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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2004, 09:41:46 am »

Looks wise I really like the black rubber grips with the nickle.

Must date back to the days of the TV show "Colt 45" where the nephew of Sam Colt traveled the West s a Colt salesman.  He had a case with samples in and carried a brace of 7 1/2" Nickle plated Peacemakers with the black grips Cool

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« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2004, 04:03:44 pm »

Checkered grips on one of my '58 Remingtons, smooth on the others.  Like these on my Stampede.


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« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2004, 04:05:45 pm »

The grips on my RBV are checkered polymer ivory. They came on the gun that I bought from a pard, so I don't know who makes them. The only marking on the inside is either a "N" or a "Z" depending how you look at it. These are thinner than the factory ones on my standard RB. I would like to get a matching set for my RV as I have the factory grips on that one now and they are a might thick for me.
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« Reply #28 on: January 13, 2006, 05:04:50 pm »

I voted yes, and I do on my NRV's and I like them a lot, and my clones I have smooth one piece walnut grips that I like on them too. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2006, 11:19:04 pm »

I put other because I've got an NRV with the checkered grips and like it , but also have clones with smooth wood and one set of ivory polimer laser engraved and like those as well........Buck Cool Roll Eyes Wink
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« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2006, 10:09:36 pm »

Gotta say other.  Have both and actually want to addcheckerd grips to my RV's in 44 x-long.  Use them as back-up when hunting.  the Hornady Custom loads really make the pistola try and jump out of the hand with the smooth grip Shocked.

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« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2006, 01:43:38 am »

I checked "other" because I like some kind of textuire on my grips but it doesn't have to be checkering. Stag, checkering, engraving, etc.
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« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2006, 11:01:09 pm »

I checked "other", so guess I owe all y'all an explanation.  Simple, really.  I have simulated stag horn on my .45 Vaqueros.  Shoot duelist and like the feel of these grips.  Not smooth, not as rough as checkering.  Works for me.
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« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2006, 06:59:29 pm »

I have checkered grips on my '75 Remingtons and like them very well.  They're slimmer than factory wood grips and just feel better.  I also have checkered hard rubbers on a New Vaquero and two old Model Vaqueros which I also like.  I have plain walnut on several clones, as well as one Colt and one Bisley Vaquero with stag grips. I think it varies with each revolver,as well as how ya shoot 'em.


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« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2006, 03:50:37 pm »

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« Reply #35 on: March 02, 2006, 12:15:54 pm »

All my guns have the stock wood grips that came with them. I want to put some faux ivory grips on all of them. Just have not been able to decide what kind. I have a RM 60 Conversion, Open Top, 58 Remmy. I plan to and a Richard's conversion. I have thought to go with grips with the Mexican eagle but then after seeing that the Richard's R&D made for Tom Seleck in the movie Last Stand at Sabre River had checkered I started thinking going that way. What have other pards used on these type of revolvers? Is there one kind that would be best for my time frame of yearly 70's?
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« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2006, 05:23:55 am »

My M,H&Co., Remington, Schofield, Webley, etc. pistoles ether came w/ them originally or could be special ordered.
I've also other, Texas Jack makes a Beautifull Steer Head Grips for my M,H&Co. Pocket Army that is Fantabulous.
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« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2006, 06:37:00 pm »

Question about checkered grips; Is it SASS legal to have the stock wood grips carved into "fish scale" design?
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« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2006, 06:43:04 pm »


You are able to Carve anythinf you desire intro your grips, just as long as it's purpass is to give a advantage in shooting your 'smokewheel'.
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« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2006, 08:16:34 pm »

Question about checkered grips; Is it SASS legal to have the stock wood grips carved into "fish scale" design?

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« Reply #40 on: May 10, 2006, 02:00:29 am »

Wool, Silver Creek Slim.  Since you started this conversation, I'll address this to you first, and hope that all the pards will chime in.

I have a passel of Uberti pistolas. And, I'd love to have checkered grips for 'em.

Where are they? Who makes 'em?

As you know, the Ubertis have a one-piece grip.

