Saturday, April 12, 2008

Hello Grizzly folks!

I promised I would tell the Grizzly community about the 9mm Luger Grizzly conversion unit, so now here is my account.

I reeceived the unit several weeks ago, but was not able to shoot it until recently.
First here is a picture of the unit compared to the normal Grizzly:

And now the unit installed:

The vendor told me that a company made them back in the 90ies and he had sold roughly 200 of them.
It is a 1911 design just lengthened to fit on the Grizzly receiver.
The finish is somehow rough, not bluing but some kind of paint or varnish.
There are no markings on the whole system except for the proof firing markings.

The magazine is just as tylergnut suggested, a 9mm mag with aluminium hunch screwed to its back..

The barrel is not as thick as the standard Grizzly barrels, so that should explain the need for a different slide.
The bushing is a normal 1911 Govt style with a brazed insert.

I was able to test different factory loads and it was reasonably accurate for my skill.
Should anyone be interested or would like to have other pictures feel free to tell me!

Thats it for now I hope I was able to show you something new!


Monday, April 7, 2008

Holsters For The LAR Grizzly Win Mag!!

I get many inquiries about holsters for Grizzly pistols... and as you all know... they are VERY hard to come by!

Well, our luck has changed... My good friend Lynn Tompkins of Frontier Leatherworks in PA is now offering several custom holsters and belts for the LAR Grizzly Win Mag. You can see just a few of the initial designs below. Please visit his website at: and support my new Grizzly friend. I cant wait to get mine!

Shoot Straight,