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While some have had good luck with wood or laminated grips, if your really love a particular pair save them for presentation or you risk them breaking.  When/how many rounds, no way to tell, but it will always be a risk.

Toughest grips are Micarta, I personally have not seen or heard of them breaking.  Not 1 instance.

After that, plastic/composite/resin grips, most provide good service, but I have had a few break over the years.

Honorable mention, aluminum. Very few sets out there, and probably super expensive.  I cant imagine how you could break them, and given their rarity and cost I also dont see anyone using them as their shooting grips.

Good Luck with your durability monitoring, but in the end, expect that they will break at some point if you keep shooting with hem.  Thats been my experience.

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Aluminum grips?? How comfy in the hand are aluminum grips? I'd love to see a set. I do machine
work and foundry work.... you are giving me ideas...

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Aluminium grips do excist, sadly not for the Automag .
http://www.alumagrips.com/
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Originally posted by Luc V. Luc V. wrote:

Aluminium grips do excist, sadly not for the Automag .
http://www.alumagrips.com/


It would be an interesting challenge then...

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How short your memories are,,,


Our own William B has made them before and posted about it, and I have seen others, but they are few and far between.

I even seem to recall seeing a set of full checkered Pasadena style some time back.

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Originally posted by Luc V. Luc V. wrote:

Aluminium grips do excist, sadly not for the Automag .
http://www.alumagrips.com/

William Bryant made at least 2 sets of high polish aluminum grips.
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Originally posted by BEEMER1 BEEMER1 wrote:

Originally posted by Luc V. Luc V. wrote:

Aluminium grips do excist, sadly not for the Automag .
http://www.alumagrips.com/

William Bryant made at least 2 sets of high polish aluminum grips.


Glad some of us remember ;-)
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Those aluminum grips styled like the Pasadena grips would look amazing anodized satin black and would never break, there are dozens of colors to chose from if you want to try something different, I did it in my Dragster on trim parts.
I love how thin the Pasadena grips are, they just feel right in your hand, your in total control of your Auto Mag and the checkering sets it off from all others.
William Bryant made some of the nicest grips ever. I was lucky to fine 2 pairs of Black Micarta but seeing the aluminum ones you have me wondering if I would ever be so lucky.
Mike I hope hope this set of grips hold out longer than your first pair did.
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I was just contacted by Alumagrips and sadly they don't have anything for the .44 Auto Mag Ermm 
The person that contacted me Chrissaid they could do a run but they would not attempt doing it unless the initial order was between 150-200 pairs Censored
If you had them make say 150 pairs and it cost you $150.00 a pair that's $22,500 and that's not including the R&D.
So who's in for a pair Wink
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