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Post by DHMG1 12/15/2018, 4:58 pm

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DICK HORTON MATCH GRIPS can now be reached thru new E-mail address:  dickhortonmatchgrips@gmail.com


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Post by Foundryratjim 11/16/2021, 4:20 pm

I am happy with mine!
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Post by SingleActionAndrew 12/9/2021, 9:37 am

Lots of guys with giant paws in this sport Very Happy always enjoy the pictures of your work sir
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Post by Tripscape 12/9/2021, 10:24 am

I did not know you do laminated wood grips, as seen on the Unique VO. Can you please provide advantages and disadvantages of laminated over solid? I mean it looks great, but are there structural differences? Heavier or lighter, longevity, absorption, wear to the stipples? Would be great to hear from the master himself. Thanks!

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Post by DHMG1 12/9/2021, 10:37 am

Guys, I don't really have a source for laminated wood. The ones in the photos were my attempt to utilize some drops from resawing the various grip blanks and gluing them together. Kind of a pain in the ass really. So I have a few of these blocks available if there is interest. Not really sure what the advantages if any are. Maybe someone could recommend a supplier for the  colored plywood material that other manufacturers are using.
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Post by zanemoseley 12/9/2021, 1:23 pm

Most precision rifle stock builders like laminated blanks over solid walnut because its more stable and won't be affected as much by environmental changes. Not sure it really makes a difference for us. Some like the flashy look of laminate with alternating colors, a lot of us prefer a pretty piece of walnut though.

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Post by Foundryratjim 12/9/2021, 6:50 pm

Foundryratjim wrote:I am happy with mine!
I have shot two indoor gallery matches since if installed Dick's grips. My average has gone up 4.36 points. I have made no other changes to the pistol. Cool

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Post by Wobbley 12/9/2021, 8:23 pm

DHMG1 wrote:Guys, I don't really have a source for laminated wood. The ones in the photos were my attempt to utilize some drops from resawing the various grip blanks and gluing them together. Kind of a pain in the ass really. So I have a few of these blocks available if there is interest. Not really sure what the advantages if any are. Maybe someone could recommend a supplier for the  colored plywood material that other manufacturers are using.
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https://cwp.fi/en/products/cwp-laminated-blanks/ They’re in Finland. They might have a US importer.
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Post by mpolans 12/23/2021, 10:20 pm

Why the holes/circles? Added weight?

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Post by zanemoseley 12/23/2021, 10:41 pm

It says "with accents" looks like he drilled and put in walnut inserts as a visual accent.

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Post by Drawman623 12/24/2021, 11:14 am

Anyone have any idea how long the wait is for his custom work?
Quality like this can’t possibly be fast

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Post by DHMG1 12/24/2021, 11:20 am

CURRENT SHIPPING TIMES ARE LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER RECEIPT OF THE ORDER.

MERRY CHRISTMAS,

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Post by GME 12/24/2021, 11:50 pm

I have three, Mod. 41, Mod. 52 and 1911.  If memory serves, all three were in the one-week range.  It surprised me, but Dick appears to have it all down pat.  I'm guessing he uses 3d CAD and a CNC router for most of it.  For this type of work, CNCs can really speed up things.

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Post by DHMG1 12/25/2021, 8:12 am

Gary:  No CAD or CNC. These are all built using Band Saws, Carbide Burrs on Drill Presses, and Dremel Tools. Stippling done with a Center Punch and Chaser Hammer, one stroke at a time. No two grips are alike.

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Post by DA/SA 12/25/2021, 8:18 am

DHMG1 wrote:Gary:  No CAD or CNC. These are all built using Band Saws, Carbide Burrs on Drill Presses, and Dremel Tools. Stippling done with a Center Punch and Chaser Hammer, one stroke at a time. No two grips are alike.
That's impressive! A true craftsman.
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Post by SingleActionAndrew 12/25/2021, 10:43 am

Dick, do you do GT45 Pardini sir?
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Post by Schaumannk 12/29/2021, 8:17 pm

I met up with Stray Brit at our range today by accident.  He was trying out his new Matchgun 32.  All his guns had Horton grips on them, and they were all beautiful.  Inspired me to print out the order form.

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