Pistol Smith Forum banner

1 - 20 of 52 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I'm always looking for a great looking pair of wood grips for my 1911's. Who makes great presentation grade grips? My personnel preference is Kingwood, but I'm open to other woods. I saw that Dane Burns had some knock out ones from Houge, any one else? Thanks, Sam
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,831 Posts
Thank you Sam for the compliment on the Hogue grips. I do indeed generally have several pairs of presentation hand picked grips from Hogue on hand.



They are $48 for Coca Bolla and Tulip wood and $58 for African Blackwood. All are dbl diamond. I pay priority mail.





<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Dane Burns on 2001-07-04 21:06 ]</font>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
515 Posts
Craig Spegel's stocks are the standard by which all others are judged. Kim Ahrends makes some very nice stocks too. In my experience, the finish that Ahrends uses seems more effected by residual solvents and oils than does the finish used by Spegel.

Don't forget Herretts too. They're not widely distributed, but they do nice work.

Rosco

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Rosco Benson on 2001-04-22 09:36 ]</font>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Dane, those are real nice. Rosco, any photos of Craig Spegels work? I've heard that his stuff is top of the line. Anyone have a photo of real nice Kingwood stocks? Sam
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
408 Posts
Hogues are checkered the best, period, but the woods dont seem to be too "select".

Spegels are very nice overall, checkering is good, woods are nice etc...

Ahrends seem to have nice wood, but the last 3 pairs ive had were checkered horribly. (all the checkering around the double diamonds COMPLETELY flat, etc..)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,831 Posts
I agree on the Hogue's over the Spegal's but I am in the minority. I have Hogue hand select mine or send them the wood.

But when the best of Hogue is as good as the best of Spegal in wood and better in checkering and half the price EVERY TIME that leaves little choice IMO.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,420 Posts
Couldn't care less about whos' name is on 'em...just the best lookin' and fittin'
:wink:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
274 Posts
I have had very good experience with Smith & Alexander. Great people to deal with also.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
934 Posts
I like smooth grips, so the checkering is a moot point for me. That said, I like Ahrends grips. Haven't tried the Hogue's yet, but I didn't know that had the wood selection that Dane's carrying. I personally like the tone of tulipwood, but also like dark, almost black grips. Since the concesus seems to be that ebony is too brittle, it's good to know that African Blackwood is a possible alternative.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
176 Posts
On 2001-04-24 09:09, Mike Benedict wrote:
Dane

What type of wood are the light colored grips in the upper left hand corner of the first pic?

Mike
Mike

Dane`s gone for awhile, he calls those " Wild Olive ". The pair I put on an early Series 70 Commander are slightly warmer in color then his pics.


I really like them.

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Blackjack on 2001-04-24 11:55 ]</font>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
Anyone know if Kingwood is a good material for grips? Is it as good as Coca Bola? Any wood workers out there? Sam
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
91 Posts
Dane, what grips do you currently have in stock? I'm interested in a pair for a matte hard chromed Springfield, strong side safety only. I really like the idea of blk grips (the African Blkwood) on a "silver" gun, but what else would you recommend visually? From your pictures these Hogues look fabulous. EricO
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter #18
EricO, I think African Blackwood is actually very dark brown. Dane, what say ye? Sam
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
205 Posts
I've always been a big fan of Spegel grips, but recently found this set of Hogue cocobolo grips at a gunshow. They are exquisite IMHO -- a fantastic value at 40 bucks. Well worth the money. :cool:






<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: GrandmasterB on 2001-05-02 23:23 ]</font>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
GrandmasterB, Not bad. Any one have photos of good Kingwood? Sam
 
1 - 20 of 52 Posts
Top