Smooth alumagrips TOO smooth?


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BigBlueEyedDevil
March 29, 2004, 12:22 AM
Yesterday I made my first 1911 purchase. A stainless Springfield Champion. I'm not a big fan of the wood grip. I want some alumagrips but can't decide between the all smooth and the checkered ones. Does anyone have experience and thoughts on either? Thanks, BIG BLUE

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Shmackey
March 29, 2004, 12:28 AM
Most folks agreee that a good 1911 hold involves the frontstrap and MSH more than it involves the sides. If this is how you shoot, and if your frontstrap and MSH are textured somehow, it should be fine.

I used smooth wood grips exclusively on my favorite 1911. I don't know if Alumagrips are much slicker, but it shouldn't matter if you grip front to back.

DDGator
March 29, 2004, 11:13 AM
I love the checkered pattern on the Alumagrips -- it gives nice grip while not grabbing at your clothes or being to sharp on your hands. The checkers are not sharp... if that makes any sense.

I also happen to have a set for sale in the classifieds... :D

JoeHatley
March 29, 2004, 07:00 PM
I like the checkered, but mostly for looks. A proper grip should be front to back, with very little side to side gripping going on.

http://www.iowatelecom.net/~hatley/alumagrips_l.jpg

Good Luck...

Joe

tiberius
March 29, 2004, 09:10 PM
The checkered ones FEEL pretty smooth i.e. they are not sharp like some texturing. So unless you want smooth grips for stylistic reasons, you would be safe with the checkered ones.

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