Best company/site for 1911 grips?

Best company/site for 1911 grips?

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    Best company/site for 1911 grips?

    Looking to replace grips on Ed Brown Kobra. Want something fitting. Anyone that knows of good companies, please provide link.

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    Alumagrips - Home

    I've seen quite a few 1911's sporting alumagrips. On my short list of pistols to buy is a Dan Wesson CBOB. When I get one, it will sport Deluxe Tactical Thin Lightweight Alumagrips.

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    I also know that people are fond of Esmeralda's grips.

    Others yet go for VZ grips.

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    I'll second, Esmeralda. I just received these from her today;
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    Go to "Related Links" above...
    Find "Gun Parts & Accessories"...
    Fifth site down...Esmeralda's Grips...

    I've purchased 4 sets from her so far, expensive but well made and unique...check her out...give her a call if you have any questions.

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    Got some very nice grips from this seller on eBay. He has grips for both full size and officers models.

    eBay Express: 1911 Grips Officer Model Maple Burl OMB 2 - Description

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    Ahrends Grips: Home

    The grips I currently have on my 1911 are from Ahrends and I love them.

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    Hakan Pek makes incredible grips. That's what my Springfield wears:

    Here's his site:

    I've got two sets for my Nighthawk on order with Craig Spegel. He doesn't have a website as he prefers to speak with customers directly but you can see (and order) some of his grips at Lightning Arms: Lightning Arms Sports

    To contact him directly (or to place a custom order):
    Craig Spegel
    P.O. Box 387
    Nehalem, OR 97131
    phone: (503) 368-5653

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    I use thin Alumagrips on my every-day-carry handgun and am very pleased with them.

    As Maclean3 mentioned, Craig Spegel's grips are outstanding. I have a set of his in cocobolo on my Hi-Power, and the fit and feel are just incredible. Lightning Arms Sports are great folks to deal with and should have a good selection in stock. If you want something custom from Craig, it will likely be a bit of a wait.

    I also have a set of shed elk antler grips from Antler Crafts of Oregon. I like them a lot, but switched to the Alumagrips because of the ultra-thin profile.
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    Don't forget Wicked Grips.

    Both of the pairs of grips on these 1911s are from Wicked Grips.

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    997 . They will give you a good selection (including Alumagrips), good price, good service and will engrave just about anything you want on them.
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