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fennecfrank 10-07-2012 8:01 AM

feel like being a grade school girl dressing Barbies.....
just got my latest grips from

Brian Challis, a professional wood carving artist, did wonderful work and he's specialized in exotic wood. The grips I ordered are the Australian Red Morrel. The texture and grain are amazing!

I feel like I was a grade school girl playing dressing barbies when I was putting these grips onto my 1911's!

Can't wait for the Honduran Rosewood grips from him. It might take a few more months......

Guncrafter Industries "the American"

fennecfrank 10-07-2012 8:02 AM

Colt Officer's ACP

fennecfrank 10-07-2012 8:03 AM

Guncrafter Industries bobailed "Pistol with No Name" commander

SURVIVOR619 10-07-2012 8:16 AM

Those are very nice looking!!! Wow!

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TheThousands 10-07-2012 10:03 AM

Beautiful! I have to admit I've thought about getting a 1911 just to mess around with it..

vintagearms 10-07-2012 10:07 AM

I really like the top pix!!

FresnoCNC 10-08-2012 7:50 PM

Wow that looks great

10mm 12-10-2012 10:53 PM

Those grips look like melted cheese, mmm.

2shotjoe 12-10-2012 10:55 PM


Originally Posted by 10mm (Post 9893779)
Those grips look like melted cheese, mmm.

Just needs bacon lube.

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10mm 12-10-2012 10:58 PM


Originally Posted by bloodhawke83 (Post 9893782)
Just needs bacon lube.

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wicked liquid 12-12-2012 10:04 AM

Fricken beautiful man!

SNCaliber 12-12-2012 11:37 AM

work of art!

NorCalXJ 12-12-2012 11:41 AM

OMG looks so beautiful:King:

fennecfrank 12-12-2012 6:22 PM

thank you all for your kind words. The maker, Brian Challis, did great work on selecting the perfect wood piece and making the grips.

FYI, I did not apply anything onto the grips. I used 3 flash units to light up and brought out the details in each grips.

fennecfrank 02-19-2013 8:26 PM

Honduran Rosewood grips from Brian Challis:

skosh69 02-19-2013 8:30 PM

OP, you have great taste in guns and grips, stunning, absolutely stunning!!!!

Grips for 1911's are like shoes for woman, got's to have many pairs! I know I have multiple sets for my 1911's. Get bored, change out grips!

fennecfrank 02-19-2013 8:30 PM

Thank skosh69

I agree with you about the 1911 grips: the more the better!

More pictures of the Honduran Rosewood grips

onegtalon 02-19-2013 8:32 PM

Wow! Those are freaking nice!!!!!!!

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fennecfrank 02-19-2013 8:35 PM

a set of Black cherry burl grips from Brian:

fennecfrank 02-19-2013 8:40 PM

thanks onegtalon

more pictures of the Black cherry burl grips

Bull's_eye 03-07-2013 12:41 AM

That first set, the American, looks freaking awesome. I want it. What's the going price?

Monsterface 03-07-2013 10:35 AM

Stunning! I no longer collect guns, but I've always felt as though a new set of grips counted as a new gun......It is especially true now that I have the few guns I depend on. I've always been a fan of Sam Barbakov of Omega Grips for my CZ's.....There are several others, but when you find someone who works with Exotic Woods, you've scored well....Thanks for sharing them.....Monsterface

MrExel17 03-22-2013 8:13 AM

Digg it, thanks for sharing!

fennecfrank 04-02-2013 8:10 AM

thank you all.

got some more. Buckeye Burl:

fennecfrank 04-02-2013 8:15 AM

English Walnut:

em9sredbeam 04-02-2013 9:08 AM

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I killed my last set of black walnut grips. got one side nice and slipped making the other side. I need to try again.

glassparman 04-02-2013 9:37 AM

Wow! You make dressing barbies look fun! :43:

fennecfrank 05-27-2013 9:21 PM


more of Black Cherry, this time on Officer's ACP:

omnitravis 05-27-2013 9:23 PM

I just got a 1911 and these grips look so appealing.

fennecfrank 05-27-2013 9:27 PM

Desert Iron Wood:

Bsandoc40 05-27-2013 9:29 PM

Amazing grips... Great craftsmanship right there.

Dressing up one's 1911s is part of the whole "1911 Itch".... :p

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