A TFB reader who hails from Denver, Colorado recently sent us several pictures of their 3-D printed pistol grips. Sounds mundane and boring, right?… Until you see the grips! These are not some primitive, Play-Doh looking grips that could have come from a middle-school science project.
I like to believe I am well-versed in firearms, but I am not well-versed in 3-D printer technology, components or functionality. I will leave that explanation to Jody Garrett, the artist, to explain:
The grips are digitally sculpted, SLA 3d printed, molded and then cold cast with performance resin and metal powder.
The complete project that Jody Garrett has dove into for pistol grips can be seen here.
These elaborate 1911 grips are not the only grips produced by Jody Garrett though. Like a great infomercial…
“But wait! There’s more!”
All in all, a pretty impressive collection of 3-D printed grips for several common firearm models.
And as always, we welcome all of our readers to send us suggestions for our POTD (Picture-of-the-Day) segment!