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KMO 05-26-2011 04:07 PM

SR1911...Arizona Style!
 
I'm allowing myself just one modification to my new SR1911...Since these are manufactured here in Prescott, they really do need a more local flare...

http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/k...tt/SR1911d.jpg

Actually, even though the grips are genuine diamondback rattler, I had to find them in Michigan! ...at Dog Grips... www.doggrips.com

Trez 05-26-2011 05:03 PM

A guy here named Canebrake does his own rattler grips for the 1911.

KMO 05-26-2011 05:06 PM

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A guy here named Canebrake does his own rattler grips for the 1911.
I wish I'd known...But, these came out pretty nice...;)

rjgnwdc 05-26-2011 05:08 PM

M - R nice, perfect for your part of the country, but yet you got them in Michigan that's crazy, cause you know they don't have rattle snakes up there.

KMO 05-26-2011 05:11 PM

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...'cause you know they don't have rattlesnakes up there...
Well, apparently they have dead ones...LOL...:cool:

Mr. Bluesky 05-26-2011 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by rjgnwdc (Post 512372)
M - R nice, perfect for your part of the country, but yet you got them in Michigan that's crazy, cause you know they don't have rattle snakes up there.

The hell we don't! Sistrurus catenatus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


... Yeah, it's the only venomous snake in Michigan. We're kinda pampered like that. =/

rjgnwdc 05-26-2011 05:25 PM

Sistrurus catenatus I don't believe that's a diamond back though, I don't know if I ever seen one that small, 18 to 30 inches, very small compared to the Sweetwater Texas variety

canebrake 05-26-2011 05:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Trez (Post 512368)
A guy here named Canebrake does his own rattler grips for the 1911.

Thanks for the "shout-out" Trez, but I get my snake hide grips from the same place. :o

Dog Grips

That Defender on the home page is mine! Mel makes some great leather covered 1911 grips. It's a canebrake favorite!

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v.../5star-1-1.jpg

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Originally Posted by KMO (Post 512369)
I wish I'd known...But, these came out pretty nice...;)

They sure did! And I won't embarrass you by telling everyone the great value you get from Mel!

Do you find them a tad thick? My first set on the Defender turned out bigger than I liked so I worked with Mel to make a set of thins.

I had the Defender's receiver refinished in electroless nickel boron nitride and Mel found a timber (canebrake) rattler hide with colors to match my refinished Defender. Canebrake was born!

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Originally Posted by rjgnwdc (Post 512372)
M - R nice, perfect for your part of the country, but yet you got them in Michigan that's crazy, cause you know they don't have rattle snakes up there.

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Originally Posted by Mr. Bluesky (Post 512377)
The hell we don't!

Sistrurus catenatus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

... Yeah, it's the only venomous snake in Michigan. We're kinda pampered like that. =/

Oh yea, the Massasauga! Bad azz little dude!

KMO, sorry to jack your thread but I'm a big fan of snake hide grips!

I think the 1911 wears them well and your's is an outstanding example!

** mad props **

KMO 05-26-2011 09:18 PM

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Do you find them a tad thick?
Yes! I thought I might have to get longer grip screws, but I just pressed hard & managed to get them threaded. I like the thicker feel, and the hide is a good grip surface...;)

Gojubrian 05-26-2011 10:31 PM

I was obstinate at first, but I'm liking that Ruger 1911! :)


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