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Old December 27, 2019, 21:55   #1
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Hi Power Grips

I need a recommendation for some new Hi Power grips from someone that has had luck in finding new good replacements.

I bought an Argie Hi-power that has fat wood grips. I have always preferred the thin Browning grips. I don't necessarily need wood grips, but I want grips no thicker than the traditional Browning commercial grips.

I've done a bit of looking and find mixed reviews. I don't like wrap-around grips, for what that's worth. If you've got a good recommendation, I'm all ears! TIA.
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Old December 27, 2019, 22:17   #2
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https://www.cdnnsports.com/catalogse...=Hipower+grips

These might work for you.
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Old December 27, 2019, 22:35   #3
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Uncle mikes used to make a set of rubberized checkered grips for the HP, very nice, but discontinued years ago. They were a licensed copy (so to speak) of Spegel grips. http://www.craigspegel.com/
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Old December 27, 2019, 22:58   #4
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Spegel grips were the nicest I ever used. I had fully checkered thin wooden ones that were gorgeous! I would like to find another pair. Let us know what you end up with.
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Old December 28, 2019, 05:25   #5
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VZ grips are always an option as well. I had a set on my hi power and loved them.
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Old December 28, 2019, 09:05   #6
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I always liked the Navidrex thin micarta for my BHP customers with smaller hands. For me, the wood palmswell.


https://www.brownells.com/handgun-pa...-prod9563.aspx
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Old December 28, 2019, 09:53   #7
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I have a stray set of Pachmyer(ish) HP grips. LMK if interested.
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Old December 28, 2019, 10:21   #8
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VZ Grips.. super slim, best grips I have used on my HiPower

https://vzgrips.com/

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Old December 28, 2019, 12:08   #9
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Lots of good options listed so far. I have VZs and they are worth it. I also have a pair of Hogue Checkered Goncalo grips (09211) that I really like and fit well. Fit needs to be tight, but feel & style are highly subjective. Whatever you choose, please post up a pic!
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Old December 28, 2019, 15:17   #10
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Spegel grips were the nicest I ever used. I had fully checkered thin wooden ones that were gorgeous! I would like to find another pair. Let us know what you end up with.
Craig still makes them - I just got a set for my second HP. He doesn't always stock them, so you have to get your name on a waiting list. Mine took a couple of months but it varies. Absolutely WELL worth the wait and cost !!!!
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Thank you for all of your suggestions. I'll do a bit more research and then take the leap. I'll let you all know what works, or, perhaps, what doesn't.
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Old December 29, 2019, 16:15   #12
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Grips

Check out Altamont.com They make a slim HI Power grips that are very nice. They have a thickness comparison window to show you the differences.
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Old December 29, 2019, 21:59   #13
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Check out Altamont.com They make a slim HI Power grips that are very nice. They have a thickness comparison window to show you the differences.
I'll check them out. Thanks!
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Old December 31, 2019, 00:28   #14
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Check out Altamont.com They make a slim HI Power grips that are very nice. They have a thickness comparison window to show you the differences.
I've ordered 5-6 grip sets from them. Only had to return one set because I didn't like the way they fit. Overall good quality products.
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Old May 06, 2020, 03:49   #15
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Does anyone make just the standard military style wood stocks (checkered with a smooth border) cut for use with Hi Powers fitted with a lanyard ring and the ambi safety? I haven't found anything so far.
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Old May 14, 2020, 16:07   #16
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I've bought 'generic' Cocbola grips and took the Dremel to cut the Lanyard Ring.

Same for the Ambi-Safety.

Think I got them from a guy in Wa State (?).
I got some really cool ones with blonde grain high lights.

I could look and see if I have a set or two laying around if interested.
They weren't too expensive.

I may also have some Mil. HP grips, Red Backs.

Let me know.
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Old May 23, 2020, 17:34   #17
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I've bought 'generic' Cocbola grips and took the Dremel to cut the Lanyard Ring.

Same for the Ambi-Safety.

Think I got them from a guy in Wa State (?).
I got some really cool ones with blonde grain high lights.

I could look and see if I have a set or two laying around if interested.
They weren't too expensive.

I may also have some Mil. HP grips, Red Backs.

Let me know.
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The wood stocks that came on my gun got the Dremel treatment from the Israelis. Not a very good Dremel job, either.

I specifically want stocks that were made to be used with the lanyard ring, which have the border all of the way around, and with some options for wood choice (maybe some nicely figured walnut, or alternatively maybe African blackwood). I'd settle for OEM military ones, though. My pistol has the ambi safety, so the right stock would need to be cut for that as well.
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Old May 23, 2020, 17:52   #18
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I bought a set of cocobolo wood grips for my Mark III 9mm Practical. Took off the Pachmayr wrap around neoprene and threw them into my box of grips that most likely will never be used again.

The reddish brown color really looks nice on the silver chrome finished frame.

All of this talk about using a Dremel tool kind of scares me. I have seen handguns where the owner got carried away with a Dremel and the result was downright ugly.

And so it goes.


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Old June 11, 2020, 16:04   #19
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I have a very nice original pair, red paint on inside ect,
don't know what they are worth, would sell for reasonable amount.
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Old June 15, 2020, 00:11   #20
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You could always sand down the grips for the desired thickness there Arby.
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