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
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An Loc, lll Corps, RVN, 69-70, Vietnam Vet '69-'73
Last edited by rodfac; October 9, 2012 at 08:15 AM.