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Old 08-19-2010, 8:22 PM
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Default Custom Grips for Makarov

I'm considering replacing the grips on a Makarov with wood from here. http://www.marschalgrips.com/hires/hires.html

This guy has so many options when ordering the grip; wood type, grip patters, and finish. I'm leaning either for a redish wood/stain or a real dark stained grip. Like this one http://www.marschalgrips.com/hires/p...hek-ongun1.jpg . These guys have some exotic woods. I like the zebra wood maybe staind red. Check em out and if you got a recommendation I'd like to hear it.

So another question is should I get smooth grips or checked and why. I've never shot wood grips. Is smooth going to lauch right outa my hand if I sweat. Is checked gonna chew up my palm?
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Old 08-19-2010, 9:44 PM
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I'm considering replacing the grips on a Makarov with wood from here. http://www.marschalgrips.com/hires/hires.html

This guy has so many options when ordering the grip; wood type, grip patters, and finish. I'm leaning either for a redish wood/stain or a real dark stained grip. Like this one http://www.marschalgrips.com/hires/p...hek-ongun1.jpg . These guys have some exotic woods. I like the zebra wood maybe staind red. Check em out and if you got a recommendation I'd like to hear it.

So another question is should I get smooth grips or checked and why. I've never shot wood grips. Is smooth going to lauch right outa my hand if I sweat. Is checked gonna chew up my palm?
Im my experience with checkered wood on my 1911 it doesn't feel to abrasive for me.. Smooth I cannot tell you.. I personally like the rosewood color of the 2nd link and wanted some for my 1911 but I think on 2tone gun they look kinda tacky.. an all black maka with rosewood would look nice in checkered grips to me personally. Just my input..
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I have some on a CZ with the "wattle" wood, half checkered, and with a reddish stain. They look a lot like this:
http://www.marschalgrips.com/hires/c...ye%29-chek.jpg
There was a wait, but the vendor was easy to deal with and a real pro.
The checkering is not too abrasive, and the finger notches and thumb rest help to keep a grip on things.

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Old 08-19-2010, 10:13 PM
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I have some on a CZ with the "wattle" wood, half checkered, and with a reddish stain. They look a lot like this:
http://www.marschalgrips.com/hires/c...ye%29-chek.jpg
There was a wait, but the vendor was easy to deal with and a real pro.

That color is about what I'm saying on rosewood.. Those are beautiful man.. I love that dark cherry/red color on wood grips against a black gun.. I think what went with on my 1911 was like a black walnut type grip which looks nice but I threw on some hogues are a better feel and I STILL haven't gone shooting and its already been like 2+ mths since I swapped em. Since I picked up my glock 22 I'm really thinking about hitting the range this weekend to check out both guns.
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Get the checkered red grips with the star in the middle of the panel.
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Get the checkered red grips with the star in the middle of the panel.
I agree.. that color is beautiful and the red star accents them nicely.. All you need to do after is join the red army and/or KGB and you're set
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The red does look good.

http://www.marschalgrips.com/hires/m...-chek-red2.jpg .. Nice pic.
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Nice grips, they almost make that FEG PA-63 look like a good gun
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The Marschal grips do look very nice.



However, the wood is slightly larger than the standard plastic.
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Old 08-20-2010, 8:53 AM
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^ is that yours?
Very nice!
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Yes. Yes, it is.
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^ Happy guy with a cool Mak!


(Great photo, too!)
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cz97-walnut-chek-red4.jpg Went checked with star plain no fingers.
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