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Old 12-19-2016, 11:21 PM
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When you can't decide on ivory, french walnut or G10s...

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Old 12-19-2016, 11:21 PM
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Old 12-19-2016, 11:22 PM
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Favorite gun of all time, smooth as silk.

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Old 12-19-2016, 11:23 PM
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Old 12-19-2016, 11:24 PM
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:29 AM
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Those French Walnut grips have really nice figuring of the grain, gorgeous. I see you have the same disease as I do - I seem to have to get a new gun to go with a set of left-over grips that didn't quite work as intended on the previous pistol...(humor)
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Old 12-20-2016, 08:05 AM
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Yes sir the right grips are key to an awesome 1911. Matching comfort/feel, personal preference and fit is a fun part of the build process.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:31 AM
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For me:
For appearance the French Walnut.
For function / best fit, either the G-10's or the French Walnut.
Ivory just doesn't do it for me anymore for some reason, although when I was younger I did prefer ivory.
If i could shoot good, I probably would like ivory a lot more on some of my guns.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:35 AM
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GW I sort of agree about the ivory (sort of) I just haven't admitted it to myself yet. I love the way smooth or checkered slimline ivory feels though.
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:36 AM
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Three very diffierent types of grips, each of which adds a distinct appeal to the pistols.

G10, Walnut, Ivory = Win, Win, Win!
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Old 12-20-2016, 09:58 AM
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For me:
For appearance the French Walnut.
For function / best fit, either the G-10's or the French Walnut.
Ivory just doesn't do it for me anymore for some reason, although when I was younger I did prefer ivory. Highlighting the Super Grade moniker, no way. That should have gone out with coloring your tire lettering. Way too '80's for me.
I don't think he highlighted the Supergrade engraving. I believe that's just the lighting.
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:04 AM
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Oh hell no!!!

Good save L2R didn't catch what GW was saying obviously.

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Old 12-20-2016, 10:12 AM
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Many thanks, Live2Ride for the correction, & my apologies to the OP for my "over the top" comments. It's early, I'm old & have both cataracts & Glaucoma. I will edit both my attitude & my post. Beautiful guns, BTW. I also own a Classic SG & am proud to own one.
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:29 AM
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All good GW!!!!!!!! MC. Just don't ask what MC stands for.
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:32 AM
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Maybe ivories don't look so bad after all (not my gun)

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Old 12-20-2016, 10:33 AM
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:28 PM
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MC evidently stands for "Off to the barbecue with the barbecue guns"?
Right?
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:36 PM
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I like the G10 Aggressive starburst. If you going to shoot it that is what i use. those you have you said are Davidson's but same pattern as Aggressive starburst. I just ordered a new SG and put those grips on it with silver medallions because your's looked so good.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:45 PM
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Mine were/are called sunrise... The pattern is opposite of the starburst. Both awesome!
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:12 PM
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Mine were/are called sunrise... The pattern is opposite of the starburst. Both awesome!
Is he still making grips ? I would love to have a pair of those sunrise. Thought I head he had closed shop ??
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Old 12-20-2016, 06:13 PM
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Mine were/are called sunrise... The pattern is opposite of the starburst. Both awesome!
Is he still making grips ? I would love to have a pair of those sunrise. Thought I heard he had closed shop ??? B
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Old 12-21-2016, 05:44 PM
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Unreal! Truly amazing.

J, I like those sunrise panels too.
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Old 12-22-2016, 12:32 PM
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I like smooth ivory with some bark. Checkered haven't grown on me.





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Old 12-22-2016, 02:00 PM
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Jordanl:
Did WC do the engraving / stamping of the term "SUPERGRADE" & did you specifically ask
for it to be spelled as one word?
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Old 12-22-2016, 02:08 PM
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I have had a 1911 with a set of pure ivories for years. I love the way that they look. I doubt that I will ever get used to the way that they feel and the extra weight that they put on the gun. They would never be my first choice for serious use or carry.

But, it is my favorite "lookin' at gun" and would be my choice if I were ever invited to a formal dress required shooting.
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