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Looking for grip recommendations for a pair of stainless Springfield Garrisons. Stainless guns are hard to buy for. most grips look good on black. Not so much on stainless. Just not a big fan of the factory grips on these. Constraints are $100 or less and no rubber grips.

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I know I probably shouldn't have but... I bought a set of Pewter grips because I want to see what they look like on it. That and I kinda like these patriotic sort of novelty grips. The ones I bought are ambi grips so they will work on the loaded if I want to put them there.

In my opinion, Springfield 1911's are not real flashy, at least, not the ones I am buying. Nice looking but not high luster, aggressive matte finish where its applied. That's one of the things that is appealing to me. When I pick one up, it just feels different. I can't put my finger on what it is. It just feels like a heavy duty, no frills, no BS, get it done kind of gun. Almost an industrial feel to it. I am hoping these will look OK on it. There is a picture below of a different set I pulled off a 1911 sight. The finish on that gun is a little different but close enough to give me an idea.
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I will probably be ordering a set of these too. Much like the theme I applied to the Kimbers, I think a theme might be kinda cool on the Springfields. A pewter grip theme I guess. I have found a few different designs. I'll test the waters, see what it looks like in person.
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Actual pics of the ones I received. They need a little work but not a lot.

The thumb safety on the Garrison has a downward hook at the end that is contacting the grip. Need to shave a touch off the top there.

I think maybe thin grip bushings are needed on the Loaded. Doesn’t tighten enough, rattles a little. The Garrison has thin grip bushings.

Both grips, the mag release relief on the right side isn’t in the right spot. Can’t push the mag release in. I will have to relieve that area just a little. They are just slightly under the grip.

Wife likes them. I think I do too. I don’t think the 9-11 grips look as good on the Garrison as the Skulls do. I’ll need another set for the 9mm Garrison when it comes back. I wanted a set of the 2nd Amendment grips I posted above but I can only find a damaged set on eBay.

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I like the “remember 9-11” side… but not the skull side

that‘s just me

the finish is a good choice for that Springfield… well done
 
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I ended up filing down the grip bushings on the Loaded. I tried heat but those suckers weren’t moving. Peeled the side off of one of them with the pressure from the screwdriver. I filled them down just far enough that the 9-11 grips didn’t rattle.

The skull grips on the Garrison worked fine. Already had thin grip bushings.

I need ideas for these now. There are two of them. Problem with these are that they have oversized controls. A lot of grips won’t fit without modifications unless they are low cut and made for oversized controls.

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I like them… could you please photo shop them on to the MA so we could see what they would look like? :)
 

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I like them… could you please photo shop them on to the MA so we could see what they would look like? :)
had to check… here’s my rendition

I don’t like the white oak on the shiny stainless

that’s just me

but I love the grips… just not on this gun
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I also like these along those flag lines…
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I have Tung oil I could use to touch up the walnut on the above. $40/set. Downside is,no magwell version.

I could also install a set of navy blue G10s. Easy to sand down and will allow me to install the magwells while I maul over the permanent grips. $22/set + $55/msh-magwell like I installed on the Kimbers.
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