I've been working to customize the grips on my new IZH 46M pistol and finally finished them a week or so ago. Thought I'd share the results with you.
I finally got the grips done on my new pistol. I used my Dremel tool to customize the grips, then used my Wen engraver to stipple the grips. Finished that off with a little 180 grit sandpaper. Stained it with Red Devil English Walnut stain, three coats of Birchwood Casey Tru-Oil, she's a beauty. I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I'll let you send some lead down the barrel sometime. She's extremely accurate at 10 meters as she's a Match Pistol. If I do my JOB, she'll put pellets in the same hole over and over! I LOVE IT!
Now here is what I turned her into...
I finally got around to getting some Chrony numbers for my IZH 46M also. Here is the results
R10 Match Light 7 gr.
Meisterkugein Pistol 7 gr.
My IZH 46 seems to like the R10 Match pellets the best. I didn't do any extreme spread or standard deviation as I'll sort my pellets by weight at that time. I did want to get some Chrony numbers posted as you had asked. As I mentioned earlier I'm really looking forward to this winter shooting it in the garage.
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Nice job. Isn't it surprising how many people have their grips still in original form? I can't believe they like them like that since the block shape from the factory is intentional because you are supposed to modify them!
I've tried Vogels, CCS 4.50/4.51, R10s, H&N Match, Meisters, Hobby and pretty much all wadcutters. I can honestly say that my shooting isn't to the point where I see a huge difference. Quite honestly my favorite wadcutters are RWS Basics for my pistols and lower powered match rifles. They are just as accurate if not more so and 1/3 the price. By the sleeve I'm getting them for $4/500. Can't beat that!
If you haven't tried them you should give a tin a test drive.
I cut mine too, figured I could build them
back up if I had to. I figured that was why
they made them the way they did. Or that
the eighth graders at Moscow Middle School
#213 had really big hands.
The finish looks good on yours, the stain you
chose, and the tru-oil really brought out the grain.
I did not bother putting any additional finish
other than to rub some walnut stain where
I stippled them. I didn't really want to seal the
The original finish kept it from soaking
into the other parts of the grips.
Like Andy, I too shoot the RWS Basics.
Matches and practices. The only difference
is I will sort for defects when shooting
a match. Not that there are that many
in a tin, I think they are a bargain.
Just as the Izzy is.
They are carbide burrs-rotary files with 1/8" shank. I purchased mine from MSDS which is a supply house for machining supplies although many woodworking dealers, like Traditional Woodworker, sell similar burrs.
I used the same thing as you did. In my prior post I called them sanding discs, but you called them by the proper name. I liked them as they aren't overly aggressive and as they wear, you can do some pretty fine sanding with them.
I am still working on my grips, but I am having so much fun shooting that I haven't found the time to put the finishing touches on the grips. My Izzy seems to like most wadcutters, but the RWS Hobby is the best value per shot...........
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