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Seeking opinions on gun grip (stock) makers. I have looked at many and think Keith Brown does excellent work. Any other opinions?
 

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Keith Brown's are works of art compaired to many others but I would hesitate to use them on a serious working gun worn in anything but a full flap holster. I fell on my butt while on a HAM hunt and took a bit chunk out of my 1911 grips sliding down a rock infested hill. Come to think of it, it took a big chunk out of my pants too.
 

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Andy Horvath does a nice job on grips works in many materials, he also does some very nice leather work.

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Funny, but years ago...Rigs were as much a part of the gun as the gun itself. Many folks would rather have a proper rig ( holster, belt, correct knife, cartriges slide, etc....) then worry about the next gun coming down the pike.

I've moderated over the years. But my primary rifles and handguns have had their share of time matching up the proper outfit to meet the needs of the guns...

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I agree Giz, you have to know your weapon and your rig. I see to many young people blaming there poor performance on there weapon and/or equipment. In twenty years I have carried only two duty weapons 686 and Glock. I know both these weapons inside and out. My first duty rig was all leather and is broke in just for me. Now I wear a nylon rig, the nylon doen't stand up nearly as well but is lighter. Both guns and rigs are set up custom just for me, training and muscle memory take it from there.

The grips I want made are for my Registered Magnum. Just waiting for my Letter from Mr. Jinks.

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I'll second the mention of Keith Brown. His grips truly are special, but I'd be afraid of messing them up. For good looking every day grips, try Don Collins. He make very nice stuff.

For a working gun, rubber works pretty well, too. ;)

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All of my "working guns" wear the appropriate rubber grips.... boot grips, combat grips or full sized sq. butts. My "collector guns" have nice wood on them, that were featured on that particular gun, at one time.

I can not understand, why anyone would use the super custom/super expensive grips, for everyday use. Unless...................you only look at your guns!!!! :?

It's easy enough to change the grips, for actual shooting. I do shoot my collector guns, once in a while.....but I change the grips, first. ;) Bob
 

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I don't know the man's real name, (perhaps one of you do and can fill this in?) but on that other forum there is a man with the user name Kurac, who is a first class stock maker. He is next for my own grip needs.
 

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Thank you for your responses on good grip makers.

These grips will be for a Registered Magnum. I would love to locate the Original Grips, if by chance they survived out there some where. If that doesn't happen I will purchase a nice set of pre war grips that match the gun. This gun means alot to me for a few different reasons. Rubber grips will never be placed on it by me...lol

Thanks again,
Ron
 
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