Hogue Coco Bolo & P228

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Texas Armadillo, May 26, 2008.

  1. Texas Armadillo

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    Here's pics of my new Coco Bolo Hogue grips for the P228.

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  2. juwaba98

    juwaba98 Well-Known

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    Very Nice!

    Those look great! I've been looking for something for my P220, that may be just the ticket. Awesome gun.
     
  3. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    I had a pair for my 228 but it cracked when I used the decocker.
     
  4. juwaba98

    juwaba98 Well-Known

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    I was curious about that as I've heard stories about it before. Any ideas if anyone makes some that won't crack or split?
     
  5. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Looks nice Texas Armadillo! It's good to see some other Sig enthusiasts on the board. I love their stuff to death. :)
     
  6. Great looking grips. I'm looking to add wood grips to both my P229 & P220 in the future.
     
  7. SIG_Fiend

    SIG_Fiend Administrator TGT Supporter Admin

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    Sweet, another Sig owner! Man their guns are like crack to me. ;) I would highly recommend checking out Nill's grips: http://www.nill-griffe.com/ They are some of the nicest around for Sigs from what I've seen.

    I would avoid the P229 Elite factory wood grips, just fyi. After having held a P229 Elite, I was in complete and utter shock. The grips made the gun seriously like nearly 2" wide across the back half! The thing looked like a steamroller or something! ;) Definitely excessive on the width with those grips.
     
  8. Yes, I tried out the grips on a new P229 Elite and they were way too fat for me. The P229 isn't the thinest grip even with the factory plastic standards. I went with the short trigger and that really helped with the trigger finger reach.

    I've heard the Nill's are some of the thinest around and will look into them.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  9. carlo1776

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    Not sure about commercial grip makers but make sure that the wood blanks were stabilized (soaked in an epoxy resin under high vacum till all the voids and cell structures are filled with the resin. It increases the weight but the wood will never crack, dry out or shrink). It also allows the grips to be made thinner without sacrificing strength. The same process is used for custom knife handles and scales. Do a search on ebay for "burl scales" or "burl grip". Lots of nice 1911 grips there. SIG grips are a lot tougher to make
     
  10. ChicagoTex

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    $172.50 + shipping for those Nill 228/229 grips makes me weak in the knees...
     

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