Polish Iron v.05 grip replacement.

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Polish Iron v.05 grip replacement.

Post by Polishiron68 » May 9th, 2016, 12:02 pm

https://flic.kr/s/aHskyVsWgo
Greetings all,
To all who have supported my project through the purchase of the v.05 grip. Thank You.
However through my own findings and feedback from the community, I have made some corrections and will be replacing all of your grips to date. This does not constitute a product failure...just a shortcoming that I am unwilling to support.
As I do not wish to clog up this forum with a long narrative, please go to the Flickr link above and click on the "show more" link below the main title. Read and respond as needed.
This is all good stuff in the end. A bit of a chore for me. Better product for us all. We all benefit .

I will be reporting this over on the other forum as well.
Regards,
Russ...

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Re: Polish Iron v.05 grip replacement.

Post by manicmechanic » May 9th, 2016, 4:06 pm

Russ much appreciated work on your part. Will check fit on 64's meant for regripping. Pretty sure all are post 1969, I do have 2 1968's but wasn't intending on changing those out as they are consecutively numbered unissued examples of the pierogi pistol. I just received the grips Friday the 6th, and I glanced at the note that came with them, it may also have some info regarding this improvement. Thanks, Leo

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Post by gemini1 » May 9th, 2016, 4:35 pm

Thanks for looking out for us Russ. Yeah I did have that gap/clearance on my 76 stamped pistol. I didn't pay too much attention to it, but since you discovered that and made mods to later model ones, then I may as well avail of it. Just sent you an email.

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Post by robhic » May 9th, 2016, 5:41 pm

Russ,

I'll be honest with you, mine looks like the image in photo #0231 the pistol on the right. There's a slight gap but upon running my finger across/over it it feels smooth/seamless. The pistol I used is a 1975 model. I was probably gonna buy another v0.5 grip from you anyway after letting my recoil-sensitive grandson shoot it. I put a set of the earlier 'test' grips on his 1968 and as he uses a glove already, he was pleased. I thought I'd give him the option but the v0.5 grip I have on my '75 now feels pretty darn good.
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Re: Polish Iron v.05 grip replacement.

Post by Ketchman » May 9th, 2016, 7:39 pm

I will check mine for year and if there is a gap.
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Post by BeoBill » May 10th, 2016, 11:36 am

Mine appear to be good as they are; I got them less than a month ago. Many thanks for watching out for the community!

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Re: Polish Iron v.05 grip replacement.

Post by Curly1 » May 10th, 2016, 12:41 pm

I checked my 1977 and there is a 3/64's of an inch gap.
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Re: Polish Iron v.05 grip replacement.

Post by Polishiron68 » May 10th, 2016, 11:10 pm

Thanks guys,
Weather you think you need it or not. You do need it. I just need to get beyond this. I also made the grip a bit tighter and modified it internally to accept the new mag release extension.
So please just make your request and supply me with your guns mfg. date. And hope there were only two frame variations.
Thanks again.
Russ...

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Re: Polish Iron v.05 grip replacement.

Post by snailman153624 » May 11th, 2016, 1:46 am

Thanks Russ, I haven't had time to test at the range (yet), lots of traveling and young kids n' all. It's on the to-do very soon, though.

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Post by billhac » May 11th, 2016, 6:03 pm

Hi Russ, received my grips today, they fit great on my 1968, just got done running a couple mags through it and I've got to say........
No way are you getting mine back, even if they didn't fit right. Your grips are the absolute best there is(sorry marschell), I have not changed any springs on my p64 yet, because I'm waiting for them to come in the mail. I have shot it with the factory grips and a slip on houge grip, and a very rough recoil, and man with the polish irons on it the felt recoil is very minimal, your grips made it a pleasure to shoot.

So I'm a little upset with you, because the grips are so good that I know I will shoot it more, which means I have to buy more ammo, man you are really costing me money.

But I like, keep up the great work

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Re: Polish Iron v.05 grip replacement.

Post by Ketchman » May 11th, 2016, 10:02 pm

Russ,

Mine is a 1976 and I consider the grip fit to be quite excellent and I will state that as far as I am concerned there is no need for a replacement at this time. But I must say thank you for looking out for us.
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