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Replace Rob Leatham grips on a TGO

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Generalcarry, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

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    A friend gave me a Springfield Armory 1911. I want to replace the grips on it with an exotic wood. I'm not sure what grips will fit, or are they pretty much generic?
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    QUALITY grips will fit, $23 e-bay grips may give you issues.
    I would suggest Esmeralda or Sarge......both are outstanding!
     

  3. Short Cut

    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

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    That's a good friend that gave you a TGO!

    +1 on the Esmeralda grips. I like that you can see photos of the actually grips you choose.
     
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    Springfield supplies 2 sets of grips with the TGO1. If you don't have both sets, you might want to look into getting the set you are missing.
    I took the wood Leatham signature set off mine and use the thin micarta ones that came with it. They fit my hands very well.
     
  5. bac1023

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    Which TGO?
     
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    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

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    Here's a set of Esmeralda's grips on a PC1911

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    fwiw here's a set of mammoth tooth grips on a TGO1

    [​IMG]
     
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    ca survivor

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    e-bay grips are usually good fitting, get ones from a seller that takes returns, avoid the ones from Thailand, nice wood but don't fit right.
     
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    Very nice
     
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    That's an awesome friend, my friend. Many congrats:thumbsup:
     
  10. Generalcarry

    Generalcarry NRA Member

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    Thanks for the responses. What had me confused was the thin grips. I guess the best way to tell what cuts I may need is to call. I definitely like the idea of seeing "the" grips I order. The hard part is choosing.
    One site that kept popping up on the searches was RAASCOGRIPS, no one mentioned it so I was wondering if this is a bad site?
    My buddy's too old to shoot and wants his guns to be appreciated and used, not sold for a few bucks. Good guy, good philosophy.
     
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    Rinspeed JAFO

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    Great pic as always Short Cut. :thumbsup: