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Feelings on Slim Grips and Alumagrips?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by skdmrklcy, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. skdmrklcy

    skdmrklcy Duck and Cover

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    How do slim line grips make you feel?

    Thoughts on Alumagrips? Slim v Standard?

    Thinking of trying some on my Baer looking for others thoughts and opinions of them.
     
  2. I really like them. I have a set on slim alumagrips, but haven't tried them out yet...waiting on more slim grip bushings.

    Of the VZ's that I have on my guns, I really like them.
     


  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    As weird as this sounds,.........I like them on my EMP, but not on my GI or Delta Elite
     
  4. I detest "slim" grips, they just feel bleeechk in my hand.

    I have handled the alumagrips and they are nice, but I simply prefer checkered wood, or laminates that look like wood.
     
  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I like Alumagrips, but prefer G10 to everything. I'm a huge fan of slim grips. And am in the process of putting slim bushings in all of my 1911, so I can still go with standard grips with the longer screws, if I want too. :cool:
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Are all of your frontstraps smooth or checkered? I wonder if that has something to do with it. I haven't tried slim grips on a smooth front, but I only have 2 guns that have smooth fronts...for now...:whistling:, and I have Houge wrap arounds on one and Pachmayer wrap arounds on the other.
     
  7. djackson

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    I really like the slim grips, most of my guns are wearing them. I have a couple sets of Alumagrips and have been satisfied
     
  8. limbkiller

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    Yea man you got it right!!!
     
  9. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    Hogue makes aluminum grips that are exactly like the checkered wood. And they are designed to contain a case failure.
     
  10. Johan Beer

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    I had slim Alumagrips on my full-size 1911, too thin and not enough grip.
     
  11. pistolwrench

    pistolwrench Dremel jockey

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    Aluminum grips offer zero temperature insulation.
    They are hot in the summer and cold in the winter......just
    like the door handles on your truck.
    And once you wear through the thin, colored anodized finish, there is no way to rehab them.
    I choose to pass.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2011
  12. JGguns

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    I havnt tried slim grips of any kind buy would like to. But I have fairly large hands and don't think I will like them over standard grips.

    I have used alumagrips l, I liked them.
     
  13. limbkiller

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    :thumbsup:
     
  14. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Slim all the way! I would suggest VZ or Larry D and Sarge for wood.
     
  15. G27RR

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    I like the slim grips, preferably in wood or G10. I mostly use Larry D.'s grips. I wouldn't want the aluminum grips for the reasons stated above.
     
  16. Happy Hunting

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    Hokie I really like those grips.

    Every now and then on bladeforum I see some Busse 1911 grips. How do those stack up? They command a high price.
     
  17. Hokie1911

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    Thanks man. Never heard of Busse, so I can't compare. I really like the way these are set up. I had Chris do a light texture on the top of the grip where it's normally smooth. I love the way these feel and are very comfy against the skin for all day carry. They provide excellent grip with EB's snakeskin FS/MSH.
     
  18. drc767

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    For an EDC, I use nothing but slim profile grips. If you carry and shoot with slim grips for an extended period, the regular thickness grips take some serious getting used to.
     
  19. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Sarge for SMOOTH wood, Esmeralda for checkered wood.