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Handmade functional art for your gun...
Each piece is signed, dated & copyrighted.

A short note about the grips I make:
Each set is made one at a time and checked for fit and function on three different .45 automatics (Colt MKIV Series 70, an unaltered GI 1911 A1 and one built up on an old Essex frame). They are hand-shaped and sanded, the same as I would on any other gunstock. The square butt has a very slight bevel, which gives a stronger edge than a true 90° angle would, also of course, the back is relieved for the mainspring housing pin.

I can also do custom work to your specifications. If you have something in mind that you don't see here, please feel free to ask.

If you click on the right grip in each picture, a new page will open showing a magnified image of the right grip. The same goes with the left grip.


Product Review

The following is an excerpt from an article on the M-1911 Website by John Caradimas:

I installed those grips on my M-1911 and tried them out for a couple of days, doing several quick drawings and presentations. They do provide a very secure grip, with no slipping of the firearm even when your hands are sweating....

I think that John had a great idea there, and I am sure his grips will be quite successful. Not only they look great, but they also work, providing the shooter with a very secure grip. What more can one ask, from a set of grips?

To read the full article, go to the M-1911 Product Tests page and click on Yellowstone Checkering Snake Grips.

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Exhibition Grade English WalnutExtra Fancy Fiddleback Maple
Book-matchedBook-matched
Cobra HeadViper Head, pin cutout
#C-504  Price: $215 #V-603  Price: $165


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Extra Fancy Claro Walnut
Book-matched
Viper Head, pin cutout
#V-602  Price: $165


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magnified view of right gripClick for magnified view of left grip Click for
magnified view of right gripClick for magnifed view of left grip
Plain English with Stain WorkExtra Fancy+  Fiddleback Maple
Book-matchedBook-matched
Viper Head, pin cutoutViper Head
#V-604  Price: $160 #V-605  Price: $170


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Fancy BloodwoodFancy Claro Walnut
Book-matchedBook-matched
Cobra HeadCobra Head
#C-500  Price: $185#C-501  Price: $160


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Extra Fancy English WalnutExtra Fancy+  English Walnut
Book-matchedBook-matched
Viper HeadCobra Head
#V-600  Price: $170#C-502  Price: $200


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Extra Fancy Claro Walnut
Book-matched
Viper Head
#V-601  Price: $165

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Free shipping within the US, foreign orders will be charged actual shipping. For ordering and payment info, please contact me at adessa@mcn.net

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John C. DiPrizio 2004
Published March 16, 2004

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