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Noel Fields
07-05-2010, 10:36 AM
Have a client that wants to make some custom grips for a Bersa Thunder 380.

Does anyone by chance have a grip outline in some format?

- Noel

Bill Cunningham
07-06-2010, 9:33 PM
I would have him send a set of original grips, or at least lay em down on a piece of paper and trace the outline with a fine tip pen. You can then scan it, and center line trace it in Corel for cutting.. I would prefer to have the original grips as a template though..

Dan Hintz
07-06-2010, 9:41 PM
Better yet, find someone with a scanner... lay the gun side of the grips on the glass and scan away!

Chuck Stone
07-06-2010, 11:11 PM
That's what I do .. lay the grips on the scanner. I bring the image into
Photoshop and make an outline on a piece of card stock. I laser that and
then I know exactly where to put the grips in the laser. (hide the outline
when you go to print the file, though)
I keep the outline on a separate layer in Photoshop so I can turn off that
layer when I print. But it allows me to place logos or patterns on another
layer and see the alignment.

Dan Hintz
07-07-2010, 6:24 AM

If you move to something like Corel, there's an "outline" layer with every new drawing... by default, printing is turned off for that layer. First thing I do when starting a new drawing is draw the outline of the substrate on that layer so I know where my bounds are.

Chuck Stone
07-07-2010, 5:31 PM
Dan.. that's pretty much what I do in Photoshop .. only because I already
know where everything is. I should practice Corel more, I know.. but
after almost 20 years in PShop, it's hard to migrate when you don't have to.
99% of what I do is raster, so ... :o

Bill Cunningham
07-11-2010, 9:42 PM
Scanner is best, but not knowing how 'computer savvy' the pistol owner is, telling them to trace it, just avoids the mostly inevitable 'blank stare' you get when you ask them to scan them for you.. Particularly if in include a ppi resiloution needed..