Ti 1911 grips?


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Slimjim
October 31, 2006, 10:56 PM
Does anyone, or any company make titanium 1911 grips? I was thinking it would be nice to have a set, and with the ease of anodizing titanium, i thought we would have seen these by now.

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JoeHatley
November 1, 2006, 11:00 AM
I haven't seen any titanium grips, but if you can live with just a bit more weight, www.alumagrips.com has some nice units. Or you can have your AlumaGrips customized through www.gungrips.net

http://www.iowatelecom.net/~hatley/alumagrips_r.jpg

Joe

Hawk
November 1, 2006, 12:57 PM
If you're thinking of "rainbowing" the things, I'd be hesitant - the anodizing process on aluminum and titanium differ considerably. I believe titanium (interference) colors are derived by refraction variations through a very thin layer of titanium oxide. I don't know how this would work on a grip surface.

I believe the Kershaw / Ken Onion rainbow leek is not actually anodized ti but coated stainless.

If I had to have grips like that, I'd probably post on Ken Onion's forum and / or bladeforums - the knife scale people seem to have had some practice in the area. Knife scales would require similar "wearability" to grip panels, I would guess.

Rats! Now you've got me thinking of Devon Thomas damascus grips, maybe with Caspian parts - guess it's time to start buying lotto tickets.

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