What's your thoughts when you see a revolver or even a pistol with ivory grips? I'm still waiting for my ivory grips to arrive in the mail from altamont. They say they make the grips for colt and buck knives etc
You will run into this with all smooth grips, be they ivory, plastic, or wood. A lesson I had to learn!No doubt they are beautiful grips. However when I bought my Second Generation Colt SAA, two years later my wife bought as a birthday gift a pair of elephant ivory grips for it. IIRC they were made by a company called GunArt in N.J. It didn't take long while shooting on hot summer days to tell that the ivory became slick and hard to control. I soon settled on a pair of Franzite faux stag grips from Ebay ($13 delivered) and these are what I use mostly now. However if I belonged to the crowd that have Bar-B-Que guns, I would soon go back to the ivories. One thing for sure you won't lose any money on them.
There ya go! I bought a pair of Olive Wood grips from woodnut, I love them, but they are slick, and the gun moves around in my hand when shooting it. I put them on a 1911A, and will be getting woodnut to fix them for me by adding a Badlands Texture stippeling pattern to the grips. http://cwallaceltd.jalbum.net/Custom Work/Yes, this is true, but my Ruger original model Bisley Vaquero .44 Mag came with (I think) smooth Brazilian rosewood grips and its solid as a rock regardless of climate conditions. If the ivory grips were checkered, full or partial, that might take care of the problem.