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Posted: 8/2/2005 11:07:37 AM EDT
Ok, so here's my Kimber...

I've ordered a stainless Smith and Alexander MSH and magwell, and I want to put some black grips on it that cover the MSH pin. This is a range gun, and doesn't have to be tactical. I'd like something "tacky" but not abrasive, and I'd like something that will hold up over time (I shoot at least once a week, probably 200 - 300 rounds per session), this Kimber is going to stay with me for a long time.

I've narrowed it down to two choices of black grips:
- Aluma Grips (with their smooth corner pattern and normal checkering)
- VZ grips, 320 Black Paper grips.

I've never handled Alumagrips before, but I have handled the VZ's in the Gatorback cuts (but never the 320's). Any help on making a decision would be appreciated. I'm even looking for biased opinions, bitching, gripes, complaints, or praises. I'd also definately like pictures if you've got them!

Link Posted: 8/2/2005 11:25:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 11:28:13 AM EDT by DocGun]

Check these out from Larry Davidson

ETA: These offer a solid firm grip without cutting into your hand.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 11:43:31 AM EDT
I've thought about the 4x4's that he makes. They're similar to some of the grips that come on the more compact Kimbers, aren't they?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 12:29:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MyWar:
I've thought about the 4x4's that he makes. They're similar to some of the grips that come on the more compact Kimbers, aren't they?

Call him. He's a really nice guy and will take the time to discuss with you exactly what would be best based on your needs.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 12:40:18 PM EDT
I didn't see a phone number on his website, but I did e-mail him some questions shortly after my last post. Thanks again for the link.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 12:49:53 PM EDT
Email: lazza@davidsonknives.com
Larry Davidson
921 Bennet St.
Cedar Hill, TX. 75104
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:09:37 PM EDT
Thanks again, I'm just going to wait to hear back from him.

Anybody have any opinions on the Alumagrips, or the VZ 320's?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:56:07 PM EDT
Alumagrips with our FDCC Club logo:

I really like these grips. I liked them so much, I ordered another pair.

Pros: They are fairly aggressive, and they add a noticeable amount of weight, which actually is a pro for me. You can clean them off with gun scrubber pretty easy.

Cons: They heat up with a lot of use.

I also really like the VZs, and keep a pair on my TLE.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 10:02:33 PM EDT
The 320 papers are nice, but do not give as much traction as the gators. You might want to try the new VZ Operator grips.

For looks, I like my 320s better, especially on an Eclipse. But for use, gators, and for maximum traction, canvass gators.
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