Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by WiTom, Aug 18, 2019.
I think the only functional difference between grips is going to be how thick they make the grip. The stock grips on RIA are THICK. The SA ones are pretty standard.
VZ's are very popular with 1911 folks https://vzgrips.com/pistol-grips/1911
as are Esmerelda https://esmeralda.cc
and Ahrends http://www.ahrendsgripsusa.com/1911.htm
Once you make your grip, pistol stays where it is and don't move.
It feels "rough" but in use, works surpringly well.
If you have smaller hands and/or can't easily reach the mag release, PMag grips with thumb channel are great. Cheap too.
Ergo Grips https://www.ergogrips.net/shop/ergo-1911-xtr-tapered-bottom-rigid/
Speaking of skip checkered grips, there is also Herrett's
I've used them nearly three years and there are a few spots of silver showing through where I bump them into the car, wall, doorframe etc. They have held up well.
Love the stag grips on your nickel plated RIA 1911 .38 Super!
Probably Herrett, with a Colt logo. I put aside the original Colt grips.
I you want a wood look but a grip that is "grippier" and more resistant to wear, try the VZ Double Diamond "black cherry" G10:
If your cleaning solution is damaging your rubber grips, it's probably going to damage the finish on wooden grips too.
Fortunately, some of his designs are carried on after he stopped. Here are some:
For some reason I have always liked Pachmayr grips on my Combat Commander. Put them on, along with a matching flat mainspring housing and added a Pachmayr magazine, shortly after I bought the gun and have used them ever since.
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