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  1. notafighter is offline

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    Getting a grip on my 1911

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a good set of grips to put on a single stack 1911. The gun fits my hand okay but since i've got fairly large hands I could use just a little more circumference on the grip. Since I carry it concealed (never leave home without it) I didn't want to carry the extra girth of the double stack but my mitts wrap a little farther around the single stack then would be optimal. Suggestions?
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    Look no further than Hogue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notafighter
    Does anyone have any recommendations for a good set of grips to put on a single stack 1911. The gun fits my hand okay but since i've got fairly large hands I could use just a little more circumference on the grip. Since I carry it concealed (never leave home without it) I didn't want to carry the extra girth of the double stack but my mitts wrap a little farther around the single stack then would be optimal. Suggestions?


    http://www.wilsoncombat.com/index_1911_part_acc.htm

    http://www.wilsoncombat.com/a_grips_micarta.asp


    You should be able to find a local gunsmith that specializes in Colts for carry and competition. Then you could try out some different sizes of custom grips, there are many people making them in Micarta and G10. Wilsons stuff is great if you want to order something to fit yourself or have fitted, you can send them weapons too for custom work. Then again I dont know anything about guns so maybe Im making this stuff up.
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    I would suggest finding a 1911 custom shop there's usealy one around and testing with diffrent grips find ones a bit widder to help fill those meaty paws of yours.
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    Thanks for the input fellas. I went out and got a set of Hogue grips per Roaming's suggestion and my initial impression is that they are great for target shooting. They are a big improvement over the narrow stock grips and the finger grooves definitely help with muzzle flip. I don't yet know how they are going to fare in drawing to fire though. The rubber isn't as slick as the checkered plastic/wood so they make me nervous about maybe getting "stuck" on the draw from a concealed carry, but I'll be doing some of those drills and reporting back in the next day or so.
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    So it's too late for me to suggest pearl-handled grips? People would mistake you for a playa or pimp, yo!
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    I tried fur hand grips but they tickle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFGOON
    So it's too late for me to suggest pearl-handled grips? People would mistake you for a playa or pimp, yo!
    What about ivory and nickle plateing.
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    That would be too gay.
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    Hogue's grips have been the #1 choice for me, when I wanted a bit more friction.

    They conform to the frame quite nicely, but at the same time, only add minimal bulk, compared to the really thick ones made by Pachmayr. They don't really pose a problem in terms of snagging, since the rubber isn't as "tacky" as what you would find on a ping pong paddle.

    For people who wanted something less rubbery, A-Grip is a good choice, too:

    http://brookstactical.com/Pages/fitlist.html

    They work especially well for those of y'all who have sweaty hands.
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