New Grips for the EMP

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by Airdale, May 9, 2011.

  1. Airdale

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    Ever since I first saw some of woodnut's (Carl) magic on 1911 grips I knew I would have a pair someday. Finally it dawned on me my EMP should qualify for a pair of Carl's creations so I contacted him with my choices of wood and this is what he created for me. He always says "never doubt the beauty of wood", I would add never doubt the ability of Carl to maximize that beauty.

    Sorry if these are sized a little big. This is my first attempt at posting photos.

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  2. hogger129

    hogger129 Active Member

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    Those are beautiful dude.
  3. Juker

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    Most excellent! Congrats on your decision, and congrats again to Carl on another masterpiece ~
  4. BETH

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    really nice what kind of wood
  5. Airdale

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    Beth, it's Desert Ironwood.
  6. JLA

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    Most excellent indeed! It looks like your grips are on fire. I love it.

    Carl, you should be inducted into the hall of fame or something...:)
  7. Woodnut

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    Josh, it's funny you described the grips like that. I had told someone that the grips looked like flames or fire, and that was the only description I could come up with. So I guess I was fairly close. Maybe someone else will have some other ideas, I would be anxious to see what others think.

    I don't know about this hall of fame thing. Just doing what I love.

    Thanks to all of you for your kind words. They are much appreciated. Keep talking :D I eat it up. :D:D:D
  8. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Way to go Carl! Those are beautiful!!! I am thinking that my EMP and my new Sig P-238 need matching grips like that!
  9. JUNKKING

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    Very beautiful grips. They look excellent against the two tone of your EMP.
  10. permafrost

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    I agree, the whole pistol looks like it belongs as a unit. Not just a collection of random accessories, without thought . I would be proud to own that pistol.
  11. watsisname

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    Those are beautifull!
  12. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    i lubs um:D
  13. Country101

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    Those are awesome looking. IF I get another set of grips, they will look as close to that as possible. I love them. Would be interested in seeing some checkered to see how that affects them. I'm a fan of the feel of checkering, but I'm sure they wouldnt look as good.
  14. American Leader

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    Nice job Carl! Thanks to you and Airdale for sharing.
  15. Shooter45

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    Very nice !!

    Great job Carl.
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    Nice looking grips!
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