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2nd January 2006, 21:47
Anyone familiar with grip manufacturers that make grips for the DW Bobtail other than Esmerilda's? I hate to spend $130+ for a set of grips, and find I don't like them or they are not functional. Myself and Mr. Dremel could get the cut down, but the finish of course would be scrap after the cut. Thank you all in advance.
3rd January 2006, 01:10
Alumagrip (http://www.alumagrips.com/) makes a bobtail. They are very nicely made. VZ Grips (http://www.vzgrips.com/) makes bobtail grips in micarta.
Herrits (http://www.herrett-stocks.com/) may do some custom work and may be willing/able to bobtail their standard 1911 stocks. It may be worth an email to them.
BTW, I bought a pair of Esmeralda smooth cocobolo grips for my Ed Brown bobtail, and I am very impressed. They fit perfectly. They work just fine, including the milled cut for the ambi safety. They're beautiful, beautifully finished and exactly as they were pictured on her website (http://www.esmeralda.cc/).
But please be advised that I am a sucker for pretty wood (and ivory and stag). The Alumagrips and the VZ Grips appear to be very well designed and made and may have some practical/functional advantages.
Good luck with your search.
3rd January 2006, 10:40
wickedgrips.comWickedGrips will bobtail grips for you
if you want ivory/mamoth tooth.
Hakan of norway also makes some nice wood grips.
3rd January 2006, 14:00
Thanks for the replies. You guys have a plethora of knowledge and I greatly respect and appreciate your input.
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