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Old 07-17-2011, 07:05 PM
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2-CLIP ADAPTERS NOW AVAILABLE

I now have 2-CLIP BK Grip Adapters for the S&W J, K, L and N frame revolvers. These have a second set of copper tabs which provide additional stability when the adapter is mounted on the gun.

Any color you want as long as it’s black. (From time to time I will have adapters painted with Krylon Hammered Silver spray paint, which is a decent compliment to stainless frames. These will be available at the same prices, but may not always be on hand You can email to bkgrips@gmail.com to inquire about availability at any given moment.)

Price per adapter is $25 (for Missouri customers it’s, $27.04) plus whatever the current rate is for a Priority Mail Small Flat Rate Box.

ORDERING: The easiest way to order is through the web site, BK Grips | 2-Clip Grip Adapters for Revolvers It shows availability, and you can check out with either PayPal or a mailed payment.

You can also order by mail and send a check or money order by mail, payable to BK Grips. Personal checks take 2 weeks to clear.

BK Grips
P O Box 440022
St. Louis, MO 63144
Be sure to include:

1. Which size you are ordering
2. A shipping address
3. An email address. (Note that PayPal doesn’t automatically give me your email.)
If a mailed-in order arrives at a time when I’m out of stock I will let you know by email if you include an email address in your order, or have already sent me an email saying you were sending an order by snail mail.

PLEASE EMAIL ME IF AND WHEN YOU PUT SOMETHING IN THE MAIL.
MAIL IS SO RARE THAT I ONLY CHECK THE PO BOX EVERY 3-4 WEEKS, BUT IF I KNOW SOMETHING'S COMING I WILL CHECK IT DAILY.

MULTIPLE ADAPTERS:

If you want more than one there is only one shipping charge.

Thanks for your interest.

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There was a long thread on my development of these adapters at BK Grip Adapters . You can take a look at that for background and some comments on the prototypes. In addition, please read the following stuff.

FITTING IN GENERAL: Remember that these devices are designed to be used with standard S&W service or Magna grips, which leave the front strap exposed. They do NOT work with grips that fill in or cover any of the metal behind the trigger guard or on the front of the grip frame.

FITTING FOR J FRAMES: There are reports of poor fitting on an M&P340 Scandium frame model. Until we can resolve whether this was an undersize sample or a slightly different frame size on that model gun, it’s probably best not to order one of these adapters to use on a 340. You can check this thread for photos of the fit on various J frame guns: BK Grip Adapters

FITTING FOR K, L and N FRAMES: The larger adapter was made for square butt K frames. The prototypers found that it also fit round butt K frames, and both square and round butt N frames. L frame guns use K frame grips, so they should be taken care of as well. (X frame shooters - well, I assume you're not using Magna grips, so these are not for you.) You can check this thread for photos of the fit on various K and N frame guns: BK Grip Adapters - Square Butt K Frame prototypers wanted

FITTING OTHER MODELS: One tester reported that the K frame adapter (I think it was) fits at least OK on an old H&R 38 Hammerless model. Who knew? Other users have reported that the J adapters work fine on Charter 38 and 44 revolvers, although some find the "tail" of the adapter is a bit long, something easily remedied with a file or sharp knife. I have hints that the J adapters also work on the old S&W Safety Hammerless (lemon squeezer) guns, but have not seen a photo to confirm.

COSMETICS: These molds make nice adapters, but there can be an occasional problem with tiny bubbles at a few points on the edges. These are cosmetic flaws only. Basically, anything that you can feel when you're gripping the gun normally with the adapter attached will be smooth as can be, but if you look closely you may be able to see and feel cosmetic flaws on edges that you don't ever touch in regular use. Sometimes there is a large bubble/gap along the top curve of the adapter as it comes out of the mold, which I remove by filing down the "ears" on either side of the top curve a bit. This does not affect the fit of the adapter to the frame, as it indexes on the inner groove of the top curve and the two clips, but if you hold two adapters up together you may be able to see that one seems larger than the other. Again, a purely cosmetic difference with no effect on utility.

