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woodstock31
March 05, 2014, 22:21
Anyone know of a slim, wooden, fully checkered grip that will fit the Hi Power pistol? I'm having troubles locating a pair of them. Thanks!

MACV
March 05, 2014, 22:34
VZ or Eagle grips have some nice ones. Not cheap though.

woodstock31
March 06, 2014, 07:32
VZ or Eagle grips have some nice ones. Not cheap though.

I am familiar with VZ as I have a few of theirs already. They do not have WOODEN grips.

Eagles are ok but I'm looking for slim checkered ones. I want the checkering that goes edge to edge, not the checkering with a "border".

Thanks.

MAINER
March 06, 2014, 10:48
Website construction is not their forte apparently, but FWIW...
http://www.herrettstocks.com/highpowr.htm

Kim Ahearns makes some nice wood grips, but I could not find BHP's among them.

Retired Bum
March 06, 2014, 16:15
The last BHP I purchased a few years ago was the 9mm Practical which was fitted with the Pachmayr wrap around neoprene grip. It is slim but uglier than sin on that silver chrome frame. I replaced it with a set of Herrett's coco bolo grips. Beautiful red and black color with full checkering. No borders like the factory walnut grips on my older Mark III 9mm. And slimmer to boot....

And so it goes.


The Retired One

pistol5
March 06, 2014, 16:53
VERY hard to beat Craig Spegel's for the BHP(and they fit your criteria)HTH's.P5

J. Armstrong
March 06, 2014, 17:29
Kim Ahearns makes some nice wood grips, but I could not find BHP's among them.

I have some Ahrends which are hands down the nicest wood grips - make that ANY kind of grips - for the BHP I have ever held.

Unfortunately, when I called Kim to see about a set for my newest BHP, he told me that when they went to CNC machining, there wasn't enough demand for the BHP grips so he dropped them from the line. Bastage !!!

If we could talk him into a run I'd commit to a couple or three sets. They were super nice grips. I've got some VZs on one BHP now, and while they are okay, they ain't no Ahrends !!!

RJ
March 06, 2014, 18:55
How about Esmeralda grips , nothing fully checkered online , but she might .http://www.esmeralda.cc/hi_power_4.htm
RJ

Mark IV
March 08, 2014, 23:04
Hogue.

http://www.hoguestore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_554_595&products_id=252

You may find them cheaper on GB or other sites.

brunop
March 09, 2014, 11:22
As stated above - Craig Spegel is cutting wood with a file, and he is a bona fide master. Thin-ish, excellent contours, including slight palm-swell. Perfect.

I'll get a photo up in a few minutes, but you can look here:

https://www.google.com/search?q=craig+spegel+grips&tbm=isch&imgil=X9OPSCi_BYP8pM%253A%253Bhttps%253A%252F%252F encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com%252Fimages%253Fq%253Dtbn%253AANd9 GcRVku8F2mAJYqiJh_x5eygBI80TK6P_ufwOetpQp4MlC6CNvf H79A%253B400%253B261%253BGY3vDet-yyfX2M%253Bhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.lightninga rms.com%25252Fspegel.htm&source=iu&usg=__wZQ2FAyg2Kix02BcY1nf9lbvVgI%3D&sa=X&ei=aZUcU8ejCsfsoATpkILYAw&sqi=2&ved=0CDIQ9QEwAg&biw=1366&bih=639#facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=X9OPSCi_BYP8pM%253A%3BGY3vDet-yyfX2M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.lightningarms.com% 252Fimages%252Fspegel%252Fspegel_hp400.jpg%3Bhttp% 253A%252F%252Fwww.lightningarms.com%252Fspegel.htm %3B400%3B261

brunop
March 09, 2014, 13:17
Only one of my BHPs has Spegel grips. This has to do with my stupidity, rather than what I think of them. They are, hands down, the best I've ever put my hands on.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd423/brunopezzey001/021_zpsced9dc39.jpg (http://s1219.photobucket.com/user/brunopezzey001/media/021_zpsced9dc39.jpg.html)

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd423/brunopezzey001/017_zps4be1443c.jpg (http://s1219.photobucket.com/user/brunopezzey001/media/017_zps4be1443c.jpg.html)

woodstock31
March 09, 2014, 21:13
Only one of my BHPs has Spegel grips. This has to do with my stupidity, rather than what I think of them. They are, hands down, the best I've ever put my hands on.

