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Posted: 6/17/2003 10:25:49 PM EDT
I have a SA 1911 A1 Mil-Spec, and curretnly have the Hogue black rubber checkered grips on it. I love the grips, as they are very comfortable to handle, but I think some wood grips might make it look a little better.

If you've got some good photos of any 1911 w/ wood grips, please post and let me know what kind of grips they are.

Thanks in advance!
BigJ491
Link Posted: 6/17/2003 11:13:48 PM EDT
The only photo I have of one of my 1911s with wood grips is on the ar15.com photo server which isnt working. I had some NICE laminated Rosewood grips from Hogue on my Wilson Service Grade Protector. They were a nice red/brown color. I dont like wood on my hard use guns, but if I did, Id go with the laminates for strength.
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 1:24:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
The only photo I have of one of my 1911s with wood grips is on the ar15.com photo server which isnt working. I had some NICE laminated Rosewood grips from Hogue on my Wilson Service Grade Protector. They were a nice red/brown color. I dont like wood on my hard use guns, but if I did, Id go with the laminates for strength.



What are some of the drawbacks you've seen?
Link Posted: 6/18/2003 3:11:59 AM EDT
Here is my SA Loaded with factory rosewood grips

Link Posted: 6/18/2003 7:18:11 AM EDT
Custom 1911 with Ahrends cocobolo:



Colt LW Commander with rosewood grips:



Colt 9mm Combat Commander with homemade birdseye maple grips:

Link Posted: 6/18/2003 8:24:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 9:43:49 AM EDT by Lumpy196]

Originally Posted By BigJ491:
What are some of the drawbacks you've seen?



Open carry. Bumped them into a couple door jams on cars and anything that gets in the way. Ive cracked quite a few pairs of wood grips. I switched to Navidrex Micarta from Brownells.

Link Posted: 6/18/2003 8:35:25 AM EDT
I'll throw mine up there, even though you've seen it, BigJ..

For everyone else... SA Milspec Parkerized with Hogue Cocobolo smooth grips. (I put the black plastic checkered back on for now... I want to get some checkered ebony grips or something... )

Link Posted: 6/18/2003 4:01:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/18/2003 4:02:13 PM EDT by dangles1]
Rosewood grips on my Ed Brown.

Link Posted: 6/18/2003 4:03:27 PM EDT
Hogue Kingwood grips on my Les Baer.

Link Posted: 6/20/2003 11:26:32 AM EDT


As you can see, Ive already managed to beat up the Micarta grips.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 11:34:21 AM EDT
Three of my five 1911's have the same setup; Ahrends Ebony Grips with the flat bottom for use with a mag well. Here's the grips on my SW1911..



Link Posted: 6/20/2003 11:55:40 AM EDT
Man, my beat up Wilson is looking weak next to these pretty guns
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 12:01:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2003 12:01:51 PM EDT by Sixgun357]
I had this grip I was going to put on on Kimber Stainless II but mt dog eat it. My wife got it for for christmas just have not bought another one yet.

www.sportsmansguide.com/cb/cb.asp?p=WX2&i=55613
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 2:07:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2003 2:08:49 PM EDT by AJohnston]

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Man, my beat up Wilson is looking weak next to these pretty guns



No not “weak”... more like well loved.



Link Posted: 6/20/2003 2:42:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AJohnston:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Man, my beat up Wilson is looking weak next to these pretty guns



No not “weak”... more like well loved.



She's a working gun...and well loved simply because shes NEVER malfed.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 2:58:44 PM EDT
http://nill-grips.com/englisch/frame_allg_eng.html
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 3:15:09 PM EDT
I have these on my Les Baer www.burnscustom.com/magandgrip.html
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 5:40:38 PM EDT
Unfortunately, no photos, but my Kimber Custom II wears a fantastic set of Desert Ironwood grips made by Scott Sensing.
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 5:56:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2003 6:00:04 PM EDT by QCMGR]
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 7:18:13 PM EDT
Another SA Loaded with factory rosewood grips.

Bad picture though...

Link Posted: 6/20/2003 8:18:23 PM EDT
Thanks guys! If anyone has more, by all means, keep 'em coming.

I really like the Rosewoods and the Cocobolos. I really wish I could see them in person before I buy them though. They seem like they can vary a good deal w/ the shades even though they're the same type of grips. Is that the case, or is that just variance of color quality w/ the different cameras guys use?
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 8:22:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BigJ491:
I really wish I could see them in person before I buy them though.



You can,

www.pickagrip.com
Link Posted: 6/20/2003 9:23:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/20/2003 9:26:16 PM EDT by DavidC]

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Man, my beat up Wilson is looking weak next to these pretty guns



This one's been carried almost every day for the last 15 years, and seen a fair share of rounds fired through it. It's held up pretty well.



Link Posted: 6/20/2003 10:48:11 PM EDT
I forgot I have a pic of my Springfield/EGW custom gun Im getting rid of. Hogue Rosewood btw.



My camera sucks.
Link Posted: 6/22/2003 8:07:58 PM EDT
Here is my Semi-custom 1911 with custom Micarta grips a friend of mine makes. What do you think? Check them out in the EE.


Link Posted: 6/22/2003 8:46:09 PM EDT
Approaching the 1911 grips from a different angle:


Kimber Custom Classic Target Stainless, series one. With Hogue smooth wraparound fingergrooves.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 1:17:01 AM EDT
Here are my grips. Sorry I had to attach them to my Custom Colt Commander.

http://mail.chartermi.net/~grey9551/newpistol2.jpg


Gary
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 9:18:12 AM EDT
Gary that's a nice blaster.... Ted sure builds a fine gun!!

Link Posted: 6/25/2003 9:39:16 AM EDT
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