IRREGULARS: Occasionally an adapter comes out of the mold with all the correct dimensions but with some kind of blemish. Sometimes there are small swirls of a different color - the picture of an irregular on the web site shows one of these. (Nobody has been able to explain how or why this happens, but it does.) Sometimes there are lines or swirls on the surface that you can see when the angle of the light is right but can't really feel - I think these result from an accumulation of release agent on the mold surfaces, but cannot prove it. (The materials I use are extremely fine grained - if there is a fingerprint on the master when I make a mold, every adapter that comes out of that mold will show the fingerprint.) In any event, these are adapters that are perfectly functional, but which I don't want to represent as "normal," so I sell 'em as "irregular" for $5 off.

I'm offering these adapters as utilitarian devices for folks who want to improve the grip on a working gun. Please order and use one in that spirit.

I don't say this to turn you off. Just to let you know that these things aren't cosmetically perfect. They're the same quality that the prototype testers have reported on the S&W Revolver forum. For example, if you look at the pix that Maximumbob54 posted on page 4 of the BK Grip Adapters thread, you can see some tiny irregularities at the top curve of the left side of the adapter. Those are the kind of cosmetic challenges I just can't always lick with my current process, but which have absolutely no effect on the utility of these things. (If it helps, think of them as evidence that each adapter is individually made by hand - yours will be unique.)


PACKAGING:
There is no “packaging” to speak of. These are mailed in a Priority Mail flat rate box. The adapter is in a zipper sandwich bag wrapped in a piece of crumpled copy paper to keep things from rattling around in the box. You can use the paper to start a barbecue fire, and reuse the sandwich bag for some non-food application. (So if anybody offers one of these things on ebay as NIB, they're jerking your chain.)

CAPACITY: My production capacity is quite limited - I can finish at most 24 adapters in a day, and that's a very long day. I have been unable to find any cost-effective process for "factory" production. So you MAY find that I am out of stock of one or more items at any given time. The web site won't display an item that's not available so you can't order one on line. If you mail in an order and what you want is out of stock when your order arrives, I'll let you know (if I have your email address.)

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Old 07-23-2011, 07:17 PM
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Default .38 H&R Hammerless / J-frame adapter

The j-frame adapter works just fine on the old H&R. Frame width
is the same, measured by eye-ball. TACC1
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:04 AM
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I bought an early BK for a J-frame and have used it on three different snubbies. I have shot numerous rounds with it and it shows no signs of wear or weakening. The fit and finish was as good as the Tyler T-Grip. I think you will find that they are not the same plastic used in the old Pachmayr or Smith & Wesson adaptors. The material is more like the polymer that is used in modern handguns. I'm no chemist, but after using the BK grip, I favor them.
For the chemists out there, the specification given for the 2-part urethane I use for these adapters is a Durometer (hardness) of 72 on the D scale, and a tensile strength of 3,200 psi. I'm NOT a chemist, but I've seen 72D described as "bowling ball hard".

Once cured these things are truly hard - if I wait more than about 20 minutes after they come out of the mold to try to carve off the sprue and parting line flash, they're almost too hard to cut with a knife, and I switch to a spiral mill in a Foredom tool to grind away what needs to go.
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Old 08-05-2011, 11:33 AM
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Default Silver Painted Adapters Available - Experiment

I have painted a few of my even-less-than-perfect adapters with Krylon Fusion hammered silvertone paint. The underlying adapters have surface blemishes or flaws that caused me to put 'em in the trash bucket, but a comment from a customer made me try the paint. It covers some flaws and minimizes others. You can still see imperfections if you look, but if you think of these adapters as just working tools you shouldn't care.

These adapters have cured for more than a week and so are supposed to be "chip resistant." The paint appears to stand up to typical gun cleaning chemicals and oils, but will NOT take GunScrubber or any of the paint thinners or removers I've wiped a test model with. I don't have any data on sweaty-hands durability, but one is out with a trainer who says he'll put it on a classroom gun and get it well used.

I've attached a couple of images. The gun is a stainless K frame and the adapter is for a J frame, so ignore the poor fit and focus on the color to see how it might look on one of your guns.

As you can see I have 3 K and 8 J adapters painted and ready to go. Price is the usual $20. Since it takes more than a week to get more ready, if you want one or more silver ones please email me before sending any money. I'll set 'em aside in the order requests come in and let you know if I can deliver. If I've sold out when your request arrives I'll let you know that too.

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Old 08-11-2011, 03:55 PM
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2-CLIP ADAPTERS NOW AVAILABLE

I've revised the classified ad to show that the 2-clip adapters are now available, in both J and K frame sizes. Price has been raised to $25 to reflect improvement in the state of the art. (I've waited years to be able to use that phrase.)

