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Portand area metal fab?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by teflon97239, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    I made some mat board (solid cardboard) spacers to hide under the replaceable grip panels on my 22/45 resulting in a better/wider feel, like a 1911, and tighter groups. Photo shows my 1/16" thick spacers flanked by the thin stock grip panels.

    Now I want to add some weight to the pistol, down low, so the obvious solution is to replace my cardboard spacers with heavier sheet metal shims. Probably a 10-minute job for someone with a metal cutting band saw and steadier hands than mine.

    Anyone in/around Portland up to this? I have templates and/or the actual parts to trace. And cash.

    Thanks in advance.
    teflon97239@yahoo.com

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  2. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    No answer to your question, but FYI regular 1911 panels fit the 22/45. You
    have to remove a small amount of material on the left panel to clear the
    slide release, and may need regular 1911 grip screws, but the hole
    spacing etc are. the same.
     
  3. kburr64

    kburr64 Milwaukie, Or. Member

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    I'm a "tin bender" by trade and work in a shop in Beaverton with access to what you need, send me a PM & I'd be glad to help you........
     
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  4. SturgeonSlayer

    SturgeonSlayer St.Helens Active Member

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    This is what I like to see, People helping people, not flaming others ideas and threads.
     
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  5. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    You are correct sir!

    I have several sets around the house, including a pair in rattlesnake skin I got for $5 at a gunshow in San Diego. And that trimmed corner is easy to do, especially on the rubber ones. But none of them add the extra weight I'm looking for. So some heavier spacer plates under the skinny stock Ruger grips (actually made by Hogue) should be just the ticket for the wider grip I like as well as some stabilizing mass, which helps me at the range.