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd423/brunopezzey001/021_zpsced9dc39.jpg (http://s1219.photobucket.com/user/brunopezzey001/media/021_zpsced9dc39.jpg.html)

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd423/brunopezzey001/017_zps4be1443c.jpg (http://s1219.photobucket.com/user/brunopezzey001/media/017_zps4be1443c.jpg.html)


That's what I had in mind. Do they come in different hardwoods?

woodstock31
March 09, 2014, 21:35
Hogue.

http://www.hoguestore.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=29_554_595&products_id=252

You may find them cheaper on GB or other sites.


I like the price but I want FULL checkered grips, not two thirds like these are.
I was bidding on a set of full checkered hogues on gun broker but missed out.
They must be discontinued.

def90
March 09, 2014, 21:57
I like the price but I want FULL checkered grips, not two thirds like these are.
I was bidding on a set of full checkered hogues on gun broker but missed out.
They must be discontinued.

I went through this last summer. No one makes grips for the HiPower anymore, your options for slim grips are the spegels above or vz's and that's it.. unless you can manage to find someone that will make you a custom one off product and you are willing to pay for them.

Beckman
March 10, 2014, 03:22
This guy offers HiPower grips, or at least they're listed on his site. I can't say whether he's good or bad. I haven't dealt with him.

He indicates that he may be offerring checkered grips.

It seems as though you'll have to Email him.

http://www.imageseek.com/hakan/

Good luck in your search.

stitcher
March 10, 2014, 19:44
Those are some fine grips, I have the rubber hogue mono grip, not pretty, but works.
Hey Brunop, nice leather you have there, and a one-of-a-kind ;)

woodstock31
March 10, 2014, 21:01
Hakan is better known on the CZ forum I hang out at. He doesn't offer checkering just yet from what I understand but his other work is well respected in the CZ community.

brunop
March 11, 2014, 12:10
Those are some fine grips, I have the rubber hogue mono grip, not pretty, but works.
Hey Brunop, nice leather you have there, and a one-of-a-kind ;)

Busted!!

I bought that for one of my 1911s, and that's what it does most of the time. I just borrowed it for my pic. :p

I need a BHP holster, and I just described to you what I want in your thread.

brunop
March 11, 2014, 12:14
That's what I had in mind. Do they come in different hardwoods?

Yes.

www.craigspegel.com

BROWNING HI POWER

I cut these thin on the top, bottom and front edge, and leave them a little thicker in the middle for a slight palm swell effect.
Please call for current availability and price of presentation and exhibition grade wood.

1911
With or without Swenson ambi safety cutout. The bottom edge of the drips can be had with the standard bevel base or a flat base. The flat base would be for use with an add-on mag well and usually does not have the mainspring housing pin cutout.
I do have some high grade woods available, call for prices.
HI POWER and 1911 prices Smooth Checkered

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Black Walnut
Bolivian Rosewood, Kingwood, Cocobolo
Kingwood, Cocobolo, S. Macassar
Cocobolo
Macassar
Cocobolo and any high grade woods ↓
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stitcher
March 11, 2014, 14:15
Busted!!

I bought that for one of my 1911s, and that's what it does most of the time. I just borrowed it for my pic. :p

I need a BHP holster, and I just described to you what I want in your thread.

My HP rides in a 1911 holster ;)

keysort
March 18, 2014, 23:52
I'm the same boat. I'm sporting the black plastic grips, and they're in rough shape. I like the look of the Spegels.

woodstock31
March 21, 2014, 10:46
ok, I found some coco checkered grips. they are not exactly what I had in mind but they are very nice and were less than what I was looking at. I'd like to post pics but I'm not sure how. The insert image icon asks for an url and my pics are on my hard drive.

Also, I have a lanyard ring stud on mine. How do I tell if it is threaded on or if it needs drilled out?

W.E.G.
March 21, 2014, 11:29
I'd like to post pics but I'm not sure how

Use Photobucket

woodstock31
March 21, 2014, 15:51
http://https://www.dropbox.com/s/7v3jb6ft94kazz1/2014-03-17%2011.24.34.jpg

Here's what they look like. Do I take the lanyard stud out or modify the grips?

pistol5
March 22, 2014, 08:33
Gent's, FYI Novak's also sells HP grips(G10...not wood) that are pretty similar to VZ's, but not identical. Can't really say I favor one over the other, but both really dress up a silver chrome or practical model.Regards, P5

bob_e95482
March 23, 2014, 18:48
After reading this post, I looked on Ebay, and there were many fully checkered HP grips to choose from.
I was cleaning my CZ75 a couple years ago, and got Gunscrubber on the original plastic grips, dissolving them. I ordered a set of checkered wood grips from Ebay, for about $35, if I remember right. They were shipped from Thailand, made from some nice wood, and fit great.

mpmax
April 05, 2014, 22:08
Hard to beat Spegel.....standard coco bolo.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y196/mpmax/image_zpsf973b9ee.jpg

woodstock31
April 08, 2014, 14:40
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z345/woodstock31/2014-03-17112452.jpg (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/woodstock31/media/2014-03-17112452.jpg.html)

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z345/woodstock31/2014-03-17112535.jpg (http://s1185.photobucket.com/user/woodstock31/media/2014-03-17112535.jpg.html)

Try again. Only around $45 on ebay.

