When I got this Norinco a few weeks ago, it came with Uncle Mike's black rubber checkered grips. I like the grips, but they just did not belong on a Norinco. So, I installed a set of brown plastic checkered 1911A1 grips. They looked too new for the Norinco, so I aged them a little bit using black liquid shoe polish. I applied it and them wiped it off. Here is the result. Here it is with my other Norinco (walnut checkered grips).