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Old 10-07-2012, 8:01 AM
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Arrow feel like being a grade school girl dressing Barbies.....

just got my latest grips from challisgrips.com

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......




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Old 10-07-2012, 8:02 AM
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Old 10-07-2012, 8:03 AM
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Old 10-07-2012, 8:16 AM
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Those are very nice looking!!! Wow!


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Beautiful! I have to admit I've thought about getting a 1911 just to mess around with it..
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I really like the top pix!!
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Wow that looks great
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Those grips look like melted cheese, mmm.
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Those grips look like melted cheese, mmm.
Just needs bacon lube.

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Fricken beautiful man!
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OMG looks so beautiful
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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.
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Honduran Rosewood grips from Brian Challis:







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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!
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Thank skosh69

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


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


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a set of Black cherry burl grips from Brian:







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thanks onegtalon

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That first set, the American, looks freaking awesome. I want it. What's the going price?
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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
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Digg it, thanks for sharing!
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thank you all.


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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.
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Wow! You make dressing barbies look fun!
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Old 05-27-2013, 9:21 PM
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thanks!

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















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Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
I just got a 1911 and these grips look so appealing.
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Amazing grips... Great craftsmanship right there.

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