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MikeGolf

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Laser grips for a bobtailed 1911?
« on: October 17, 2008, 01:38:02 pm »
Ive been trying to find a set of Laser grips for a bobtailed 1911. I cant find them anywear. Would it be possible to modify a set of them to fit?

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    Re: Laser grips for a bobtailed 1911?
    « Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 03:05:16 pm »
    The forum on Crimson Trace's website states that there are no bobtailed CT grips available.  It also states that nothing is in the works to provide it. 

    I don't see why you wouldn't be able to modify them to follow the frame.  The only thing I can see that might be a problem is if the grips have some type of internal stiffeners.  If there are any near the MSH pin then they will be exposed when you cut the grips.

    another problem is having the cojones to cut into a set of crimson trace grips...   ;D
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    Re: Laser grips for a bobtailed 1911?
    « Reply #2 on: October 17, 2008, 03:10:23 pm »
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    another problem is having the cojones to cut into a set of crimson trace grips...   
    Yeah for sure. I was looking into maybe going the lasermax route but I couldnt find any that would fit a kimber pro

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    Re: Laser grips for a bobtailed 1911?
    « Reply #3 on: October 17, 2008, 03:13:49 pm »
    Yeah, after looking at just about every option out there, the crimson trace looks like the best bet in the laser department.
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    Re: Laser grips for a bobtailed 1911?
    « Reply #4 on: October 17, 2008, 03:22:31 pm »
    Yeah I might have to find a set of used ones for cheap that way if I destroy them I wont feel as bad. :-\

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    Re: Laser grips for a bobtailed 1911?
    « Reply #5 on: October 17, 2008, 03:24:00 pm »
    I feel ya!
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    Re: Laser grips for a bobtailed 1911?
    « Reply #6 on: October 18, 2008, 07:54:38 am »
    Well, considering the ON OFF switch is in the corner right near where you would need to cut, this could be difficult.  After the grips are cut, you could fill the gap with something, JB Weld putty or something and once that cures, you can finish it, and then reinstall the grip.  Only one side will be a problem as the other side is mostly hollow in that corner. 
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    Re: Laser grips for a bobtailed 1911?
    « Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008, 02:48:44 pm »
    Hmmm Im kinda bummed about that. Not so sure how bad I want to hack up a set of CT grips. Well thanks for all the input everyone.

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    Re: Laser grips for a bobtailed 1911?
    « Reply #8 on: October 23, 2008, 12:39:12 pm »
    It is possible. I did it for my Dan Wesson Commander bobtail.   I clipped the corners with the little radiac dremel tool.  Carefully filed to clear the corner and re-enforced with some J B weld.  I waxed up the frame and screwed down the grips so the epoxy would fill up the small gap that I had in the grip.  The I fileded and sanded the J B weld and put some auto touch up paint on the J B.  Not too scabby but the whole thing was a bit nerve racking.
     
    The sad thing was I just couldn't get used to the lazer.  It wasn't all that visible in bright daylight and I've spent too much time learning to aquire the luminous front sight on a pistol.  (front sight press, front sight press, front sight press) It was actually costing me time on target aquisition..   Go figure.
    I never throw anything away so If I can aquire or make another bobtail full size 1911 with a rail for a flash light,  I'll mount them on that for a bedside gun. 
     
    I think it would be OK on a bedside gun,  but for my CHL use I've gone back to the standard sights and a hand held flashlight. 

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    Re: Laser grips for a bobtailed 1911?
    « Reply #9 on: October 23, 2008, 09:59:10 pm »
    Best of luck.  You all sound MUCH more craftier than I!


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