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1911 Grip Change: Too Old School?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by doc540, Sep 12, 2009.

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  1. doc540

    doc540 Member

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    Fellow Texan gave me these grips for the price of postage in exchange for the factory grips off my Metro Arms 1911.

    I'm kinda diggin' the old school vibe.

    Wha'chu say?

    (got a set of carbon fiber grips on the way as an alternative)

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  2. AKElroy

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    Double Diamond classics--I like it. I have a set of finger groove Pachmayr's on my series 80 that fit my hand perfectly, but they are ugly as a mud fence. I actually tore the mancave apart last week looking for the factory issue rosewood DD's, and must have traded them for some useless item years back.

    Nastalgia is good.
     
  3. bdb benzino

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    I have a set of Kimber rosewood double dimonds on my Metro Arms as well, with that beautiful blueing it really makes it look classy. I also put a Springfeild FLGR for a tad added weight, and a Springfeild stainless barrel bushing that fit more tight than the original one did! That is just my taste, Looks sweet!!!:D
     
  4. jpatterson

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    Absolutely gorgeous. I love the traditional wooden grips on 1911s, it just looks so classy.
     
  5. Frog48

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    Looks great! Double-diamond wooden grips are classic, anything else just aint right.

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  6. The Lone Haranguer

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    I am sure the new aggressive grips made of high tech/sticky/rubbery/plasticky materials, with all sorts of ribbing and even starburst/fan patterns (as seen on some new Wilson pistols), are functional, but I like the appearance and feel of checkered wooden grips better.
     
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  7. doc540

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    Well, it that's the case here's another one:

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  8. gunmn74

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    I have the kimbers that look almost identical yours.
    I dont like all the carved, pewter and painted grips
    I really dont like rubber grips on a classic gun like that.
    I think yours look awsome.
     
  9. Frog48

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    Thats a good lookin' gun.
     
  10. plumbernater

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    Photo0055.gif I put these on my pt1911 not long ago so Im with you on diggin old school
     
  11. DR505

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    Here's what I think:

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  12. DRYHUMOR

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    Nothing wrong with old school.

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  14. Texas Colt

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    Doc,

    Looks awesome. Nothing is better on a blued 1911 than double diamond wood grips. Old school rocks!
     
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    My vote if it matters.:D
     
  16. Seven©

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    No such thing.
     
  17. Drail

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    Sharp cut checkered wood grips (diamonds or not) are the only thing that should be put on a 1911. Any other kind of grips are just juvenile bling. (And stamped checkering sucks) (Rubber grips really really suck)
     
  18. doc540

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    "Sharp cut checkered wood grips (diamonds or not) are the only thing that should be put on a 1911. Any other kind of grips are just juvenile bling. (And stamped checkering sucks) (Rubber grips really really suck)"

    So, carbon fiber must be a tornadic vortex of suckage?:D
     
  19. .38 Special

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    I refuse to accept that checkered wooden grips are "old school". Hell, if they are then so is the 1911 itself.

    There is "stuff that works" and then there is "modern tacticool junk for kids". If "old school" is synonymous with the former, then so be it. I guess.
     
  20. AJChenMPH

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    +1, and I'm not even into 1911's...
     
  21. doc540

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    "+1, and I'm not even into 1911's... "

    I'm pretty amazed by some of the positive comments.

    These things sell for around $400 new.
     
  22. weisse52

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    I love wooden grips, I have these two sets on the way from Esmerelda now. If they look as good in person I will be adding more from her as well.

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    Yes, both Zebra wood.

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  23. MICHAEL T

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    They look great
     
  24. twofifty

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    A perfect marriage of form and function is what these classic 1911s are about.
     
  25. DeepSouth

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    I would only one change one thing about all the guns on this thread.........The owner:D
     
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