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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by kashton, Mar 12, 2009.

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  1. kashton

    kashton Member

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    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:

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  2. CWL

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    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
     
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    Esmeralda
     
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    +1

    Esmeralda grips will get you there. Run, don't walk; she adds new ones I think on weekends.
    Cheers, TF
     
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    Wicked Grips.

    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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    +1 for Esmeralda
     
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    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.
     
  9. kashton

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    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?
     
  10. TAG2501

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    That bobtail deserves some really nice wood grips.
     
  11. Travis Bickle

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    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. :cool:
     
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    "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.
     
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    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
     
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