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Alex$
12-27-2010, 12:24 PM
So I bought a couple 82's from J&G recently, don't like the broken grips that came with them, they are marred and in bad enough shape that I want to replace them.

Looking online there are not many people making them, factory 83 wood grips run about $60.00 shipped, just plain wood with logo. Also, the Hungarian brothers will run about $70.00 with a long delivery time.

Talking with a machinist, I understand why they are so expensive. I could pay his setup fee and get some made, but it would be very expensive per copy. Obviously it get cheaper the more he makes.

My question then becomes, is anyone else considering changing their grips?

hk91666
12-27-2010, 12:46 PM
So I bought a couple 82's from J&G recently, don't like the broken grips that came with them, they are marred and in bad enough shape that I want to replace them.

Looking online there are not many people making them, factory 83 wood grips run about $60.00 shipped, just plain wood with logo. Also, the Hungarian brothers will run about $70.00 with a long delivery time.

Talking with a machinist, I understand why they are so expensive. I could pay his setup fee and get some made, but it would be very expensive per copy. Obviously it get cheaper the more he makes.

My question then becomes, is anyone else considering changing their grips?

I paid handpick and my grips turned out okay. But I was considering changing them in the future. I just emailed a guy I bought a set for my Cz52 to see if he made them for the cz82/83. Pm me if you are interested in another option if he answers me. Attached are pics of the cz52.

steve91104
12-27-2010, 5:54 PM
Have you looked at this place?

http://www.designergrips.com/index.htm

If you're thinking of a group buy, I'd be interested in two sets of grips.

Alex$
12-27-2010, 6:42 PM
Thank you for the responses, I was either thinking of paying the setup and ordering xx amount if the price point made sense or making the fixtures and carving the grips myself. (again if the price made sense)

I am not out to make a fortune, just trying to self-support the C&R thing. The machinist in question is my brother-in-law and he tells me the truth, even if it will cost him money. CNC machining these things take a long time due to the tooling, so the run time and the programming are expensive for the first run. If you have a large enough order to run a machine 24x7 for a longer time the parts become cheaper.

On the other hand, if I were to make the fixtures and make them myself the price point would be higher, but I can choose what material to make them from.

steve91104, I have looked at the site, he does interesting carbonfiber stuff and looks like he is injection molding his own grips. That process is cheapest if you have the equipment. I considered buying a couple of the designs he has, unfortunately I am a picky buyer and he has no wood grips.

johnthomas
12-27-2010, 7:09 PM
http://www.marschalgrips.com/cz82/cz82.html
Look at these

Alex$
12-27-2010, 7:15 PM
http://www.marschalgrips.com/cz82/cz82.html
Look at these

Those are the Hungarian brothers I mentioned in my original post. :)

http://www.marschalgrips.com/onlineorder/pricelist.html

Alex

hk91666
12-27-2010, 8:49 PM
I paid handpick and my grips turned out okay. But I was considering changing them in the future. I just emailed a guy I bought a set for my Cz52 to see if he made them for the cz82/83. Pm me if you are interested in another option if he answers me. Attached are pics of the cz52.

My guy got back and does not do cz82/83 grips.

hk91666
12-27-2010, 8:51 PM
Have you looked at this place?

http://www.designergrips.com/index.htm

If you're thinking of a group buy, I'd be interested in two sets of grips.

These look nice and price is not too bad.JMHO

Alex$
12-27-2010, 9:03 PM
These look nice and price is not too bad.JMHO

They do some nice carbon fiber stuff, I haven't tried CF yet, but they don't do wood grips. I am like some of the designs they have.

hk91666
12-27-2010, 9:05 PM
They do some nice carbon fiber stuff, I haven't tried CF yet, but they don't do wood grips. I am like some of the designs they have.

I saw the brown ones they looked like wood let me know if you find wood one other that Marchal one which seem rather dear.

morrcarr67
12-29-2010, 5:21 PM
Have you looked at this place?

http://www.designergrips.com/index.htm

If you're thinking of a group buy, I'd be interested in two sets of grips.

These are pretty cool. Thanks for sharing. I think I will be buying some of these. I kind of like the white ones for my CZ50, CZ82 and P64.

If you find some nice wood one for the CZ50 and CZ82 I would like some of those too.

Jesse