These blanks are for you folks who want to make your own grips, grip caps, forends and so forth. I find that quite a few buyers use them to make knife handles or attach them to pocket folder
knives (knife scales). I don't pretend to know about knife making, but if you need
something special in the way of blanks, let me know.
These blanks are easy to sand, file, and carve compared to wood and most other natural materials. They are strong, have no grain to split, and handle fairly high temperatures. Don't confuse this epoxy resin polyurethane with injection molded thermoplastic (used in mass production of gun grips). Mass
production requires speed, which is accomplished by using polymer that melts easily and can be forced into
a mold under high pressure, then chilled to "freeze" it in shape, and ejected quickly. But a plastic
that melts and sets (thermoplastic) can melt again. If you leave it in the sun, or locked up in
a hot car, it can warp, or get soft and crack from the pressure of the mounting. Sometimes people send
me grips to copy that are so distorted and warped from age and heat that nothing can be done but
built a new model by hand.
You won't find this material warping and distorting from being in the sun! It is not a thermoplastic,
but is formed from a binary chemical reaction just like the epoxy glue you buy in two tubes and
mix together. Once set, it is solid and stays that way under high temperatures. I cure it at
450 degrees, in fact, so I know it will handle the temperature anyplace you are likely to be shooting
your gun on this planet's surface!
Even though I usually show the natural ivory color images, remember you can order ANY color for
any of the grips or blanks. Just select the color from the drop-down menu on each listing. If you want
to send a paint chip or other color example to match, I will do my best.
Stock items (medallions, screws, specials) usually ship within 10 days.
I can't promise a specific ship date, as it will vary with circumstances. If you can't wait, please don't order! I'm working as fast as possible.
Be SURE to read the TERMS of SALE page, so you KNOW what you are getting.
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