Any suggestions on removing the lanyard ring?

woodstock31
April 14, 2014, 08:46
Should I remove the lanyard ring or alter the grips? How hard is it to drill the lanyard ring out for removal?

lostmybearing
April 14, 2014, 10:42
Personally , I would alter the grips. I am confronting the exact same situation on one of my surplus HP's. Just cut slowly and test fit often. You should be able to cover your alteration with some boiled linsead oil.

JasonB
April 14, 2014, 16:08
Should I remove the lanyard ring or alter the grips? How hard is it to drill the lanyard ring out for removal?

Just grind the stud off.

woodstock31
April 14, 2014, 21:11
Just grind the stud off.

How exactly does one grind the stud off?

JasonB
April 14, 2014, 21:14
How exactly does one grind the stud off?

With a grinder.

woodstock31
April 15, 2014, 21:01
With a grinder.

I figured you didn't know.

JasonB
April 16, 2014, 06:17
I figured you didn't know.

Do you know what a grinder is and how it operates?

http://shipstoremalaysia.com/mbc/product_details/?productname=139


See the cord? Plug it in to the appropriate outlet.

See the 2 areas that seem to be used to grip it? Well that is what they are for. Grab those.

See the trigger? Squeeze it.

See the round thing? The current going in to the grinder via a cord will make the round thing spin via a motor inside when you squeeze the trigger.

Hold the round thing that is spinning to the stud. Friction(do you need that explained?) will do the rest. Keep applying it to the stud(that is the part on your pistol the ring is attached to....not a stallion (male horse) in a nearby field)) till it is no more.

Sorry I assumed you had some basic knowledge of tools.

woodstock31
April 16, 2014, 20:54
Do you know what a grinder is and how it operates?

http://shipstoremalaysia.com/mbc/product_details/?productname=139


See the cord? Plug it in to the appropriate outlet.

See the 2 areas that seem to be used to grip it? Well that is what they are for. Grab those.

See the trigger? Squeeze it.

See the round thing? The current going in to the grinder via a cord will make the round thing spin via a motor inside when you squeeze the trigger.

Hold the round thing that is spinning to the stud. Friction(do you need that explained?) will do the rest. Keep applying it to the stud(that is the part on your pistol the ring is attached to....not a stallion (male horse) in a nearby field)) till it is no more.

Sorry I assumed you had some basic knowledge of tools.


I am sorry I wasn't more clear. I just figured you were a jack wagon and didn't know the correct way to remove the lanyard ring stud. Thanks for the clarification.

JasonB
April 19, 2014, 15:09
Quite a few ways to remove it and at least 3 methods I can think of that could have been used to install it. The latter can affect the former.

J. Armstrong
April 19, 2014, 21:02
Quite a few ways to remove it and at least 3 methods I can think of that could have been used to install it. The latter can affect the former.

This implies that there are in fact different methods required for removal.

May I respectfully suggest that if that is the case, a little more elaboration then "grind it off" might be appropriate ?

Not having to have ever dealt with a lanyard ring, I won't presume to critique any suggested methods. It does seem to me that modifying the grips would be the easier and more sensible way to go, but that's just me.:)

JasonB
April 20, 2014, 07:50
This implies that there are in fact different methods required for removal.

May I respectfully suggest that if that is the case, a little more elaboration then "grind it off" might be appropriate ?

Not having to have ever dealt with a lanyard ring, I won't presume to critique any suggested methods. It does seem to me that modifying the grips would be the easier and more sensible way to go, but that's just me.:)

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mpmax
April 20, 2014, 16:04
You can punch the lanyard ring stud out from the opposite side of the frame with a good hammer and punch. I believe the ingles hi powers were the only ones with screwed studs. I had Craig Spegel mod the grip when I ordered the set.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y196/mpmax/image_zps610f3ad0.jpg

JasonB
April 20, 2014, 18:21
You can punch the lanyard ring stud out from the opposite side of the frame with a good hammer and punch.

Unless it happens to be a replacement.