a transparent tinted material?

    Thanks
    C
     
  10. officially5150

    officially5150 Salem New Member

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    The grips are entirely transparent, the grips on my sidearm are merely a windowed design to add to the two tone look and to make it a bit more seemless, and the tinted lexan will be transparent material just about 70 to 80% darker.
     
  11. officially5150

    officially5150 Salem New Member

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    here is a picture of the completed grips non altered

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  12. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    Thank you officially5150.
    I would be interested in a lime green lexan tinted grip set primarily, but a straight up clear grip would be OK if that's not something you intend to do. It would be for a Colt 5".
    The screw holes appear a little larger than stock... optical illusion?

    Thanks,
    C
     
  13. officially5150

    officially5150 Salem New Member

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    thanks for your response Creeper right now i dont have any lime green lexan in stock but i will put that on my next order, i dont however intend to do pink, just despise pink accented weapons. in response to your screw hole question, it is a bit of an optical illusion mainly due to the top and bottom coutersink for the screw and frame stud. Im also planning on using mirrored lexan.
     
  14. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    Cool... shoot me a PM when you have some green lexan... I'll buy a set, or two if you have a nice red as well.

    Cheers,
    C
     
  15. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Great idea!
     
  16. mosinguy

    mosinguy by the ocean Member

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    do you think for a cz 52 would be possible
     
  17. officially5150

    officially5150 Salem New Member

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    possible yes,
    difficult very much so
    but i can look into it. im just very uncertain on the clamping aspect on the backstrap
    im extremely unfamiliar with the cz handguns
     
  18. mosinguy

    mosinguy by the ocean Member

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    pm sent to ya
     
  19. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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    Green Lexan grips yet?

    C