New Chen Magwell Grips- thanks to Steve Owens

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by af_tt, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. af_tt

    af_tt Well-Known Member

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    Jan 1, 2018
    I decided I wanted to pick up some of the VZ double diamonds in Ivory G10. The trick? They are not offered in the cut for the Stan Chen magwell, so I called around and VZ will do them but only when Mr. Chen has an order in for his inventory. So after doing some research I contacted Steve Owens on here and sent him the original pair as well as the new set to be cut.

    The final product is impeccable, both his execution and the look. I really wanted something to accent the polished slide flats etc. I think it all turned out to be a nice blend of classic and modern.

    If you are looking to fit grips for a Chen, reach out to him.

    Edit: I think I need a commander ring hammer to finish it off.
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  2. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    Steve's doing some excellent work, beautiful fit!!
    And yeah, definitely commander hammer
     
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  3. af_tt

    af_tt Well-Known Member

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  4. af_tt

    af_tt Well-Known Member

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    Jan 1, 2018
    I'm going to call them tomorrow and see about getting something worked up to solve that!
     
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  5. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    What would be a nice touch is opening up the center hole,just a scooch bigger.
     
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  6. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Really happy to see that they fit so well. Was a bit of a challenge since I'd never done em before. But once I figured out a good set up it went pretty smoothly. Just happy to see they fit so snug with no unsightly gaps lol ;) Thanks for having the trust and confidence in me to do the work.
     
  7. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Thanks Kip, nice to be noticed lol ;) :p
     
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  8. Gripwright

    Gripwright Well-Known Member

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    Feb 8, 2016
    Great job Steve, that can be a dicey cut.
     
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  9. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
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  10. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Yeah it was pretty tedious thb.. Especially that close to the screw holes lol.
     
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  11. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Thanks buddy.
     
  12. ronin11

    ronin11 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Apr 17, 2017
    You've come a long way, Steve - nicely done. Thanks for taking us through your journey, Inspiring.
     
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  13. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Thank you sir, had a few years start before I got in here with all hand tools, and had some machining work over the years. So, I wasn't a complete novice. But, anyone who want's to apply themselves can do about anything.. I'm proof of that at 54 and changing vocations instead of laying down on SSD hoping to soon be able to show everyone what I am really capable of. ;) Practice, Practice, and more practice I'll get there..
     
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  14. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Oh, this is GOOD to know!

    I recently bought a Baer with a Chen Gen2 magwell from our own Classifieds. I like the VZs it came with but have wondered what options might exist if I wanted to change to another VZ product.

    Thanks for the info and @Steve Owens I may well be contacting you if I decide on a new set o’ VZs!
     
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  15. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    @af_tt, that is a great-looking pistol!
     
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  16. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    well done Steve, well done ;)
     
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  17. af_tt

    af_tt Well-Known Member

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    Jan 1, 2018
    I really like it. Though being an addict I have impulse and wicked thoughts of selling or trading it LOL.

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  18. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
  19. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    Hey, I know exactly what you mean! :)

     
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  20. bnaples

    bnaples Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    Nice job!
     
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