Re: How to customize your 1911 grips
As usual, I make grips and deliver and do not make pictures. This set is unique in a different way than usual. I would like to post a quote here that the customer conveyed to me, then I will continue.
I am an infantry sniper in the army, a S with an arrow through it is the symbol for the primary position of a sniper, but when our section was formed and we tried to find a design to post on our office surprisingly we couldn't find anything we tried the Google image thing, looked up tattoos etc. and we couldn't find anything. (Snipers through out history have been the most hated and feared combatant on the battlefield, so traditionally snipers don't display the fact that they are snipers. If tabs are made like that of a ranger tab they are concealed on the uniform. Friendly forces back in the day hated snipers almost as much as the enemy.) So was our trouble in finding a design but we have a guy whose fairly artistic who drew us up something and thats where the snake in the design of an S and a arrow came from. Feel free to use it as you like, I appreciate your work.
This customer sent me a drawing of this design, I then re-drew it on the computer in order to have a clear line drawing of what was expected of me for the inlay work. I then sent it back to him and he approved it. The customer furnished the grips which are made of black polymer, I really did not want to work in the polymer but as a favor to him I chose to do it. They actually turned out rather nice.
Since he gave permission to use the design again, I may change the drawing of the head and use it for other things.
As usual all comments are welcome. Let me know what you think of the white on black thing. The second picture is not very good. He sent it to me after he mounted the grips on his gun. He is going to send me some better pictures and I will post them later.
Thanks for looking.