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    1. #21
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      I hate to be the bringer of bad news, but according to Wilson's fit codes, the front strap won't fit an officers model...which a Springfield Micro falls under frame wise...



      http://www.wilsoncombat.com/info_fit_codes.htm
      A
      Wilson Combat, Colt, Kimber, Springfield, US Military, Norinco, & Caspian Government Model/Enhanced Government Model (5" barrel with full sized frame) Rock Island Armor, ARMSCOR, Taurus, STI , SV

      B
      Colt Commander/Combat Commander/1991 A1 Commander, Norinco Commander Model (4 1/2" barrel with full sized frame)
      C
      Colt Officers Model/LW Officers Model/1991 A1 Compact (3 1/2" barrel with officers/compact sized frame)
      D
      Wilson Combat, Kimber, and Springfield Armory Compact Model (4" barrel with compact sized frame)
      E
      Springfield Armory Champion and Kimber Pro Model (4" with full sized frame)
      F
      Safari Arms Matchmaker
      G
      Safari Arms Enforcer
      H
      Detonics Scoremaster
      I
      Detonics Combatmaster
      J
      Caspian Hi-Cap
      K
      Strayer-Tripp-Voigt 2011
      L
      Para-Ordnance P-12
      M
      Para-Ordnance P-13
      N
      Para-Ordnance P-14
      O
      Colt Gold Cup, AMT Hardballer
      P
      Colt Double Eagle

      Hopefully you can "make it fit"

      If not, no worries, Brownells has a "No Hassle" return policy.

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      No problem:
      It's thin metal. You can probably cut it with household scissors, or a utility knife. Worst case, use a cold chisel. It might not be pretty, but it'll work.
      Make the cut at the bottom, not at the top. Smooth it out as best you can—maybe fold the bottom edge over the mag-well lip. Burnish it in place with the thin shaft of a small-blade screwdriver.
      Don't use your wife's best sewing scissors, though.

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      Nothing is easy is it!

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      Quote Originally Posted by plentyofpaws View Post
      Nothing is easy is it!
      ....Well I'm going to be brutally honest here.

      The $24.95 solution to fix your problem would have been to just order a pair of Hogue wrap around rubber grips.

      As I said in your holster thread, you have be be careful with the details. As you didn't specify what model gun you're talking about modifying, not everyone will give you the correct info that you are looking for. Also while Brownells is usually pretty good about the descriptions of their parts, it's ultimately up to you to make sure that you are buying the right stuff. They used to list the Wilson part fit code on their website, but that was before the change. I may dig a little deeper on their website and see if it's still there, if not I'll either give them a call or inquire about it the next time I stop in.

      I the long run, it's only as hard as you make it.

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      JD, you're right! My bad, as they say! Hogue grips are fine, but why would someone want to give up nice wood grips for rubber?

      I am awaiting an answer from the SA custom shop. Once I hear from them I'll decide my next move. I have some A-Grip material that I may try to use as you did the tape and sandpaper. My goal is not to take away from the looks of the gun. So I may just spring for the custom checkering. Like the old saying goes, "in for a penny, in for a pound."

      Ijust wish I could find someone here locally that could do it. I hate sending guns through any means, the chance of it coming up missing in shipment is pretty high!

      Of course I could just use a glove when I shoot. But then that doesn't do much for a real life situation!!!!

      Thanks again for all your help and advice.

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      I have used the deck tape on my USPSA pistol before, and it works awesome...

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