I’ve always thought pearl(or ivory) grips look good. Certainly not gay. All that matters is what you prefer. Both my 1991-A1 Colts have very plain black grips. However, aside from getting one withthe blue grips, I am also considering getting another Colt with pearl grips. Pearl has always made pistols look like a gun a gentleman would own. Besides, what firearm looks gay? Okay maybe a pink colored one would.