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New black grips

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by andyffer, Jun 15, 2009.

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  1. andyffer

    andyffer Member

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    Yesterday I bought Hogue's basic 1911 grip. Black rubber with the original diamond design. It was around $16.

    They look so much better than my original U.S. wood grips..

    BEFORE:
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    AFTER:
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    HD video..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gTiTdhVi18&fmt=22
     
  2. andyffer

    andyffer Member

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    nobody likes em eh?
     
  3. bigmike45

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    Actually I like them a lot Andy!! I have had several of the Hogue grips over the years, on several different guns, but never have I seen those. I want a set for my new RIA Tactical.
     
  4. shooterfromtexas

    shooterfromtexas Member

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    nice, now get some custom work done to it.
     
  5. andyffer

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    eh. why? It shoots accurate. I get no pinch so no need for beavertail. Trigger would be alright but this isnt any competition gun. Self defense mainly
     
  6. DaBull

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    Very nice! I too prefer black rubber to wood. My 1911 wears identical grips but without the Hogue symbol.
     
  7. Sapper771

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    They look good. Take a gander at VZ Grips though, they are very nice.
     
  8. owlhoot

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    Must be a generational thing.
     
  9. loop

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    For a working gun that takes a day-to-day beating I like rubber grips. For grips that get banged on fence posts, pickup door frames, cattle gates and various other hard objects, I think rubber is preferable.

    However, wood grips have their place as well...

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  10. DasFriek

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    Im going to get my Hogue 1911 wrap around grips with the finger grooves.That should make my 1911 fit my hand a bit better.I wont be getting any custom work on mine either,i bought my PT1911 to have everything i wanted out of the box.
    Once you start having work done it invites more oppertunities for issues to start and must be worked out by you or a smith.
    I found out the hard way with my G20c,mods made it a jam-o-matic while it was 100% prefectly working out of the box.Now i have a bunch of mod/add-ons for a glock i refuse to put back on.
     
  11. ZO6Vettever

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    I like wood on a 1911 but to each their own and they look great too!
     
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