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Old March 14, 2013, 06:48 PM   #1
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Options for (crappy) non removable grips on Ruger 22/45?

I hope one (or more) of you have a fix for the skinny molded grip on the basic Ruger 22/45. The Houge Handall is only a partial grip. Beginning to think I made a mistake getting this model. But they have been sold out everywhere for some time, and found one at Cabelas yesterday. Please tell me there is a fix!
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Old March 14, 2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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A gunsmith should be able to sand, drill and tap holes in the frame to let you install "real" removable grips. Thats what I'd do. I hear ya on the rugers being hard to find. Took me awhile to track down a new MK III recently.

Here's a step by step that will allow you to use 1911 grips if you wanna tackle it yourself: http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=347
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Old March 14, 2013, 07:29 PM   #3
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Can't remember the guy's name but there is gent on the forums at Rimfire Central who modifies grips the way steveNChunter described. He did mine about 18 months ago.



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Old March 15, 2013, 02:23 PM   #4
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That would be Doug Stout (kingshouse41225@gmail.com) Cost is about $40. Excellent work, just don't be in a big hurry to get it back.
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Old March 16, 2013, 10:24 PM   #5
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That is sweet!

Been looking for something like that for years.
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Old March 17, 2013, 07:20 AM   #6
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@ Merad- How do you like those Hogue grips? I have some on my MK III and love them. My wife fell in love with a new 22/45 target at a gun show yesterday and it followed us home. She is thinking she wants one of those Hogue rubber grips for it.

By the way where did you get one with a Ruger logo on it?
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Old March 17, 2013, 07:48 AM   #7
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The nice thing (or sometimes a PITA if you want a different barrel/upper) is that the Ruger MK's grip frame is NOT serialized, and is not considered a "gun" for transport purposes. You can send the frame in for modification without going through an FFL, and send it any way you want, saving lots of $$$.
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