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Old 06-19-2008, 08:56 AM
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The 1911 Grip Thread

Here's a chance to show off your 1911 grips

I recently ordered several at very good prices to see which I like the best. I'll post them as they come in, if there's interest in this thread.


Brand new Corian. I really like these.


A closer view, illuminated for better detail.

These practically stick to your hand when they're wet. A very positive grip.

I recently heard somewhere a tongue-in-cheek reference to super gluing a 1911 to one's hand so as not to lose it. These are close!

The one downside is that the finish is not the best. The wood surface I was using to install them scratched up the flip side a bit while installing the left side shown.

Overall though, I'm very pleased.

More to come.

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Old 06-19-2008, 09:08 AM
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Larry Davidson's

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Buckeye Burl by Hakan Pek
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:10 AM
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As usual, great pics AZ. That buckeye burl looks great on there! Very nice!
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:18 AM
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:19 AM
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Have to include my personal favorite grips on my Kimber CDPII. I have a feeling these will be my normal carry grips for a long time to come.
Snakewood over Wenge.



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Old 06-19-2008, 09:24 AM
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Love that Snakewood Sarge!
Josh...YOU KILLED KERMIT!
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:33 AM
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Josh...YOU KILLED KERMIT!
I'm a bastage!

On the other hand...

It looks like Sarge killed Kenny
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:42 AM
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:47 AM
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Seriously, nice 'uns Sarge!
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Old 06-19-2008, 02:58 PM
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GENUINE DIAMONDBACK RATTLESNAKE GRIPS
SILLY, I KNOW. JUST FOR SHOW

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Old 06-19-2008, 03:18 PM
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Talk about unigue! I've only seen a few sets of those. I hear they hold up quite well over time. Cool stuff!
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Old 06-19-2008, 04:28 PM
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I need those Diamondback grips for my Kobra Carry!
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Old 06-19-2008, 05:25 PM
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First 1911, I went the safe route with the VZ's and took a bit of a gamble by ordering it online and not being able to match it with the gun in person. I'm happy with it!



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Old 06-19-2008, 05:36 PM
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My favorite grips are Esmeralda's Cocobolo and Desert Ironwood. In summertime, my guns wear checkered grips; in the fall and winter, they mostly wear smooth grips.

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Old 06-19-2008, 06:30 PM
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Very nice folks!


I got this set in the mail today...


... as well as this set.

I'm very partial to the Zebra Wood on bottom and the Corians that are on my 1911. I still have to relieve the zebras for an ambi safety as I forgot to ask the manufacturer to do so.

And that's it for what I ordered. I've got two 1911 pistols and several more pairs of grips now, including vintage WWII plastic. Seems I need more 1911s!
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:41 PM
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Hogue Ebony wood grips


Ahrends Silver-Black Dymondwood


Kimber's version of the Silver-Black wood grips


Carbon Creation's Carbon Fiber grips
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Old 06-19-2008, 09:16 PM
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A couple of sets on my 1911's:





A set done for a friend:

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Old 06-20-2008, 01:06 AM
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Damn AZ you have too many beauties in your collection...I am dying for a kobra carry...
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Old 06-20-2008, 03:02 PM
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VZ 320's:

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Old 06-20-2008, 03:35 PM
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Snap! There it is again. Damn I love this gun.

Very nice
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:14 PM
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Beautiful gun, but it needs to get out of the house!
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Old 06-22-2008, 10:50 AM
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Retro -- otherwise known as "old"

Jean St. Henri, Malibu, California, "Combat" stocks - trapezoidal shaped walnut.



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Old 06-23-2008, 09:54 AM
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Smith and Alexander Ivory Micarta grips:

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Old 06-23-2008, 10:20 AM
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Just found this faux ivory material. Has the soft look and "opaqueness" of ivory as well as the feel. Pretty cool.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:58 AM
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Burled Walnut...





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