Custom target grips for Ruger Blackhawk

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Project by Kade Knight posted 147 days ago 749 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine wanted some custom target grips for his Ruger Blackhawk in .45 LC and I wanted to hunt for bears with his .45 LC, so we made a trade :) I made the grips for him and took it hunting. He unfortunately is left handed and I am right handed…so I made two sets. The first set for me made good practice to perfect a left handed set for him. These grips are made of curly maple with an accent of padauk. I first fitted the blank to the frame of the revolver, then I shaped them. To shape them, I hogged out the bulk with my bandsaw and then finished the fine contours with a spindle sander chucked in my drill press.

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#1 posted 147 days ago

Looks good. How’d the bear hunt go? I used my Blackhawk .45LC to bag a 300+lb black bear in New Hampshire about ten years ago.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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#2 posted 147 days ago

That’s pretty cool, I’m left handed so that’d work for me haha

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#3 posted 147 days ago

Nice job on the grips. Hope you are talking black (and not Grizzly bears)!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 147 days ago

Very nice! I’ve owned a few Ruger’s myself. The GP100 357 cal. and the SP101 in .38 special. Ruger makes great firearms. Well done on the grips!

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#5 posted 146 days ago

Thanks everyone. Unfortunately I never got close enough to a black bear to shoot with the .45. There is always this fall though!

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#6 posted 146 days ago

Nice design! They look like comfortable grips. I don’t guess I’m tough enough to hunt bear with a handgun. Teddy Bears…maybe :)

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#7 posted 145 days ago

Great grips, wonderful firearm also, bet the bear ran

-- Norman

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#8 posted 144 days ago

Very nice! Tell him to keep it locked up in a safe or heavy locker.

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