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Post by SW-52 10/30/2016, 11:26 am

what is the best brand of 1911 complete checkered or double diamond checkered grips for replace the RO grips.
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Post by SteveT 10/30/2016, 11:36 am

Best to retain original look? Best for grippiness? Best for resisting hand oils and acids? cheapest?

I like the black laminate grips. I used to buy a new pair of wood grips every year or two because the checkering would get worn down. Then I bought a pair of G10 Black Laminate grips from Rock River Arms and they have held up for several years. I like a pretty aggressive checkering.

http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=717
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Post by Warhorse 10/30/2016, 11:47 am

For complete checkered I like these, they are as advertised, very grippy.

https://vzgrips.com/pistol-grips/1911/tactical-diamonds2

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Post by AllAces 10/30/2016, 12:26 pm

I've found VZ grips work well in the summer when my hand sweats a lot.
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Post by ric1911a1 10/30/2016, 12:37 pm

Another vote for VZ.
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Post by Jon Eulette 10/30/2016, 12:43 pm

I like the VZ's but they feel round instead of arched/flat lide most wood grips. As a result too me it makes grip feel larger which I don't care for. Sharkskins ate ugly little suckers but I love them. I find when I shoot my older pistols with wooden slabs compared to my newer pistols with Sharkskins that I prefer the Sharks.
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Post by Chris Miceli 10/30/2016, 2:41 pm

Jon Eulette wrote:I like the VZ's but they feel round instead of arched/flat lide most wood grips. As a result too me it makes grip feel larger which I don't care for. Sharkskins ate ugly little suckers but I love them. I find when I shoot my older pistols with wooden slabs compared to my newer pistols with Sharkskins that I prefer the Sharks.
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Cause sharkskins make you look 10 years younger when you shoot with them.

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Post by LenV 10/30/2016, 3:08 pm

Sharkskins for EIC, 50/50 for CC, Herretts for BE and Ivory (fake) when you want to look cool. Cool

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Post by Jon Eulette 10/30/2016, 3:10 pm

Christopher Miceli wrote:
Jon Eulette wrote:I like the VZ's but they feel round instead of arched/flat lide most wood grips. As a result too me it makes grip feel larger which I don't care for. Sharkskins ate ugly little suckers but I love them. I find when I shoot my older pistols with wooden slabs compared to my newer pistols with Sharkskins that I prefer the Sharks.
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Cause sharkskins make you look 10 years younger when you shoot with them.
Ha! Hell a beard trim knocks 20 years off. So add the Sharkskins and look out!
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Post by DavidR 10/31/2016, 8:27 am

the viz diamond backs are the most aggressive they sell, I have 2 sets and they stay put in your hand way better than sharkskin which I also have but if you need a thinner grip sharkskin is thinner.
https://vzgrips.com/pistol-grips/1911/diamond-backs
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Post by SW-52 11/1/2016, 12:43 pm

thanks to all for the recommendations,very appreciate!
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Post by SW-52 11/1/2016, 12:48 pm

SteveT wrote:Best to retain original look? Best for grippiness? Best for resisting hand oils and acids? cheapest?

I like the black laminate grips. I used to buy a new pair of wood grips every year or two because the checkering would get worn down. Then I bought a pair of G10 Black Laminate grips from Rock River Arms and they have held up for several years. I like a pretty aggressive checkering.

http://www.rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=717
all of this.
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Post by SteveT 11/1/2016, 2:26 pm

SW-52 wrote:
SteveT wrote:Best to retain original look? Best for grippiness? Best for resisting hand oils and acids? cheapest?
all of this.

Sorry to disappoint, but you can't have it all. Laminates have good grippiness, resist sweat and last a long time, but they're more expensive and don't look original.
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Post by rich.tullo 11/6/2016, 6:44 pm

Shark Skins or Harretts , thin and cheap http:

http://www.bullseyegear.com/bullseyepistol/product.php?productid=302&cat=9&page=1

I have been shooting 22lr well with Harretts NM Target stocks and made some up for my 45's. They did not work as well on the 45s. 

So I am going back to slabs, I tried Checked and Shark skin and decided on the shark skin.

http://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/grip-parts/grips/1911-sharkskin-grips-prod68565.aspx
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