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Cool grips for 1911 Compact....Need Ideas

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by David E, Oct 24, 2010.

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  1. David E

    David E Member

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    Long story short, I need a really cool set of grips for a stainless 1911 Compact. It's to be a special anniversary gift from my wife to me. (I'll act surprised!)

    No more than $150

    I'm aware of Esmeralda and have submitted that site to the wife, but I'm having trouble finding anything else that's up the the task of looking great while being practical grips.

    I tried to locate Tony Rist, but all the links to his site come up dead.

    Ideas?
     
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    Thanks, guys, keep 'em coming !
     
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    I was looking for the same sort of thing and asked Esmeralda if she could make me a set that combined some aspects of her grips with custom inscriptions. Here is the result...

    STIEscortProTexana.jpg

    STIEscortProEcclesia.jpg

    Larry makes awesome grips for shooting, and I have three sets, butif you want something customized/unique/etc look into asking a grip maker to do something personal for you. The mosaic checkering on these makes for a good gripping surface, too.
     
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    See post #3, you won't regret it! Post #6 links to a guy who accepted money from numerous would-be buyers and left them high and dry.
     
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    G27RR, how long did it take Esmeralda to get those grips done?
     
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    I believe it was right at four weeks and didn't cost much more than most of the grips on her site.
     
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    PM sent.


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  12. David E

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    PM replied to.

    Thanks!
     
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    Hakken Pek did these grips for my pops, they look even better in person
    DSCN1482.jpg
     
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    http://www.stingerpaintballdesigns.com/

    They make many many different "stock" grips, or you can send them a custom design and they can get it in a grip for you. I haven't used their 1911 grips, but have used their grips on various paintball markers and the fit and finish is always fantastic.
     
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    There's also a thread at the 1911Forum specifically for gripmakers to showcase their work.
     
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    That's the one I posted above Olympus, I really enjoyed your work as well. Might have to have a look around...; - )
     
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    Alumagrips are thin, light, tough, and I think you can get a custom engraving on them.
     
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    Crimsontrace are not necessary pretty but are nice to have.
     
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    anything but punisher grips
     
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    Exactly.. Anyone with enough ummm to buy a set of crimson trace grips and retro fit some wood panels (bone or other exotic) over the top????

    Like the finger grip ribs that fit under existing grip panels
     
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    I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention. There's also a thread on this forum with a lot of pages of grips as well. I think it's in the Handguns: General section.

    Saw a set of metal grips on guy's Detonics officer frame. I don't think they were aluminum because they were pretty dang heavy. They were kind of plain and didn't really bring any "wow" factor, but there was something about them that I really liked! They had a good feel to them for some reason. Never tried the Alumagrips, but would say that they would be similar except for the weight.
     
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    I really dig my alumagrips, I went with the slimline for an Officer's size 1911 and it is now a perfect fit. I like my guns thin, and I don't think a steel-framed .45 could be much thinner unless I ran it without grips at all.

    The only complaint I see is that the grip screws can loosen up a bit, but I run 2-300 rounds through and only need to tweak the screws when I detail clean.

    Mine are the style with what I'd call "smashed checkering" it has the grooves but not the pointy bits. Goog grip even with a wet hand, but it doesn't make my shirt ride up or tear up my skin.

    For the OP - I had no desire to engrave, but I remember it was an option on some styles.
     
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    I'd like to find a set of transparent officers frame grips. I think that would be really neat. I seem to remember a thread or post about a guy that made some to put a picture behind them.
     
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