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Old 06-28-2020, 04:10 PM
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Alchemy grip medallion

Would love to see special custom Alchemy Custom Weaponry grips with medallion in the future. It would be a nice touch to these awesome 1911's....maybe as an option.
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Old 06-28-2020, 07:07 PM
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this piece sorta fits this section as Rob worked on it before he went to Cabot

the grips were made by Larry Davidson AKA monkey grips many years ago and his business was sold and now under the name SGM.

Anyway (back then)... LD told me to send him the badge tie tac and he inletted them in the grip for cheap. I am trying to find someone to do this at a reasonable price but so far I have struck zero. Two grip companies want an arm and a leg and I was contacted by an individual who was to instruct me on how to do it. Still waiting on that info.

I have two sets but for officers grip length only.

If I ever get an ACW..... I would want a badge grip on the ejection side.



here is the same pistol and the other set of grips before I sent it to Rob. I ran a splash of black spray over the badge (on the other set of grips) to de-pimp it a bit.

Its starting to wear off....in a sense re-pimp.



and of course a Rob portrait

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Old 06-29-2020, 08:36 AM
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I can't stand grip medallions, so I wouldn't count on us doing it.
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Old 06-29-2020, 11:16 AM
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Right on Rob! One of the real attractions of your guns is they are clean, simple and beautiful without the bling!
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Old 06-29-2020, 07:50 PM
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I can't stand grip medallions, so I wouldn't count on us doing it.




I thought grips were for gripping . If your shooting the pistol how do you
see the medallion's ? I know , I get it , I'am not really into jewelry ether .
Each to their own . Besides the ACW font on the slide , in its Blued Glory
is way better to look at , then some medallion .
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Old 06-29-2020, 08:42 PM
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I thought grips were for gripping . If your shooting the pistol how do you
see the medallion's ? I know , I get it , I'am not really into jewelry ether .
Each to their own . Besides the ACW font on the slide , in its Blued Glory
is way better to look at , then some medallion .
The benefits of medallions

added weight for less felt recoil
The design texture adds grip friction.
The adhesive used adds structural strength to the grip frame (real benefit to those who shoot big ol .45)
The ooooooing and ahhhhing when in the holster will be high. Kinda like the Urban Cowboy days of hat pins.
And the big one....Straight up Pimping.
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Old 06-30-2020, 04:45 AM
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The benefits of medallions

#1 added weight for less felt recoil
#2 The design texture adds grip friction.
#3 The adhesive used adds structural strength to the grip frame (real benefit to those who shoot big ol .45)
#4 The ooooooing and ahhhhing when in the holster will be high. Kinda like the Urban Cowboy days of hat pins.
#5 And the big one....Straight up Pimping.


NOT ever having medallions on my grips , I never looked at it that way
before . I mean how could I over look the added weight for less recoil
big benefit . lol
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:50 AM
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I can't stand grip medallions, so I wouldn't count on us doing it.
LOL !
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:21 PM
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Not going to get into the Medallion / No Medallion discussion but I will say that Larry D made my all time favorite G10 grips....the Chaos. Here's a pic of a set on a gun Rob did for me in 2013 and on a BA Custom (Brandan is a better photographer than Rob )

When I order an ACW, it will be a Prime Elite and I'll get the American Holly, because they look great, but it will probably wear a set of Chaos grips most times I take it to the range.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:32 PM
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I should have ordered a set of Chaos from LD back then. those are nice.
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Old 06-30-2020, 03:21 PM
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I have several Chaos sets from SGM grips too: http://www.sgmgrips.com/1911_vigilante_series I can't tell the difference.
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Old 07-02-2020, 10:36 AM
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Everytime ACW speaks I become a bigger fan!
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Old 07-02-2020, 10:41 PM
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I don't know, done right, they could be blacked out or blue'd and really set off a nice wood scale.
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