small window in the grip to make rounds visible

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    small window in the grip to make rounds visible

    Quite a few years ago, I saw a little custom pistol in some magazine I can't recall now. It was a neat little autoloader with a window in the grip (and Mag) which gave a partial view of the rounds. I want to put together a 1911 at some point, and I've always thought that was pretty sweet. However, I've been looking everywhere for examples of this and come up with nothing. Anybody seen this or have examples?

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    Window on Rounds

    Simple, if you handmake your grips out of lucite or plexiglas. Hard thing to keep it clear with the soot and unburned powder,oil, etc.....
    I actually saw that article, I think it was a 1911 if I'm not misremembering.

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    Something like this? Louderthanwords • View topic - F/S ASP Quest for Excellence #86 or 100 - RARE MINT Cond.
    Or this? (Scroll down to the Devel for sale.) http://www.randgfirearms.com/4994.html
    I know that Hakan of Norway makes clear grips, but I have not seen any recent grips with windows. I have seen both Devels and ASPs with windowed grips.
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    Can't like it.

    When you rely on a technical feature to take the place of basic technique and principles (i.e., keeping track of how many you've squeezed off), than it will be that feature that invariably fails.

    Unless you're talking about safety devices...then it's usually the brain that fails, because someone was relying on the safety device instead.

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    Here is a better picture.
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    when it goes to slide lock change mags,or if you fired several rounds,do a tactical reload that way you know how many you got to finish the fight
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    Devel bought the rights to the ASP, IIRC. Also, if I recall, a fellow on the Park Cities Tactical forum made a set for himself. If you had a benchtop mill, it would not be hard, but you'd have to get apolishing compound that would not "milk" your grips.

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    Yup, it was a Devel. Thanks for the help. My plan is a 6in 10mm 1911 style. Not something I'm gonna have stuffed in my pants. Its not practical at all, but I think it should be cool...

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    I can see it now:

    "Time out! Let me put on my reading glasses and check the window in my grips to see how many rounds I have left. Okay, resume gunfight!"
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    Why would you want that?
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    This doesn't serve a practical purpose, I just thought it looked neat, and it bugged me that I couldn't find what it was on my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airpowers View Post
    This doesn't serve a practical purpose, I just thought it looked neat, and it bugged me that I couldn't find what it was on my own.
    Fair enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Why would you want that?
    The see-through grip panels and the cutaway mag were simply sales gimmicks for the Asp 9mm pistol, a conversion of the S&W Model 39.

    The idea was so the user would always know how many rounds he had left in the gun.

    The gun was the brainchild of Paris Theodore, the owner of Seventrees Holsters, out of NYC, in the 60s & 70s. He actually held a U.S. Patent on the see-through grips.


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    You guys reminded me:

    I actually posted this picture on another forum just a few days ago.

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    Grips

    I have an AMT .380 back up in the shop right now with clear grips also. I've seen a couple of them and I guess it might be a factory option.

    And what was that pistol that had the little tip of a spring that poked out of the grip screw when there were a couple of rounds left in the mag? Looked like a Sig....

    Anyway that was a neat system.

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