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Posted: 8/5/2005 10:54:34 AM EDT
I thought some of you would like to see what we will be offering in the next couple of weeks. Our new DiamondBacks. Whatcha Think?

Here they are in Black Paper Micarta

Link Posted: 8/5/2005 11:00:03 AM EDT
I like 'em!

Any infor on price and availability?
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:29:29 PM EDT
Just what I need... more choices.

Hey, how about stopping by this thread and posting some close up color pics of the 320s.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 12:46:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:23:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 1:24:19 PM EDT
Me likey.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 4:53:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:33:44 PM EDT
Very nice.
IKOR states a good question, are these going to be as sharp/aggressive as Gunner's?
I shot a 1911 with Gunner's and they were to sharp for me, actually hurt to shoot.
I have a set of the Red/Black Paper Micarta and I'm very happy with them.
BTW, what's the price & availability on these?

Link Posted: 8/6/2005 6:31:27 AM EDT
Nice grips!

What kind of 1911 is that?
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 6:45:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CitySlicker:
Nice grips!

What kind of 1911 is that?

Colt Delta Elite, 10 mm. Now THAT is a bucket of hot and sweaty Colt sweetness!!!!!

Link Posted: 8/6/2005 7:15:38 AM EDT
Nice - Now I will have to buy another set!
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 2:08:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By desertmoon:

Originally Posted By CitySlicker:
Nice grips!

What kind of 1911 is that?

Colt Delta Elite, 10 mm. Now THAT is a bucket of hot and sweaty Colt sweetness!!!!!

You could say that again!
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 2:20:57 PM EDT
Looks pretty sweet, can't wait to see them in other colors!
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 8:28:13 PM EDT
What kind of hammer is that?
Link Posted: 8/6/2005 9:47:58 PM EDT
Looks like a standard Commander hammer.
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 9:30:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Seneca-Cayuga:
Looks like a standard Commander hammer.

Link Posted: 8/8/2005 9:42:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 7:08:41 PM EDT by Tzyck]
* The new Diamond-Backs wil be available shortly. They will retail at the usual $55. We have some new tan micarta due in by the end of the week. I'll post some pics when I run a set. I'm not sure what other colors I'll be offering these in, but for now it's going to be Black Paper and Tan Canvas.

* As for the texture, they are not as sharp as the new Strider Gunners, but they do have a bite. The Gunners were made for the military with the idea that they would be using gloves. There is really no reason to make grips this agressive for civilian use. The Diamond-Backs will be an agressive grip, but one that will not hurt to shoot nor need to be altered to be able to shoot or feel comfortable.

If you have a calus of a hand and need / want a hold that is agressive and sharp I would recomend starting off with a good textured grip that is comfortable and fits your palm area well. From there I would look at the different front strap and MSH offerings that are available. This is where the majority of your purchase on the firearm is at. You tighten your grip on a handgun with your fingers (front strap) and the heel of your palm (MSH). You can't do this with your palm since there is nothing on the other side to push against. Make sense? I think the most agressive combo I have seen are Gunners paired up with Chuck Rogers golf ball treatment on the front strap and MSH. OUCH!

Link Posted: 8/12/2005 10:59:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 11:01:47 PM EDT by Tzyck]
Here is the new Desert Tan I talked about. I also made a few new changes that you may not see in the pics. I made the texture more agressive closer to the front strap and MSH and gave the mid section a mild relief from the points of the diamonds. This is by far the most secure / agressive grip I have to date. These are not for concealed carry as they will rip you a new a@#

The pics really do not show the beauty of the grips. More pics to come...
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 1:31:16 AM EDT
Hmmm......I think those in black might look great on my new Springfield Black Stainless.
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 1:32:24 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 6:03:23 AM EDT
I like these grips alot. The full-coverage "checkered" pattern looks very cool, like an updated version of the plastic M1911A1 grips with modern materials. Great design!
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 8:52:16 AM EDT

Please keep us posted as to when they will be available. I'm going to need at least 3 sets
Link Posted: 8/13/2005 6:31:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2005 11:28:45 PM EDT by M16Ham]
Looks great! I'm interested in the Desert Tan Diamondbacks without the aggressive pattern.

How much of a difference is felt on the non-aggressive pattern grips and the aggressive pattern grips when compared to the original wood grips on a Loaded SA Govt?

