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Old 07-03-2012, 06:45 PM
neorebel neorebel is offline
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new dragon scale grips




I just got my new dragon scale grips for my Kimber Grand Raptor from Hogue. I had them custom made in African black Ebony...they look great and for just $58.00 to boot!

I would post a picture but I can't seem to get it to download.

Anyway I didn't like the grips that came with the Grand Raptor. The scales point up instead of down and I don't know it just didn't make sense to me and seemed backwards....I'm sure any respectable dinosaur would agree with me. lol

I will post a shot of them if possible.

It does take around 45 days after the order to get them. So be patient. Their customer service and notifications were great.

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Old 07-03-2012, 06:47 PM
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Really need to see pic.
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Old 07-03-2012, 08:53 PM
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Yup, must see pics
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:25 PM
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They sound great, can't wait to see them <hint for pics!>
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:35 PM
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Anyway I didn't like the grips that came with the Grand Raptor. The scales point up instead of down and I don't know it just didn't make sense to me and seemed backwards....I'm sure any respectable dinosaur would agree with me. lol
Raptors are birds (of prey), not dinosaurs. FWIW, I never understood why the feathers were upside down, either.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:30 PM
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Maybe it is short for velociraptors???
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:53 PM
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Maybe it is short for velociraptors???
well if it was Kimber should make a "compy" model for the "Compsognathus" dinosaur, Kind of like a Colt Mustang or Sig P228. A tiny but deadly compact!....okay im a dork. its official haha
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:12 PM
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From the Kimber website:

Built in the Kimber Custom Shop, Raptor .45 ACPs take their name from dynamic slide and frame serrations, feathered logo grips and finish accents.

Too much Jurassic Park and not enough Ornithology.
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Old 07-03-2012, 11:17 PM
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Omg...no pics yet!!!
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:02 AM
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:06 AM
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Where's the porn???
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:07 AM
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we want gun porn and we want it now! lol
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:12 AM
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Stop teasing us, we want pics darn it.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:29 AM
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pics or its not true.

oh yeah, whats this about you having custom grips for $58??? tell me where!
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:57 AM
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pics or its not true.

oh yeah, whats this about you having custom grips for $58??? tell me where!
He told you in the first sentence.
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:57 PM
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Patiently waiting on pictures......
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:16 PM
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To give people something to look at I can post a picture of my several year old Grand Raptor with some scaley grips I bought from Esmeralda on it.

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Old 07-04-2012, 07:38 PM
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To give people something to look at I can post a picture of my several year old Grand Raptor with some scaley grips I bought from Esmeralda on it.
So she doesn't know which way chicken feathers point, either?
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Old 07-04-2012, 08:48 PM
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The ones I sort of like came on a Talo / Colt I picked up used a few years ago. Got it for a good price.

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Old 07-04-2012, 09:04 PM
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[QUOTE=dakota1911;3950216]The ones I sort of like came on a Talo / Colt I picked up used a few years ago. Got it for a good price.

I want that!

That is the only gun I've drooled over in years.
Does Talo do custom work for individuals?
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Old 07-04-2012, 10:33 PM
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The scales are supposed to look like a snake?Here's what the real thing looks like.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:53 AM
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Found a picture of a Kimber online with Hogue Dragon Scale Grips for reference

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:40 AM
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That Talo Colt came that way from Talo. They used to come in a Colt Customs Shop blue cardboard box inside the white cardboard box. I think the snake is more an etching than an engraving and was done by Talo.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:24 AM
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Hogue made me some scalloped Black Ebony customs, I wanted to match the Mr. Peanut Desert Warrior, but in black. Too smooth to be practical in any sense, but very nice looking.

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Old 07-08-2012, 08:48 PM
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Okay...I am having trouble uploading photos....Orlando realtor has the grips in his picture...mine however are black ebony....exactly like the ones he shows....just black..

Sorry about the upload problem. I have tried numerous times.

Yes Hogue sells them for $58.00 and it takes 45 days to get them.

And since when are raptors not dinoaurs??????
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