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Old 02-07-2020, 07:46 PM   #1
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Mammoth Ivory Grips

I was going to ask for your thoughts on these grips. But I hesitated to long and now they are sold. The buying pressure is off but still interested in how you think they look.

Probably work/look good on several 1911's, the one I had in mind is a Kimber Gold Combat Limited Edition. Full size, mag well cut.

Description was: Blue Mammoth Ivory. They look black, gray, some white.
Pic of grips on sellers stainless 1911.
File pic of Gold Combat, not my actual pistol.
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Old 02-07-2020, 07:50 PM   #2
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I think you can do better, the right grip looks like it's got a crack in it.
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Originally Posted by Chuck43 View Post
I think you can do better, the right grip looks like it's got a crack in it.
Well somebody else bought them, so possible crack aside, what do you think about the color, pattern?
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I think it looks GREAT on the Nighthawk. The Kimber is polished, so I don't like it no matter what grips are on it. The colors, however, are complementary.
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Old 02-07-2020, 10:19 PM   #5
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I see what you mean Rusty, the Gold Combat is glossy but about the only one I had in mind...didn't want to install $400+ grips on a $800 pistol.
I was just seeing what was available.
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My thoughts?

It's all personal preference. A lot of grips look overdone to me, the above pair included. A type of muted psychedelic. Way too much going on.

With ivory, I prefer a light near solid color, perhaps some subtle veining. Contrast with a polished blued gun. The Kid purchased mammoth ivory grips. Those looked right on his blued Colt. Not a fan of bark ivory though I have seen a couple on nickel guns that looked good.
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I love to buy new grips. They instantly change the look of you gun. I like the look of your Kimber with the black grips better. I have bought way too many grips that I thought looked amazing until I put them on my gun. Not that they looked bad, but not the look I expected. If I wasn’t absolutely certain these grips are going to look perfect, I wouldn’t spend $400 on a set.
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Originally Posted by ChattanoogaPhil View Post
My thoughts?

It's all personal preference. A lot of grips look overdone to me, the above pair included. A type of muted psychedelic. Way too much going on.

With ivory, I prefer a light near solid color, perhaps some subtle veining. Contrast with a polished blued gun. The Kid purchased mammoth ivory grips. Those looked right on his blued Colt. Not a fan of bark ivory though I have seen a couple on nickel guns that looked good.
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I love to buy new grips. They instantly change the look of you gun. I like the look of your Kimber with the black grips better. I have bought way too many grips that I thought looked amazing until I put them on my gun. Not that they looked bad, but not the look I expected. If I wasn’t absolutely certain these grips are going to look perfect, I wouldn’t spend $400 on a set.

Totally agree with Phil and JC. I have a hard time seeing the vision of how something is going to look. I tend to like less pattern in Ivory.
Pics of my first 1911 Colt Series 70 Government with real Ivory and the Gold Combat LE with Ivory. Maybe I'll leave them alone.
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Not for nothing Chuck, but they'd look better with a Rolex. Or at least a Tudor. I'm just sayin'...
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