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  1. General 1911 talk
    I'm a huge fan of the Challis setup, I install them on every 1911. But on another forum there is a discussion about the proper installation of the bushing o-ring (the screw o-rings are smaller). I've talked to several guys who place the bushing ring between the bushing and frame. Not so, see the...
  2. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I am getting ready to put on two new pairs of gorgeous checkered ironwood grips from High Figure Grips. These grips are going on a pair of Colt Gold Cup National Match pistols, 9mm and 45 ACP. I think I have discovered what is meant by "staked" bushings! After getting out my flashlight and...
  3. General 1911 talk
    Just when I thought about getting a nice set of Brian's grips, their page says they are not currently taking any new orders. Bummer
  4. General 1911 talk
    . . . . . . IRON BARBIES that is . . . . . I mean, what other inanimate object do we have that we "dress up", "change shoes", accessorize (holsters, magazine carriers, range bags), belabor over finish color / treatment, agonize over "skin care" (FP-10, SLP, Break-free, Hoppe's, Eezox, FrogLube...
  5. General 1911 talk
    "Every pinnacle custom build really needs three sets of grips." - Phineas C. Zoid They need "Working Grips", they need "Barbeque Grips", and . . . . . your pinnacle gun needs a set of Black Tie Grips. Black Tie Grips are for carry at those social occasions that are "elevated" above the...
  6. 1911 Gear
    My wife and I have been kept busy helping her parents out: doctors, tests out of town, frantic calls, etc... However, I installed the Challis bushings on my V Bob today, courtesy of the overly generous NEA_1029 - I still can't believe it. The existing bushing would accept stand grips but the...
  7. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Brand new set of grips. I did a test fit (did not tighten hardware). I had plans for the grips but it’s not going to work out the way I planned so they are up for sale. See attached sales receipt. $1200 new asking $800 shipped
  8. 1911 Gunsmithing
    OK, so as many of you know, I was the fortunate recipient of a Challis Grip giveaway round about Christmas. Looking through their inventory of their "ready to ship" grips left me with nothing but wood . . . . . :rolleyes: Honestly speaking, having been given this opportunity, I felt I would be...
  9. 1911 Photo Gallery
    Guys, ever since the Addicts gods smiled on me and I won NEA's Challis grips giveaway, I have been literally losing sleep over the decision on which way to go with a set of Challis grips. I know a few of y'all have some of Brian's work, so I thought I would start a photo thread for y'all to...
  10. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hey everyone! Once again Christmas is just around the corner and the spirit of giving is in full effect. What better way to give back than a giveaway for our awesome 1911 community! I am pleased to announce the 3rd annual Challis Bushings and Grip Christmas giveaway! This year SIX lucky winners...
  11. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    BEAUTIFUL Challis Cross Cut Mammoth Tooth Grips, cut for Wilson round butt magwell (but will fit others, see pic below with Nighthawk Magwell). I received these from Challis at the end of October and just going a different route. They have been mounted but never shot with. Happy to provide the...
  12. General 1911 talk
    I was fortunate to win last year's Challis Grips / Bushings giveaway. Shawn and Brian were a pleasure to work with and I can't thank them enough! Attached are a few pics. My photography skills (or lack there of) don't do the grips justice. They look fantastic! Can't decide if I like them...
  13. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Anyone have have an extra sets of slim SS and extra slim SS Challis grip bushings that they won’t be using, thought I would check before I order new ones? All the bushings that I have are regular thickness and I picked up a set of SMG grips from skodu for my DW SS Vbob and need probably the...
  14. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Excellent condition English Walnut matte finish Challis Magwell grips $150 shipped
  15. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hello, I have 4 sets of brand new Challis Custom Grips for sale. These all came directly from Brain Challis and have never been installed. All four sets are for Full-size 1911's without a mag-well. Each set of grips includes a set of Challis Hex Drive Bushings, 4 Bushing O-rings, 4 Grip...
  16. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Anyone out there have a set of like new Challis grips with magwell cut? Darker wood preferred. Thanks !
  17. General 1911 talk
    Well after buying a few sets of thin VZ grips from a forum member, I had plans to swap out my NHC Bob Marvel and Baer Recon grips. Last Tuesday after picking up the Recon from my FFL, I went home to start the Grip swap. I ordered Thin Fully Machined Grip bushings and screws from Nighthawk...
  18. 1911 Gear
    Want to give a quick shout out to Brian at Challis grips. I had a problem yesterday with a broken screw head. I called Brian and he spent some time listening to my problem and hooking me up with some special screws that are now in the mail. Thank you Brian for great customer service!
  19. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    These grips were mounted, but never carried. Beautiful matched coral pattern. $760 Shipped.
  20. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Hey Everyone! I hope y'all are staying safe and warm out there this holiday season. The spirit of giving is in full effect! So lets go ahead and initiate the 2nd annual Challis Bushings and Grip giveaway! This year SIX lucky winners will win a set of Challis Grip Bushings! In addition ONE of...
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