Is there such a thing on the after-market as a "gunfighter" grip that is the one-piece style for Ubertis?

This ol' boy would buy a mess of 'em if he only knew who sold 'em.

I do know that Ajax and some others will make custom grips if one decided to send them (Ajax, et al) the gun.  But it seems that those grips cost around $60 or so, and require about a  30 day turnaround.

Are there other "gunfighter" style grips out there that are around $40 or so that are made in the one piece style?  Checkered grips that only require a bit of customizin' to make 'em fit an Uberti hogleg?

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« Reply #41 on: May 10, 2006, 08:30:58 am »

I can't tell the make of Driftwood's pistols. I have the same grips on my Uberti Cattleman and they are about 1/8th" inch short at the bottom. I have not been able to find a grips for the longer grip frame Uberti makes.

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« Reply #42 on: May 11, 2006, 01:02:23 pm »

The grips on both my Cimarron Thunderers are factory checkered. I plan, at some point, to go to faux ivory on my Open Tops and have considered having them checkered, although I am also toying with the ntion of having my SASS number done as playing cards on the outer grip panel. That would be a four, three aces and a seven and all in clubs.

Since the Thunderers don't roll like a plowhandle SAA or Navy that isn't an issue for me. I like the look and feel of checkering and most of my modern grips have been checkered, either factory or aftermarket.
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« Reply #43 on: June 04, 2006, 03:58:28 pm »

Got one pair of stag grips that are relatively smooth and thin, the other pair are much older stag that is nearly the thickness of the Ruger factory grips but have lots of bark, which gives the same feel of checkered grips.

Speaking of grips, the folks at Get A Grip are going out of business and everything still in stock is half price or better, so if you are looking for a new pair they might still have some.
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« Reply #44 on: June 12, 2006, 12:24:41 am »

I prefer shooting with grips of my own makin' for a couple of reasons.  First and foremost, I can make 'em to fit my hand.  I've been told I have Hobbit hands; I think that's a compliment but I'm not entirely sure.  Well I do have mighty small hands, so I make my grips thinner than most and get better control.  The other reason is it just makes me feel closer to my guns, makes them a little bit more "mine" if you take my meaning.

I use mostly Desert Ironwood for my grips.  It's an unusual wood, real dense and highly figured, and beautiful without bein' too flashy.  Although it can be easily polished to a high gloss, I like to leave 'em just a bit less slippery.  The first few sets I made were two-piece, but I've learned to do one-piece now.  I think they look real nice on my USFA 5-1/2 .45's.

So I shoot with smooth grips - at least until I learn me how to do my own checkerin'!!!
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« Reply #45 on: July 09, 2006, 05:02:01 pm »

I just bought a set of Cimarron's checkered hard rubber grips, and I love them. Thinner than the stock walnut grips, they resemble the old Colt eagle grips. You should see them on my antiqued Cimarron! Vintage!
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« Reply #46 on: September 06, 2006, 10:55:44 am »

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« Reply #47 on: October 01, 2006, 06:12:07 pm »

I don't, the wife does.  I shoot "double duelist"/gunfighter (as the mood strikes), have small hands, and the smooth grips work better.  The Mrs. shoots Traditional and has Gunfighter grips on her Vaquero Bisleys.
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« Reply #48 on: October 02, 2006, 09:05:41 am »

Pinto Being: I have aftermarket one-piece PU ivory grips from Gripmaker (www.gripmaker.com) on all of my Uberti match pistols. Larry Little of Gripmaker is doing checkered ones, too.
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« Reply #49 on: October 02, 2006, 05:20:01 pm »

I've hankered after Ivory-like grips on my guns but the cost has kept me away. I'd intended to have them scrimshawed with my SASS number as a fan of playing cards with the four, three aces and a seven,all suited except for two of the aces. Can't have a cheater's hand on my guns, now can I?

I may end up with a dress set with the cards and a working set that are checkered. I find that the checkering makes it easier to hold on to the guns when my hands get slick, as others have said. Since I shoot duelist exclusively the extra bite the checkering gives makes for a more secure hold as I cycle the guns.
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