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    So I just got my new coco bolo grips in the mail today and they look and feel great. I was a little nervous as to the quality because it only cost me $45.00 with shipping and handling but I was wrong.

    They cut it to fit my Taurus PT1911 and it sure looks pretty now the next thing I'm gonna change is the hammer.



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    Looks like an old weapon with new grips to me. But "old" is a bit perjorative. Yours looks to rather be "well-seasoned" (amazing the constructs a guy in his mid 50s can come up with). Is she dependable? Accurate? And do the new grips afford you a better hold on her?

    I am reminded of a story about Wyatt Earp buying a pair of revolvers, and choosing a pair of used ones over new ones because he wanted proven dependability and no stiffness in the action. I understand wanting to improve appearances, but to me a well-seasoned firearm (not rusted or corroded, just well-seasoned) tells me that here is a man who practices with his weapon and knows it. There is cachet and then there is cachet', ne cest pas?



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    It's definitely reliable, I trust my life to it every time I leave my apartment, it's also very accurate when I shoot it, it just feels right and even without looking down the sights I know where my shots are going. The grips are a bit wider than the stock ones and it feels even more natural in my hands and affords it a more classy look (versus the black plastic grips). I've gotten so accustomed to it's presence that when where apart I feel naked.

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    Grips on the 1911 can completely change the look of the gun. I had an all blue PT-1911, put some zebra wood grips on them and it went from Zzzzzzz...to BEAUTIFUL. Such a difference!

    I might also suggest, more for the feel, adding Pearce Finger Groove Grips underneath of those wood grips. They are only about $10 but make such a difference in how the gun feels in your hands.



    http://www.pearcegrip.com/colt-gov.htm#Kimber%27s

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    I went with the "slim grips" on my RIA 1911, then added some "skateboard tape" on the front strap, works great, never slips and it has the added benefit of having a reflective stripe in the tape that makes it easier to find with a flashlight if it ever were to get dropped (the stripe is covered by my middle finger when held, great positioning tool also).
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    I have 2 favorite grips both on 1911's one is full size the other is a commander Bobtail, You seen My Bobtail this is my Sig full Size .45

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    FunkTrooper wrote:
    So I just got my new coco bolo grips in the mail today and they look and feel great. I was a little nervous as to the quality because it only cost me $45.00 with shipping and handling but I was wrong.

    They cut it to fit my Taurus PT1911 and it sure looks pretty now the next thing I'm gonna change is the hammer.
    Look nice!
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    I see we both like double diamond grips, yours look great.
    S/F Vic

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    Looks good. Try some thin grips if you get a chance. They 1911 will look and feel different

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    Grips are a personal choice I have tried thin grips and to be honest they do not work as well for me, but everyones hands are different and use what works for you. I sort of love the double Diamond grips for my shooting and I use the same type grips on all my full size 1911.If it be for Matches or S/D it will make you a better shooter when you use everything the same, down to your stance.
    S/F Vic

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    Smooth, clean and to the point.



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    FunkTrooper wrote:
    So I just got my new coco bolo grips in the mail today and they look and feel great. I was a little nervous as to the quality because it only cost me $45.00 with shipping and handling but I was wrong.

    They cut it to fit my Taurus PT1911 and it sure looks pretty now the next thing I'm gonna change is the hammer.

    M1911 diamond cut walnut grips. Standard military issue.

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    Those look nice. I'm in the market for rubber "combat" grips for a couple of older guns - maybe my Stars. Anyone know of a suitable source?

    -ljp

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    Sonora Rebel wrote:
    M1911 diamond cut walnut grips. Standard military issue.

    The military issued double diamond grips?


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    Legba wrote:
    Those look nice. I'm in the market for rubber "combat" grips for a couple of older guns - maybe my Stars. Anyone know of a suitable source?

    -ljp
    Bob's Gun Parts has loads of Star grips. Not sure if he has any rubber ones but he can tell who, if anybody, has them.
    http://www.gun-parts.com/grips2/

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    PS - Check out these grips on my M40 Fire Star.
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    Nice grips, I've picked up a few different grips for some of my units from
    Rasscogrips, some nice stuff and prices.

    Nothing like changing the look of a working unit.
    RJ

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