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Grip upgrade on Norinco

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by jrs93accord, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. jrs93accord

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    When I got this Norinco a few weeks ago, it came with Uncle Mike's black rubber checkered grips. I like the grips, but they just did not belong on a Norinco.

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    So, I installed a set of brown plastic checkered 1911A1 grips. They looked too new for the Norinco, so I aged them a little bit using black liquid shoe polish. I applied it and them wiped it off. Here is the result.

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    Here it is with my other Norinco (walnut checkered grips).

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  2. Hokie1911

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    Looks great. Black shoe polish. 1,001 uses.
     


  3. jrs93accord

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    Thanks Brian.

    BTW, five new arrivals coming in over the next few days. Picking everything up on Tuesday afternoon.
     
  4. These would have been more "fitting"!

    :tongueout:

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    Or, if you like real wood:

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  5. bac1023

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    Very cool.

    Can't wait to see them. :thumbsup:
     
  6. bac1023

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Love the look with the new choice in grips,......looks great!
     
  8. bac1023

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    James, these grips look very similar to the grips that come with the Regent, other than the darkening you did.

    Are they the same? :dunno:


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  9. jrs93accord

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    They are the same type of brown plastic checkered grip as found on the Regent. I have had these grips laying around for a while waiting to use them on something. All of a sudden, a light bulb came on and the next thing I know, I have new grips on the Norinco. One never knows what one can do if one never tries. I thank God that I have a good head on my shoulders and the common sense to figure things out.

    Here is a pic for comparison.

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  10. bac1023

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    :thumbsup:
     
  11. glock360

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    I have those exact same UM grips, did yours come with the finger grooves?
    They’re really kind of rare in their own right, they don’t make them anymore.

    I replaced them with thin micarta VZ grips.
    Then when using it I pressed the mag button accidentally causing a malfunction, never had that problem with the full sized UM grips.

    So, I put my UM grips back on. :D
     
  12. jrs93accord

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    The UM grips did not come with the finger grooves. I like the rubber grips, but I wanted to return the Norinco back to as close to original form as I could.
     
  13. glock360

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    I’ve got a set of real Norinco grips I’d trade for the uncle mikes grips, if you're interested.
     
  14. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    Looks great!!

    My original Norinco plastic grips looked really cheap, so I had to change them out. Not really A1 material, but I liked the look of the ebony wood double diamonds from Eagle Grips and they feel great in my hand, too. :)

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  15. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    If anyone wants my factory Norinco grips, PM me with your name and address and I'll mail them to you just because I'm a good guy. :)

    deadite
     
  16. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    The grips have been claimed. :)

    deadite