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Dang you guys and your VZ Grips.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by TN.Frank, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    Being on a tight budget and not liking the stock grips on my ATI I went a head and got a set of the DD's from CDNN for $20 bucks. They're nice grips, look good and all but dang, some of the pics ya'll post with your VZ Grips look so killer that now I've got it into my head that I need to get a pair for my gun. There's are the ones I'd really love to have:
    http://vzgrips.com/gun-grips/1911-pistol-grips-1/elite-tactical-carry-2/etc-black-cherry-g10
    Add in the Thumb/Mag cut($4 bucks) and a set of O-Rings($2 bucks) and I'm looking at $71 bucks for grips plus shipping.
    I'd really like to address a few other thing with my gun first like changing out some of the MIM parts for higher quality billet stuff but dang it, those grips are just calling to me. :shocked:
     
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  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Today VZ grips,........next year a Wilson Combat 1911! :tongueout:
     


  3. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Typical Bud's sales tactics.........advertise an item, that is not in stock.
     
  5. FLAWLS1

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    I just bought 2 new sets of VZ grips today. Now I have 3 sets... DOH
     
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  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I just thought about this,........'Frank INCREASED the value of
    his ATI by 17.7% with the VZ grips! One step closer to a "big money" 1911! :rofl:
     
  8. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    I've not gotten em' yet.LOL Also, what's with the new avatar, you watch "Watchmen" last night or something,LOL. :supergrin:
     
  9. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Nope,........just one pic of several I rotate through.
    Was just in the mood for a Smiley face with blood! :whistling:
     
  10. crazymoose

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    Crappy pic, but I just had a cell phone at hand. VZ Operators II in Tiger Stripe.

    VZ grips are the best around, IMO. Some of the patterns look almost as good as nice wood, and they're virtually indestructable. Also, I gave up on O-rings a long time ago. I use Vibra Tite now, and it's fantastic. It's basically a threadlocker that you put on the screws, let it dry, and then screw in, so it won't run all over the place. Various 1911 grip manufacturers put it on their grip screw threads.

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    I also like this colors too.
    http://vzgrips.com/gun-grips/1911-pistol-grips-1/elite-tactical-carry-2/etc-dirty-olive-g10

    But I'm pretty much sold on the ETC pattern although I did see an ETC Frag pattern that looks pretty cool as well.
    Loctite has also come out with a new tape that looks like Teflon Tape but it's actually thread lock. A person could cut that into smaller strips and wrap it around the grip screws and it'd probably work pretty well.
    I'm also planning on picking up a set of Cylinder & Slide Stainless bushings and Grip Screws with standard flat blade screwdriver slots. I really don't care for the Allen head Grip Screws that I have now. Way too easy to strip out if you don't get the wrench down into em' all the way.
    I'd also like to get a barrell/bushing/link and pin set up to convert this gun to 400 Corbon. It'd be perfect to convert all my small primer 45acp brass to 400 Corbon.
    So many things I want to do, so little money. Story of my life. That's why I've always had to make due with less expensive stuff and just fix it up as I could.
     
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  12. Ruggles

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    VZ makes darn fine stuff but I have kinda gone full circle and prefer wood grips now. Tried all the types, VZ, Aluma Grips, those "golfball" type, CT Laser, stag, ivory, rubber and while they were great quality I just prefer the look and feel of wood grips. Might be different next week though as things tend to change in my mind about 1911s quickly :supergrin:
     
  13. FLAWLS1

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    I just got these back from VZ yesterday. I had them bevel the bottoms. The 2 that I ordered are Operator II's in Black Desert Sand & the Black/Gray ones. I'm having VZ bevel the bottoms of those too. They said the grips should be here by Friday.

    EDIT: Looks like you can't post pics here from flickr.
     
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  14. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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  15. fendertele87

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    Totally agree.
     
  16. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

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  17. I like my VZ grips, but theres is something about wood grips that give you that classic look.

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