Please do let us know when these will be available. Thanks.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 4:48:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 5:09:54 PM EDT by Tzyck]
The Diamond Backs will be ready for purchase by the end of next week. I'll have them in the EE and will give everyone a heads up through this thread.

Link Posted: 8/26/2005 9:31:11 AM EDT
I can't wait!
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 9:39:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 9:46:06 AM EDT by Wave]
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 8:31:26 PM EDT
Ready for sale yet? I would like to get a set.
Link Posted: 8/30/2005 10:35:40 PM EDT

I should have them ready by Monday if all goes as planned.
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 12:06:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/31/2005 12:08:10 AM EDT by effinNewGuy]

Originally Posted By Tzyck:
I should have them ready by Monday if all goes as planned.

Tzyck are the grip screw holes not countersunk? I ask because it seems like the screws jut out
from the grip?! Thanks.

ETA: I guess they are from the other pictures, but not deep enough perhaps?
Link Posted: 8/31/2005 10:25:35 PM EDT

Tzyck are the grip screw holes not countersunk? I ask because it seems like the screws jut out
from the grip?! Thanks.

They are. On the Gators, depending on what kind of screws you use, they seem to stick up a hair due to the texture / flute that runs down the center of the grip. Some of the button heads will protrude a little higher than the grip (Springfield) but they do not interfear with your comfort. You can also use slim bushings to bring the screws down a hair. I run slim bushings on all my 1911's. In some cases I run slim screws as well on standard grips.

Keep in mind that you can run slim bushings on ALL grips. In some cases you can run slim bushings and slim screws. On slim grips, you can only run slim bushings and screws.

I also change grips daily for pictures and fitting issues, I may not tighten my screws all the way in some of my pics which may be deceiving. Sorry!
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:34:23 AM EDT
Nice looking grips.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:23:15 PM EDT
Will the diamondbacks be offered in slim size?
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:44:42 PM EDT
Very nice looking grips!
Link Posted: 9/21/2005 8:44:23 PM EDT
Heads Up!

Ready for your pleasure in the EE

Link Posted: 9/21/2005 10:10:03 PM EDT
I'm local. Anyway I can lay hands on these to see how I like them on my Springer?
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:48:58 AM EDT
I just put some washed black canvas ones on my SA BI Tone and man they look sweet. The wood never realy looked correct on it but these make the pistol and they give me better grip in my opinion.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 2:12:01 AM EDT



Link Posted: 9/22/2005 4:49:38 AM EDT

I'm local. Anyway I can lay hands on these to see how I like them on my Springer?

Sure, Give me a call. I can meet you at one of the gun shops here in town.
Link Posted: 9/22/2005 1:45:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By brewsky101:
Will the diamondbacks be offered in slim size?

Yeah, any plans to run slimline?
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 5:16:54 AM EDT
Damn you Tzyck, I just purchased a pair of your "Operator" style grips last week and now you are forcing me to buy these Diamond Backs. They look so sweeeeet I can't pass them up.

Link Posted: 9/23/2005 6:43:09 AM EDT
I put a pair of VZ green/black linen micarta grips on my SA Champion and they look great. As a matter of fact, the first thing people ask when I show them the gun is "Where did you get those grips?" I am convinced VZ is the only way to go.

A pair of those new VZ Diamondback grips in black will go nicely on a SS 1911 I have.
Link Posted: 9/23/2005 7:55:28 AM EDT

Are the VZ Green/Black grips you have the VZ320's? I put a pair of Green/Black Linen Micarta VZ320's on my Green/Black lightweight loaded SA Champion for CCW use. I love them so much I went out an got a pair of Green/Black VZ Gators for my Kimber Ultra CDP and a pair of black Paper Micarta VZ "Operator" grips for my SA Black/Stainless 5".

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 5:49:57 PM EDT
Well, my new grips just arrived. First impressions are really favorable. I prefer a more aggressive traction on my grips, and these fit the bill. I definately wouldn't want to carry these next to bare skin, as I'm sure it would abrade. Thankfully, I always wear and undershirt.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:04:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 8:07:06 PM EDT by SilverState]
Like MadDog, I also just received some VZ Operator grips. Now I have to buy another 1911 to go with your Desert Tan Diamondbacks...

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:33:06 PM EDT
very nice!
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