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sholling
05-04-2010, 7:32 AM
First I want to thank everyone for their recommendations. Finding a set of slim grips that look right with the matte gunmetal gray of my Melonite finished PC1911 was a bit of a challenge. The dark rosewood double diamond grips it came with just looked dull and cheap and had to go. My first try was with a pair of slim black Alumagrips with Fleur-de-lis decoration. Very nice grips but the dull black finish of the Alumgrip just didn't look right against the matte gray finish of the pistol. They'll be turning up in the for sale section or on ebay soon and would probably look great with a matte stainless 1911.

So I've been watching Esmeralda's and Sarge's site waiting for a brighter and a bit more colorful woods grip to show up. These cocobolo grips finally came up on Esmeralda's site last week and immediately caught my eye. Unfortunately my photography doesn't do them justice.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u197/damnfineguy/My%20Tots%201024/IMG_0335a.jpg
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u197/damnfineguy/My%20Tots%201024/IMG_0337.jpg
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u197/damnfineguy/My%20Tots%201024/IMG_0333a.jpg
The trigger is a short trigger from STI and the stand is African Bubinga from Sarge.

bak
05-04-2010, 8:27 AM
it will look great with a set of ivory's as well!

9mmepiphany
05-04-2010, 12:57 PM
very nice color and pattern

i like the white balance/lighting in the third picture the best...i think your focus/aperture is a bit off on the first two

rgs1975
05-04-2010, 1:02 PM
Beautiful grips, beautiful gun. It's my favorite semi-auto in the safe. :)

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/7940/76283741.jpg

sholling
05-04-2010, 1:33 PM
very nice color and pattern

i like the white balance/lighting in the third picture the best...i think your focus/aperture is a bit off on the first two
Okay you forced me to break out the good camera. :D But I guess I still need a light box.

http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u197/damnfineguy/My%20Tots%201024/IMG_0019c.jpg
http://i168.photobucket.com/albums/u197/damnfineguy/My%20Tots%201024/IMG_0020b.jpg

civilsnake
05-04-2010, 2:09 PM
That's a beautiful piece of wood. Looks great on the gun!

Black Majik
05-04-2010, 2:13 PM
That's some good lookin' piece of cocobolo! It compliments your Smith nicely, even the magwell cut blends in.

Nice to see ya still around Sholling.