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Old May 14th, 2011, 10:11 PM   #1
 
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Grips for MKIII 22/45.

I have a MKIII 22/45 (Model 10110).
I am looking for different grips for this gun, but as the frame & grips are one unit my only option seems to be slip on grips.
Haven't got much of a choice over here, can anyone suggest anything.
Thanks in advance, James.



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Old May 14th, 2011, 10:44 PM   #2
 
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Trade yours in for a new one with replaceable grips - Model #10410 -
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i used the Hogue slip on with a palm swell (this was back in like '96), and it drove me crazy. taking it on and off to get at the disassemble latch was not only a PITA, it would eventually stretch out the slip on grip to the point where i would have to get a new one.. . then to the point where i would just clean it as best i could without disassembling it.

i grew to dislike the grip angle all together so i sold it. but for 12 years... yeah, it was a pain.

the only way i could deal with it now is if i could find a good bulk price on a case or two of slip on grips, and just cut them off then i wanted to disassemble.

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James ... Before Ruger came out with the 22/45 with replaceable grip panel model, there were a couple of techniques available to add standard 1911 grips to the 22/45. The following links will show you how if you're interested:


22-45 with Hogue 1911 Officer Size Grips
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Here is a pic of my grips

Here is the link. I love them!

SPD Custom Paintball Grips & Pistol Gun Grips -* Paintball Marker Grips - Pistol Gun Grips - Paintball Gun Grips for Sale - Pistol Gun Grips for Sale

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Thanks to all for responding.
Buck, would I void my "warranty" if I drilled the frame to the install grips?
Regards.
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Buck, would I void my "warranty" if I drilled the frame to the install grips?
Regards.
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James ... Since Ruger simply agrees to "provide service" to it's customers and doesn't have an official warranty (due to the Magnuson-Moss Act), there is no warranty to void. While you would have to talk directly to Ruger CS to determine how they would view a grip modification as it relates to their ability to provide future service to your pistol, I would suspect that it would only affect any issues that you might have with your grip frame. Ruger answers this question in general in their FAQ section on their site as follows:

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Q. If any factory parts in my Ruger gun have been altered or modified, will the Service Department perform repairs on the gun?

A. Ruger firearms are designed to function properly in their original condition. Sturm, Ruger will not be responsible for any alteration of any part of the firearm, or for the addition or substitution of parts and accessories not manufactured by Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. If firearms sent in for service are found to be altered, they may be brought back to factory specifications at the discretion of Sturm, Ruger and at the expense of the customer. So please remove any custom parts and accessories prior to shipment to Ruger for service.
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Hey James I am currently working on some custom grips to fit the Ruger MKIII 22/45 models. They’re made of top quality coco-bolo wood and feature full checkering with 2 Ruger medallion inserts on each grip. These grips are made and designed to work on all 22/45 models.

James I’ve heard of people taking the MKIII 22/45 models and customizing them to accept aftermarket grips before. Any factory or standard 1911 grips should work after a few simple mods. Basically you take any 22/45 that does not have replaceable grips such as yours and sand the sides down until their flush with the rest of the frame. Then place the grips in the desired location mark and drill the holes. Next add the bushings and screws, these are available directly through Ruger. Just a few simple mods and you have a pistol that will accept a variety of different grips not even to mention the drastic improvements in handling and feel. A very viable option if you ask me and in your case probably the cheapest and most logical too. That is unless you were looking for another reason to add to the collection in which case this would be as good one.

I hope to have these grips finished soon and will post pics and a add on this forum ASAP in the Classifieds section. Thanks and good luck, Jordan.
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I was getting ready to buy some 1911 grips to modify for my 22/45 when I found these on Brownells.

Coco Bollo Grips RH





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James,
Did you ever get your grips that you ordered? Aren't they the same ones that Buck provided a link to?
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Did you ever get your grips that you ordered? Aren't they the same ones that Buck provided a link to?
After numerous emails and in a one word answer.....
No.
I have given up on him, it is his business, he can screw it up if that is what he is trying to do.
Other folk that ordered from him got less than they expected.

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Hey James I am currently working on some custom grips to fit the Ruger MKIII 22/45 models. They’re made of top quality coco-bolo wood and feature full checkering with 2 Ruger medallion inserts on each grip. These grips are made and designed to work on all 22/45 models.

James I’ve heard of people taking the MKIII 22/45 models and customizing them to accept aftermarket grips before. Any factory or standard 1911 grips should work after a few simple mods. Basically you take any 22/45 that does not have replaceable grips such as yours and sand the sides down until their flush with the rest of the frame. Then place the grips in the desired location mark and drill the holes. Next add the bushings and screws, these are available directly through Ruger. Just a few simple mods and you have a pistol that will accept a variety of different grips not even to mention the drastic improvements in handling and feel. A very viable option if you ask me and in your case probably the cheapest and most logical too. That is unless you were looking for another reason to add to the collection in which case this would be as good one.

I hope to have these grips finished soon and will post pics and a add on this forum ASAP in the Classifieds section. Thanks and good luck, Jordan.
Did you ever get these into the classifieds ?
If so, I cannot find them.
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I ended up ordering these:

Government 1911 PEANUT Grips - OD Green Magwell

I'll post up pics and what all I have to "modify" to get them to fit appropriately. Time for me to go buy a dremel...
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You can try these. Custom Grips I have these on my 22/45 and like them.
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You can try these. Custom Grips I have these on my 22/45 and like them.
Have some ordered from him, have been waiting two months.
He is the guy that has been mentioned in a few other forums also.
Thanks anyway.
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