Here's a picture of a 2-clip J frame adapter:



So if you've been waiting for a better adapter, wait no longer.

Thanks for your continuing support.

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Old 06-04-2012, 03:28 PM
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Please note that there is a new PO Box for BK Grips
P O Box 440022
St. Louis, MO 63144
The original PO location was closed and the boxes were moved to another facility which was NOT on any of the paths I normally travel. So I've found another Post Office which is somewhat more convenient. The old address at 63117 will be good until late June 2012, when that box will be closed.

Also, I've had to raise the flat rate shipping by 15 cents to keep up with the USPS rates. I've been absorbing that increase for a month or two, but can't make a business case for keeping on doing that. Sorry. (I didn't vote for any of 'em.)
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:33 PM
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Well, it has been a year since I started making BK grip adapters, and what a year it has been. While I'll never make enough out of this business to retire in luxury, the experience of dealing with many of you as customers has just been stellar. What a great bunch of people you are. I especially appreciate the help many of you gave at the start, testing and commenting on the original products, and for the continuing support some of you give to the product in various threads when the opportunity arises. I know I have gotten some customers from those favorable remarks.

Now I'd like to ask for some help again. As some of you know, I have not been able to produce (to my satisfaction) a "silver" adapter, which some would prefer for their stainless and nickel guns. My efforts with various paints have all failed - daily wear and regular shooting wears the paint off the high points in a month or two. (I carry my J frame daily, IWB. When I go shooting I'll put at least a hundred rounds through it at a session, and I try to get to the range at least twice a month. So I don't just shoot 5 and then move on to other guns. This is the kind of usage that I want a painted finish to be able to stand up to.)

Now I've done some more painting, but it will take me (literally) years to check out each of the combinations I've come up with, if I try to test 'em all myself. So I would appreciate it if some of you can help with the testing.

Specifically, I have 12 adapters (half J and half K) painted with different types of stainless/silver paint. I've attached a picture of 'em drying last week. I also have 4 adapters (2 J and 2 K) painted in gloss black (I can imagine some of you might like a glossy black for some of your guns.) Some of these adapters are cast in gray resin, some in the black my customers are used to. Some are primed, some are not. Some of the painted surfaces feel a little "gritty," while others are pretty smooth. This may be a characteristic of the paint or just my spraying technique (all paints came from spray cans.)

What I am looking for are people (1) who carry their revolvers every day, preferably inside the waistband where heat and humidity will be higher, AND (2) who do (or who will, for the test) shoot those revolvers regularly during the month, preferably carrying them to the range in the regular carry rig, so they get shot in the condition they're carried.

If you'll agree to put the adapter on and carry and shoot the gun for a while, I'll sell you an adapter for $10 plus the usual $5.15 postage. Tell me silver or black, but my choice of which one of that color you actually get. You'll agree to let me know how it holds up over time, preferably with a picture or two if it starts to fail. (The adapters are numbered, so I'll be able to tell what combination you're reporting on.) You can post the results to this thread if you like, so everyone can see what (if anything) is working. The forum rules don't allow the posting of feedback here, so please contact me by PM or, preferably, by email to bkgrips@gmail.com.

I must be honest and say that, given the universal failure of paint to adhere to these things so far, I can't hold out a lot of hope that any one of these adapters will stand up to regular usage. If yours fails, well you can wipe the paint off with paint thinner or lacquer thinner and have a "regular" adapter for your efforts. (Of course it may be gray, and/or it may have some surface imperfections, but it will be perfectly functional.) Or you can try your own surface coating - more than one person has suggested the rubber stuff you dip tool handles in, for example.

If you're interested in helping to test one out, drop me an email at bkgrips@gmail.com and let me know which size and color you would like. I'll let you know if what you want is available, and the PayPal account or mailing address to use if you want to proceed.

Thanks again for all your past support, and thanks in advance for those of you who would like to help with this testing.

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Old 06-18-2012, 12:36 PM
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Default DO NOT GIVE TESTING FEEDBACK ON THIS THREAD

Apparently the process we went through a year ago, of getting feedback and sharing results of my development of these grip adapters, all in a regular thread on the forum, was a one-time thing that the forum allows for startup operations. Now that I've been at this for a while, everything must be done in the classified ad section, and that section has a rule of no "general discussion," and no more than one "bump" per day. This is not an arbitrary rule - it's designed to let all new classifieds have their time at the top of the list for people to see 'em. So let's all abide by it.

