best looking grip panels for stainless

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  1. ckill1

    ckill1 New Member

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    Title pretty much says it...Im looking for new grip panels for my father's stainless Taurus 1911. In your humble opinions;);) what style/color panels look best on a stainless 1911. Of course you should include pictures to illustrate your opinions!

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    CK
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  3. ckill1

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    LOL Josh, Im looking at them now, but they arent shown on guns. The stainless doesnt show off some of the more striking wood designs, so I'd like to see some folks' grips ON thier stainless guns so I can make a decision. The darker colors seem to look more striking to me, but Im not sure.
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  5. Woodnut

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    Little Rooster, this link does not work, at least for me it doesn't.

    Grip panels change the way the gun and panels look drastically. You can look at the grips and really like them and then when installed they won't be as attractive, and visa versa, they may look awesome. I only have a couple pictures for you to look at. So I will post them here. If I can help in any other way, just give me a shout. Ever thought about building your own?

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    Here are a few more pictures I happened to find.

    Top, Desert Ironwood
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    Ebony
    Walnut

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    I have been going through this exact question in my mind for some time now. I ahve a Sig GSR Revolution with the XO finish, I can;t decide on what grip I would like on the gun. I have some medallions I would love to send off to Carl (woodnut) and have him build me a set of grips and inlay the medallions. The pictures that Jay posted the last gun titles VBOB to me would look sweet on my gun. What type of wood is that? I also thought of Ivory, I have a horn that I bought some time ago that is ivory and wonder if it can be slabbed to make a set of grips from it then add some gold accents to the gun such as mag release safety slide stop and possibly trigger. Just a thought. The Taurus 1911 in stainless with white grips and gold accents is a great looking gun.
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  9. Jay

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    That's Cocobolo.... and I erred on the nomenclature. I have the Classic CBOB.... the Valor VBOB, is next on the list....
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    I'm pretty partial to these:

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  11. ckill1

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    thanks guys! Showed them all to Dad, & we're going to check out the RK gunshow in Fremont this coming weekend. If we can't find one there, I will be giving Carl a call!

    CK
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