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Could You recommend me a good combat grips, please?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Nestor, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    I'm looking for enhanced control over my Government size 1911.
    Skinny hands with the long fingers here.
    Don't care about the look at this point.
    I have pretty good experience with the wrap-around grips from Pachmayr, but maybe there is a better option out there?
    Thanks in advance for the answer.
     
  2. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

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    VZ Diamond Backs or NHC G10's all offer great bite.

    VZ does offer softer textures if needed.
     


  3. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

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    I picked up some VZ Alien Green Micarta grips back in 2004 and I haven't been happier.

    VZ makes a quality product, you will not be disappointed.
     
  4. Look at the Hogue finger grip wrap arounds.
    I think they are bulky and fairly ugly, but give the ultimate in control.
     
  5. SIGShooter

    SIGShooter Hucklebucks

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    VZ grips have been working great for me.

    A lot of texture, comfortable to shoot for long periods but they don't make it uncomfortable.

    Currently I am using VZ double diamond slim grips.
     
  6. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    it all depends on preference. i prefer Ahrends Combat Checkered Cocobolo grips.
    they are full checkered in 18LPI.
     
  7. youngAR

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    VZ grips. I haven't found a wood grip that I've liked. I might try out the Ahrends Combat checkered. Can they be had with a flat bottom and NO msh pin cutout?
     
  8. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    yep...i just order mine with the cutout because they are around $10 cheaper.
     
  9. RetailNinja

    RetailNinja

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    What quack posted. Worked great for my Grandfather in WW2!


    (I prefer VZ Operators or Davidson horned lizards! Both force your hand up onto the grip safety while shooting.
     
  10. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    Thanks Guys!
    I'm going to check those for sure.
     
  11. Wade-19

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    Just ordered a pair of those for the "melted CDP" . Slim line, no cut out for MSH pin, flat bottom, and mag release relief cut.
     
  12. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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  13. Kegs

    Kegs Ol 8 fingers ;)

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    Grips don't help much on a 1911. What helps is having a 30 lpi checkering on the front strap. Other gimmicks might help a little - but nothing will glue your hand to the gun better.

    Don't believe me? Go to a gun shop and pick up a target model 1911 with hand checkering on it (30 lpi) and get a grip on it - the difference will be night and day between it any any other style of 1911 front strap treatment.

    Next best thing would be a 1 piece steel backed rubber finger groove style grip - it replaces your side grip panels and attaches with 2 screws per side and covers the front strap with rubber finger grooves (can't remember who made those).

    Most of your grip on the gun is secured by your fingers on (or wrapping around) the front strap - this is what locks that beavertail into the web of your hand.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  14. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    VZ Operators. Unparalelled.