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#1 JDeko

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 12:37 AM

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I was watching a YankeeMarshal where he made what he called a "Ghost Gun" by putting silver Aluminum grips on a Beretta 92 Inox so the whole pistol was shiny silver like a stainless steel sink. I kind of want to do that with an EAA Witness 10mm, getting it to look more or less like this:

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They say that the large frames take CZ 97 mags, does anyone here have a .38 Super, 10mm, or other large frame EAA Witness and were you able to put CZ 97 grips on it? I really don't want to shell out 120 for the Tanfoglio ones.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:06 AM

Fab your own grips out of whatever material you want. It's not that hard to make grips for an auto.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 08:02 AM

I own a Stock 3 in 45. Not sure if they take CZ97 mags?

If I was looking for custom parts, I'd be looking at stuff from Eric Grauffel. He is the face of Tanfoglio in competition and has a custom line of parts.


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 10:47 AM

+1 on making grips.  Another option would be to have plastic grips chrome plated (not cheap!)


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Posted 19 February 2017 - 07:24 PM



I own a Stock 3 in 45. Not sure if they take CZ97 mags?

If I was looking for custom parts, I'd be looking at stuff from Eric Grauffel. He is the face of Tanfoglio in competition and has a custom line of parts.

 

I saw that they took those mags on the CZ forums [I think?] trying to do a bit of research before making this thread. I've not handled one, sadly, they have a couple CZ 75s at the range I go to but just 9mm, no exotics. 


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Posted 20 February 2017 - 09:49 AM

They are super nice pistols. EAA sucks ass as far as customer service goes.
Factory mags aren't hard to find for them though, I know midway carries them.
I'll try and find the website with all the custom parts. I know there was aluminum grips on there.
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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:54 PM

I might get the carry model after shooting a CZ75 Compact at my local gun store. I've not seen ANY silver aluminum grips for the carry models. To all the folk talking about making grips, do y'all have sources that could make me a pair?

This probably will turn into another one of my usual threads [except the SXP Thread, I bought that right away] as my dad has fallen ill and we're still figuring out his finances. Even if my money is my own taking the class for my CCW might be an issue since my brother and I have to take terms watching him 24/7.

 

Cruel as it may sound, however I'm released from this obligation I do plan to get my license and I know that cosmetics aren't that important but it would honestly mean a lot to me to be able to put silver [or at least light grey] on whatever model I purchase. And I think having a nice piece of aesthetic beauty to carry [even if I'm going to have to hide it at times or choose to hide it at times] will encourage me to carry it as opposed to a black plastic Kleenex box like a Glock or other poly wonders. 

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 06:50 PM

Deleted original response. Wasn't relevant after I read the whole post.

So are you looking for a Tanfoglio or a CZ?

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 01:05 AM

Tanfoglio. I brought up CZ because people said some CZ stuff was interchangeable but I'm planning to buy an EAA Witness


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:43 AM

Carve a set of grips out of polycarbonate.

Paint the back silver and you're there....or buy it already mirrored.

Polycarbonate is easy to work.

 

Here's the stuff you want: https://www.mcmaster...bonate/=16xq256


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:58 AM

Buy a replacement set of grips, and paint them with Aluma-hide.


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Posted 28 March 2017 - 10:10 PM

1) remove grips

2) buy some clay

3) place grips into clay

4) create mold of grips and then cook clay

5) make friends with someone with a crucible and a need for a possible side income

6) make some grips out of aluminum with new friends crucible and the molds

7) celebrate victory of having your aluminum grips and also a potential side income


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 05:01 AM

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 03:38 PM

Step 1: Buy gun first.
Step 2: Report back.

 

They aren't even in stock currently, waiting for new imports, expect the compact model which has no pre-existing silver aluminum grips. So I was asking if anyone here had an idea if I could have some made and how much it would cost.


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Posted 14 October 2017 - 02:47 AM

Anyone ever find out if the large frame [10mm .45 acp some say 38 Super] Witnesses take CZ 97 grips? I suppose it would take owning one of both and testing it out or finding someone who had, hoping such knowledge exists somewhere in this group.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 01:11 AM

Step 1: Buy gun first.
Step 2: Report back.

 

Steps 1 and 2 completed.

 

My usually proclivities are coming to light again and now I kind of want wood grips for it, but I can't find them anywhere.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:26 AM

Wood grips are a great project to improve you'r skills. They can be made with a few simple tools like a hand drill,sandpaper and a file or rasp.


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 04:06 PM

You can do the wood grips. It's a great first project and a LOT easier than restocking a double from scratch, and I managed to do that:

 

Give it a try. You might surprise yourself.

 

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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:55 PM

You can do the wood grips. It's a great first project and a LOT easier than restocking a double from scratch, and I managed to do that:
 
Give it a try. You might surprise yourself.
 
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I usually don't like light colored wood, but that grain pattern is gorgeous.
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Posted 19 October 2017 - 09:32 PM

That IS gorgeous! Details, man, we need details!!  :D


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Posted 19 October 2017 - 10:07 PM

Does anyone here know if the fiber optic front sight [#303011] they sell would fit the 4.5in wonder steel frame base model [999220]? That is the one other thing I'd like to change on it besides the grips. Their site seems to be derping as far as "Contact Us" goes so I'm hoping someone here might have answers.

 

You can do the wood grips. It's a great first project and a LOT easier than restocking a double from scratch, and I managed to do that:

 

Give it a try. You might surprise yourself.

 

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Man that wood grain is beautiful. The silver receiver as well.


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Posted 20 October 2017 - 05:32 PM

I didn't want to thread jack, but since you asked....

 

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 05:38 PM

 

You can do the wood grips. It's a great first project and a LOT easier than restocking a double from scratch, and I managed to do that:
 
Give it a try. You might surprise yourself.
 
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I usually don't like light colored wood, but that grain pattern is gorgeous.

 

No stain at all. Just old growth English walnut, seasoned for over 20 years with a hand rubbed Tru-Oil finish and paste wax.

 

JDEKO:

 

Check out cabinet shops in your area. Some mill their own limber and may be able to hook you up with something really nice for your grips.

They won't charge nearly as much as the places that sell "grip blanks". (overpriced little slabs of wood).

 

Maple is nice and easy to get if you want a lighter wood, and it'll stain well. Not much figure unless you go with curly maple.

Walnut is easy to work with.

Lots of others.

 

Oh....check out places that sell and install hardwood flooring. LOTS of VERY nice stuff there, and they have odd pieces left from installs that they may even GIVE you if you talk to the installer and not the salesperson. ;) Try this first.


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 03:01 PM

Turns out that none of the factory fiber optic sights fit my model supposedly.


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