Help me w/ my dream grips!!

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by Whitewalker1911, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. Whitewalker1911

    Whitewalker1911 New Member

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    So the grips I've dreamt of for my Colt 1911 GCT came loooong before I ever got the gun. I've seen them here & there but the real thing is very few & far between. But come hell or high water, I must find a way to get my dream Abalone grips

    And I mean true Abalone, with colors like this:
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    I realize in all likelihood, this will be a custom job, and I found a site with great Abalone of all different shapes & sizes.

    Does anyone know of a person(s) that specializes in this? Even who already has what I'm looking for?

    Thanks SO much for any leads

    Mahalo,
    Laura
     

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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I imagine those are gonna be pricey.
     

  3. Whitewalker1911

    Whitewalker1911 New Member

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    Not too concerned w/ the price (at this moment, at least) since 1) let's consider the price of the gun, itself. I'm not saying the grips MUST be expensive (I always prefer otherwise), but I also want only 1 pair of grips I am crazy about. Basically, I'm not gonna dump manure on a diamond hahaha 2) the prices I've found on the raw abalone aren't bad, so it's a matter of who charges what for labor.

    (Obviously kidding about "manure on a diamond" part, there's a number of VZ grips, and some gorgeous pewter ones I'd be thrilled with if this doesn't work out)
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    It they are out there I'm sure someone on here knows where they are or can find them.
     
  5. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    May be hard to find. Ill help ya look.
     
  6. Whitewalker1911

    Whitewalker1911 New Member

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  9. Whitewalker1911

    Whitewalker1911 New Member

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    Yeah, I really appreciate the link and those are definitely a good backup option since they're the closest, visually, to true Abalone. But lime hossfly said, they're poly resin...no real Abalone.

    I have links to more than substantial amounts of Abalone with which to make the grips, and I know it has been done in the past...so it's not a matter of plausibility, just someone who knows how to work w/ it, and knows what they're doing, ya know?

    Thanks again, though! Keep it coming :)

    Mahalo!
    Laura
     
  10. BillDeShivs

    BillDeShivs Member

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    I have the material. Contact me, as I know someone.
     

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