Ivory grips for Nighthawk T3

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by lonyaeger, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I would really like to put a pair of ivory grips on the T3 (my avatar), but most of them that I see on GunBroker are $500-600. That's not gonna happen.

    Any idea where I could get something pretty similar? And I don't want them to be really smooth, because it will be my carry gun and I'll need some texturizing so I can get good purchase if I have to.

    Also....do you think white grips would look purdy? :confused:
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    What about stag instead? You can find them for $100-$300 or so. If you get a pair with some decent bark, they should grip pretty well for carry.

    I think the lighter color grips like ivory and stag look best on stainless handguns.
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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  4. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I've got a set of smooth fake ivory and smooth fake pearl. If I'm not to lazy tonight, I'll shoot some pix of these on my only stainless 1911.

    No, I'm not ghey, I got these grips on guns I got in trade!
     
  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Doesn't make you ghey.
     
  6. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Thanks, guys, good recommendations.
     
  7. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I actually got the Ajax fake pearl grips on a matte black Springer Loaded I picked up on a trade. The gun looked like it was stolen directly from a Tijuana pimp. I put them on my Kimber occasionally for the monthly pin shoots just to get the comperition laughing...
     
  8. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Some not so great pix:
     

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  9. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Thanks for that, very nice. Another stupid question...are most 1911 grips of a standard size? Would most grips that fit a Colt or Kimber 1911 standard size pistol fit my T3, which is more of a concealed-carry size?
     
  10. NGIB

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    I Googled and saw yours is built on an officer's frame so that is the size of grips you'll need. Any grips that say they fit a Colt Officer's model should fit yours just fine...
     
  11. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Thanks Dude....or looking at your avatar, should I say Dudette?
     
  12. Sarge43

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    Late to the show, but have you considered Paper Ivory Micarta?
    Good looking stuff, MUCH like ivory, but impervious to just about everything. No worries about use or age at all.
    Good luck!
    Sarge
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  13. lonyaeger

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    I like that, I'll go to your website and order a pair. Bought a pair of "ivory" polymer yesterday at a gun show, brought them home and put them on the pistol, and they really look like cheap plastic. I'm an idiot to think that I could put cheap grips on such a beautiful firearm. They stick out like a sore thumb.
     
  14. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    ....but it says SOLD SOLD SOLD on your website for both the black and the white Paper Ivory Micarta.
     
  15. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    What about real stag?

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  16. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I love stag, but isn't the real thing pretty expensive, too?

    By the way, I picked up a Mark IV Series 70 yesterday. My first Colt 1911! I wanna be like you, Cane!

    Of all my 1911s, including two Kimbers and a Nighthawk, this one by far feels the best in my hand.
     
  17. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Check here:

    COLT 1911 Genuine stag grips work of art!

    1911 stag grips, 1911 grips on eBay!

    Welcome to the Colt fraternity!

    That feel.....it's a [​IMG] and you have the fever!

    Let THEM laugh, we know!

    [​IMG] = [​IMG]

    Beware, Colts are the only addiction that is contagious! [​IMG]
     
  18. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Check the avatar!!!
     
  19. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Love the Floyd, but can't read the script on your Avatar.
     
  20. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Dark Side of the Trailer Park.