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mryu78 02-12-2007 06:19 PM

Cocobolo grips on an ipsc or idpa gun
 
Cocobolo grips on an ipsc or idpa gun

What do you all think? Will the Cocobolo grip last all those drawing and dry firing? Will it breaK? Assuming that I shoot 200 rounds a week. dry fire 3x a week.

Anybody use wooden grips on thier range 1911?


Will the serrations on the grip loose thier grip?

LHB1 02-12-2007 06:44 PM

I use Esmeralda's CocoBolo and Desert Ironwood grips on all four of my 1911's (.45 ACP). Also use Herrett walnut grips on all four of my S&W M629's (.44 Mag). Have had NO problems with any of the grips, whether range gun, hunting gun, or carry gun.

Good shooting and be safe.
LB

PhoneCop 02-12-2007 07:49 PM

rosewood is dealing with it
 
On my Kimber SM II. :rock:

Niagarafallss1 02-12-2007 07:51 PM

Those grips will outlast you and the grandkids :) ...unless you have termites :p

mryu78 02-12-2007 10:03 PM

oh really? till the grandkids huh? I live in the Philippines. Not a lot of people put on the cocobolo grips. Just got a pair from Smith and Alexander. Really looks good I like it.

Will be putting it on my custom gun.

Greyson 02-12-2007 11:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Niagarafallss1
Those grips will outlast you and the grandkids :) ...unless you have termites :p

+1

Regards,
Greyson

mryu78 02-13-2007 09:23 AM

hahaha that's funny. i thought termites cant eat through cocobolo

Denis S 02-13-2007 09:41 AM

My cocobolo grips are in better shape than my "indestructable" rubber stock grips. And I used the wood grips a lot more. Go figure.

mryu78 02-13-2007 11:13 AM

oh? it's that strong huh? what about the checkering? do they dull over time? or do they break thier points?

thanks for all your opinions. im beginning to feel better with my purchase.

Denis S 02-13-2007 11:41 AM

IMHO, the only thing that should be in contact with your grips is the palm of your hand which is way softer than the wood. Put your gun down in soft surfaces when you're not holding it. I'm sure they'll wear out eventually. Just enjoy your fancy grips.
:)

mryu78 02-13-2007 06:28 PM

ok. That's a very good advise and common sense too. i'll have to bring a rug =) whenever the range master says... GUN ON TABLE. I'll just lay the rug under the gun lol

TheQuietMan 02-16-2007 04:47 PM

I have Herretts on all three of my Trojans.

I have just ordered, from Hogue's, rubber panel grips for my IPSC gun. If they help, good. If not, I only invested $21.

mryu78 02-17-2007 11:13 PM

i could always get rubber grips but... it's the wooden that iv got an itching for.

TraderJack 02-18-2007 06:56 PM

I'm sure you'll really like the cocobola grips. They do look handsome.
I often change grips on my Single Stack gun depending on the weather and humidity. On very warm humid days I mount a set of walnut grips that I have wrapped in abrasive "skate tape" for an extra aggressive "bite" in a sweaty hand.

But I usually run Wilson cocobolas or Esmeraldas checkered ebony grips.;)

Good shooting.
Regards
TraderJack

ray1 02-18-2007 10:23 PM

I have cocobola grips, on my TLE and my target match and have hundreds of draws and a few dorps with out any noticeable problems with my grips.

mryu78 02-19-2007 10:22 AM

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...MORY/Small.jpg

now isn't that a beauty?

Denis S 02-19-2007 10:30 AM

beautiful indeed. Now your next project is to get some blued hex screws to match the gun.

mryu78 02-19-2007 10:42 AM

actually... im working on the gun next... hard chrome lower. making it match with the screws hehehehe 3 months from now i'll post both pictures. before and after. It's gona go through a lot of work.

Denis S 02-19-2007 10:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mryu78
actually... im working on the gun next... hard chrome lower. making it match with the screws hehehehe 3 months from now i'll post both pictures. before and after. It's gona go through a lot of work.

To each his own. I prefer the blued look, but it's a nice thing to be able to do whatever you damn please with your gun (so long as you don't make holes in other people or their property) :D

mryu78 02-19-2007 10:55 AM

well.. i really do love the blued gun... problem is... i have very acidic hands. so... the best I can do is a 2 tone.


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