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#1 Burk Cornelius

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 09:05 AM

After looking through the 1911 photo thread in "Photos and Videos" I realized there seem to be more people running synthetic grip panels than wood. Is there a particular reason or it is just "what it happen to have on it when I bought it"?

Yes, I have a plastic gun and carry it in kydex but my 1911 has wood and carries in leather. Anyone else old school, like me?

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 09:46 AM

After looking through the 1911 photo thread in "Photos and Videos" I realized there seem to be more people running synthetic grip panels than wood. Is there a particular reason or it is just "what it happen to have on it when I bought it"?

Yes, I have a plastic gun and carry it in kydex but my 1911 has wood and carries in leather. Anyone else old school, like me?

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I like the Houge thin rubber 1911 grips. My 1911 has no checkering on the frontstrap so the rubber gives a little something to hold on to. Being a person with fat little hands thin grips make my reach better and I prefer a "short trigger" on the 1911 for the same reason. The Pachymyer and Houges with the wrap around rubber on the front are just too thick for me.

Put me in for wood factory style grips too... but on a carry gun the finish wears off on the left side where my shirt buffs the wood... a good set of wood stocks runs over $50 (MSRP) the Houges around $25... and they last a lot longer on a carry gun.

Still running my everyday 1911 in a Bianchi 3S Pistol Pocket thats old enough it doesnt have the thumb-break on it. I have a Hunter belt holster with a tension screw for belt carry. If a Commander size gun comes in Santa's bag this year I may go KYTAC IWB for that pistol.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 09:54 AM

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:05 AM

If a Commander size gun comes in Santa's bag this year I may go KYTAC IWB for that pistol.



I am having David make me a holster for my G26. He calls it a Braveheart. Here is a picture of one with a Commander sized 1911

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:33 AM

That may be the ticket right there, Burk. David's a pretty good engineer when it comes to holster design. Is that one of yours? The Kimber looks familiar.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:44 AM

That may be the ticket right there, Burk. David's a pretty good engineer when it comes to holster design. Is that one of yours? The Kimber looks familiar.



No, though it does look just like mine. I can't bring myself to carry her in anything but leather


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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:49 AM

Not to sidetrack... but I have noticed that Stainless guns really get scuffed up when pressed into daily duty.

I've been eyballing a second hand Kimber Pro Carry (?) or whatever the variation is and a Colt Defender that could both stand a little TLC on the finish.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:53 AM

Not to sidetrack... but I have noticed that Stainless guns really get scuffed up when pressed into daily duty.

I've been eyballing a second hand Kimber Pro Carry (?) or whatever the variation is and a Colt Defender that could both stand a little TLC on the finish.



Sidetracking is OK since it is my thread ;)

Mine is a Pro Carry (as you know) but the finish has held up really well. Mine is an older one (Series I) so maybe they used a different finish. The Pro Carry (and Ultra Carry) also have a really nice slide melt job

Sidetracking further, we have some steers up at Cynthia's ready to go. I will let you know what night we are going to practice


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Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:00 AM

Cool.... now I just need to hire a "test Pilot" to get the kinks out of my Bay Gelding. I think he's got some potential...but Cristina says I'm too cranky when I take Darvocets.... :rolleyes: When I lived up north I had a steady crop of test pilots who liked to work on horses in my 4 H kids....

Tuesdays and Thursdays were good... Soccer is winding down and I have some back up for Boy Scouts .... but other days are fine too. I appreciate having a place to go.

Guns are funny. I "need" a Commander sized gun so I can send my Government off for sights, "reliability" work (like it needs it) and a re-blue or maybe a high tech wear proof finish after a good melt job.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:02 PM

Not to sidetrack... but I have noticed that Stainless guns really get scuffed up when pressed into daily duty.

I've been eyballing a second hand Kimber Pro Carry (?) or whatever the variation is and a Colt Defender that could both stand a little TLC on the finish.


I was wrong, Jeff, the Kimber with the slide melt like mine is called a "CDP" The Pro Carry s the regular model. My bad

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:19 PM

I have the stock rubber grips on my SW 1911. I've tried grim reaper grips and Hogue combat grips, but it just looks ugly with anything other than the stock rubber so far. Maybe some of those textured Micarta grips would look good. Segue from a segue, I picked up a kydex holster for the 1911, so I can use it the next time I can make it to a pistol match. If it starts polishing the satin finish, I'll switch to leather.
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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:29 PM

I will confess that I have been eye-ballin' some VZ Operators. But to my benefit they are colored like wood ;)

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:41 PM

I've got vz gator backs on my compact & Simonich Gunners on my Govt.

I like the gator backs, Love the Gunners.
Unfortunately, I can't find the Gunners in officer size.

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Posted 15 April 2011 - 10:52 PM

Got a picture of the VZ's?

I've got vz gator backs on my compact & Simonich Gunners on my Govt.

I like the gator backs, Love the Gunners.
Unfortunately, I can't find the Gunners in officer size.


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Posted 15 April 2011 - 11:02 PM

Got a picture of the VZ's?

VZ Gator Backs

I have the Black grips

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:29 AM

I prefer wood grips with texture on my 1911's
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Posted 16 April 2011 - 07:32 AM

I have VZ ETC's on my commander. I like them for carry since there is only texture in the palm/finger area and the rest is smooth.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 10:19 AM

Which color is that?

I have VZ ETC's on my commander. I like them for carry since there is only texture in the palm/finger area and the rest is smooth.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 11:26 AM

Black Cherry


Which color is that?



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Posted 18 April 2011 - 09:20 PM

Bryan...the more I see that AI Commander the more I like. You shot well with it Sunday too.
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