Thought Id share my DIY memory pad/palm swell... Problem: I needed a memory pad/palm swell on my Springfield 1911-A1 G.I. in order for me/my hand/grip to reliably depress the grip safety 100% of the time. Solution: After thinking on it a while... I decided on a product called pig which is a Repair Putty/Multi-Purpose Epoxy Stick... this stuff is like iron after it drys & REAL easy to work with! Its in stick form so you just pinch off as much as you need & then work/mix it with your fingertips for a minute/2 tops... stick in on where you want it, press it in & then ruff shape it... let it dry for an hour & after that you can sand, file &/or drill on it... I didnt even have to remove my grip safety with this project (nor the original finish on the part as this stuff sticks to EVERYTHING) & was able to use only an exacto-knife for final shaping/trimming... after the final shaping I used a black paint-pen to color it as this pig putty requires no primer! Heres what I came up with... I left it a little on the large side on purpose... sorry for the crappy pics as my digital cam is MIA & all I have is my cell came: .