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ultimate "bling" grips (sidenote, custom grip makers for 1911?)

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Cesiumsponge, Aug 14, 2006.

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  1. Cesiumsponge

    Cesiumsponge Member

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    I was looking for magwell cut grips to fit a 1911 and was pretty settled on getting Hakan Pek to whip up a pair of desert ironwoods but I never got a response to him and further searching various boards and the Internet turned up that he has some medical problems so his volume has slowed considerably. All the info I could find is several months old so I am not aware of his current condition. I would comission him and pay in advance if he can accept it but since I haven't established contact, I can't say.

    Anyhow, I was looking for other sources and custom makers when I found this on Gunbroker...

    $44,000 buy it now.
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=54073414

    Interesting that no actual history or story is set behind this piece.
    Even more interesting is someone invested the money for something like that to be comissioned.

    As a sidenote, are there any 1911 makers that work with highly figured cocobolo or desert ironwood? I've narrowed it down to these two woods if I am to use wood at all. Hakan is the only one I'm aware of that has exactly what I had in mind in terms of wood and texturing shape/size: http://www.imageseek.com/hakan/albums/1911/Cimg5072.jpg
     
  2. loki.fish

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    This was only one I found with the pattern you wanted.

    http://www.esmeralda.cc/magwell_2.htm It's towards the bottom. Rest of the Cocobolo and Desert Ironwood grips are either smooth or diamond checkered.
     
  3. nyresq

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    Diamond and Ruby Jeweled 1911 Grips

    those grips are dope yo!

    can you get those for a glock fotay?

    they would match my teeth.... that sh*t would be PHAT




    sorry, ridiculous crap like that just screams "Gansta rapper with too much money...."
     
  4. Smurfslayer

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    Who you callin' dope ESSE?

    :neener:
     
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    Ach! Mein peepers!
     
  6. Seismic Sam

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    KA-BLING!!!

    My reply was a slight variant of the one above, and was that anybody who would own such a gun would most likely be an "urban frontier trapper" engaged in the capture and sales of beaver pelts to the indigenous natives. :rolleyes:
     
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    That is perhaps the strangest thing I've ever seen. :rolleyes:
     
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    Do they make them for the CZ 75B?!?!?! :D
     
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    Damn!!! That's an exact copy of my grips!:D
     
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    Score is: +1 for Esmeralda / -1 for Ajax "Custom"

    Esmeralda's grips are extraordinary! I would like to buy the Cocobolo. It is 2 times stronger than most hardwoods. :what: See link below:

    http://esmeralda.cc/

    Ajax's Custom Grips are extradinarily trashy. See the post that I did in Rate Private & Retail Transactions. You'll see. :barf:

    Doc2005
     
  12. confed sailor

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    I think patton is rolling in his grave,

    if pearl is for a N.O. pimp, who the heck are those for?
     
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    Wickedgrips.com
     
  14. Cesiumsponge

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    wicked grips are wicked awsome after flipping through their gallery (and solid damascus grips) but they had some custom ones on sale for over $300 :what: Damascus isn't cheap either! They seem to specialize in custom buttons/inlays and paintwork. I don't have enough imagination to cobble up a "cool" inlay or $300+ to spend on that so it's out of the question for my purposes.

    Anyhow I saw Esmeralda offered the wood, checkering type, and checking patterns I liked...but in all different combos that didn't quite fit me. I sent an email seeing if I can comission something with the combo I was after though :)

    ...though those wood grips if comissioned feels almost -too nice- to use. I might have to get a pair of "beater" Simonich gunners or VZ's too on the side :D variety is key I suppose.
     
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    Two things I learned from this thread.

    Esmerelda is a hottie and she loves wood....:p:D:rolleyes: (I was a woodworker for many years, pun intended, but as a former woodworker, I admire her craftsmanship and dedication to her art.) As a man, wow, if more gun stores had girls like that at the counters, that shop would sell more guns.

    That jewel gun has more chrome on it than all three of my family vehicles...combined.

    jeepmor
     
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    Not cocobolo but....

    Here are mine from Esmeralda

    Gaboon Ebony



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    Check out www.gungrips.net . They sell a large asortment of grips and will engrave just about anything you might want, on them.
     
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    When I first bought my Firestorm 1911 Government Model knock-off, I was very disappointed in the fact that they do not accept regular 1911 grips (and I really liked the punisher grips from Wicked grips, I would have even justified spending as much on the grips as I did on the gun).

    Finally, my desperation led me to actually carve my own grips out of some exotic wood tray I had setting on my nightstand. (Looked a lot like Thuya). I whittled and carved for hours, trying to get notches for all the nooks and crannies my 1911 semi-clone had. Finally, I sanded the finished product to perfection.

    Next came the bling. I used a router dremel attatchment and routed out a cross-shaped notch in the grips. Then, I literally gorilla-glued two solid .925 mexican silver crosses into the grips. Very bling.

    When I was finally finished with the uber-bling grips for my POS 1911 clone, I screwed them on. Unfortunately, I screwed way too hard (first time I've ever been accused of that :neener: ) and cracked both grips in half. Never even got to have them both one my pistol at one time, much less take a picture. I wish I had before I attempted my first and last effort at custom gripmaking. (In addition to ruining a $50 wood tray and two $35 silver crosses.)
     
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    Yes, Esmeralda's grips are incredible!

    And them wooden thingies you put on the guns aren't too bad, either!! :rolleyes:
     
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