VZ-Grips offers a diverse catalog of pistol stocks, most of which are machined from Micarta or G10 composites. The result is a durable laminate material that is textured to the custom requests of shootists. Previewed here are Simonich Gunner stocks in Hyena Brown G10, which feature a golf ball-like, circular dimpling. The company offers up 14 custom accommodations for the stocks, such as frame size and profile, safety and magazine release options, to name a few. Price $65. Contact: VZ Grips; (850) 422-1911; vzgrips.com.
Product Preview: VZ-Grips Simonich Gunner M1911 Stocks
Elbert Searle's Prototype Savage Squeeze-Cocker Pistol
Elbert Searle isn't one of the most well-known firearm designers, but his Savage Model 1907 and its derivatives were popular guns in their time. Now, a unique prototype pistol of his has been discovered, illustrating what else could have been in Savage's early 20th-century handgun lineup.
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