SO - contrary to what I said in my initial request for testers, I must now ask that those of you testing the silver painted adapters to please give me feedback ONLY by Private Message (or, easier for me, by email to bkgrips@gmail.com.) If results are favorable I'll share the info as allowed by the rules. And hopefully we'll find a combination that's durable enough to go into "regular production."

You may always post a question, and I am allowed to answer, without violating the one/day rule. So don't be reluctant to ask if there's something you want to know.

ALSO - I still have painted adapters that need testing. If you can carry and shoot as described above and would like to help, at $10 plus shipping, please let me know (preferably by email to bkgrips@gmail.com.)

Thanks again for your understanding, and your help.

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Old 07-23-2012, 09:46 PM
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Still have some silver painted adapters, both J and K, looking for user/testers. Also have one glossy black J size left. See #10 above for details.

Still only $15.15 delivered. The more variants are tested, the more likely that one of 'em will prove durable enough for general production.
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I'll take one of the K=Frame silver painted test units. Email sent.
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Old 07-28-2012, 03:34 PM
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Default Ivory and Gold Adapters now available

I've made up some adapters in Gold and Ivory. These are colored throughout the material, so no worries about the color coming off (as with the silver painted adapters that are still under test.)

There are a couple of each color available in both J and K/L/N sizes. I happen to think the ivory looks pretty good on a blue gun - the main picture on the web site shows one on a Model 10. And some have expressed an interest in a gold adapter - there's a picture of one on a Model 49 in post #2 of the original thread I started when I went into production last year, at BK Grip Adapters.

You can select one of these new colors on the regular order page of the web site, BK Grips | 2-Clip Grip Adapters for Revolvers. Prices remain the same $25 plus $5.15 Priority Mail shipping, plus MO sales tax for Mo addresses. Quantities are very limited, so if there's a rush you may have to wait a few days while I make more. (Don't I wish . . . )
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Apologies for the email that everyone is apparently receiving. I was updating the status on my web site to reflect shipments of all past orders - almost all shipment are handled through PayPal, and I was just updating the internals of the web site to current status. But apparently that automatically generates an email that the item has shipped.

Nothing has been shipped again, and no payments are due. Again, sorry about that.

Thanks for all the past business.

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A few painted adapters are still available for testing by those who are interested and can give 'em a workout. Still $15.15 delivered. See post #10 above for details.

Also, ivory and gold adapters remain available. See post #14 above.

Thanks for the continuing business.
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I tried an experiment today, which turned out badly. I put the molds in a vacuum pot while they cured, thinking it might help suck out the last of the tiny bubbles that occasionally mess up the edges of a particular adapter. Well, it sucked out bubbles, all right, but left massive voids which did NOT refill as the resin set up.

So those adapters got cut up (I'm cheap - the copper clips were worth saving) but I thought some of you might like to see how the clips are molded into the adapters. (Please ignore the skewed look as the vacuum kept the resin from completely filling the mold, and ignore the bubbles - those aren't there in adapters I let out the door.) I believe I have said before that the bottom of the copper clip has a hole in the middle of it, so the resin flows completely through it and "connects" the resin above and below the clip base. Once the resin sets up, that clip just ain't coming out without some major surgery.

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Time to pitch the rejects I've accumulated over the 18 months or so I've been making BK grip adapters. Too bad they don't recycle, like the lead bullets I cast.

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Now have gold J frame adapters in stock. Sorry for the delay, if any of you were waiting with bated breath.
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Ivory K/L/N adapters back in stock, in case any of you were looking for one. Stock of J ivories updated. And, of course, basic black for J and K/L/N.
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We're still here, for those contemplating improving their grip before (or even after) Tax Day.
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Gold and ivory adapters for J frames are back in stock, as are gold and ivory for K frames. Black adapters in both sizes are on hand, as (almost) always.

Also, when I first began making adapters I got all of the dyes available for the materials I use, and made up a few adapters to show some of the colors. Photo attached. I've never had an inquiry about any colors but black, ivory and gold (and of course silver, which I have not been able to produce satisfactorily) and so never made up any for stock.

BUT - if anybody is interested in an adapter in green, white, red, yellow, blue, brown or orange, let me know by email to bkgrips@gmail.com. I can make one up on demand, at no extra charge for a straight color.

