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« Reply #75 on: September 05, 2008, 11:31:08 am »

Good debate guy's! All my revolvers have smooth grips, (factory varnish removed and hand rubbed). I once had a set of staghorns on an ROA--- shot one precision comp with them---almost ripped the skin off my hand-(and that was when I was a fully employed motor mechanic with leather for skin)---sold them to the Brit Govt when they took our handguns in '97.
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« Reply #76 on: January 06, 2009, 08:20:17 pm »

Like 'em for 2-handed shooting.  Don't like 'em for 1-handed.

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« Reply #77 on: May 22, 2010, 01:49:47 pm »

I had Keno Slim carve fishscale into the factory grips from my Beretta Laramies:

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« Reply #78 on: May 26, 2010, 01:37:27 pm »

I have black Plastic/Rubber Blackhawk grips… but I have order new smooth wooden grips but they have not arrived.
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« Reply #79 on: May 26, 2010, 07:04:36 pm »

 Grin I shoot gunfighter.  Currently I use RNMV's, slim checkered gunfighter grips and love them.  I used to shoot '72 Open-tops with Army grips and loved those.  Go figure.

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« Reply #80 on: July 29, 2011, 11:28:36 pm »

I have both styles on my guns.  I have mostly checkered grips on all of my cowboy guns except for my Cimarron .45Colt, my two .22 single action Rugers (super single six and the Bearcat), and the Beretta Stampede I'm having grips made for as I type this, those are being made out of Ziricote from "Outlaw Grips".

I haven't shot enough recently to be able to inform you if I have a preference or not.

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« Reply #81 on: July 30, 2011, 07:05:29 am »

 I have had black checkered rubber from Vintage Grips , though currently just one with checkered faux ivory. 




....I seem to prefer a grip on women with checkered past   Grin
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« Reply #82 on: July 30, 2011, 07:21:31 am »

Let's hear it for WOMEN WITH CHECKERED PASTS!
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« Reply #83 on: August 22, 2011, 10:53:42 pm »

I have smooth but would like to change over to something that give me a little more traction as I was DQ last match for sending one over the berm. Gun just kept raising up in my hands them dam 45LCs last shot over the top.
 
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« Reply #84 on: August 23, 2011, 03:56:17 am »

Get a grip on it. WM
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« Reply #85 on: August 26, 2011, 07:59:50 am »

I've got smooth wood on my Uberti .44-40's

Has anyone got or tried ivory, real or fake, with schrimshaw? If so does the schrimshaw help with grip at all?

I may buy a pair of fake ivory grips and have a go at carving them myself. Either that or a pair of stag grips.
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« Reply #86 on: January 27, 2012, 03:35:51 pm »

YOu can't really see it but real ivory has a natural grain to it that greatly improves your grip even when the ivory is smooth.
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« Reply #87 on: February 03, 2012, 08:16:44 am »

I can't be sure that it's necessary to succeed, but it sure gives a bit of traction when handling the guns. Should you need to reposition the gun relax and go to it. With the light loads and traditional style it appeared to help me.  Tongue
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« Reply #88 on: February 03, 2012, 11:38:30 am »

I still have the hard rubber checkered grips that came on my Vaqueros. I like the fit and feel, but I love wood grips. So I may compromise and put wooden checkered grips on my irons.
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« Reply #89 on: February 26, 2012, 03:01:26 pm »

I have several wooden grips I'd love to get checkered, and one set of polymer Ivory (colored like antique) grips that I'd love to have done like the grips used in a Tom Selleck movie.

http://www.nramuseum.org/the-museum/the-galleries/firearms-traditions-for-today/case-79b-tom-selleck-collection/tom-selleck-colt-open-top-revolver.aspx

It's a wide diamond pattern, rather than typical checkering, but it looks great!  My grips are about the same colour, no longer white, but not as aged as many ivories get.

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« Reply #90 on: May 28, 2012, 09:38:13 pm »

on wheelguns i have always liked smooth wood i think it comes from shooting lots of hot magum loads in the blackhawks i've owned  and they just feel better to me. on my semi autos i have checkered grips  execpet one old ruger target 22 i have wood with finger groves i am going to strip off the factory finish on my uberti hombre's and refinish with a oil finish
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« Reply #91 on: July 30, 2012, 11:43:55 am »

Had a set on my OM Vaqueros.  Initially I did like them. and they looked snazy.  But due to the rig I wear (el paso saldery speed rig and matching shotgun belt) and my "personal configuration", the handles kept rubbing up against the belt during the scenes and really put some nasty rub spots on them.  I found a pair of smooth stag grips that I have replaced on them and like them better.
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« Reply #92 on: July 30, 2012, 12:16:59 pm »

No, both of my pistols have wooden grips without checkering. That is the way I like it.
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« Reply #93 on: October 09, 2012, 04:25:36 pm »

I have checkered "gunfighter" grips to enhance shooting gunfighter.
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« Reply #94 on: March 18, 2013, 08:12:56 pm »

checkered walnut....... for now..............that is until I make my own. Maybe checkered, maybe not.
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« Reply #95 on: March 18, 2013, 09:34:10 pm »

No, both of my pistols have wooden grips without checkering. That is the way I like it.

Hi

I had been looking at the gunfighter grips.  How do they work?  I'm used to shooting 1911's.

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« Reply #96 on: March 19, 2013, 07:37:11 am »

I have a pair of Smoke Wagons with checkered grips that work just fine. I recently fit a pair of Tru-Ivory grips on them. I haven't shot them in a match yet so we'll see.......Them Tru-Ivories sure look good though!! I always loved a blued gun with Ivory grips.


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« Reply #97 on: March 22, 2013, 06:40:15 am »

Here is a set of Grips I made for my Richards Transition. They are made out of Corian and Chuckaroo's did the crosshatching for me. While not true checkering, they do give me a little bit better grip. I'm going to make grips like this for both of my .45 SAA Colt clones. I've found a new shade of Corian that does a nice job of resembling Ivory.

I occasionally shoot a pair of Smoke Wagons in .38 Special. They come with a beautiful set of checkered grips that work great.







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« Reply #98 on: March 28, 2013, 10:07:07 am »

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« Reply #99 on: March 28, 2013, 12:32:29 pm »

Here is a set of Grips I made for my Richards Transition. They are made out of Corian and Chuckaroo's did the crosshatching for me. While not true checkering, they do give me a little bit better grip. I'm going to make grips like this for both of my .45 SAA Colt clones. I've found a new shade of Corian that does a nice job of resembling Ivory.

That looks like the Tom Selleck grips that SHB pictured above on 26Feb12. Cool Cool

I think I'll try that.  I have a couple of sets of checkered Gunfighters fitted for Rugers.  They are a bit too sharp, but the Selleck grips look like they'd work real well. Cool
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