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#1 kilroyjones

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 09:52 PM

New to the board and new tommy owner as well. Ordered a 27 Kahr last week should have it by Thursday.

I have read thru the posts about the various mods that can be done to a tommy, like shortening the barrel/comp and adding paddle selectors. I have contacted PK about the cost.

I was wondering about reshaping the Kahr grips myself. All the ones I have seen look like a slab of walnut. Anyone have any suggestions regarding this project? Is it just a matter of shaping the grips till they feel good in your hand, or is there a certian "tommy" shape they should have? Thanks for any help.
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#2 Zamm

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Posted 21 March 2005 - 11:21 PM

kilroyjones,
Welcome!
Indeed, there is a "Tommy" shape, from the old Colt's right up to the M1.
I'm not sure you have enough to work with on a Kahr, at least not on that flat vertical foregrip.
Go up to the top of the forum list, check under Pinned Topics! Thompson FAQ: Check Here First .
Here you will find "Dan the man"(stockmaker expert), Tommygunner, and a whole lot of links to buy surplus furniture,
plus excelent info on refinishing your own wood.
Good Luck!
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#3 Grey Crow

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 07:44 AM

kilroyjones

You can do some shaping to the front grip, like Zamm stated however there is not much wood there to work with. Dan Block from this list makes the nicest ones.

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Kahr, IMA, Dan's Grips

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 04:22 PM

Thanks for the replies. I got an email back from Dan giving me the prices for his stocks. I couldn't believe how low the prices were for this quality of work. Once I get the metal hardware together I will definetly send it to Dan.
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#5 Ron A

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Posted 22 March 2005 - 08:02 PM

You will never be sorry if you replace the kahr wood with Dan's wood - I have purchased 3 complete sets and there is no better.
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Posted 22 March 2005 - 08:13 PM

Kilroyjones,

Go to this website: Dan Block's Stocks

If you get him to make you a complete set of wood (front grip, rear grip, and stock) at the same time, it will usually match perfectly because it comes from the same piece of walnut.

Also, you can get different types of wood grains from him.

You will need to let him know if your front grip is 1/2 inch wide or 3/4 inch wide.

I use his wood on my 27A1.

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#7 Sgt. Fox

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Posted 23 March 2005 - 07:39 PM

Heh... you said you use his wood... heh, heh. laugh.gif
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Posted 23 March 2005 - 10:48 PM

uh huh huh...yeah and on his Thompson no less! Seriously though Dan would be the man for that job.
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