I made a step-by-step guide showing how to make plexiglass sweetheart grips for your own Colt M1911A1 replica.
Doesn’t this look amazing? So much better than the often terrible fake grips on Denix and airsoft replicas, and it’s pretty easy to do.
When I got my hands on a piece of scrap plexiglass, I got the idea to make a pair of custom grips for a replica Colt 45. My earliest memory of one like this is an example on display at the Imperial War Museum in London. They can also be found in reference books and many examples (original or not) can be found online. Pistols or revolvers with plexiglass grips were more common towards the end of the war, as I gather from photos in the many reference books I have.