Slim Line Grips On The 1911


November 30, 2007, 03:23 PM
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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November 30, 2007, 06:12 PM

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.


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, 06:53 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. ;)

November 30, 2007, 07:51 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.

November 30, 2007, 07:55 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?

November 30, 2007, 07:58 PM
The thin ones seem to cost about 2x what the ordinary ones do. Half the material, twice the price. Makes sense.. :rolleyes:

November 30, 2007, 08:02 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

November 30, 2007, 08:02 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.

November 30, 2007, 08:28 PM
My grips ran $45.00 with screws and new bushing and shipping

November 30, 2007, 08:32 PM
Did you order through a store or online?

November 30, 2007, 10:49 PM
Ultra slim Alumagrips on my Defender:

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

December 1, 2007, 08:15 AM
This store has good prices on wood grips:)

December 1, 2007, 09:00 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, 09:03 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.

December 1, 2007, 09:31 AM
Double Naught, you can buy slim grip screws from MidwayUSA and Brownells.

December 1, 2007, 11:02 AM
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

December 1, 2007, 12:47 PM
Can you post a pic from the rear of the gun so we can see the grip profile?

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