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What kind of wood? Sig X5 Grips

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Blackcobra, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    First - I really want the pistol pictured below. However, I'm not ready to spend $2k+ on a single gun that I really have no need for.

    That said, I would like to get some of the grips, but can't seem to find any that look like it. I checked Sig's website, but nothing there, nor on Gunbroker or Armslist. Even checked eBay.

    Any idea what kind of wood that is, or where I can find grips like these?

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  2. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Here's a little better picture:

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  3. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    2k for an X5 is a good price regardless. As far as the wood, I cant say. It looks.. OK.. to me at least.
    Not a fan of the green.
     
  4. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    The one pictured is for $1999, used. But I have seen the same gun for $2500 and up.

    For some reason I am loving the green.
     
  5. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    If ya like it.. go for it.
    From someone who loves Sig, the X5 is like the top of the line.

    Now, for me.. If the grip was mammoth Ivory and had the green in it. It would be sold.
     
  6. Blackcobra

    Blackcobra Camas Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Hahaha - I would like some mammoth ivory grips, as well.

    I'm a huge Sig fan, and have several 'nice' ones, but I can't get myself to pull the trigger on the X5.
     
  7. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    I suppose it depends on what your really looking for. I really love my Sigs but really, if I was going to blow 2k+, it would be a nice, 1911 over a X-whatever.

    As far as what wood that is, I still really cant tell ya.
     
  8. WillametteWill

    WillametteWill Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Try Hogue. These look like laminated grips. Hogue (www.hogueinc.com) has something called a Lamo Camo that looks like this. I have some of their hardwood grips on one of my revolvers and love them. The have some very cool patterns and woods that you can custom order.
     
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  9. Blackcobra

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    Cool - I didnt check them!
     
  10. Benihaus

    Benihaus Portland American

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    Its a laminate, multiple layers of would glued together, different layers are dyed. It doesn't look like typical laminate because its a finer grade (thinner veneers) and the relatively low curve profile does not show end or side grain well
     
  11. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Laminated wood from China a mix of wood and phenolic resins sometimes known as Pakawood available in many color combos used widely in kitchen knives
     
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    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a fan of the "Osaka County Guns" logo on there. You should try to get a set without o_O
     
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    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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    SynapticSilence Battle Ground, WA Well-Known Member

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