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1911 Grips, Smooth or Textured?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ricklee4570, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. ricklee4570

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    Some of the most beautiful 1911 grips I have seen are smooth. With that said, all of mine are rough textured, usually the typical diamond pattern.

    I have not shot a 1911 without a rough textured grip (like VZ Grips)

    Is it more difficult to keep a consistent grip with the smooth grips?
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  3. Unk

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    Smooth grips on a bobbed J frame carried in your pocket will facilitate drawing although I put Hogue rubber back on mine, see;

    [​IMG]

    Currently have VZ frag grips on a carry MA Classic Commander, aggressive but not painfully so, see;

    [​IMG]

    If I were to have smooth grips on a 1911 would have to be ivory..not!
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    If you have a proper grip on your pistol then checkered or smooth, it doesn't make a difference. None of these guns are heavy recoil guns.
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I just do not like smooth grips. Nothing to do with recoil.
    The pistol could be a .22r or 10mm, I have no use for smooth grips.
     
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  6. bac1023

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    If you want smooth grips, you better have a checkered front strap.
     
  7. jrs93accord

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    Smooth grips are nice looking on fancy looking pistols,

    [​IMG]

    but for a shooter, I want textured grips.

    [​IMG]

    (Hey Greg, does this look familiar?)
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2012
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  9. I prefer checkered grips for the 1911s that I shoot more than I carry.
    I prefer smooth grips for the 1911s that I carry more than I shoot.
     
  10. bac1023

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    Great pics, James :cool:

    I always liked that Mitchell
     
  11. Brian Brazier

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    I perfer smooth, for me the feel and overall grip is better
     
  12. RetailNinja

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    Smooth grips are great for not tearing up clothing. I had smooth grips on my Baer TRS when I got it. They are not great for doing lots of shooting. Now I have Davidson Horned Lizards which have softened, but not lost their bite.
     
  13. jtull7

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  14. alwaysshootin

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    Same here! Put skate board tape on the palm side, and finger grooves on my Glocks, and the best grips to date on my 1911's are the Simonich Gunners.

    I will admit though, no rough texture, or, rubber, for pocket carry. Make that no rubber for any carry!
     
  15. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I really lie VZ grips & Larry Davidson's grips.
    As for wood, only Esmeralda's checkered grips for me.