1911 Grips

Choosing a custom gun can be an exciting experience. A good choice of grips can enhance both the look and feel of your new pistol. There are several different types of materials used to make grips these days, and we try to offer a variety that will make even the most discriminating user happy. We offer grips both with and without our logo. Here is a brief description of materials that we hope will help you in deciding which set of grips are best for you.


Coco Bolo Wood:

One of the true tropical rosewoods, Cocobolo is probably the most beautiful exotic wood worldwide, ranging from a beautiful rich dark brick red, to reddish or dark brown, with a figuring of darker irregular traces weaving through the wood. The amount of figure and contrasting color varies widely from tree to tree.  Cocobolo is fine textured and oily in look and feel. The wood has excellent working characteristics and the natural oils give the wood a natural luster. Cocobolo is highly durable, strong and it can be turned, planed, drilled and milled without chipping.  It is twice the weight of Walnut, and is so dense it does not absorb water (it will not float!).  Because of its scarcity and high value, it is used for its rare beauty rather than for its extreme strength or durability. We have several versions of this beautiful wood to choose from, including two new styles with a new style of checkering that is unlike anything you’ve probably seen before.

 

Micarta and G10:

Micarta is a trade name that was given to thermoset laminates back in the 1890’s by Westinghouse. Micarta sheets are made by applying heat and pressure to layers of Paper, Cotton (linen or canvas) causing them to become very hard. This industrial laminate, or composite since it is comprised out of a combination of materials, is extremely durable, lightweight, and moisture resistant. It will not soften under the reapplication of heat.

The G10 composite is the sturdiest of them all, but any of the composites are much stronger than you would ever need them to be in this application.


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