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Ti 1911 grips?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Slimjim, Oct 31, 2006.

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  1. Slimjim

    Slimjim Member

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    Does anyone, or any company make titanium 1911 grips? I was thinking it would be nice to have a set, and with the ease of anodizing titanium, i thought we would have seen these by now.
     
  2. JoeHatley

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    I haven't seen any titanium grips, but if you can live with just a bit more weight, www.alumagrips.com has some nice units. Or you can have your AlumaGrips customized through www.gungrips.net

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    If you're thinking of "rainbowing" the things, I'd be hesitant - the anodizing process on aluminum and titanium differ considerably. I believe titanium (interference) colors are derived by refraction variations through a very thin layer of titanium oxide. I don't know how this would work on a grip surface.

    I believe the Kershaw / Ken Onion rainbow leek is not actually anodized ti but coated stainless.

    If I had to have grips like that, I'd probably post on Ken Onion's forum and / or bladeforums - the knife scale people seem to have had some practice in the area. Knife scales would require similar "wearability" to grip panels, I would guess.

    Rats! Now you've got me thinking of Devon Thomas damascus grips, maybe with Caspian parts - guess it's time to start buying lotto tickets.
     
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