Bobtailed Valor wearing custom Sarge's Grips

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  1. Cobra64

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    Having seen and enjoyed the Dan Wesson CBOB and the clean, unfettered lines of the Valor, in January 2009 I order a custom bobtailed Valor from Dan Wesson. Nine months later it showed up, and shortly thereafter my custom grips from Sarge's.

    Because of the wonderfull ergonomics of KN Nill grips, all of my single stack SiGs wear them, and it made sense to outfit the Valor the same fashion. In addition to the Nill palm swell characteritics, I wanted the grips to taper/ feather to the front and back straps, thus leaving no gaps which I find less than comfy.

    After three trips back and forth to Sarge, an iterative process, getting them the way I wanted; these are the end results.


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    (Note the no-gap & taper to the front strap)



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    Wrapping it up with Ryan... Just needs fluff 'n buff on the edges.

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    As always, Cobra, that is one beautiful 1911. :)
     

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    I normally don't really like grips of that type but those are very sharp. I love that Valor Mark, I just wish they would have finished the checkering on the front strap. :tongueout:
     
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    I'm about to have to order a new set of grips if I see more of this guy's stuff.
     
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    very good looking grips!
     
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    Looks sweet!

    What are you doing with your factory grips? Were they the black wood grips?
     
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    Thanks Brian. Are you coming this way for the Grayguns class in May?
     
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    Yeah, I know. Bac caught that too. At the time, I didn't know I was supposed to know :dunno: the Bob Serva-esque over checker-ing stuff. :faint:

    Anyway...that was the first thing I check on the Performance Center. :supergrin:
     
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    Here ya go. This is what got me looking at Sarge's grips, which, I think turned out better than mine. Then again, these are on stainless, so the effect is different, not to mention wood color and grain, etc.

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    Notice how his grips hug the front and back straps. When I spoke to Ryan, he said that's his methodology.
     
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    Thanks!

    I actually like the looks of the custom ones DW made up for me too with the DW logo, so I'm going to hold onto them.


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    Maybe I'll put them on my other "Wesson," the Performance Center, and really confuse people. :rofl:


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    Thanks RSXR, Ronin, and Iceman!
     
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    That is a pretty sharp looking grips. They sure dresses up that homely old gun of yours.



















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    They cover up the Krylon paint drips really well too. :rofl:
     
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    Looks good! Beautiful wood, Cobra.
     
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    Damn you!

    :brickwall:

    He does make pretty grips. I like that there's a smooth transition from the grip face to the straps.
     
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    Found a dealer a few hours from me that has a NIB CBOB and going to put money down on it today......oh yeah and he has it for the 2009 price to boot. SCORE.

    I was back and forth between some Sarge's and some Esmerelda's for it, but these are ABSOLUTELY F'N GORGEOUS. What wood is that?
     
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    Nice!!!

    Hokie, i stopped by this morning and bought the C-Bob since it was still on the shelf :tongueout:





















    j/k :animlol:
     
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    hahahahaha. I owe you a finders fee. If you are up in the West Side of Cleveland, I will buy you some brews. I recommend FatHeads in N Olmsted.
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    Coco Bolo wood. If you custom order, Ryan will most likely let you make a selection from the blanks he has in stock:


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