Originally Posted by RunningOnMT
I'm still trying to find someone who can make grips for my RIA 1911-A2, double stack. They need to be thin but it looks to me like not an impossible task for someone with the tools. Seems like you could just start out with regular 1911 grips, then mill off the back side along a straight line to match the contour of the wider mag well. There are tabs along one edge just below the thumb safety that complicate the job though.
Custom wood grips are available for the Para double stack but they wont fit the RIA which has a slightly different grip screw hole spacing. If anyone is willing to give this a try, please pm me.
If I had the right tools to do it I would say yes I can help. But I just don't have the mill it would take to do this. I built 2 sets for the Para P14 and each time I really lost my but in labor, because of the intense work on the back side of the grip. I had to do all of this with a chisel and rasp and it took me almost a week on the first pair. Then I thought I would do a second pair faster, well I was wrong. So I came to the conclusion that there would be no more.
Wish I could help. If I were a young man I would buy a mill, because there is really a market for this type grip. But I'm so old I could never pay for such a machine.