Slim Line Grips On The 1911


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lonewolf5347
November 30, 2007, 04:23 PM
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a380/lonewolf5347/newgrips003.jpg
I have to say the thinner slim grips do help a a medium size hand a lot MAN WHAT A DIFFERENCE

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Boarhunter
November 30, 2007, 07:12 PM
lonewolf5347,

Thin grips on the 1911 makes all the difference in the world. I have 8 or so 1911s and all but one (the EMP) have thin Alumagrips; I love 'em.

Boarhunter

Ps: The EMP comes with thin grips from the factory, and Alumagrips has yet to sell a replacement grip for it. But if it does, you can bet I will place my order.

B. Adams
November 30, 2007, 07:53 PM
I have to agree, I do like slim grips, Alumagrips in particular. It's almost strange now to hold a gun with standard grips, they feel a whole lot larger. It's amazing what that fraction of an inch will do. When I first put slim grips on, they felt awkward, but after a couple minutes I knew I liked them better than the originals.

And I don't have medium-sized hands, I have large hands. If you go by glove size, I have extra large hands, but they're not that big. ;)

CWL
November 30, 2007, 08:51 PM
I just added some slim VZ grips to a full house 1911 I just recieved. The thinness is definitely noticeable. Can't wait to put some rounds downrange to see how the change feels.

steelyblue
November 30, 2007, 08:55 PM
Where can I find some thin grips in black or grey wood for my Kimber Eclipse? I checked on Wilson's sight and they were $57. Do they come cheaper?

orionengnr
November 30, 2007, 08:58 PM
The thin ones seem to cost about 2x what the ordinary ones do. Half the material, twice the price. Makes sense.. :rolleyes:

lonewolf5347
November 30, 2007, 09:02 PM
I think my next upgrade is going to try a flat MSH
I think the flat checkered housing will give me a little more control on hand position
I always have a high grip on my wheel guns and position the thumb high behind the cylinder latch more like a vise set up

steelyblue
November 30, 2007, 09:02 PM
If anyone comes across them at a reasonable price, would you post it please?
I know it's kind of hard to remember a thread when after it passes for a while, but I thought I would beg anyway. I just can't see spending that much on grips.

lonewolf5347
November 30, 2007, 09:28 PM
My grips ran $45.00 with screws and new bushing and shipping

steelyblue
November 30, 2007, 09:32 PM
Did you order through a store or online?

TheReeves
November 30, 2007, 11:49 PM
Ultra slim Alumagrips on my Defender:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/stlmkiiisupra/Guns/IMG_2267.jpg

I'll never go back to regular size. Hate that I wasted so much money on full size grips first.

JDGray
December 1, 2007, 09:15 AM
This store has good prices on wood grips:)
http://stores.ebay.com/huntflk9987_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZ1QQfsubZ0QQftidZ2QQtZkm

Rinspeed
December 1, 2007, 10:00 AM
My TRS has the thin grips and at first I thought I would change then out for thicker ones but they really grow on you after some shooting. The VZ grips sure are nice, a little pricey but nice.

Double Naught Spy
December 1, 2007, 10:03 AM
With CMC's thin grips, I find that I have to grind off some of the screws' lengths. With out shortening them, then tend to be a tad too long and hence over penetrate the bushing and interfere with the magazine.

I put slim grips on all my 1911s. It makes it so that I can reach all the controls without having to whip my gun around high and left in order to drop a mag or release the slide.

TX1911fan
December 1, 2007, 10:31 AM
Double Naught, you can buy slim grip screws from MidwayUSA and Brownells.

lonewolf5347
December 1, 2007, 12:02 PM
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=84638513
he has also smooth slim lines and 1/2 checkered and double D
no need to bid just call his shop or e mail him

Kevin108
December 1, 2007, 01:47 PM
Can you post a pic from the rear of the gun so we can see the grip profile?

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