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 does not fly because the wind blows against it,
It proudly waves because a soldier's dying breath blows upon it.
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 09:15 AM.