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What Do You Think Looks Better??

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Nalapombu, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Nalapombu

    Nalapombu Millennium Member

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    Hey all,

    I have a NRM Colt in Blue that I have been wanting to do some slight mods to. I just can't figure out what I like the best.

    First choice is a ROUND Commander hammer with the commander grip safety.

    Second choice is a Hammer like that on the WW1 Colt re-issue.

    I would also like to find a set of THIN grips in Faux Ivory, but can't find anyone that makes them yet.

    So which do you think would look better?

    Nalajr
     
  2. Ruggles

    Ruggles

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    Standard (non commander) hammer all the way :)

    Can't help with the grips really, if you want a real ivory I can direct you:

    http://danchinnock.com/1911-ivory-grips.htm

    Very nice product. Great guy to deal with as well.

    Here are some I purchased from him about 12-14 months ago. Mammoth Ivory.

    Excuse my craptacular picture taking ability :)

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    They of course cost a bit more than faux but they last a life time so spreading the cost over that amount of time they are a bargain!
     


  3. Nalapombu

    Nalapombu Millennium Member

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    BEAUTIFUL!!

    I wish I could afford REAL Ivory grips, but they are out of my price range right now. They are something though. Thanks for posting the pics so we could enjoy them.

    Nalajr
     
  4. Ruggles

    Ruggles

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    Thanks :) I think the 1911 wears ivory better than any other firearm. Oh the Colt SAA guys are gonna disagree :rofl:
     
  5. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    A bit torn on the hammer, guess I would prefer the round Commander hammer.
    Iron wood grips look a lot like ivory. Check out Esmeralda,......love her grips!

    http://www.esmeralda.cc/
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
  7. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I personally like the spur hammer, but that's just me.

    I wouldn't go with faux ivory unless it's well made micarta. A well made set of micarta grips is both functional AND looks like aged ivory with just a hint of yellow. Lett Custom Grips used to make these micarta, but I don't know who does it any more. The current micarta grips are just too white and look cheesy as hell though they may be highly functional.

    Just get a decent set of wooden grips for the pistol and call it a day. Or maybe stag grips?
     
  8. Ruggles

    Ruggles

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    Thanks. You know guys in Texas have to BBQ guns :rofl: Honestly I carry it a lot, tonight in fact. It does not have the Gen 3 coating from Brown. I ordered it just blued so it shows some wear and tear which I am fine with by the way. I was concern with the durability of the ivory grips but they are plenty tough. I guess if they have been buried in Siberia for 10,000 years and still survive those mammoth tusk are pretty strong. :wavey:

    Stag grips are nice but the pair I ordered from Eagle Grips were THICK, was to thick to be comfy in my hands anyways. They were American Elk if I remember correctly. Nice grips but to thick.