View Full Version : Frt strap LPI recomendations?
10th December 2004, 09:37
Have Colt 80 S/S have always wanted frt strap LPI done!
Who do you recomend? :confused:
10th December 2004, 13:32
Tried grip tape there? The same effect and when you find you don't like it you're not stuck with it! ;) Checkering there slows my ability to grasp the pistol and get it out of the holster quickly, the fingers stick to the frame rather than run around and get a good grip.
Seriously, try the tape first and for several hundred presentations and rounds.
11th December 2004, 21:55
Skate board tape is the cheapest solution, but lacks the look and feel of checkering. I have had my front straps checkered 20 LPI. I like the bite of the coarser checkering. 30 LPI is too fine for my tastes, it just feels too smooth.
12th December 2004, 04:50
I personally like the 30LPI. 20 LPI is too course for me. It bites into my fingers a bit, and doesn't acheive the effect that I desire...
I like my checkering to slightly assist my grip... It's just what works for me.
I think the only real suggestion that can be given here is to shop around a bit, try to find someplace where you can put some rounds through 20 LPI and 30 LPI checkered weapons. I'd say that the skateboard tape most closely simulates 30lpi...
Perhaps your gunsmith might have a few examples for ya?
12th December 2004, 09:21
My TRP has 20lpi checkering and I don't find it to be overly aggressive or uncomfortable. Combine it with some Gunner Grips and you almost can't turn loose of it. Some have suggested that 25 lpi is a good compromise between 20lpi and 30 lpi, but I've no experience with it. I believe that Wilson Combat makes a little checkered piece that fits around the front strap and is held in place by your grips. It might be worth a look as it would allow you to try before you buy. I expect undoing front strap checkering would be a non-trivial exercise.
12th December 2004, 14:01
Yeah, I remember seeing those checkered peices too. I'm not sure if they still make them. It's probably going back five years to when I saw one, and I remember thinking that it didn't quite feel like checkering, but I can't remember for sure...
12th December 2004, 14:11
Courtesy of Brownells (http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=16409&title=1911+AUTO+CHECKERED+FRONT+STRAP), a web site almost as dangerous as gun forums and only slight less costly than my wife. :D
17th March 2005, 17:47
$200-$250 for front strap checkering. I got a piece of skateboard tape for free from a friend. Thinking......
18th March 2005, 02:36
I second scateboard tape. Cheap, easy to install and replaceable (I've never need to replace it, I actually do it from time to time, just to make sure there is no rust under it). If my gunsmith could be trusted to do the checkering, I might have it done, but I do not trust him for such kind of work, he hasn't enough experience.
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