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Rink Ambidextrous grip, symmetric, 1911 style on a LP50c

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Post by Sa-tevp Mon May 23, 2022 4:59 pm

I recently received my Rink Ambidextrous 1911 style grip for my Steyr LP50c. Since my kids have graduated from high school and I can go to matches again, I have been trying to get back to where I was in Bullseye, but 45 has been giving me fits. So... after deciding that shooting my Nelson Conversion alongside my 45 would probably help my process, I couldn't resist ordering a Rink 1911 grip for my Steyr LP50c to use in my basement 10 meter range.

Rink Ambidextrous grip, symmetric, 1911 style

Fit and finish is Rink's high quality. I ordered in mid March, it shipped early May matching Rink's expected date, and took about 12 days to arrive due to sitting for a week in US Customs. Maybe not a perfect 1911 simulation but shape and angle match the 1911, and I set the trigger length of pull to be the same for all three (AP, 22, 45) pistols.


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I will admit that dry firing is kind of like eating vegetables sometimes and it is fun to punch a few holes in paper afterwards.
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Post by chiz1180 Mon May 23, 2022 5:39 pm

Noticing any difference in your performance shooting air with these new grips vs the more standard international style ergo grips? Probably too soon to say, just curious.
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Post by Sa-tevp Mon May 23, 2022 6:28 pm

chiz1180 wrote:Noticing any difference in your performance shooting air with these new grips vs the more standard international style ergo grips? Probably too soon to say, just curious.

Funny you asked. Shooting one handed (since we always shoot one handed in competition) so far I was surprised I haven't had to make any sight adjustments. I had a very well fitted anatomical grip on this pistol (and all my other anatomical grips) and I expected a sight adjustment change, but none was needed so far. On the other hand, 1911 grips need more focus on gripping technique where an anatomical grip allows the shooter to maybe relax more.

To put this in perspective, I like shooting iron sights and am used to (In ISSF type events) making adjustments in sighters and as I fatigue, and in Bullseye/Conventional Pistol/Precision Pistol adjusting for lighting and fatigue during matches. (If I feel I am behind the curve for an upcoming match I will shoot a 2700 with a 22 to save money/primers/bullets. Why waste 45 ammo if my 22 shooting isn't so good?)

I am on the fence about either stippling the front strap and mainspring housing, or just adding patches of skateboard or tread tape.

Edit - got to go with stippling. Tape doesn't stick to oiled walnut. Also bumped up the trigger weight to over 2 pounds.
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Post by Sa-tevp Wed May 25, 2022 6:44 pm

Much betterer.

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Post by mprince Fri May 27, 2022 4:27 am

I wish I had known this existed this past winter.  I just ordered one though.  I will use this for my indoor (AKA living room) 10M range next winter.

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Post by Sa-tevp Thu Nov 02, 2023 8:13 pm

I tuned things up a bit. I trimmed the bottom of the grip to match the 1911 profile.

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The Steyr LP50c comes in handy when new shooters ask me to show them how to shoot. We can go from LP50c to Nelson Conversion to 45 Wadcutter.
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Post by JHHolliday Fri Nov 03, 2023 8:05 am

Dumb question: Instead of slabbing the anatomic, why not anatomize the 1911?

https://www.bullseyeforum.net/t11075p175-dick-horton-match-grips-new-e-mail-address#192811
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Post by Sa-tevp Fri Nov 03, 2023 2:44 pm

JHHolliday wrote:Dumb question: Instead of slabbing the anatomic, why not anatomize the 1911?

https://www.bullseyeforum.net/t11075p175-dick-horton-match-grips-new-e-mail-address#192811

Not dumb. I like anatomic grips for Air Pistol, 50 Meter Pistol and Sport Pistol (Basically International pistols). For shooting a 45 I like thicker slabs and lots of grip tape and stippling. Anatomic grips on a 45 feel like a big lump of wood to me due to the frame size.

The ambidextrous grip on the LP50c also lets left handers shoot my pistol, as well as letting new shooters use a two handed hold. After some work they can then shoot 22 and 45.

If I am going for Air Pistol points I have a Steyr LP10E with fitted grips for that.

There is also the idea to not shoot a 1911 conversion in 22 when Euro pistols are available. If I want my CF/45 score to go up I use the 1911 platform across the matches. If I want higher 22 scores I'll shoot my Feinwerkbau.
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Post by ronadair Sun Nov 05, 2023 4:01 pm

Remarkable how those grips make the LP50 Compact resemble a firearm.

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