Hi. These questions apply to both ivory and mother of pearl. I've heard they're fragile and you shouldn't shoot your gun with them on. Is this for fear of dropping the gun and therefore cracking the grip, or am I to understand that just the vibration from the gunshot itself will break them? Are they that brittle? Are there any precautions I can take (spacers, washers, pads...) to decrease the risk of breakage? Do carvings make them more fragile? Any info will help and if there's anyone out there who regularly shoots with ivory or MOP, I'd especially like to hear your opinion. Thanks, fellas.