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Old March 12, 2008, 08:34 PM   #1
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What are your favorite 1911 grips?

I'm looking to throw a new set of grips on my Para 1911. What are your favorites? Pictures welcome
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Old March 12, 2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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Hogue. http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...equestid=90832
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Old March 12, 2008, 08:39 PM   #3
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Esmeralda's are top notch.

Look into WoodGrips.com for a more affordable yet still handsome set of 1911 grips.

Cocobolo looks great on any finish, and is my preferred grip wood.
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Old March 12, 2008, 09:00 PM   #4
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Esmeralda's are top notch.
Aluma grips are great. Got both.
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Old March 12, 2008, 09:04 PM   #5
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Old March 12, 2008, 09:39 PM   #6
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I have had very good experience with VZ Grips.
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Old March 12, 2008, 09:53 PM   #7
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I like G.I. style, fully-checkered panels. I got some nice walnut, engraved Brownells on the back, and I have a couple of good rosewood sets from Hogue, but the last two pairs I bought from them have made me reconsider endorsing them.
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Old March 12, 2008, 09:53 PM   #8
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VZ 320s
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Old March 12, 2008, 10:20 PM   #9
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Hogue grips always fit my hand very good, I have them on a few guns including a 1911.

Wow sorry thats so big!
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Old March 12, 2008, 10:46 PM   #10
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My favorite grips

While there are better grips for combat use, my favorite grips are the original Colt checkered wood with the Gold Colt Medallion. Just because of what they are and how they look.
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Old March 12, 2008, 11:45 PM   #11
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Monkey grips .
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Old March 12, 2008, 11:53 PM   #12
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Hakan Pek makes some damn nice grips.

http://www.imageseek.com/hakan/

These are mine:
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Old March 12, 2008, 11:56 PM   #13
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Esmeralda's are top notch
+1 on that I have a couple sets .
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Old March 13, 2008, 01:44 AM   #14
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For everyday use one can not beat aluma-grips. They hold up better than anything else I have seen.

Second choice for me are the carbon fiber grips from carbon creations

Wood is always pretty but on a wood griped 1911 I pull the grips prior to cleaning, as I am heavy handed with the solvent.... of course I'm usually cleaning a minimum of 500 rounds of crud out of the thing.

I have not found that the various micarta grips hold up well.... about a year and a half of carry / use and they look very ratty atround the edges and any high thin points.
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Old March 13, 2008, 06:23 AM   #15
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Pachmayr American Legend grips:

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Old March 13, 2008, 06:25 AM   #16
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I have some coco bolo double diamonds on mine

they're very pretty
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Old March 13, 2008, 08:22 AM   #17
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Anything by Craig Spegel.

www.lightningarms.com/spegel_1911.htm
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Old March 13, 2008, 06:37 PM   #18
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For reasonably priced grips I like Herrett's Black Lacquer.

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Old March 13, 2008, 06:39 PM   #19
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Hogue Lamo Camo double checkered, or Ahrens skip checkered.
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Old March 13, 2008, 06:44 PM   #20
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There are all kinds of beautiful grips out there and I am a fan of most of them. I am especially fond of exotic wood and burl wood grips. As far as stock wood grips go, I am very fond of the grips Springfield puts on their 1911's. I just love the wood, the color, and the logo.

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Old March 13, 2008, 07:21 PM   #21
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The ones with a golden horse on them.
I think that the triditional wood are best.
If you want somthing other than what you have now contact Kimber and try one of there raptors style grips.
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Old March 13, 2008, 08:21 PM   #22
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Favorite 1911 grips???

Just a set of regular old pachmayers for me. I have very large hands and these just feel the very best to me. All my 1911's have them on. Not pretty but very functional...
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Old March 13, 2008, 09:47 PM   #23
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Ivory Grips

Hey that's my nick! I love Ivory, For the 1911, a pair of Eagle's Ultra Ivory which is the nearest thing to elephant tusk ivory I've seen. I like exotic woods too, especially in the double diamond pattern. For range work, the Hogue's or Pachmayer's is what I like.
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Old March 13, 2008, 10:29 PM   #24
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Favorite grips "for show":



Sorry, you can't have them.

I also have a set of VZ grips that I like:

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Old March 13, 2008, 11:19 PM   #25
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WOW!
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