suggest new grips for blue 1911


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antsi
December 5, 2007, 05:01 AM
Suggestions for grips for a blued, plain jane Colt 1911. Range gun; sometimes wears a Marvel .22 upper.

I tend to prefer "classy" rather than tacti-cool or high-tech looks.

Who makes nice wood grips for 1911s? I just put some Nills on my SIG 232 and love them, but I'd like to avoid another $99 price tag for grips :eek:

Trying to picture whether darker or lighter color woods would look better on a blued pistol.

Grip feel is as important as looks. I have large-ish hands with long-ish thin-ish fingers.

Pics would be great if you got 'em.

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cmidkiff
December 5, 2007, 01:04 PM
Who makes nice wood grips for 1911's?
Esmeralda does
http://www.esmeralda.cc/snAA27395_small.jpghttp://www.esmeralda.cc/snLE27343_small.jpghttp://www.esmeralda.cc/sn22283_small.jpg

PO2Hammer
December 5, 2007, 02:04 PM
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=510325&t=11082005

Black Majik
December 5, 2007, 02:53 PM
Ahrends, Hakan Pek, and Esmeralda grips come to mind.

Hoffy
December 5, 2007, 03:42 PM
No pix of my Taurus PT1911, but I like the lighter colored grips on a blued gun. I got a set from Esmaralda (similar to the one on the far left of cmidkiff's post) and I am very happy with them.

biscuit82
December 6, 2007, 12:29 AM
Take a look at the Elk grips from at www.eaglegrips.com. Or there imation ivory

Steve C
December 6, 2007, 02:56 AM
I bought these double diamond Colt grips with medallion from CDNN Investments (http://www.cdnninvestments.com/1911.html).

http://www.members.aol.com/scoll63101/public/coltgrips

Tom Fury
December 6, 2007, 02:15 PM
Oh Yeah, (sigh) big time. Even if someone beat me out of a gorgeous set in the time it took to drive home last week...
Cheers, TF

HorseSoldier
December 6, 2007, 02:20 PM
+2 on the Esmeraldas. I've got her grips on my High Powers and they not only look good, but the fit on them is excellent (better than the factory grips, actually . . .).

Navy87Guy
December 6, 2007, 08:50 PM
They aren't wood, but I have some pics of my RIA sporting some light (desert blonde) micarta grips on my website, here: http://home.comcast.net/~navy87guy/home/RIA45.html

Jim

D-Man
December 6, 2007, 09:05 PM
I'd look into Ahrends.

I went through Top Gun Supply, and was able to work with them (who in turn worked with the people at Ahrends) to get the type of wood I wanted for my former Colt. These are in Moradillo (sp?) - the attempt was to get a classic look for them:

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n308/D-Man18360/Sig%20P239/DSCN0904.jpg

CWL
December 6, 2007, 09:09 PM
Burl Wood Grips.

Go to eBay and type in "burl 1911 grips" and be stunned at what you can get for $20-40.

antsi
December 6, 2007, 09:38 PM
Lots of nice grips on here, but Steve C's suggestion wins at $24.00!

The Ahrends and Esmeraldas are nice, but out of my budget right now.

AWMP
December 6, 2007, 09:41 PM
CWL - great tip for ebay, just did, several sets of nice grips for a good price.

Dienekes
December 6, 2007, 09:44 PM
In addition to wood double diamonds, I have run plain ivories, Spegels, and Colt pewters from the 1980s.

They all look pretty good to me.

gcrookston
December 6, 2007, 10:17 PM
It just picked up a pair of the Aruba green/black linen from these folks, and am quite happy. with them. I like grips with a little bite.

http://www.linvilleknifeandtool.com/2007/product_grips.html

GrandmasterB
December 7, 2007, 12:56 PM
Try www.hogueauction.com - they have factory 2nds where most of the time you can't find the flaw. Hogue makes some beautiful wood grips and the prices on the auction site are very good.

S&Wfan
December 9, 2007, 04:02 AM
Check out wickedgrips.com

From mild to very, very wild, this company makes some really neat looking stuff . . . although some of 'em are too over-the-top for my tastes.

Still . . . some really gorgeous wood grips on that site as you'll discover!

T.

Frandy
December 9, 2007, 10:18 AM
I'm a fan of Altamont grips. I bought both sets at a gun show in Raleigh.
http://homepage.mac.com/franman/.Pictures/Handguns/Smith_1911_bedscanned_1_June_2007.jpg

http://homepage.mac.com/franman/.Pictures/Handguns/Smith_1911_with_Altamont_Rosewoodgrips_Aug_13_2007_800B.jpg

Black Majik
December 9, 2007, 10:02 PM
http://homepage.mac.com/franman/.Pictures/Handguns/Smith_1911_with_Altamont_Rosewoodgrips_Aug_13_2007_800B.jpg

Very pretty Frandy. I like your S&W pics you post...

kentucky_smith
December 9, 2007, 10:08 PM
Have to be wood?

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=68807&stc=1&d=1197250986


http://cgi.ebay.com/Colt-45-1911-GRIPS-GENUINE-STAG-pay-with-MO_W0QQitemZ130182119187QQihZ003QQcategoryZ10881QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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