Meme Related Custom 1911 Grips

“The Cake Is A Lie” pays homage to the video game Portal: 

The grips are gun are owned by Calguns member mossy.  He had them custom made for $175 from HandmadeGrips.

If I owned anything with removable grips you know i’d have to pick up a set of gold inlay “Haters Gonna Hate” grips to wear when I strut around open carrying.  Possibly even some white grips with a gold troll face on them.. yea that would be tight. :P  JMB is rolling in his grave.

If you’re into that kind of thing, it looks like a good value for $175 considering all the hand fitting and finishing that appears to go into each set of grips.  I see there are also grips above $400, so I imagine the more customization you want done, the higher the price.

What would you hypothetically put on your custom grips?



Mike W September 16, 2011 at 12:48 am

I actually have a set of grips from them on my Springfield Champion. I have Mother of Pearl, silver, gold and brass inlay with a photo of my late wife and her name.
They are baller as shit and totally worth the money.


Frank September 16, 2011 at 10:36 am

Pictures? :D


Mike W September 18, 2011 at 11:34 pm

I am not sure if I can post a pic here, but here is a link to a crappy cell phone pic:


ENDO-Mike September 18, 2011 at 11:37 pm

You can post links to pics. The one you posted 404s though!


Mike W September 18, 2011 at 11:42 pm

yea, just realized that and was coming back to fix it:


ENDO-Mike September 19, 2011 at 12:19 am

WOW! That is really nice.


Frank September 21, 2011 at 02:11 pm

That’s awesome!


DB327 September 16, 2011 at 01:54 am

+1! Guns and nerdery, two of my strongest suits! Definitely a fan.


That one guy September 16, 2011 at 02:29 am

Oh god. I do so very want.

I know what i want for christmas.


Vhyrus September 16, 2011 at 02:53 am

I find it just ever so slightly ironic that he makes grips for a gun based on a game that has NO GUN in it. Whats next? Cooking Mama inspired AR lower? Bejeweled AK handguard? Guitar Hero Glock slide?

Actually, that last one sounds pretty cool. Maybe I can get Ted Nugent in as a venture capitalist on it…


Dillankid September 16, 2011 at 07:30 am
Jeff September 16, 2011 at 07:42 am

The game has turrets that shoot bullets, so it does technically have guns in it (even if you don’t count the “portal gun”). Just sayin’…


Ski September 16, 2011 at 11:25 am

The turrets don’t actually discharge the cartridge though. According to Cave Johnson they fire the whole bullet… 65% more bullet per bullet!


Ed September 16, 2011 at 08:05 am

The Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device is refered to as a “portal gun” due to the fact that it “shoots” portals. No firearms would be allowed past the Aperture Science Material Emancipation Grill, which may, in semi-rare cases, emancipate dental fillings, crowns, tooth enamel and teeth. I do think the Guitar Hero Glock idea would sell like hotcakes though. Plastic guns for people who like plastic guitars. It’s a no brainer.


Terriligunn September 16, 2011 at 04:33 am

Okay I want grips with the “Companion Cube” design on them now.


Cayton September 16, 2011 at 07:52 am

The first portal is currently being offered for free, which is a good thing.


Ed September 16, 2011 at 08:06 am

I was also going to post this information. There is no reason for anyone to not own portal except for a gross failure on the part of the person who doesn’t.


Terriligunn September 16, 2011 at 09:16 am

Or needing food, food is good. Except fictional food.


mlk18 September 16, 2011 at 09:27 am



HMPlatinum September 16, 2011 at 06:12 pm

Unless you don’t like the game.


Frank September 16, 2011 at 10:35 am

If I could do it and if it could fit (on a 1911 or Sig P226), my “hypothetical” custom grips would say,
Right: “This is pain
Left: “disguised as a dream”

It would be in silver.
On something like this,×1200.jpg
If I couldn’t get the font to fit normally, then I would make it fit somehow, even going from top to bottom.

If I couldn’t get that, I would get something simple with a picture of Conway Twitty on each side. With the text starting from right, “I see the want to” then to left, “in your eyes.”

Somehow I don’t see any reason to have something that says, “Look at me, I’m a bad mother fucker!” I would rather have something that makes people think twice or thrice about violence (of any nature). It’s even better if my hypothetical grips make someone laugh. “Haters gonna hate” would make me laugh, but if you were to ask me to reflect on it deeply I might need an hour or so.


ENDO-Mike September 16, 2011 at 11:13 am

Did you see when I posted this:

Doing your Conway Twitty grips with that would be a overload!


Frank September 16, 2011 at 11:53 am

I totally forgot about that!! :D
But I still remain true to my stance: it’s important to have a song name (or lyrics) on the on the grips (or slide). Otherwise, it’s just going to be a tribute to Conway Twitty… That’s a bit much.


cc19 September 16, 2011 at 10:58 am

Nyan cat grips? Troll face grips maybe? I see is free…


ENDO-Mike September 16, 2011 at 11:14 am

Was free… i’ll have a site up in a week. Just kidding :P


Ed September 16, 2011 at 03:49 pm

Missing out on some of my dollars. I want some “IN SOVIET RUSSIA…” grips for my Makarovs.


Frank September 17, 2011 at 11:16 pm

This is the best idea ever.


Ski September 16, 2011 at 11:28 am

My hypothetical grips would say something like…

“.45 caliber pistol- 2d10 dmg”

“+20 fire damage on crit” (powder burns)


El Duderino September 16, 2011 at 02:08 pm


Soo….what grips are you putting on your .38 Super?


Cougar September 19, 2011 at 10:21 am

Not gonna lie, I could totally see myself stealing this in the future


Frank September 19, 2011 at 03:11 pm

Me too


Todd S September 16, 2011 at 02:39 pm

Mine would read, “The Emperor’s Mercy” (A nod to WH40K, letting my geek flag fly!)


DaveP. September 16, 2011 at 07:13 pm

Bright, tractor-enamel yellow with red lettering
On the left: “ALWAYS ANGRY”
On the right: “ALL THE TIME”

and the Angry Marines logo on both slides.


Cameron September 16, 2011 at 10:47 pm

I’d have the Aquila engraved on the slide, Litany of Accuracy on one grip side, and Litany of Protection on the other grip.


Todd S September 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Nice. Maybe the Litany of Hate on the slide?


032125 September 16, 2011 at 06:31 pm

032125 on aluminum slabs for my P226. Cerakoted Highland Green.


mmasse September 16, 2011 at 10:21 pm

“I’m the grim reaper, Lardass, and you’re my next customer.”


That one guy September 18, 2011 at 05:29 am

I want grips that says “Touch my” on one and “Pingas!” on the other :D


Linoge September 19, 2011 at 06:12 am

Bleh. Given how clean-lined and futuristic the game was, the frillery and foppery on the grips is a bit… much. Good idea, no doubt, just not a fan of the execution.

And me, my budget for BBQ grips is about $200. If that.


Legacy September 19, 2011 at 01:32 pm

I’d get one for an H&K pistol that reads “LOAD ROUNDS THIS DIRECTION” with an arrow pointing in reverse.


apock May 18, 2014 at 05:31 am

I’d get “to whomever it may concern” on a set of 1911 grips most likely in a mother of pearl inlays.



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