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    I just picked this up recently. Set me back $700, but I gotta say, it was worth every cent! I got a set of Pachmayr American Legend walnut/rubber grips for it: looks great, feels awesome!

    Shoots like a dream, too; it just points so naturally in my hand, and putting the rounds right on target feels like it takes no effort at all. I tried out a lot of different guns while trying to decide on my next pistol, and I generally found the recoil from a full-size 1911 to be much more pleasant and manageable than the kick of most 9mm polymer pistols. This is definitely my new carry pistol.

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    Yup, just wanted to share!

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    Nice looking gun. Congrats.

    I kind of like those grips, too.

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    I've been eyeing the Eclipse Pro II pretty hard myself. Just can't afford one yet. Congrats on the new piece!

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    vmathis12019 wrote:
    I've been eyeing the Eclipse Pro II pretty hard myself. Just can't afford one yet. Congrats on the new piece!
    Yeah, if I had a bit more money to toss around, I would have gone for one of Kimber's Eclipses as well. Very, very nice guns, not to mention breathtaking in appearance!

    Still, I can't complain about the Custom II; it's as solid and accurate a pistol as I could have hoped, and it looks great, too - nothing more stylish for OC than a 1911, IMHO. I've already OC'd around Seattle a few times with this one. I've had a few comments on it, mostly positive, although one guy did come up to me and ask, "Hey, Is that a Glock?"

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    Stealth Potato wrote:
    vmathis12019 wrote:
    I've been eyeing the Eclipse Pro II pretty hard myself. Just can't afford one yet. Congrats on the new piece!
    Yeah, if I had a bit more money to toss around, I would have gone for one of Kimber's Eclipses as well. Very, very nice guns, not to mention breathtaking in appearance!

    Still, I can't complain about the Custom II; it's as solid and accurate a pistol as I could have hoped, and it looks great, too - nothing more stylish for OC than a 1911, IMHO. I've already OC'd around Seattle a few times with this one. I've had a few comments on it, mostly positive, although one guy did come up to me and ask, "Hey, Is that a Glock?"
    'Cause you got those silly rubber grips... :P Seriously, they look very comfortable. Did they come with the gun, or did you get them on the side?

    Edit: O.K., just re-read the third sentance, duh... where did you get the grips?

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    PavePusher wrote:
    'Cause you got those silly rubber grips... :P Seriously, they look very comfortable. Did they come with the gun, or did you get them on the side?

    Edit: O.K., just re-read the third sentance, duh... where did you get the grips?
    Got 'em on eBay; a seller called "Lippman Enterprises" sells them for about $30 each. I really like them; they fit and guide my hand very naturally (and comfortably), and the walnut wood is a great accent to any 1911.

    As for the crisis of identity... I dunno, I've never yet seen walnut grips on a Glock. Anybody care to change this?

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    Man... only $700? *DROOL*

    Here, I'm thinking, get the slide and barrel ported, extended mag release, magwell, trigger job, recoil compensator and red dot optics and you're in business. ;p

    I *so* want a 1911.

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