Anyone have pictures of desert tan shark skin 1911 grips.

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Anyone have pictures of desert tan shark skin 1911 grips.

Post by zanemoseley on Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:11 pm

Google has failed me, I can find pictures of the grips alone but not actually on a 1911.

I love the shark skin grips but kind of want a second color so I can have different colors on my primary versus backup pistols for quick ID in my safe.

Jon tried to talk me into shark skins when I was building my 45 but I wanted the VZ Simonich gunners, the VZ's look awesome but cost 3x as much and have noticeably less grip (decent grip though just not like the shark skins).

My shark skins are still brand new so its possible they'll "dull" a bit after use and end closer to the VZ's which shouldn't dull but currently I'm liking them.

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Post by LenV on Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:12 pm

No Desert Tan but over on the left there are two pair of shark skin grips. To answer your question they will fade in time. The upper set rode my hip for a long time. Not really in the sun so I don't know what made them fade. Probably all the worn off skin on them. They also lose a little roughness.

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Post by Boxturtle on Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:17 am

Hi Len,

I'm collecting information and learning about natural material grip panels.  The set in the lower left of your photo appears to be stag.  Are they Sanbar?  What can you tell me?  What should I know when I'm ready to make a purchase?

Thanks, Tom

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Re: Anyone have pictures of desert tan shark skin 1911 grips.

Post by Multiracer on Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:36 am

Go on Brownells and look, they picture both black and tan.
Mine are already mounted.
https://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/grip-parts/grips/1911-sharkskin-grips-prod68565.aspx
I have two RO's, one with a conversion. I put the tan on the 22 for the same reason you are looking.

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Post by zanemoseley on Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:26 am

I've see pictures of the grips but can't find a picture with them actually installed on a 1911.

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Post by Multiracer on Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:51 am



I misread your OP, I thought you wanted to see them without a being mounted... my bad.

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Post by zanemoseley on Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:57 am

Awesome, exactly what I was looking for. Think I might give them a shot.

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Post by Multiracer on Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:39 am

No pun intended ?

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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:03 am

Heads up, IMO They’re not as grippy as black.  When I called kensight they said they were aware and working to change the process so they’re the same.
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Post by zanemoseley on Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:07 am

JayhawkNavy02 wrote:Heads up, IMO They’re not as grippy as black.  When I called kensight they said they were aware and working to change the process so they’re the same.

Well that stinks, guess I'll have to wait. What I'd really like to see is a charcoal color.

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Post by Multiracer on Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:27 am

They are plenty grippy, don't wait. You can always paint them. Black painted with charcoal will always look good even as they wear.

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Post by LenV on Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:00 pm

Boxturtle wrote:Hi Len,

I'm collecting information and learning about natural material grip panels.  The set in the lower left of your photo appears to be stag.  Are they Sanbar?  What can you tell me?  What should I know when I'm ready to make a purchase?

Thanks, Tom
Hi Tom. You should know when you get ready to make a purchase to not buy cheepo knockoffs like those. The black started to run when they got a little hoppes on them. I don't remember the brand name but they were not expensive.

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