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Old 06-28-2010, 05:15 AM   #11
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So, since I can't leave well enough alone, I ordered grips! I know, I know, but after photoshoping them on the pistol they looked to awesome to not do. Not cheap, but from what I hear the quality is awesome!

Here is a photochop of them on my Kimber. Sort of a tribute to my girlfriend who is Irish. I think they are going to look awesome.

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pretty nice grips there, mind sharing where they are from?

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Yep, just ordered from Esmeralda.

http://www.esmeralda.cc/

She has a lot of really nice designs. Hard finding just the right ones.

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Nice gun and grips! The grips look well on the dark frame..

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Thanks, I tried some of her lighter wood grips, but something looked odd about them on that frame. On a SS 1911 the lighter grips would be beautiful.

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Awesome pics!

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Thank you sir. I am a semi-pro photog (as in I make some money shooting photos). So I try and put my gear to use as much as I can.

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Yep, just ordered from Esmeralda.

http://www.esmeralda.cc/

She has a lot of really nice designs. Hard finding just the right ones.
The nice thing about her grips is that the pair you see in the photos are the pair you get if you order them. A few hours after you order them, you will see "SOLD" go up under the photo. So if you like the grain in a particular pair of Cocobolos, those are what you get.
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That's a pretty nice 1911. As to your question about the recoil spring some last longer than others. I've always kept extras around because they are not real expensive and I like being able to change it as soon as possible when needed. When it starts getting some rounds through it I'll check the spring length against a new spring and when it gets to about three coils short I change it.

Welcome to the wonderful world of 1911's This usually is a progressive ailment that will help spend your money but on the plus side you will have other 1911's to marvel at and enjoy.

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The nice thing about her grips is that the pair you see in the photos are the pair you get if you order them. A few hours after you order them, you will see "SOLD" go up under the photo. So if you like the grain in a particular pair of Cocobolos, those are what you get.
I see that. Although they say they were sold in the last two hours even though I bought them last night. That is very cool that they are the exact grips I'll get. I'm glad cause I really liked those exact ones and was hoping mine would look as good.

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That's a pretty nice 1911. As to your question about the recoil spring some last longer than others. I've always kept extras around because they are not real expensive and I like being able to change it as soon as possible when needed. When it starts getting some rounds through it I'll check the spring length against a new spring and when it gets to about three coils short I change it.

Welcome to the wonderful world of 1911's This usually is a progressive ailment that will help spend your money but on the plus side you will have other 1911's to marvel at and enjoy.
I found that the springs are a 3 pack for around $16 so that isn't near what I thought it was going to cost. I'll pick up a pack after a range day or two just to have them around.
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