This is a discussion on Rohrbaugh Grips within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Chris would probably be the guy to answer this but, I'll let you all of you other folks eavesdrop in on the conversation.
March 22nd, 2006 10:29 PM
March 22nd, 2006 10:52 PM
How nice! Custom ivory grips on a Rohrbaugh! That'll deserve some nice pics when complete!
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March 22nd, 2006 11:04 PM
QK - the grips are flat underneath - no engagement in the frame that I recall - in fact looking inside of mag channel - there is no frame cut-away at all.
The right panel tho - and note this - is machined inside at the top to allow the trigger transfer bar free passage. That right panel is thus a part of the gun functionally.
The original CF grips in blue are finished, and the more recent black CF's are also all but done - way too costly now, tho will be available to special order. (Plus - very toxic material for machining too).
The new grips will soon be G-10 and probably be very nice.
Because the grips do not index on the frame internally - the screw hole centers are critical - I mean real critical -so bottom line, making new grips will NOT IMO be at all easy. Nothing is impossible of course but I think this might not be that easy of a project QK.
Oh and BTW - they are working towards having a black slide in a few months plus - the recent frames are coming thru with a process carried out by S&W which makes them sorta pre-self lubing to improve wear resistance.
Oops you asked re thickness - hang on - I'll check. They are tapered bottom to top - and max thickness is nominally 150 thou, tapering to 80 thou at top.
Check in over at the R Forum time to time to keep up to speed on changes or check with me again later.
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March 22nd, 2006 11:39 PM
March 23rd, 2006 07:09 PM
Gonna make Ivory Grips huh? that will be cool
April 3rd, 2006 05:28 PM
QKShooter - I would LOVE to see them if you do it; I would wonder if that particular material might not be maybe just a little too soft/ fragile..?
I'm thinking of trying to make a set for my R9s once my shop is completed
(it's currently in progress). Mine though, will likely be of a different than original man made material. Your idea sounds wonderful; please share pics w/ us all, if you do it!
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