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1911 Grip Change: Pretty to Practical

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by doc540, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. doc540

    doc540

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    (stocks to be proper about it)

    off with the Spegels
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    on with the VZ's
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  2. ajstrider

    ajstrider Silent Warrior

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    I don't have a 1911 presently, but when I do get the one I want, I will get some of those VZ grips with thumb indentions. They seem like a great idea to reach the mag release easier. My Glocks have it and I like it.
     
  3. doc540

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    I guess after I shoot a match in the morning I'll know for sure.

    Shot a borrowed 1911 with them last weekend, and really liked the control.

    They sure enough don't move around in your hand.:wow:
     
  4. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA MEMBER

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    Looks good. Shouldn't have any trouble reaching mag release.
     
  5. cdunn

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    they look good,I've been going the other way and installing wood checkered grips.one of the great things about a 1911,make it yours.
     
  6. Greyhoundman

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    How do you like the operator grips? I have a couple sets of Aliens and a set of Gator backs and love the feel of them.
     
  7. doc540

    doc540

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    Only shot one mag with them last weekend.

    Match tomorrow, so the jury's still out.
     
  8. youngAR

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    The VZ's look good. I don't think I could use any other grip.
     
  9. rsxr22

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    G-10 is the only way to go in my opinion. I have never found a wood grip that is as aggressive. If I did, I may switch a few over but until then I'll stick with VZ's and Gunner's
     
  10. ctfireman

    ctfireman

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    It's amazing how much grips can change a 1911...kinda like getting a new gun!
     
  11. doc540

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    but cheaper!:supergrin:
     
  12. PhoneCop

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    I have a set of VZ Operators II... luv 'em.
     
  13. I have found some wood full checkered grips to be aggressively checkered (my preference) but G-10 gets the nod for all out toughness and ability to resist chemicals...
    Bill
     
  14. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

    Shipwreck-The-Sequel Beretta 92 Nut!

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    Hey, go with what works.

    I get teased for having pachmeyers on my Brown and Custom Shop Springer - but hey.... I like them the best after trying numerous types of grips...
     
  15. Yeah, and then you can change them back after a while and have another new gun.
    I go through that once in a while.
     
  16. kimberguy

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    I have some custom Esmareldas on order... cant wait to see how they turn out. I agree a new set of grips is like getting a new gun!
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2011
  17. tango44

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    Congrats nice commander you have in there, may I ask what kind of sights are those, model, brand?
    Thank you.