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Slim Line Grips On The 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by lonewolf5347, Nov 30, 2007.

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  1. lonewolf5347

    lonewolf5347 Member

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    I have to say the thinner slim grips do help a a medium size hand a lot MAN WHAT A DIFFERENCE
     
  2. Boarhunter

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    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.
     
  3. B. Adams

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    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. ;)
     
  4. CWL

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    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.
     
  5. steelyblue

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    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?
     
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    The thin ones seem to cost about 2x what the ordinary ones do. Half the material, twice the price. Makes sense.. :rolleyes:
     
  7. lonewolf5347

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    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
     
  8. steelyblue

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    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.
     
  9. lonewolf5347

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    My grips ran $45.00 with screws and new bushing and shipping
     
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    Did you order through a store or online?
     
  11. TheReeves

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    Ultra slim Alumagrips on my Defender:

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    I'll never go back to regular size. Hate that I wasted so much money on full size grips first.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  15. TX1911fan

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    Double Naught, you can buy slim grip screws from MidwayUSA and Brownells.
     
  16. lonewolf5347

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    Can you post a pic from the rear of the gun so we can see the grip profile?
     
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