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    Congrats DAO! 2 very nice lookers you got there. I just noticed the fluted barrel hood on the Bantam. Love it! Love it! Love it! Not sure how I missed that before.

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    Thanks Bird. It's hard to see but there is fluted "checkering" on the front and backstraps. If I could make these grips into bobtails they would match the fluting perfectly!
    I've never worked with micarta before so I don't know how it would cut or sand. Or what it would look like after having been altered.
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    I have cut, sanded it. It just gets kind of a dry look to it. If you apply wax (I use furniture wax) it all goes back to an even color. You could also apply a little clear just over the cut areas to bring the color back. Iíd say go for it man! Based on what you are saying about the front strap, seeing the barrel... those grips look like they are made for it, short of them not being bobbed.

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    This guy looks like he had the same idea. Other than the mainspring pin cut out, I think they came out not too shabby. Maybe if you started with a pair that have a magwell cut?
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    Edit... looks like he cut the pin relief. Not sure why though. Woulda looked much better without it in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dao View Post
    Thanks Bird. It's hard to see but there is fluted "checkering" on the front and backstraps. If I could make these grips into bobtails they would match the fluting perfectly!
    I've never worked with micarta before so I don't know how it would cut or sand. Or what it would look like after having been altered.
    Easy stuff dao. If they fit your bobtails so I can use my Cbob for a pattern I'll bob em for ya.
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    Those might have started as bobtail, and with the pin cutouts. I've seen some like that. I agree they look better with a non-visible pin relief. I think I'm going to try a set of those Remingtons. For the money it wouldn't be a big loss. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Some new furniture for my newer K9. This K9 was made in 2014. My other was made in 1995. In both cases the grips went right on without modification. But for my MK9 Elite 2000 I had to relieve some of the protrusions they built in to fit inside the openings in the frame in order to get them to seat. This newer K9 still has the old style slide and slide stop so it still predates the newer style. I'd be curious to know if the grip area on the guns with the newer slide changed also, though Kahr doesn't say anything about fitment for either set other than that their (Hogue) wood MK grips won't fit on guns in the GA range. I have a hunch that they would but it would require the same mods I did to my Elite which is in the GE range.
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    It was the MK's I always had fitment issues with, make a set and the person had a newer MK and my old pattern grips didn't work.
    I guess I assumed the K's were the same way but perhaps not. That would be kind of nice not having to worry about new style / old style.
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    Default A little shine

    I rubbed some elbow grease into my new SS Carry. I'm not good with a camera, but it does shine a bit more than stock. All I did was the flats on the slide. Before starting it was exactly as the rest of the gun, a rather boring matte.
    Started with some 800gr sandpaper for about 45 minutes and ended with Mother's for another 45 minutes.
    It's not a Bird job, but I don't have Bird's patience. Or skills.

    Before with bone grips and after with brown/black G10s:
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    I think it came out fantastic, and those grips are perfect! I saw another officer a bit back where the guy did just the flats and between his and yours I think Iím going to have to copy you guys one day. Itís areal nice look. Congrats on tackling some polishing!

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