January 20th, 2020: VZ Grips® is proud to announce its new legendary giveaway; VZ Grips has teamed up with two of the country’s premier custom 1911 builders to bring a one-of-a-kind custom 1911 to life. Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision and Pete Single of Pete’s Custom Shop, each a well renowned 1911 specialist (and industry partners with VZ Grips) have combined their unique talents and skill sets to craft this special project.
Built on a 5” 45 ACP, Springfield Armory Custom Shop frame & slide set. The pistol is assembled with the highest quality parts available. All critical parts are machined from bar-stock tool steel or forgings, heat treated and checked for proper Rockwell hardness (no castings are used). Every part enjoys some custom touch, each detailed to insure proper fit and function. The entire pistol is softened and smoothed for comfort of concealed carry, then finished in a deep, rich, classic bluing. To finish off this amazing pistol build VZ Grips provided their new Hyrda pattern burl G10 stocks.
The pistol will be on display all throughout the SHOT show at the VZ Grips booth #2243
The duo merged their individual styles into one showpiece with the following work and features:
Jason Burton (Heirloom Precision) work:
Flatten and serrate slide top at 30 LPI broad arrow pattern
Fit Wilson Combat Bulletproof beavertail grip safety
Fit Wilson Combat Bulletproof thumb safety
Fabricate and install gold line front sight, blend to slide and serrate at 75 LPI
Install Heinie Slant-Pro rear sight, reshape and modify for one-handed operation
Serrate rear of slide at 40 LPI and blend to rear sight
High-cut and checker front strap and mainspring housing at 25 LPI
Machine frame for Chen Gen-2 mag-well with full radius bevel
Install extended magazine release; angle back and serrate at 40 LPI
Precision fit Bar-Sto barrel matching 1st and 2nd radial lugs
Fit barrel bushing with matching muzzle crown
Adjust barrel throat and finish ream chamber for max reliability and function
Install bar stock slide stop, cut tracking detent for ball plunger to hold in positive down position
True slide stop notch and bevel breech-face entrance
Custom oversize ejector; relieve slide internally for ejector clearance
Trigger job using tool steel action components
Fit custom radial combat trigger; modified with Delrin glide bushings
Squared trigger guard
Recessed plunger tube in frame to give thumb safety positive on/off engagement
Hi-Power cuts machined on nose of slide
Machined slide for ball-cuts
About VZ Grips: VZ Grips was started in 2003 by John VanZyck in hopes of creating the perfect aftermarket compliment for production pistols. He started designing & manufacturing textured grip solutions that would aid the shooter in proper grip and form. John (being an avid competitive shooter) used Intel gained from competing in countless matches, and researching fellow shooters demand for a “Better Grip”. VZ now offers various grip options for guns like the 1911, Sig Sauer, Beretta, CZ pistols all the way to S&W revolvers. VZ’s OEM work has also allowed them to bring the customer this option straight out of the box. Their clients include companies like Remington, Kimber, Ed Brown, Para Ordnance, Dan Wesson, Wilson Combat, Nighthawk Customs, and even Strider Knives. VZ Grips prides themselves on the quality of their products, and the fact that they are MADE IN THE U.S.A. THE VZ WAY.
You know VZ Grips but it’s time to get acquainted with VZ Daggers. These non-metallic daggers are made from your choice of G-10 and Carbon Fiber. These are designed to be piercing tools with a wedged point, a heavily textured grip, a flared pommel, and a thumb index divot that is reminiscent of the venerable OSS Thumb Daggers.
The VZ Daggers come in three sizes: small, medium, and large. They are called the Discrete, Don, and Executive respectively. All three sizes are available in Black G-10, Grey G-10, or Carbon Fiber. The Executive and Discrete share the same “argyle” grip pattern while the Don features a heavily grooved grip pattern. All three models are fullered and have lanyard holes.
Keep an eye on VZ’s Dagger product page for new additions coming soon: VZGrips.com
The AR-15 Grips from VZ Grips that we mentioned in July of this yearare about to hit the market. The grips will be available in all the same variety of colors and grip texture patterns for which VZ Grips is known. They have stated that, if you want to be one of the first to get one, you can register at the VZ Grips website to receive early notice about the grip’s impending release.
VZ Grips has introduced a new style of grip for the CZ 75 and Hi Power series of handguns. The new Palm Swell Grips feature a contoured palm-swell design that not only fills the hand but also does a great job of showing off the layers of the G-10 material from which they are machined. They are available in a variety of colors and several of VZ Grip’s well known texture patterns.
You can check out the the CZ 75 and Hi Power Palm Swell Grips at VZ Grips.