and Cane the name is the same, I just lurk in the shadows. Sometimes its better to be unseen than heard!
But on a serious note, the grips on the Defender(yes its a 3 inch barrel LOL) are walnut raptor scale grips.
The ones on the 1991 are just some inexpensive black mother of pearl I put on it just because I liked the pattern.
I am glad that your Kimbers have not had the rust problems that have plagued the newer versions. Rust on a 1911 is just downright WRONG!! Or any weapon for that matter.
I hope for all Kimber owners that are having problems that they make good on their product and replace the parts effected.
But its fun to poke at Kimber owners till then