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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2011, 12:37:15 AM »
Gentlemen,

I just got my checkered, black cherry grips this afternoon. Fast, fast service if there ever were such. Yankee, they must be reading your mail, it's that fast. The grips are beauties, and will go on my custom R9s, if I ever get it customized. Having trouble deciding who to send it to for custom finish and checkering on trigger guard, and front and back grip straps. Decisions, decisions. Hmmm...Suggestions?

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Offline yankee2500

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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2011, 12:54:31 AM »
mallard it's hard to beat the work of Bob Cogan of (Accurate Plating & Weaponry)

http://www.apwcogan.com/
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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2011, 12:39:37 PM »
Thinking of adding VZ grips based on info here.  Any suggestions regarding carbon fiber vs. smooth other than color options? (I don't care about pretty as much as function)
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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #48 on: September 16, 2011, 01:10:42 PM »
Paul @ Designer Grips makes some nice grips for the R9 with checkering or smooth, very similar to VZs. He was making grips for the R9 before VZ got into it.

I have a set from Designer Grips on my pup and am very happy with them.

http://www.designergrips.com/



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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #49 on: September 16, 2011, 01:26:07 PM »
Thanks, I'll check them out!  John
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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #50 on: September 16, 2011, 04:35:30 PM »
Backup, I have VZ's and a pair of Designer's.  I was disappointed with Designers on function and looks.  They looked too "plastic" and cheap to me and the grip just did not feel up to par with the VZ's.
I bought the Designer checkering and the smooth VZ.

However, I modified the Designer grips with a dremel by dishing out a thumb groove all the way across the top of the panel for the thumb to rest in rather shooting left or right-handed.
This also made the grips look much better.  The cheap plastic gloss is gone and now it is broken up with a dull black/bllue.  

Now it has function and looks.

Sorry, I do not know how to post pics.

If I had to pic one, I  would definitely pic VZ.
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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #51 on: September 16, 2011, 06:00:10 PM »
Thanks also Reinz.  I pulled up the Designers website and didn't like the appearance as much tho it's hard to tell from pictures sometimes, especially when only in one view.  If I go w/VZ I'd like to know if there is any material difference between Carbon Fiber and smooth VZ's in grip/texture.
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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #52 on: September 16, 2011, 06:19:02 PM »
According to the website, the regular smooth and the checkered grips are G-10 .

The carbon fiber are actually a matrix of carbon fiber And G-10.
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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #53 on: September 16, 2011, 09:13:30 PM »
I can't help you with the difference between vZ grip textures, but I have a pair of VZ carbon Fiber grips that are quite grippy, and provide an enhanced grip over the factory ones. †The rounded edges and slight palm swell make for a much better fit as well.

Oddly enough, I just placed an order this afternoon with designergrips (just for a different color), so I can post some comparison photos after the arrive.
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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #54 on: September 16, 2011, 09:25:37 PM »
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I can't help you with the difference between vZ grip textures, but I have a pair of VZ carbon Fiber grips that are quite grippy, and provide an enhanced grip over the factory ones. †The rounded edges and slight palm swell make for a much better fit as well.

I agree totally.

And I believe it was Moonshine who had a great analogy on another post , to paraphrase, saying that the VZ's make the R9 feel like a pistol rather than a piece of lumber/ 1x2 (?).
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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #55 on: September 16, 2011, 09:55:22 PM »
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I agree totally.

And I believe it was Moonshine who had a great analogy on another post , to paraphrase, saying that the VZ's make the R9 feel like a pistol rather than a piece of lumber/ 1x2 (?).

Saw that post...why I'm buying.  I like "grippy" so I guess I'll spring for the carbon fibers.  Thanks to all for the helpful responses.
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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #56 on: September 16, 2011, 09:59:58 PM »
One of best moves you can make.  You won't be sorry.

I'll probalbly end up VZ's on all of mine.
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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #57 on: October 04, 2011, 07:54:23 PM »
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Well, your waits are over. Here are a few Proto's.


I just installed a pair of checkered black-cherry VZ grips (identical to those in the photo from VZ_Grips earlier post) on my plain-vanilla stainless R-9.

They look great, feel good, and we're easy to install. And also have niftier screw heads.

For the record, the OEM grip panels came off easily... there were no problems with an errant trigger-return spring when I lifted the right panel... and the pin holes and screw holes on the new panels fit perfectly.

Both pup and papa are happy.

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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #58 on: October 04, 2011, 09:38:07 PM »
Fine looking, I have a set of those also. :D
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Re: VZ Grips
« Reply #59 on: October 04, 2011, 09:57:47 PM »
Ron.  Excellent.  Enjoy!
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