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Which grips do you prefer on my Colt Anaconda?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by PlayboyPenguin, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Which set of these wood grips do you think looks best on the Anaconda. I thought it would be no contest based on the pics when I ordered them, but in person it is pretty close. I am actually leaning towards the tulipwood ones now.

    I like the color of the rosewood ones but the color of the tulipwood ones is very nice and a little different from all my other grips..

    The tulipwood ones are a bit longer and my whole hand gets on them nicely and the rosewood ones are shorted but a bit fatter and pretty darn comfy. I think the tulipwood ones are more in scale with the barrel length and that the rosewood ones would look better on a 4" Anaconda if I ever found one.

    The tulipwood ones have those cutouts so it can slip over the grip frame and the rosewood ones cover the pony emblem so I would have to notch them out.

    Let's hear you opinions. I could go either way right now. :)

    Here are some quick pics, pay no attention to the cat hair and paw prints on the posterboard. :D

    Rosewood grips

    ColtGrip1.jpg

    ColtGrip1a.jpg

    Tulipwood Hogue grips

    ColtGrip2.jpg

    ColtGrip2a.jpg
     
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  2. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    I prefer the larger grips, especially if you'll be shooting it, because the ergonomics are definitely better. Yet, the dark color of the first one I would prefer on a safe queen. Also, the dark grips cut off the colt horse, engraved on the side.
     
  3. 9mmPDX

    9mmPDX 9miWofPDX Member

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    If you're not going to shoot it, then how it fits in your hand doesn't matter. Look wise, I like being able to see the Colt horse on the gun. I like the darker rosewood color though.
     
  4. Tactical SS

    Tactical SS Washington Member

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    Both are beautiful but I think I like the tulipwood better. I am usually a fan of the darker/red woods, but the tulipwood is much more unique.
     
  5. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Rosewood, no question.
     
  6. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I vote tulip. It just looks different from what you normally see, and I like that
     
  7. tuckerha

    tuckerha Tucson, Arizona Member

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    like the Rosewood better.
     
  8. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't like the mixture of woods on the tulip grips; the rosewood ones just look classy.
     
  9. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Tulipwood
     
  10. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    You REALLY need to stop posting pics of that bee-you-tee-full wheel gun... :D

    Oh, and I like the style of the tulipwood and the color of the rosewood.
     
  11. Abe Froman

    Abe Froman West of Salem Active Member

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    +1 for the tulip wood
     
  12. uscsoldier

    uscsoldier Salem, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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