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Metro Arms American Classic Commander – New Grips

Man, I had issues getting the grip screws out of the bushings.  The bushings kept coming out with the screws.  They’re supposed to stay in place.  I tried various methods of getting them out but I eventually ended up really tightening the screws and then suddenly loosening them, breaking the tight seal in the process.
Also, the new grips (VZ Walkure olive green) were not plug-n-play.  They required some slight grinding on the left side, on top.  That was due to the extended slide lock and extended safety.  You can’t tell that I grinded them.  Note that I also had to the the same to the OEM grips…I had to grind the left top side to accommodate the extended safety, as well.
These grips are not as aggressive as my VZ G10s that are on my Rock Island Armory 1911s, but I do notice a definite improvement in grip.  A range session is in order!  🙂
Here are some pictures.

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New Grips For The P220 Equinox!

I asked for a few things for Christmas:

  • A Sig Sauer P220 cleaning mat
  • A set of black hex headed screws for my P220 Grips
  • A set of Hogue rubber grips.

I’ve installed the grips but not the black hex head screws:

The OEM grips look better, but the rubber grips feel better and will no doubt be better at the range.  The don’t look bad, but don’t look as good as the black stained wood grips.  They were simple to install.

I can’t wait to take these to the range.