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Need Ideas for Grips and Sights

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by PA1911, Jul 8, 2012.


  1. PA1911

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    Hello everyone,

    I bought my Kimber Classic Custom 1911 from a fellow GlockTalker a few years ago. It is my first and only 1911. I absolutely love my Kimber, it shoots great. I believe it was built around 1997-98.

    My only issues are the grips and the sights. The sights are original to the gun and the grips are made by RAASCO and I believe they are smooth linen phenolic. They are very nice grips, I just don't like them because of how smooth they are. I did add some grip tape to the front strap which really helped my control. I like the feel of the wraparound finger groove grips but they don't allow me to get a good high grip that I like. I also want grips that fit the S&A magwell like these RAASCO grips do. What grips do you all like?

    As far as the sights, they work great for accuracy, but I have a hard time finding the front sight when shooting faster.
    I hate to remove the sights completely being that it is an older gun. I thought about a little sight paint on the front sight but I don't know??

    The shooting I do mostly is informal with friends, mostly plates, targets, dueling tree, etc. I can't shoot really fast but I could be quicker if I could pick up. The front sight quicker.

    I need ideas.

    Thanks











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  2. Lethaltxn

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    Pachy grips and novak low pro sights.

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    #2 Lethaltxn, Jul 8, 2012
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  3. jakebrake

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    i'll 2nd lethaltxn's coice.

    grips are a very personal choice.
     
  4. plouffedaddy

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    For the money it's tough to beat duragrips (I like the honeycomb and the defense models).
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    10-8 sights
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    What about ditching the rear sight altogether and install one of those mini-red dots like the Docter Optik or Trijicon RMR?
     
  8. TxGlock9

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    ^^Bam!
     
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  11. PA1911

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    Thanks for all the replies. I will consider them. I like the 10-8 sights and VZ grips are very nice

    Thanks
     
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    I'll be the odd man out here. I love fully checkered aggressive wood grips. As for sights, Novak's plain black rear sight and tritium front sight.
     
  14. samuse

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    IMO, the sight you have are very good sights, maybe have the front thinned or replaced with a .115" and the rear notch opened up to .140-.150"

    I love black serrated sights.

    Grip panels on a 1911 really don't do much if you use a proper grip. I like a checkered MSH and Pachmayrs with plain black sights.
     
  15. ca survivor

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    been an old man too, I second that.
     
  16. FireForged

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    chip mccormick rosewood checkered slim grips!
     
  17. AKRover

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    I put Pachmayr finger groove grips on my Delta and I love the look and feel of them.

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  18. 257 roberts

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    Damn thats a nice looking 1911 !!!
     
  19. Lethaltxn

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    Thanks! I really love it.
    Excellent pistol and I'd recommend anybody interested to go get one.