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Old January 25th, 2012, 03:19 PM   #1
 
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Modifying grips to fit on 22/45

I have heard about and seen a few people who have grinded down the non replaceable grips on the 22/45 target model. Has anybody on here done this and is it somewhat simple? I just don't want to destroy something that is brand new.



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Old January 25th, 2012, 03:35 PM   #2
 
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If you google it you will find a couple of guys that do this mod. and are quite good at it.
They are on other forums though.
I once considered it, but a hassle sending from Aust.
Kept it as is and ordered the RP model, I'll play with that one.
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This guy can do it for you...

If you are not confident or like me, I don't have the time you can contact kingshouse41225@gmail.com. I am still wiating for my gun to get to my FFL and turn around to send the frame to him. I got his conact from posting the same questions last week.

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I would not do that to a new gun , trade it or sell it then get the RP model if that is what you want .
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I would not do that to a new gun , trade it or sell it then get the RP model if that is what you want .
My 22/45 (SS) is two years old and I was considering this mod also.
Shame the RP model doesn't come in SS.
So I have ordered the blued RP model and I intend to swap the receivers.
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The RP isn't California legal.
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The RP isn't California legal.
Why on earth not? What do they care if you can change the grips to fit your hand better?
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Is legal in Australia, thank goodness.

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Why on earth not? What do they care if you can change the grips to fit your hand better?
Because it carries a different model number Ruger would have to submit it to all the BS testing to make California's list as if it were a completely different gun. I know it doesn't make sense but that's life here in California now days. Probably not worth the cost for the number of additional guns they might sell.
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Because it carries a different model number Ruger would have to submit it to all the BS testing to make California's list as if it were a completely different gun. I know it doesn't make sense but that's life here in California now days. Probably not worth the cost for the number of additional guns they might sell.
Ah. Understood. I didn't realize a different model number required all of the extra paperwork, etc. on the manufacturer's end. Seems that a 22/45 would be the same regardless. Oh well.

One thing I just thought about... Have you looked on places like eBay, Gunbroker, etc. to try and find a 22/45 lower? It doesn't have a serial number so it doesn't have to go through FFL... Just a thought for you.
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