my new vz gunner grips

Discussion in '1911 Gear' started by Drgracin72, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Drgracin72

    Drgracin72 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 9, 2011
    Got these on the black Friday sale combined with American Express' $25 credit for shopping small business... my grips cost me about $35!!! They are hyena brown gunner grips, and i cut my usual thumb notch into them to aid with mag release. I think the colors where i made the cut really look fantastic, and give a little custom touch.

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    Last edited: Dec 4, 2011
  2. 2001SportTJ

    2001SportTJ 1911 Totin' Redneck!

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    Sep 17, 2011
    Those look great, congrats!
     

  3. Cigarhead

    Cigarhead Active Member

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    Sep 21, 2011
    Are those VZ's or 10-8's?

    They look very cool
     
  4. Drgracin72

    Drgracin72 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 9, 2011
    they are vz, and i cut the thumb notch into them
     
  5. IraG2362

    IraG2362 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 3, 2011
    how did you cut the thumb notch? it looks awesome..
     
  6. TexShooter

    TexShooter Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    FYI: VZ makes the grips for 10-8.
     
  7. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Those looks good. I will be trying some of those gunners next.
     
  8. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Looks good, are those vz or 10-8 grip screws, they look like they have a nice black color to them?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  9. GM*

    GM* ~

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    Oct 15, 2011
    Very nice grip panels, and very good price too! Congrats.
     
  10. Ghostrider

    Ghostrider New Member

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    Dec 6, 2011
    Also curious on how you cut the notch, looks great.
     
  11. Cigarhead

    Cigarhead Active Member

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    Sep 21, 2011
    Thanks bud.

    I did not recall seeing that thumb cut out like that. I like it but would want to feel it with my grip before I committed to something that big. But I like it. I took my Carbon Fiber VZ's and some sand paper an worked them into thinner grips, no edges and made the cut out for the mag release larger adn smoothed it off all around. LOVE THEM. But I like the way I think those would feel.

    Nice looking gun!
     
  12. Drgracin72

    Drgracin72 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 9, 2011
    i use a file, a dremel, and some sandpaper till i get the contour i like.... ive done a couple sets for people on here, and they feel awesome... cigar head, ive got an extra set at the house that are also cut, that id be willing to send ya and let ya try them out before you commited to making the cut.

    the grip screws are 10-8 and i got black, bc soon i will be cerakoting the gun a matte black. the gun looks much better with the stainless star screws, but they wont fit down into these grips, so i went ahead and put the 10-8s into now.

    lemme know if any of yall are interested in having yours cut...
     
  13. Cigarhead

    Cigarhead Active Member

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    Sep 21, 2011
    I've got a set here I am sure I'd be happy to send, PM me details, what you need, Addy >)
     
  14. Drgracin72

    Drgracin72 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Oct 9, 2011

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