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Pistol Grip
Posted by: Steve Holtzapfel (---.190.142.40.ip.windstream.net)
Date: June 06, 2017 10:55AM

Looking for help finding a cork pistol grip. I have a HKC-1 on order from MudHole but it is back ordered until July. I have a rod due first part of July using a pistol grip. Trying to fill the gap in time. Any input would be appreciated.

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Re: Pistol Grip
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: June 06, 2017 11:02AM

Are you game to make your own? Or does it need to be a pre-formed model?

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Re: Pistol Grip
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 06, 2017 12:20PM

Schneiders Rod Shop has one listed under cork rear grips. Everyone else appears to be sold out.
[www.schneidersrods.com]
Norm

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Re: Pistol Grip
Posted by: Steve Holtzapfel (---.183.140.67.dynamic.ip.windstream.net)
Date: June 06, 2017 12:34PM

Not up to trying to make one from scratch. I also do rod and reel repairs and being a one man shop can't invest the time this time of the year. Might be something I will try in the winter months.

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Re: Pistol Grip
Posted by: Steve Holtzapfel (---.183.140.67.dynamic.ip.windstream.net)
Date: June 06, 2017 12:34PM

I will check it out. Thanks!!

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Re: Pistol Grip
Posted by: Hal Lambert (---.flo.bellsouth.net)
Date: June 06, 2017 01:07PM

I have at least one if you can't find one.

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Re: Pistol Grip
Posted by: lewis morgan (---.dhcp.cdtw.ga.charter.com)
Date: June 06, 2017 05:18PM

Steve,
Look on page 127 in the Mud Hole Catalog--j ---Super Grade Cork Pistol Grip. I used one of these several months ago for a customer who wanted one on a short spinner bait build. I reamed all the way through the handle from the back side so it would fit the blank. I then filled the hole with a small cork, cut it off and sanded place smooth.

Lewis Morgan--- Fuzz's Custom Rods

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Re: Pistol Grip
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 06, 2017 05:52PM

That's the one that was backordered till July.
Norm

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Re: Pistol Grip
Posted by: Steve Holtzapfel (---.183.140.67.dynamic.ip.windstream.net)
Date: June 06, 2017 06:01PM

Thanks Everyone!!

I called Mud Hole one last time before I pulled the trigger with Schneiders Rod Shop and they searched the warehouse and the retail shop. They found a kit for me and it is on the way. Just wanted to give Mud Hole credit for going above and beyond. I have always got great customer service from them.

Lewis,
I think I will checkout the pistol grip you recommended. Wondering if it is also back ordered since the kit and the grip are both CRB. I will be stocking some of these to avoid this in the future.

Thanks Again.

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Re: Pistol Grip
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: June 06, 2017 07:29PM

I checked the mudhole site and the 5" super grade cork pistol grip was also out of stock. For future purchases, I would recommend against getting the kit, because you can pair the pistol grip by itself with almost any model of casting reel seat and fore grip of you choice (or lack of fore grip). This gives you more custom options than available with the kit.
Norm

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Re: Pistol Grip
Posted by: Robert Mckee (---.res.bhn.net)
Date: June 07, 2017 08:14PM

Mud Hole is great about helping people out. I just got one of there new pistol grip sets and it is fantastic.

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Re: Pistol Grip
Posted by: Steven Libby (---.bstnma.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 08, 2017 05:02PM

I have and have used several pre-shapped pistol grips, but I'd be game to make my own. Is there an existing article/recommendation? Seems like block cork would be needed and a custom method of turning and shaping?

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Re: Pistol Grip
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: June 08, 2017 05:45PM

There was an article with photos in a past RodMaker from back in 2006. I'd have to look up the volume and issue number.

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Re: Pistol Grip
Posted by: Steven Libby (---.bstnma.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 09, 2017 09:21AM

Ok, 2006 - I should be able to find that. Thanks!

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Re: Pistol Grip
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.dhcp.embarqhsd.net)
Date: June 09, 2017 09:43AM

Hello Tom.

That would be volume 9, issue 3, page 28 for the one on "A Simple Casting Rod Pistol Grip" and volume 9 issue 4 page 29 for the "Fenwick Pistol Grip".

Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

Bob,

Bridgeton, NC.

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