If you want some combination of colors, we will need to talk. My limited experiments with mixing tints has not been too encouraging, largely because the quantities of dye used in one mixed batch are very small, and mixing fractions of a "drop" become iffy. I've managed to work out the mix for the ivory adapters, which are mostly white, and have made up a variety of gray blends from white and black, but other color blends probably would be a **** shoot. (I don't have much of an eye for color.)

Keep in mind that I would not be able to ship a special color as fast as the ones I keep in stock - it would have to wait for the next time I set up to make 'em, which might be a week or two.

In any event, a couple of images are attached for reference. If anyone would like to see more, let me know.

And thanks for the continued business.

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Sorry I kinda just skimmed the thread, but have you tried cold casting with aluminum powder?
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Sorry I kinda just skimmed the thread, but have you tried cold casting with aluminum powder?
I am generally aware that there is such a process. My materials supplier has epoxies and aluminum powder to do cold metallic casting, but it requires dedicating a mold to the process and the cure time is 24 hours. In addition, their overview of the process has as its first step "brush a 0.25 inch coating on the inside of this mold . . . " Since my adapters are 0.25" thick only where the "upper" clip is molded, and thinner to much-thinner everywhere else, I have not given serious thought to trying it.

I am exploring small injection molding systems, which would offer a much wider array of colors than I can make with my current materials and dyes, and much faster production than my current pour-two-at-a-time system, but so far I have not found an equipment setup that makes economic sense. (To use "regular' injection molding companies, the cost of the dies is prohibitive for the volume of adapters I sell.)

Thanks for the thought, though.
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I'm not sure what products you're using, but you should be able to simply mix the aluminum into the urethane before you pour.

Just trying to help.
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Default One lilght gray K adapter available

Chipking did order a light gray adapter as he said he would. I make them in pairs, so if anybody wants a light gray K/L/N adapter I have one left. It is the same color as the lightest gray shown in the photo in post #30.

I'm not going to catalog a single adapter, but if anybody wants light gray I have one left. Standard price of $25 plus $5.15 shipping. Easiest way to order would be to send an email to bkgrips@gmail.com letting me know an order is coming in and that you want the gray one, then order a black one from the web site.
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Temporarily out of J and K Gold and J Ivory adapters, but I'm making more today. So should be ready to ship out tomorrow. If you're interested in any of these, check the web site this evening - I'll update inventory as things come out of the molds.

Thanks for the continued business.
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All colors in both sizes in stock now.
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I ordered an ivory one today.

I'll try to get the word out to some guys I know that you are making these.
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Default New process minimizes edge bubbles

I've changed my molding process a bit and have (mostly) eliminated the edge bubbles that have plagued my adapters for some time. The bubbles didn't affect the feel or function of the adapters on a gun, but I didn't like the way they looked. Now, they look a lot better.

Same price, same quick shipping.

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Still here despite working full time for a CPA firm during tax season. This means I normally can't ship the same day an order comes in (which I have done in the past, if the order arrives early ehough in the day) but so far I've always been able to get things out the next business day.

Allow me to ask a production question for any of you who may be engineering types or otherwise have experience molding small parts with metal inserts. If you have suggestions, please do NOT respond on this forum, but send an email to kip@bkgrips.com.

I have been looking for a more "industrial" method of making these adapters than the one-at-a-time pouring method I have been using from the start. I would also like to make 'em in a way that insures each adapter is identical to the last, so that I would not have to check the fit on each one against the proper gun.

I have explored 3-D printing, but am told by several providers that it's not feasible to "print" the copper clips into a product. I also gather that to get the surface smoothness of my existing product would take a relatively high end printer, and so would be VERY expensive per part. (I get the sense that, in general, 3-D printing is best used as a prototyping tool, not an ongoing production process, although I've seen rumors/reports that GE supposedly 3-D prints jet engine turbine blades. Must be one helluva printer.)

I have also explored injection molding, but the local molding shop I visited kept a sample adapter for a couple of months and came back with a "we can't figure out how we'd do it" email. I sent a follow up email asking a couple of detailed questions, and proposed a solution to what I thought might be one problem, but haven't had a reply. This may just mean they're not interested in a small-lot job that would be more trouble than they want to bother with. But if it does indeed mean there isn't a feasible way to make a mold that will incorporate the copper clips into a part with the shape of my adapter, I'd like to know it so I can stop thinking about it. I think the molded-in design I use is one of the advantages my adapters have over those with staked-on clips, and I would want to retain that in any alternative production process.

