Do These Grips Make My Colt Look Too Bling?


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doc540
October 26, 2011, 08:31 PM
hahaha

I was looking for a deal on some Crimson Trace carry grips for the Officers, and I snagged these flame jobs!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Colt%20Officers%20Stainless/DSCN0273-1-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Colt%20Officers%20Stainless/DSCN0276-1.jpg

Also ordered a couple of Virgil Tripp's, 7 round mag's.

I think I might just end up carrying this little heater.

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twofifty
October 26, 2011, 08:35 PM
Looks really good to me.
Nice gun too - sweet lines.

sugarmaker
October 26, 2011, 08:38 PM
If the grip fits...wear it.

dprice3844444
October 26, 2011, 08:40 PM
would that go good with your pink caddilac with the leopard seats/

SharpsDressedMan
October 26, 2011, 09:29 PM
A stainless 1911 is already semi-bling; why not take it the rest of the way? Looks great.

Zerodefect
October 26, 2011, 09:34 PM
The grips will look fine when you're done refinishing that gun black.

doc540
October 26, 2011, 09:55 PM
black??

For the last two days I've Flitz'ed my fingerprints off. :o

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/1911/Colt%20Officers%20Stainless/DSCN0268-1.jpg

Mike1234567
October 26, 2011, 10:08 PM
Aargh... That's like one's wife asking if a pair of pants make her byootox look fat. NO ONE is going to be truthful to you!!

The above state... Oh, no dear, your frame looks great in EVERYTHING it wears. :evil:

mgmorden
October 26, 2011, 10:24 PM
Nah, it looks fine IMHO. I'd like a set of nice wooden grips BETTER, but these are still "normal" looking enough as to not appear gaudy. The really pad ones are the ones with teh skull and crossbones, or hazmat symbols and such.

I think mother-of-pearl (be it real or just the pattern applied) or other mostly white/grey grips look a bit goofy too, but anything wood-grained or mostly black works for me, so long as they're wood or plastic. Basically any hard material - as much as some love them, I've found that I really, really don't like rubber grips on a pistol.

doc540
October 26, 2011, 10:27 PM
now, now, mg....sometimes black is beautiful ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/DSCN0109-1-1.jpg

Of course, ivory tops 'em all!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/DSCN0140-1-1.jpg

The Lone Haranguer
October 26, 2011, 10:39 PM
Not my personal taste, but if you like it, that is all that matters.

Zerodefect
October 26, 2011, 10:42 PM
Some scratches and holster wear should fill it out nicer. Swing by your local VFW and chuck it at thier display tank a few times. Turns out that dropping it down a flight of stairs isn't very authentic looking.

(you might have to donate some green paint if you get caught)

doc540
October 26, 2011, 10:43 PM
Not my personal taste, but if you like it, that is all that matters.

true

I've had a hard time finding a deal of CT Officers grips, period.

So, I settled for these flame jobs cause the price was right.

roadliner
October 27, 2011, 02:17 PM
Look fine to me. I have several grips but wear my ugly Hogue rubber 99% of the time.

Greg528iT
October 27, 2011, 02:22 PM
I LIKE IT! but yes flames (though, those are pretty subtle) are hard to pull off. If you decide you don't like them, I'll buy them off you for (insert absurdly low price) ;)

LCPor9mm
October 27, 2011, 02:36 PM
What You couldn't find any in chrome???


Seriously, they are pretty subtle. Maybe a little black stain or ink would work if you can't get used to them.

doc540
October 27, 2011, 04:11 PM
Maybe a little black stain or ink would work if you can't get used to them

or a wrap with black, insulation tape :D

k soze
October 27, 2011, 05:06 PM
They look plain to me, more flash is needed

mavracer
October 27, 2011, 05:40 PM
Those are pretty subtle. I found these on sale a couple years ago.
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii261/mavracer/SANY0177.jpg

chhodge69
October 27, 2011, 08:55 PM
who cares? this is all they're gonna see anyway
http://www.sightm1911.com/lib/history/muzzle.jpg

Lo8080
October 27, 2011, 09:09 PM
Haha, to bad you couldn't etch in "who's yo daddy" instead of those serial #'s

9mmforMe
October 27, 2011, 09:23 PM
They really dont look that "flamey", looks rather subdued to my eyes. I think it (the pistol in total) looks good though.

Get R Done Guns
October 27, 2011, 09:51 PM
looks great from my backyard!! They are fine.

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