You might check out Raasco grips at: www.raascogrips.com
The ones below are smooth, but they do offer checkered, I believe. This pair of paper based micarta grips on my Ruger SR1911 give me a good grip and look like aged ivory...beautiful. Raasco delivered them in a week and a half. Good work. Here's the pic.
Best Regards, Rod
Our Flag is unfurled by the dying breath of our patriots in uniform. Cherish and honor it, defend what it stands for or get the hell out. Our Freedoms are not free, they've been paid for many times over.
USAF Forward Air Controller, 5th Spl Forces,
An Loc, lll Corps, RVN, 69-70, Vietnam Vet '69-'73
Last edited by rodfac; October 9, 2012 at 08:15 AM.