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Posted: 4/16/2006 4:49:40 PM EST
It's a fullsize Tactical, as seen here:



It's either:

A. Standard Alumagrips Black anodized


or

B. VZ Gatorback Blasted Black Canvas Micarta Grips


Any experiences with either? Good/ Bad? Hell, which one do you think looks better?

I cracked the origianl wood grips (My fault) and want to replace them with something other than wood or rubber/plastic. These are the final two.


SG

Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:51:11 PM EST
I have always liked the Barnhart Burner grips.

But out of your two choices, I'd go with Alumagrips. All metal gun, baby.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:55:18 PM EST
get the punisher skull grips......



personally, my taste, i would leave em the way the are in the pic... i really like em
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:56:02 PM EST
VZ,,made by an ARFCOMER,,love'em on my C-O-L-T,,got the slimgrips though
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:56:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:58:25 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
i still vote for the faux ivory naked chick with the rebel flag grips.



i would love to see a picture of this.....
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:59:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By silveradoguy17:

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
i still vote for the faux ivory naked chick with the rebel flag grips.



i would love to see a picture of this.....


+1 need pics
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 4:59:53 PM EST
Of the two, I like the Micarta ones better. You live in the Deep South; I can imagine the aluminum ones getting pretty warm after being in the Sun for too long.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 5:00:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By silveradoguy17:



personally, my taste, i would leave em the way the are in the pic... i really like em



I like the stock grips better also.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 5:02:29 PM EST
I've always liked the alumagrips. They look real slick (in the good way - look nice, good texture for grip security). Had a pair with a Strider logo on my SA, and my Les Baer TRS wears a thin pair with the Thunder Ranch logo.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 5:02:29 PM EST
I like my VZ's.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 5:03:11 PM EST
I have the Wilson Combat ultra-thin CCW grips on my Kimber and love em. They feel just right in my hand.
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 5:05:56 PM EST
VZ


Link Posted: 4/16/2006 5:07:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By silveradoguy17:



personally, my taste, i would leave em the way the are in the pic... i really like em



I like the stock grips better also.



Stock grips are cracked, badly, and (SURPRISE ) Kimber is out of stock.

SG
Link Posted: 4/16/2006 5:11:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2006 5:12:26 PM EST by gunlvr8]
Alumagrips. Would give a good contrast to the slide.

Personally, my Stainless II has Esmeralda grips on it.



Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:52:33 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:57:33 AM EST
No experience with either brand. I put Chip McCormick Thin grips on mine and like the way it hides the profile when I CCW it. I would go with micarta over aluminum though. Al , Fe plus sweat equals corrorsion in the humidity of the south. Yes stainless rusts just not as fast as blued steel.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 4:59:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:06:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2006 5:07:04 AM EST by fight4yourrights]
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:06:42 AM EST
Larry Davidson's Warthogs, or VZ Gatorbacks. You can't beat micarta.......
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:11:32 AM EST
I haven't handled a gun with micarta grips, but I have a handled a knife. They feel pretty comfortable to me, so I will go with the micarta grips.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 5:11:57 AM EST






Link Posted: 4/17/2006 8:49:39 AM EST

Originally Posted By Hiwathl:





Okay, anyone who puts this abomination on a 1911 needs to be pistol whipped with it.



SG
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 8:55:40 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:06:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 9:12:44 AM EST
Pachmeyer. :)
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 11:42:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2006 11:43:36 AM EST by ScaryGuy]

Originally Posted By Wave:
VZ's are nice.

You should also check out Wicked Grips.



Wicked's grips were awesome, but I refuse to pay a THIRD of what the pistol cost for the damn grips...but his stuff is Cool!

Went with the VZ's.

SG
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 11:50:06 AM EST
VZ.
Link Posted: 4/17/2006 11:52:27 AM EST
I have the exact same VZ grips on my Kimber right now and LOVE them! I've tried many a grip on various 1911s and these are the only ones that I've REALLY liked. They are awesome!
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