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Re: 3D Printer

Postby Stik » Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:39 pm

I printed out a few, but if I should make more I'll change the design for a better fit on the magazine base and greater rounding at the front. Seems to fit pretty well and that's what matters. If I was interested in aesthetics I wouldn't own any HPs!

Grips would probably be pretty easy to print, but getting a model would be the difficult part. Now I need to find access to a 3D scanner...

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Re: 3D Printer

Postby adam01364 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:59 am

Stik wrote:I printed out a few, but if I should make more I'll change the design for a better fit on the magazine base and greater rounding at the front. Seems to fit pretty well and that's what matters. If I was interested in aesthetics I wouldn't own any HPs!
Yeah, HPs will never win a superficial beauty contest, but IMO they win the "Best bang for your buck" contest hands down. Your sleeve looks like it does the job very nicely - a better fit to the mag base and a contoured front would be icing on the cake; do that and I'll bet you could sell a pile of them over on the Hi-Point forum.

I modified the mag base to a Hi-Point 10 round mag to make my own sleeve. As you can imagine, it's not an elegant solution - kind of chunky. :lol:

There seem to be a few folks making grips now - I think they're resin cast using silicone molds. Like you said, getting a model is the difficult part. I've made repairs to grip using Play-Doh as a mold and filling in gaps with JB Weld (another of my less-than-elegant-solutions)

Keep us posted as you progress with this project!
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Re: 3D Printer

Postby adam01364 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:52 am

Here are a few pics of my modified C-9 mag base. Not done yet, but it's coming along.

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Re: 3D Printer

Postby Stik » Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:46 pm

That looks a better solution than what I did!
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Re: 3D Printer

Postby 84minieldo » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:34 am

Don't feel bad about it tho, that guy Adam got sumpin wrong wit him
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Re: 3D Printer

Postby adam01364 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:39 am

Stik wrote:That looks a better solution than what I did!
Thanks, but it's a real PITA to do. Lots and lots of cutting & fitting.
84minieldo wrote:Don't feel bad about it tho, that guy Adam got sumpin wrong wit him
You just wish you were my next door neighbor. :lol:
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Re: 3D Printer

Postby Kiln » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:27 am

I just wish they'd make an extended mag at Hi Point that didn't look like something a sci fi alien puked out.
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Re: 3D Printer

Postby adam01364 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:30 pm

You must be talking 'bout that 20 round Red Ball Sports magazine. Now, you too can make your Hi-Point 995 Carbine look like it's hung like a horse. In all fairness, the performance reviews are good so far -despite its odd appearance. http://redballsports.net/

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Re: 3D Printer

Postby Stik » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:11 pm

I had thought about doing something like this but couldn't think of an easy way to secure it in place outside of using a right/left piece with a nut and bolt. Of course adding a small nut and bolt would take up a lot of space, especially on a rail for a small pistol. This looks like this is a single piece that snaps over the trigger guard. I wonder how it will hold up over time and if it would loosen after a few hundred rounds? I certainly like the idea of putting a picatinny rail on an older gun.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/02/18/diy-sig-p938-rail-8rd-mag/
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Re: 3D Printer

Postby adam01364 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:26 pm

I'd like the ability to add a rail to some of my older guns.

As for the Sig - I did the same thing with a couple of P290 mags, and THEN I modded a Hi-Point 995 mag for even more capacity. :P

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