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Love these grips!

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Post by BulldogBorders » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:12 am

I had seen this guys work in the past, but only online. I came across his booth at the Mesquite gun show this last weekend and found that his work was even better in person. Had to find an ATM and pick up a pair. Rushed home to mount them up.
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Post by Excaliber » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:58 am

BulldogBorders wrote:I had seen this guys work in the past, but only online. I came across his booth at the Mesquite gun show this last weekend and found that his work was even better in person. Had to find an ATM and pick up a pair. Rushed home to mount them up.

They look to have outstanding craftsmanship, but I wouldn't suggest using grips with that motif on a carry gun.

Think about how they would be viewed by a jury of non-shooters after a shooting.
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Post by Jusme » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:03 am

Excaliber wrote:
BulldogBorders wrote:I had seen this guys work in the past, but only online. I came across his booth at the Mesquite gun show this last weekend and found that his work was even better in person. Had to find an ATM and pick up a pair. Rushed home to mount them up.

They look to have outstanding craftsmanship, but I wouldn't suggest using grips with that motif on a carry gun.

Think about how they would be viewed by a jury of non-shooters after a shooting.

:iagree:

I like the look of them, but it could have a negative connotation, if it as held up in front of a jury of your peers.JMHO
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:30 am

Excaliber wrote:
BulldogBorders wrote:I had seen this guys work in the past, but only online. I came across his booth at the Mesquite gun show this last weekend and found that his work was even better in person. Had to find an ATM and pick up a pair. Rushed home to mount them up.

They look to have outstanding craftsmanship, but I wouldn't suggest using grips with that motif on a carry gun.

Think about how they would be viewed by a jury of non-shooters after a shooting.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:07 am

I had the same concerns as other have posted above. But I also wanted some nice looking, original grips to replace the wraparound grips that came with my Colt Defender. So I settled on these.

http://wickedgrips.com/product/1911-off ... exas-flag/

They are Alumagrips that have custom artwork anodized on.
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Post by BulldogBorders » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:11 am

Excaliber wrote:
BulldogBorders wrote:I had seen this guys work in the past, but only online. I came across his booth at the Mesquite gun show this last weekend and found that his work was even better in person. Had to find an ATM and pick up a pair. Rushed home to mount them up.

They look to have outstanding craftsmanship, but I wouldn't suggest using grips with that motif on a carry gun.

Think about how they would be viewed by a jury of non-shooters after a shooting.

I did think of that, believe me I always think of that scenario. Especially when I go to gun shows and see signs that say things like "we don't dial 911." I view them as a work of art for myself to enjoy just as I would a painting on the wall of my home. This is not my EDC. I even made the decision if I were to take this one for range time I would swap them out if I were shooting more than a few hundred rounds that day.
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Post by Soccerdad1995 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 11:45 am

BulldogBorders wrote:
Excaliber wrote:
BulldogBorders wrote:I had seen this guys work in the past, but only online. I came across his booth at the Mesquite gun show this last weekend and found that his work was even better in person. Had to find an ATM and pick up a pair. Rushed home to mount them up.

They look to have outstanding craftsmanship, but I wouldn't suggest using grips with that motif on a carry gun.

Think about how they would be viewed by a jury of non-shooters after a shooting.

I did think of that, believe me I always think of that scenario. Especially when I go to gun shows and see signs that say things like "we don't dial 911." I view them as a work of art for myself to enjoy just as I would a painting on the wall of my home. This is not my EDC. I even made the decision if I were to take this one for range time I would swap them out if I were shooting more than a few hundred rounds that day.
Hey, I have that sign at my house, right over my back door. I just consider it fair warning. Then again, if someone breaks into my house, it is pretty unlikely that a SD shooting by me would be questionable, at least in Texas (cue the hypothetical corner case analyses). Much greater risk of that if I am out and about, IMHO.

I was considering having a small table next to the door with a bible and a sign encouraging any BG's to please make peace with their creator before entering, but I was worried about being sued for religious discrimination.
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Post by Excaliber » Tue Mar 22, 2016 12:03 pm

BulldogBorders wrote:
Excaliber wrote:
BulldogBorders wrote:I had seen this guys work in the past, but only online. I came across his booth at the Mesquite gun show this last weekend and found that his work was even better in person. Had to find an ATM and pick up a pair. Rushed home to mount them up.

They look to have outstanding craftsmanship, but I wouldn't suggest using grips with that motif on a carry gun.

Think about how they would be viewed by a jury of non-shooters after a shooting.

I did think of that, believe me I always think of that scenario. Especially when I go to gun shows and see signs that say things like "we don't dial 911." I view them as a work of art for myself to enjoy just as I would a painting on the wall of my home. This is not my EDC. I even made the decision if I were to take this one for range time I would swap them out if I were shooting more than a few hundred rounds that day.
You apparently understand the issues and are working around them in reasonable fashion.

By all means I hope you enjoy your artfully crafted grips for many years to come.
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Post by JerryK » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:15 am

Here is where "We don't call 911" came into play in the past few days. It was displayed over the front door with a hanging symbol of a pistol and written out in a large sign <:)

Shots were fired by both but the BG lost. I think the home owner was using a shot gun.


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Post by bmwrdr » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:40 am

Excaliber wrote:
BulldogBorders wrote:I had seen this guys work in the past, but only online. I came across his booth at the Mesquite gun show this last weekend and found that his work was even better in person. Had to find an ATM and pick up a pair. Rushed home to mount them up.

They look to have outstanding craftsmanship, but I wouldn't suggest using grips with that motif on a carry gun.

Think about how they would be viewed by a jury of non-shooters after a shooting.


1. Scarry enough to think about a jury looking at the motif of the gun grip instead of the facts.
2. If that would be a matter a pink grip with an Easter bunny motif would possibly get you a free pass to mass murder.

Any thoughts about the (in)competency of such a jury?
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