So - if any of you with knowledge or experience in the molding business have any thoughts along these lines that you'd be willing to share, I'd appreciate hearing from you. Again, NOT on this segment of the forum - there aren't supposed to be any general discussions carried on here - but by email to kip@bkgrips.com

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Default Temporarily out of gold K adapters - give it a week

I've sold the last gold K adapter I had on hand, and my full time tax return job with the CPA firm goes for another 5 days. So I may not be able to replenish the supply before then.

All other versions in J and K remain in stock. But if you want a gold K adapter, please wait a week or so to place the order - I don't have a backorder system in place.

Thanks for your patience.
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Default Gold BK Grip Adapters back in stock

Well, it took more than a week but gold K adapters are now back in stock. So are all the other colors in both sizes.
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Temporarily out of black K adapters - 5/19/14. Will have more in a day or two. Thanks for your patience.

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Temporarily out of black K adapters. Will have more in a day or two. Thanks for your patience.
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Temporarily out of black J adapters. Will have more in a day or two. Thanks for your patience. And for your business.

Back in stock, 7/2/14.

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Temporarily out of black J adapters. Will have more in a day or two.

Sorry for the delay, but for some reason demand for J adapters has been above normal recently.
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Default Black J adapters back in stock

Have some in stock again as of Sunday 9/7. Making more, but it's slow (as always.)

For those who wanted one but couldn't get it in the past few days, thanks for your patience.
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I'd like a black one for a square butt K frame. Thanks.

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Default Back now, and making more

Well, enough of you placed orders while I was shut down that I'm now out of several items. Many thanks for the business.

Those that were ordered have been shipped (i.e., will be picked up with today's mail.) I will be making more over the next couple of days, and will update the web site as they're made. So if you're looking for black adapters in either size, or ivory K adapters, check back later today or tomorrow and they should be back in stock.
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Sometimes you just don't want to throw things away. Over the years I've pitched any number of grip adapters that came out of the molds with one flaw or another. But I recently had a few "irregulars" that were just fine except for one or more gray/white swirls in the coloring. My material supplier guessed it had to do with inadequate mixing of the black dye into the raw materials, but couldn't be sure.

In any event, I've decided to let these go at a $5 discount for anyone who would like something a little different, or just wants to save a few bucks. Functionally identical to the "regular" black models, but with some white "blemishes" in the coloring - the surfaces are all normal.

The one pictured on the web site is the "worst" in terms of extent of swirling. A few have only a tiny speck that you might not even notice. My choice which one gets sent in any particular order, and when these are gone I won't be making any more (on purpose.)
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Ordered one! Looking forward to recieving it!


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Black K adapters are back in stock. Sorry for the brief outage.
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Black K adapters are in stock now (early PM 8/1/15) and ivories are in production. They should be available to order later today. Sorry for the outage.
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Default Postage increase for 2016

Well, USPS has decided they need more money, and so have raised shipping rates. The new rate for the Small Flat Rate Box that I use will be $6.10, effective 1/17/16. (This is the discounted rate I get for printing mailing labels on my computer - it would be higher at a PO desk.)

Sorry about that, but I'm not in charge.
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Default Still here. With Detective Special Adapters Coming

BK adapters remain available for S&W revolvers, as per the last 5 or so years.

For those who have asked, I am in the process of making a mold to produce adapters for Colt D frame revolvers, which includes the Detective Special. Hope to have that going within a week or two.
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Default Detective Special Grip Adapters now available

I have made molds and have cast both black and ivory grip adapters for Colt Detective Special revolvers. Presumably these will fit other "D" frame models, but I only have a Detective Special, and so can only speak first-hand to that fit.

My test gun is an older "long grip frame" model, on which these adapters fit just fine. Someone else has checked and confirmed that the second clip clears the grips on the newer, "short grip frame" models. So this adapter should be good on all of the Colt "D" frames.

Same materials, same price, same shipping, same service as the BK Grips adapters that I've made for (almost) 5 years for S&W revolvers. So you know what you're getting.

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Default BK Grip Adapters now available for Colt Detective Special

BK Grip adapters are now available in black and ivory for Colt Detective Special and other "D" frame revolvers.

Adapters remain available in black, ivory and gold for S&W J and K/L/N frame revolvers.

Best way to get 'em is through BK Grips | 2-Clip Grip Adapters for Revolvers
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