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Monday, December 17, 2012

Grip. Get A.

Ideally one made by the very talented Mark over at Rimfire Designs. Mark originally contacted me - way back when - about the Ruger 22/45 I received for T&E. I joked that I was looking for some nicer grips, and Mark dropped me an e-mail to say, yes, he could do that. A few weeks ago I finally managed to put the Ruger down long enough to take the rubber grips off and send them to Mark, and sent these back:


Damn, but those are just plain beautiful, aren't they?

Now, here's the kicker: Mark made those grips based solely on the rubber Ruger grips I sent down. He didn't have the gun in hand for test-fitting. He didn't have a lot of time, either - he turned around a fresh pair of grips on a firearm he didn't possess in less than two weeks. Folks, that's just plain amazing. That's on a par with Dennis over at Dragon Leatherworks pushing out that gorgeous Viper I took to Colorado.

Later on I'll be featuring some new grips that Mark will be bringing to market. All I'll say is that they're so gorgeous that I am seriously starting to think about having the gun they're currently on refinished so that they will not completely outshine the firearm... The man does impressive work, no question about that - and I'm just waiting for him to break into Smith & Wesson J- and K-frame grips... Ooh, and N-frame, too...

Awesome looking grips, fantastic quality, and great folks to boot - I'm a fan of Rimfire Designs!

That is all.

5 comments:

Wally said...

Looking nice ! Mark does some pretty good work from what I see!

Ross said...

I won a set of grips from Mark in the Operational Tamalanche raffle. I don't own a 1911 (or 22/45), so he *insisted* on making a new custom set for my Bersa Thunder .380. He's working on them now, going only from the plastic stock grips I sent him.

Good guy and does great work.

Jay G said...

Don't. Own. A. 1911.

Individually I know what all those words mean. Together, though...

Ross said...

The other option was my XD. I don't think that would have worked as well.

instinct said...

Jay, I think there's something you should know... there are some people who don't have a 1911.

I know, it's hard to believe, but it's true.

There are also some people who don't like bacon. Those people have no soul.