GUN Anyone know where I can get custom grips?

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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I'm going to try and get my grandfather's pistol this weekend.

    Anyways I was wondering if anyone knew where I could get a custom engraved/etched set of grips for it.

    I was looking to put a family crest on the grips

    http://academic.evergreen.edu/g/graxav30/

    thanks to anyone who knows.
     
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    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    your pic doesnt work
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    maybe call hogue :dunno: itll cost you an arm and a leg for a one off though
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    What pistol is it?
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    I am hoping to get either a colt 1911 or browning HP 9mm this weekend (most likely the 1911)
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Lots of custom grips makers. Some names I've heard of are Esmerelda (sp?) and Craig Spegel, you could start by checking into those companies.
     
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    BigBadJohn Pay-back time OT Supporter

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    Just dont misplace the originals whatever you do. Ive replaced parts before and misplaced the originals. From now on I keep literally almost everything I take off my guns and have them labeled.

    Never know what will be a selling point for your gun if you decide to sell it, or if you want to put it back original someday
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    well if I get the 1911 I will keep the parts, but I will never sell it as it belonged to my grandfather who died when I was 4 years old. I'll keep the parts cause they where his, not because I want to get cash if I sell it.

    And thanks for the leads everyone.
     
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    i would buy a set of cheap blanks and have an engraver do it.
     
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    I've heard great things about alumagrips but they are supposed to be rather pricey.
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Alumagrips are nice, they're on my carry gun. But for a custom engraved "presentation" grips I'd be all over some nice wood....:greddy:
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    and if the gun was going to have nice "presentation grips" but most likely be a daily carry piece as well, which route would you go then?
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I'd probably go wood. The aluminum grips work great, but aren't very pretty. But it's a personal decision.
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    regular checkered wood. I'm not dropping heavy coin on grips that I might not ever get back if I use the weapon.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    seems to be about what I was looking for actually :bigthumb:

    how respectable are they, anyone ever done business with them?
     

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