JLA's Project

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  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I got an update on the corian grip blanks Carl sent me.

    They've been sitting for a couple months now just rough cut with the bandsaw and waiting to be finished. But I needed another set of full size 1911 grips like a hole in the head soo I wasnt in too big a hurry to get em done. Plus I still have yet to go pick up my belt/drum sander anyway.

    Well a couple weeks ago I bought a NIB Llama 111a (the mini 1911 in .380). I decided It needed some new grips so I drilled out the screw holes in the frame, tapped them and converted them to 1911 grip screw bushings and made some templates to fit the frame and traced the pattern out on the blanks Carl sent me. Perfect! Using the top hole Carl drilled as a reference point I traced out the templates and cut them out with the saw. I also made me a piloted counter bore this morning. I am fixing to leave the house and go get my sander. But heres an as of now pic.. :)

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    Go Bears. They start good but fall apart mid season.
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    Cowboys too. Maybe this year will be different.
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    That is gonna be nice Josh. Don't forget to bring them to the meet, finished or not.
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    I should have them done by tomorrow round lunch. Ida finished them already but beck had me cook some chicken and stuffed peppers on the grill.
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    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I got em done. Sanded out with 320 and buffed with some scotch brite. They turned out flipin sweet!

    Heres a few pics.

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    Very nice!
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    sweet i love them:cool:
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    What kind of pistol is that?
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    Nice Josh, I can't wait to hold them in my hands.
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    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Its a Llama 111-A, circa 1978. It is a mini version of the 1911 geared toward the .380 ACP the same way a govt 1911 is geared toward the .45 ACP.

    Its a really sweet shootn gun but it bites the hell out of my hand every shot. Perfect for the wifes tiny hand though.
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    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Me either Carl, although I am admittedly a tad nervous about it. To me thats like handing my green machine to JMB himself for his approval.
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    Very nice job Josh. Looks sweet.
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