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Old 03-29-2020, 11:42 AM
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Let's see pics of Commander Grip Replacements

I may have found the Stainless Gold Cup Commander I sought.

Intend to store the original grips and screws as I intend to shoot the pistol.

Let's see what have you.
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Old 03-29-2020, 12:47 PM
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Old 03-29-2020, 02:14 PM
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You might go to the Altamont website and look at what they have for the 1911. They have lots and lots of grips and stocks. Below a pair I put on a 1980 Combat Commander that I did some upgrades on.



And some others I put on my 1988 GCNM MkIV Series 80 pistols. One in SS and one in blue.



Again. Tons of different options on their site.
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Old 03-29-2020, 02:45 PM
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Dakota, I dig the silver rampant pony grips. Any issues with grip or the pony digging into your fingers?
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:23 PM
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You want to see Commander grips? OK...
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Old 03-29-2020, 03:30 PM
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Don't forget eBay. Often you'll find some pretty unique grips for sale there from otherwise unknown sellers.
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Old 03-29-2020, 04:06 PM
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So far no problems with the ponies falling out or being not comfy to shoot. They also have some all wood ones with Colt on them. Below on a 2007 Colt Commander I have.

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Old 03-29-2020, 04:17 PM
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1977 vintage Combat Commander.
Put these Colt grips on it that I found on
a GS table. I think this type grips was right for this vintage.
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Old 03-29-2020, 04:52 PM
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Great I get to show off my commander on the bottom with antique mother of pearl, ignore the anvlll with bonded ivory on top.

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Old 03-29-2020, 05:35 PM
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Thanks gents, keep them coming!
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Old 03-30-2020, 05:59 AM
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Let's see pics of Commander Grip Replacements



Walnut Herrettís with silver Coltís medallions for a classic look.



Iíve also run these VZ grips on that same pistol.



And finally some vintage original Colt black stained walnut from the 80ís I believe. Most people hated these but I like the black and stainless contrast with black leather.

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Old 03-30-2020, 06:31 AM
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VZ after 10 yrs .
https://vzgrips.com/shop/semi-auto-pistols/1911/

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Old 03-30-2020, 01:09 PM
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These were interesting ones I got from Altamont. They said that the grips you got may not match the picture and they were right. Too much Silver for me.



Today that Commander has wood stocks with a Silver med.



One thing about Altamont is one can pick the grip style and then add either a gold or silver med (at extra cost of course). Actually when I do take the Gold Cup Commander to the range it usually has Colt hard rubber grips on it. I learned what can happen to nice grips years ago when I got some nice ones from Esmeralda to put on my 2006 XSE LW Commander. It was not long before they had some dings and scratches on them.



Here are some of Colt Hard Rubber grips on my 2007 Combat Commander back when I carried it. They were like about $10 several years ago from places like Brownells. They also act as their own "O" ring and the grip screws stay in.

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I out these on my 1911s when the mood strikes me.
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Old 03-31-2020, 06:47 AM
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Thanks all, like the VZs, ivory not so much.

One Percent - I could rock a set of those. ET2 here.
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Old 03-31-2020, 10:06 AM
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Some take-offs from a current Combat Elite
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Old 03-31-2020, 07:57 PM
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There are a lot of good gripmaker's for 1911's. My last Combat Commander came with "Black Cherry" VZ grips, I don't care for them, too heavy. I replaced them with walnut grips from Wood Caliber, and like them very much, highly recommended.

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Old 04-01-2020, 04:41 PM
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Thanks all, like the VZs, ivory not so much.

One Percent - I could rock a set of those. ET2 here.
ET2 here also. Many years ago
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Old 04-01-2020, 10:11 PM
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Old 04-02-2020, 06:23 AM
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Rams horn grips on my satin nickel combat commander.
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Old 04-04-2020, 07:55 PM
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VZ Operators.
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:19 AM
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I need another Commander...


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Old 04-05-2020, 09:45 PM
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Those grip screws looks fireblued! Aren't they?
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Old 04-06-2020, 02:25 AM
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My 1981 vintage Combat Commander with VZ black g10 double diamond grips.
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Old 05-07-2020, 01:49 PM
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Let's see pics of Commander Grip Replacements

I have another Commander arriving tomorrow! Itís a Colt Gunsite Pistol LW Commander. I already have a set of VZ G10 ivory hand polished grips on order just for it.

A pic of one but not mine...



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