Grips for my carry gun ??

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  1. jones creek kid

    jones creek kid New Member

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    I have a Kimber custom II with the original rubber checkered grips. I would love to get new grips, the Kimber does NOT have front strap checkering. i am looking at a faux ivory smooth grip and was wandering if the smooth grips are a good ideal or not for a carry gun... does it really matter, i haven't had a chance to try it.

    part two. I am also looking for full size faux ivory grips with a TEXAS flag on them in scrimshaw or whatever?? :texas:
     


  2. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

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    Seems like that would be slick as hell. It wold feel great but I don't think I'd like fumbling trying to draw.

    I had the front strap checkered on my HD so both of mine are now, but my primary carry has Alumagrips with tactical checkering. I can draw very easy and while the smooth half of the grips feel much better against me, the checkered front half are very grippy.

    My HD I have Esmeralda cocabolo's also tactical half checkered. If it were my primary carry, I think I'd try some Larry Davidson 4x4's and have him do them in a semi-carry.

    I think Ivory belongs on a safe queen Colt. :happy0001:
     
  3. jones creek kid

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    think I'd try some Larry Davidson 4x4's and have him do them in a semi-carry.


    sorry for my ignorance but can you explain please??
     
  4. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

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    4x4

    He'll customize his grips. He can make them a little smoother if requested.
     
  5. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    I wanted faux ivory grips too but the 'slick' characteristic changed my mind. At least I think it'll be slick, no actual experience.

    Most often I carry with the rubber checker grips for utility. I usually remove the wood grips, especially nice ones. But I picked up some CmC slim grips that I'm going to try out.

    I've been interested in also getting some grips from Larry Davidson. I have seen his work a lot and they look quality. I believe he can also produces slim grips.
     
  6. MrsFosforos

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    I had some custom alumagrips made for my husband's 1911 - at Gungrips.net. I like the way they turned out, and need to get pics to post! Conrad emailed me back and forth a few times to make sure I got what I wanted. The grips received were much better looking than the pictures on the site depict!

    They also work with polymer to laser etch your own design. The turn around on our order was within a week or so.
     
  7. JKTex

    JKTex Well-Known

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    Or better yet, order direct from Chris. :happy0001:

    Alumagrips - Home

    He's got a cool grip builder so you can kinda see what they'll look like.
     
  8. MrsFosforos

    MrsFosforos New Member

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    We wanted to customize them - here's a pic:
    hoboCat0001grip.jpg
    The bear image is representative of this Finnish flag
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  9. TX50Cal

    TX50Cal New Member

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    Those are some nice grips.
    Dave in TX
     
  10. jones creek kid

    jones creek kid New Member

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    my new grips

    Thanks for all the advice. i have been emailing conrad at www.Gungrips.new even through the holiday weekend and i got an email yesterday saying my new grips were going out today... awsome, i can't wait... will post pics when i have them:texas::banger:
     

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