ivory on my carry gun?

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    ivory on my carry gun?

    iv been looking at grips on line wo is all i can say man there are some nice ones. ok to get to my ?. would you consider carrying with ivory grips on a ccw gun and i like the idea of smoot but i know checkering gives a better grip any ideas ?iv also done some polishing and plan to have the gun slick blued with stainless ambi safty and polished triggr and hammer stainless mag reloease ect was woundering what every one thought ohhhhhhhhhhhh and in a maxcov v duty grade mabey an exotic holster some day bbq gun i think you all call it in the south

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    Like you I like a little glitter with my carry even though its concealed. I feel what you like is what counts even though when you take away something like checkering you are taking away something that was meant for a good firm draw and aim.

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    Ivory Grips

    Ivory grips are great.
    I would go with the smooth rather than the checkered ivory anyway.

    Natural elephant Ivory possesses the very unique quality of becoming LESS slippery when wet with water or perspiration. It has a natural "tooth" to it.

    No other synthetic, polymer, imitation or Micarta grips have that same property.

    Elephant Ivory grips ARE legal to buy.

    Elephant Ivory can no longer be imported or exported but, whatever Ivory is already in the U.S. is legal to buy, sell, or trade.
    Get them while you still can.
    When the Ivory is all used up then there will be no more Ivory grips.

    BTW: Interesting fact.
    Your old Ivory grips will be worth MORE than a set of NEW Ivory grips.
    After they "patina" & get yellow & darken...they will be worth more than new ones.
    So you will never LOSE $$$ by buying a set of Ivories.

    20 years from now you can double (at least) your initial investment.

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    I'm going to be Mr Dull and Boring!

    I like the look for sure - on someone else's gun but never I think would I spend on getting any - partly too tight fisted and I guess function for me beats aesthetics overall! The money would go into other aspects such as tuning etc - or heck - just more ammo
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    Talking Oh Yeah Sure Chris

    Tie that bull up outside.

    The Guy With TWO Rohrbaugh 9s Is Tight Fisted?

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    Ivory looks great Snake, and it is your gun, so enjoy. I just got a set of rattlesnake grips for my 1911, and aside from looking great, it provides a firm grip without the worry of catching on shirt, etc. And given that you're "Snake", maybe you should check it out on Ebay...

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    The Guy With TWO Rohrbaugh 9s Is Tight Fisted?
    Haha QK - correction - ''selectively tight fisted'' - and been know also to be incredibly impulsive
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    You can also get what is known as "Fossil Ivory" for grips that looks great. This come from Mammoths tusks dug up in the Artic. They have a unique look . Someday Im gonna have a set.

    I like a gun that shows a bit of personalization.We tend to do your own thing with trucks, cars, homes, and everything else, why should a gun be any different. I dont like a whole lot of bling bling on it, but a nice set of grips can really set a gun off.
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    Welcome to PIMP MY CCW

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    Go for it.

    That's not different than someone spending a few hundred dollars on an exotic holster used exclusively for CC,..or having your CCW engraved, etc,..etc.

    IMHO,..you can have your CCW gold plated,...as long as reliability is not compromised.

    It's called Personalizing!
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    I would love to have a set. I'm not sure whether I'd put them on my CCW gun just because it gets beat around and I don't know if I could take having all that $$$ get hurt.
    But, I guess I could get a set and then buy a gun just for them...... and if my wife even sees this, I'm in trouble!

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    Lightbulb Ivory on a "Carry Pistol..."

    Quote Originally Posted by David III
    I would love to have a set. I'm not sure whether I'd put them on my CCW gun just because it gets beat around and I don't know if I could take having all that $$$ get hurt.
    But, I guess I could get a set and then buy a gun just for them...... and if my wife even sees this, I'm in trouble!
    Go for it..!:







    This one now goes with me about 90+% of the time..!
    Incidentally, "These are real elephant Ivory Pre-Ban's by Spressers Knifeworks..!"
    They are mounted on my Blued Ed Brown, Kobra Carry...
    Last edited by erh; November 11th, 2006 at 09:21 AM.
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    Post Pimpy????

    No...Imitation Mother Of Pearl grips are pimpy.

    Ivory grips are Classic/Classy on firearms.
    Flip through the book "Packing Iron" and see the historical significance of Ivory on firearms.
    That would be on "Working" firearms not "Safe Queen" firearms.

    The more you beat them up the better they look. Eventually.

    It takes a few years of hard daily use to really get them looking good though.

    Mammoth Ivory is extremely pretty and nicely patterned/grained but, it is what is termed "dead ivory" & it lacks some of the unique properties of "live ivory" which still contains both it's trace integrated internal moisture in combination with natural oils.

    It does not have the same resiliency AKA Impact Resistance or gripping ability when wet as "Recent Ivory" because it has been heavily mineral infused and frozen & thawed for eons.
    Note that Billiard Balls were never made of Mammoth or Mastodon Ivory for that very reason. They would Lack The Clack.

    Me and David Werther (of Werther Museum) were talking "Ivory" on the phone a few weeks ago & decided that Mammoth Ivory is the "Live" Ivory workers best friend...since it means that more of the really good stuff will be around longer for us to use.

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    Lightbulb Holy smokes..!

    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter
    Tie that bull up outside.

    The Guy With TWO Rohrbaugh 9s Is Tight Fisted?
    D_MN if you didn't just "Steal my line..!"
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    Note that some of the finest and most technically precise Ivory grips are made by Nutmeg Sports.
    He also sells Ivory grips on Ebay using the Ebay handle of Looby & was the maker of fine Ivories for The Colt Custom Shop.

    Here is a nice set that he has listed on Ebay now that feature natural "Shake Lines" ~ which BTW are actually NOT considered to be Crack Defects on Ivory.

    The Shakes are a highly desirable feature since there is much less external usable "Bark Ivory" per tusk than there is internal Ivory.

    Some folks like their Ivory with Shake Lines and some people do not. It is a personal preference thing.
    The Japanese LOVE natural Shake Lines in their Ivory carvings and Netsuke.


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