Fix the gap in revolver grips?

Discussion in '1911 Gear' started by jmr986, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. jmr986

    jmr986 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 23, 2016
    After waiting a long time for Korth to offer wood grips for the Mongoose I ordered a pair.

    The good news is it looks better than the rubber hogues -
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    The bad news is this gap!
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    I guess I expected more from Korth. I don’t really want the hassle of sending them back, if a simple sanding will do the trick. I’ll spend a little more time trying to reinstall and fit. For around $240 I expected better.
     
  2. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    Send them back :eek: for sure.
     

  3. Howe45acp

    Howe45acp Well-Known Member

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    Jul 2, 2017
    For $240, I’d send em back!
    That being said, I think most custom fit grips require the grip maker to have possession of said gun. Or maybe I made up that, but I swear I’ve read that on the internet lol
    Nice grips & sweet shootin iron!!
     
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  4. jmr986

    jmr986 Well-Known Member

    334
    Nov 23, 2016
    Fiddled with them a bit, and got the gap closer. Looks like they route around where the frame sits in the grips. I had wood shop in 9th grade so I think I'll take a stab at making that groove a little deeper :). Or, just run some sandpaper around the grips where the frame hits.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2018
  5. Jim w.

    Jim w. Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2016
    The gap is uneven, you would have to deepen the inletting a bit, then sand the mating surfaces flat. I am not a good enough woodworker to try it. I have one gun with visible marks where I leveled out misaligned halves. It isn't pretty but it is comfortable. Didn't cost $240, though.
     
  6. jmr986

    jmr986 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 23, 2016
    99FF3A37-034B-4A8D-B463-F939DA29B98E.jpeg Ok rainy Sunday and my football team sucks, so I took a crack at the grips. Might putz around with them a little more, but for now I can live with this.

    Anyone need a magwell blended? lol
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2018

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