Making 1911 Grips Thinner?

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Making 1911 Grips Thinner?

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Post by carlson1 » Mon May 08, 2017 10:51 pm

I have a pair of buffalo bone 1911 grips. They are more thick than I like. Is it possible to sand them down with a flat belt sander to a standard size?

If so is there anyone in the DFW area that would like to try this project.
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Post by uthornsfan » Tue May 09, 2017 9:05 am

I think you would change the dimensions so they would no longer fit the magazine well.

I believe you would have to take it off the top not the bottom. Imagine sanding a half circle, the distance between the outer edges get smaller and smaller as you sand from the middle out.


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Post by Wag2323 » Tue May 09, 2017 9:37 am

You should probably try to hand sand these. I would screw them to piece of wood that is about the same width to use the wood as a way to hold them. Then I would hand sand them in the middle to remove some thickness

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Post by carlson1 » Tue May 09, 2017 1:39 pm

Makes sense to me. Thanks.
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Post by flechero » Tue May 09, 2017 1:46 pm

I'd contact one ofthe custom grip makers and see what they would charge. Buffalo bone sounds expensive so it may be worth the cost of having a professional do it.

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