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Got a wild hair one day and started a little project at work. Was lucky enough to trade a couple of AR's and Para 1911's for a 2005 Wilson Combat Protector. It came with the original grips with the old logo (which is really awesome) but was thinking it needed some more gray to accent the trigger, hammer and slide lock. So dug a piece of scrap aluminum out of the recycle bin, 1/4 x 4 flat stock. Traced out my originals and got to work. Basically I clamped both pieces together drilled and tapped them as one and used the bolt heads to have something to grab in my vise. Then just worked one side at a time. Finished them, then after the fact, decided to to put the mag drop relief. Got them done in about two lunch times, used a band saw, die grinder, and palm sander. I'm very happy how they turned out. What do you think?
 

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That’s badass and the fact that you built them yourself makes it even better.
 

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Super lite. Forget what the aluminium grade was, but the flat stock was feather lite. Didn't feel any heavier than the originals.
 
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