I would like some fine Custom Grips for my Ed Brown Kobra Carry 1911 Commander...


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kashton
March 13, 2009, 12:33 AM
I'm sure there are some fine custom (or non-custom) 1911 grips that will fit my Kobra Carry but I cannot find any dealers through my research so far. I love the feel of the Hogue grips but the rubber sometimes sticks to my shirt and can cause a little bit of printing. When I draw with the Hogue grips the sights line up very naturally. Here are two pictures showing the Kobra Carry with the stock grips and with the Hogue Grips:

http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww37/kashton/KobraCarry010.jpg
http://i703.photobucket.com/albums/ww37/kashton/KobraCarry017.jpg

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CWL
March 13, 2009, 01:12 AM
VZ grips is pretty ubiquitous nowadays if you want micarta grips in a variety of thicknesses & textures. If you want wood, there are plenty as well -many recommend Esmeralda Grips, but I have been lucky buying from eBay for less.

If you want to save $10 on bobtailed VZ grips, just get the standard ones and cut the corner yourself, then add bevel with sandpaper.

www.vzgrips.com

robctwo
March 13, 2009, 02:10 AM
Esmeralda

Tom Fury
March 13, 2009, 06:37 PM
Esmeralda grips will get you there. Run, don't walk; she adds new ones I think on weekends.
Cheers, TF

stonehenge69
March 13, 2009, 06:46 PM
Wicked Grips. (http://wickedgrips.com/gallery1/?level=album&id=2)

Ed will fix you up.

I've got 6 or 7 sets of his grips with another pair due in next week.






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9mmepiphany
March 14, 2009, 12:42 AM
+1 for Esmeralda

Kind of Blued
March 14, 2009, 04:17 AM
I bought some from this fella (good guy), and am very impressed. They're absolutely beautiful, but still functional.

His specialty is bobtailed 1911 grips.

http://shop.thefinergrain.com/main.sc;jsessionid=6750F64019AB4FE59356CF37482A7D3F.qscstrfrnt03

Mine are made out of Spalted Afzelia Xylay. ;)

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=87371&stc=1&d=1226036703

Travis Bickle
March 14, 2009, 08:53 AM
How much do you want to spend? You can still buy genuine elephant ivory grips. They cost beaucoup bucks, though, since ivory imports were banned back in the '70s and the legal supply of ivory is dwindling.

kashton
March 15, 2009, 11:04 AM
Thank you for the replies! I will check them all out, and mine has a bobtail so that is something I will look into for sure.

Where exactly can I find genuine elephant ivory grips for a bobtail 1911 commander?

TAG2501
March 15, 2009, 11:37 PM
That bobtail deserves some really nice wood grips.

Travis Bickle
March 16, 2009, 12:50 AM
Where exactly can I find genuine elephant ivory grips for a bobtail 1911 commander?

Google "ivory grips" and you'll find several places with stocks of pre-ban ivory that will make some grips for your gun. There's even one guy who makes them out of mammoth ivory (http://www.thegunengraver.com/Grips.htm). :cool:

Kind of Blued
March 16, 2009, 09:55 AM
"Pre-ban" ivory grips sound like they would do nicely on a pre-84 select-fire M16... :cool:

I once saw a guitar made out of petrified wood with wooly mammoth tusk inlays.

If I had been in a Viking Metal band at the time, I would have bought it on the spot.

j1979
March 16, 2009, 10:04 AM
I used to be a wood guy. Now Im partial to VZ Gatorbacks in either linen or canvas. They have a great feel to them and give it a "all business" look. Thats what I have on both of my 1911's. For nice wood grips check out www.thefinergrain.com

CZF
March 16, 2009, 09:05 PM
Hakan Grips.
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb26/czrami/vacation/cbob3.jpg
www.imageseek.com/hakan (http://www.imageseek.com/hakan)

CZF
March 16, 2009, 09:09 PM
http://i204.photobucket.com/albums/bb26/czrami/vacation/hp6.jpg

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