Custom Grips for my Jericho .45

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by radioflyer, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. radioflyer

    radioflyer Active Member

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    I ordered a Hogue grip for my 941 only to realize it was for the 9mm/.40 modeel (do'h) I really liked the look and feel of it, but couldn't seem to find it for the .45 frame. Neither Hogue nor pachmyer make a grip specific to the .45 frame.
    Well the good news is that after considerable trimming, I got the 9mm/.40 grip to fit. Not only does it fit, but it looks/feels good. There are only 2 areas of concern asthetically: The top of the back of the grip and the enlarged mounting hole. I'm not too concerned about the first, and plan to countersink therubber and use a washer to remedy the second.
    Here's the stock version for reference:
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    And mine with a custom Hogue grip:
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    Note the original location of the mounting hole vs where the bolt actually goes:
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    Front looks good:
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    Backside:
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    Areas that required trimming:
    Plastic parts on the inside top (front/back) and bottom (back only) You will also neeed to shave off about 1/16" off the back lip to make clearance for the magazine.
    IN hindsight, i would have drilled a new mounting hole rather than shave/grind my way into thee new one, but overall i'm happy with the end result
     


  2. Texas Bulldog

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    Get to a Hobby Store and get "Rubberized CA" put some tape on the outside of the grip and flip it upside down., pour the glue in and let it dry.... once dry, re-drill the hole where it needs to be. The Rubberized CA will match pretty well, remain a tad bit flexible and make that job look a lot better IMO.

    Just my .02c

    JOe
     
  3. radioflyer

    radioflyer Active Member

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    is that a cement or adhesive?
    Would hobby lobby have it?
     
  4. Texas Bulldog

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    Its basically a high end superglue but has Rubber in it making it semi-flexible and Black.

    Hobby Lobby "Should" have it... If they don't understand "Rubberized CA" ask for Black CA or "RC Tire Glue"... make sure its black... if its not black its so strong its brittle... and it wont match :)

    JOe
     
  5. radioflyer

    radioflyer Active Member

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    awesome. I'll def try it out and update with the results.
     
  6. radioflyer

    radioflyer Active Member

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    well i couldn't find any rubberized CA or anything similar.....but, I did find some of the liquid rubber material used to coat bare handles of tools. I makes a nice substitue. I will take some pics tomorrow after it dries.
     
  7. radioflyer

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    The new compound turned out really good. Here's a pic of my new custom IDPA rig. You can see the place where the big ugly hole used to be.

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  8. Texas Bulldog

    Texas Bulldog Active Member

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    Very cool... COngrats!...

    Im sure with some fingers touching it and dirt/grime... eventually it will lighten up and blend in pretty good...

    JOe
     
  9. calligari

    calligari New Member

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    corsica
    jericho-grip-45acp.jpg
    But my jericho .45 frame is not same model.
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  10. shipwreck

    shipwreck Well-Known

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    Nice job! I have looked at the 45 Jericho too, but there is a total lack of aftermarket grips for the 45 version, unfortunately..
     

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