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Old 09-22-2009, 09:51 PM
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Grip template?




Anyone have one? im kinda interested in making some of my own, standing out from the rest and such. anyone know where i can find a template?
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:48 PM
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I assume for a 1911? If you have a 1911, with grips, don't you kinda have a template?
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Old 09-22-2009, 11:08 PM
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that i do, but i was looking for more exact dimensions... and mine is at the smith right now :P
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:13 AM
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I would use your own gun and grips as a guide so that you insure the lines of your grip frame and new grip panels are parallel.
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:52 AM
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Check out this website for making grips.

http://www.1911pistolgrips.com/process.php

I have been known to make a few here and there, and there are no "exact" dimensions for every gun. Trust me, every 1911 is slightly different when it comes to dimensions at the magwell, in the front strap and in the rear. My Kimbers, Colt and SA are all different, down to thousands of an inch or so.

Simply trace out your old grips and then sand down the edges of your new grips to the gap of your liking. Besides, I would start with your grip bushing holes first, line them up and then line up the outboard edges for a perfect fit to your frame.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:12 AM
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Here's what I made out of a piece of ~1/16" stainless. I copied the profile from the stock grip then cut out with a Dremel and located and drilled the grip screw holes to facilitate redrilling with a brad point bit.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:29 AM
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check this out, i think the grip is on sheet 42. has dimensions to the 0.001"

http://www.m1911.org/full_technic.htm

about the 13th bullet down if i recall correctly.
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Old 09-23-2009, 12:13 PM
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Ahh, much thanks guys! this will be very helpful
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:01 PM
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i have that file downloaded and saved, had to dig a little to find the linky. plan on trying to make a set of grips this winter out of 1/4" aluminum plate i have sitting around. tried making a set out of teak a month ago, turns out having a drill press REALLY helps (i didn't have one) in getting the recessed holes just right.

of course, the L grip is a mirror of the R, with a few adjustments you can figure out from an existing set of grips.
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