New Grips!

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  1. ysacres

    ysacres Well-Known Member

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    TYRVR
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    (3/22/01 9:31:44 pm)
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    I visited A Gun Store today, run by two Friends/Shooting adversaries, and was insulted, when one of them asked when I was to get rid of My old Commander! My Outrage was Monumental! to pacify Me, and stop Me from kicking over displays, He gave Me A new set of Hogue rubber grips, with the palm swells, I told Him I did not think I would like them, but seeing as how, they were free, ....I took them, and just installed them on the afore mentioned Commander, and I like them, the palm swell feels good! have to shoot them to really judge, but they seem to lock into My hand, anyone ever used them?

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    (3/22/01 10:02:27 pm)
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    Ty,

    Yes, I have them on my MKIV SER. 70 Govt. Model and
    they are fantastic and I even put them on my U.S. Prop.
    Ithaca 1911-A1 when I noticed in the 70's that the
    military took off the plastic grips and put the rubber on.

    Tac
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    (3/22/01 10:49:26 pm)
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    Hey TAC! word of caution, those old original hard plastic grips? put them on some kind of board with screws thru the screw holes, as those things will shrink! and not go back on Your pistol unless boiled, I have seen this happen to older grips,

    shooter45 us
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    (3/23/01 12:14:31 am)
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    Tye , I have a set of those same grips. I like them, but switch them out from time to time. I really like checkered wood better.

    TYRVR
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    (3/23/01 7:37:23 am)
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    I know what You mean about wood, I salivate over the Rosewood and checkered variants of Walnut, that sell today, but My weapons get abused in everyday use, and nice wooden grips quickly become splinters, some day when I get old and Calm, and set around like all My Friends, maybe I can get A nice set, and be happy knowing they are not about to become junk,

    Tac401
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    (3/23/01 7:20:33 pm)
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    Thanks for the info Ty!

    Tac
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    (3/25/01 7:22:03 am)
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    Oh Yes...a ^5 to the feel of checked grips. I just put a pair of double diamond grips on my compact. Fits my hand like a glove.

    Teeeem
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    (3/25/01 3:20:05 pm)
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    I have a great set of Mcormick rosewood grips for my stainless Kimber, and, well, it just looks too darn nice to put those bland rubber factory panels back on- even if it is a carry gun. When they turn to splinters i suppose i'll just buy a new set. They're holding up well, for now...

    Goose3201
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    (5/22/01 4:33:05 pm)
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    Have any of you seen/used the slimline/Slim-Tech grips from AFS Tech in AZ(let me know if you would like the address). They are beautiful and incredibly comfortable. Also, there is a guy in AZ(possibly the owner of AFS) that can have them laser-engraved with any logo you would like and its not too expensive($150 for setup/$55 per set of engraved grips-the grips are included).

    I also recently purchase a set of slimline grips in Sterling Silver-they are incredible and very functional/durable. The women's name who does the silver slimlines is Kim Klass of Kim Klass Designs(www.kimklassdesign.com). She is very cool, great to work with, and can do just about anything you want.

    Goose

    Edited by: Tac401 at: 5/23/01 12:28:36 pm

    Xracer
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    (5/22/01 9:09:24 pm)
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    Thanks for the info Goose.......and welcome aboard.

    TallTLynn
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    (5/22/01 9:19:55 pm)
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    Greetings Goose3021 and thank you for the information.

    www.kimklassdesign.com

    shooter45 us
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    (5/22/01 11:01:17 pm)
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    Good info Goose. Welcome to the board and post often.
  2. hotsights

    hotsights New Member

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    Hi,

    Came by to read up on these new grips. I visited the Kim Glass site and the lady is outstanding! The grips I saw were very, artistic and showed years of experience. On one gun, she even had little, like sun ray lines around the counter holes. very detailed work. I sure liked them, but I'm a wood guy, just like the feel of raw, natural wood turned into grips by hand, no CNC. This site is full of really, cool infomation and so far, all the members I've met fit the same cool grove, Thanks.
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