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Helps Me Choose VZs

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Blayglock, Sep 30, 2011.

Which Grips?

Poll closed Oct 2, 2011.
  1. Carbon Fiber

    12 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. Operators

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  3. Diamondbacks

    1 vote(s)
    5.0%
  1. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Helps me decide on a welcome home presnet for my Colt. The bone grips are too big.

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    These Carbon Fibers:

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    These Operators:

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    These Diamondbacks:

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    EDIT: Decided to add these Diamond Hyenas to to the mix per Lama:

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    Im putting in my order at 4:30 EST today.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  2. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    I LOVE those CF grips. I might splurge and get those, one of these days.
     

  3. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Might as well do it now while they are 20% off.
     
  4. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    I know. I'm actually about to order a pair of FRAG for the SA Compact.
     
  5. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
  6. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    I would go with the Operators. I liked mine.
     
  7. Lama

    Lama Member

    52
    Sep 5, 2011
    I kind of look at grips as being a signature to the gun that completes the entire scheme of what the overall style of the gun is.

    Frags, Gunners and Recons say "Modern Military" to me, as where the Aliens, Gatorbacks and Operators say "Modern Tactical/SWAT". Smooth profiles such as the CF's and 320's say "Modern Concealed" or "High Tech".

    Your Colt is very "old school classic" in every way possible. I think none of the grip profiles you listed compliment your sweet "G-Man" .38 Sup Gov. 1911, and I believe that many of the more agressive designs will overpower your Colt and make it be appear to be "all grip".

    Some VZ Slim Line Double Diamonds in Black Cherry or Hyena Brown would be very appropriate, as would some nice Ahrends Cocobolo's, or even some Ivory grips that fit better.

    If chosing from the ones you have listd, the CF's would be the most subtle.

    Just my $.02, and worth only that.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  8. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    Carrots has a set of double diamond Ivory that would be killer on that pistol.. He kids me about holding them for me (another story), but you should call him up.. Ron
     
  9. SkDmRkLcY

    SkDmRkLcY Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Now you know the Diamondbacks are the ones that came on the Helton right?

    I like the Carbon Fiber but not on a blued Colt, so I voted for the Operators.
     
  10. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    I do. I took some sandpaper lightly over those Diamondbacks and now they are great.
     
  11. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    I have diamond backs on my range pistols.. Ron
     
  12. SkDmRkLcY

    SkDmRkLcY Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Yeah it makes them very nice, I did that with my TRP grips when I had it. Makes them one of my favorite grips, now I really like the Shredders for the Mix.
     
  13. zaskar017

    zaskar017 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Not my pistols, but I think black cherry ETCs goes very well with a black/blued pistol

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  14. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    I have a set of hyena brown ETCs ordered for another gun.
     
  15. claire

    claire Anger Management Graduate

    394
    Sep 22, 2011
    I have OperatorIIs, Gatorbacks, Aliens and 320s. What ever you decide will be the right decision.

    claire
     
  16. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Can you post pics Claire?
     
  17. Kazan

    Kazan FUBAR

    217
    Sep 2, 2011
    I like aggressive grips to I have tactical diamond and Operator II.
     
  18. Okie

    Okie Member

    232
    Aug 18, 2011
    I like the Operators:thumb:
     
  19. Metaloy

    Metaloy Active Member

    712
    Sep 8, 2011
    I like'em all but damn...those bone grips are the ticket in my book. That white on super dark blue...WOW!!
     
  20. claire

    claire Anger Management Graduate

    394
    Sep 22, 2011
    Sorry, my pics are with my phone. Anyway, the Aliens and Gatorbacks are canvas. The Desert Blondes get dark and and change color. I'll probably replace those somday.

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    claire
     
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