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Springfield EMP Grips

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by rich52us, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. rich52us

    rich52us

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    I recently purchased a new Springfield EMP 9. I've put about 400 rounds through it and I really like the pistol and will be carrying it as primary.

    I find that the stock crossed cannon grips are a little slippery for me. I'm thinking of Black Alumagrips:

    http://www.alumagrips.com/main.taf?p=2,5,2

    I have put a pair of Raasco on my Colt Defender that I like a lot, but I feel they may be a little fragile and get dinged up on the EMP. So, what are your experiences and recomendations?

    I guess the Alumagrips are aluminum, what are the pros & cons? Also, what is the proper tool to remove the grip screws? I think I found a star shaped driver in a driver kit I have that will work, but I don't want to make a mistake and wreck the screws. Why didn't Springfield use a standard hex or something? Thanks for your input.
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Screws are either hex or torx,......take a look at them.
    I find Alumagrips to be slippery. I would suggest Larry Davidson's
    Horned Lizard grips or VZ grips. Also keep in mind, you need grips
    especially made for an EMP. Compact grips will overhang a tad bit.
     


  3. rich52us

    rich52us

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    I'm aware that EMP grips are their own size. If the Alumigrips are slippery, that's not what I'm looking for, so thanks for the info.
     
  4. holesinpaper

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    No particular order:
    VZ
    Larry David
    Sarge


    Personally I'd go with VSZ
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Many live the Alumagrips. They are not for me.
     
  6. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    The Horned lizards came stock on my .40. They are very durable and have plenty of grip. I'm also a huge fan of VZ grips. The stock Springfield screws are torx drive.

    [​IMG]
     
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  7. rich52us

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  8. GOOFA

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    I'd recommend these from Larry Davidson, he made these for me back in 2007, he called them "radials".

    [​IMG]
     
  9. rich52us

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    Nice! The website is down.
     
  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  11. rich52us

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  12. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Slide show works,.........his site is up, that's just all there is.
    You can find a ton of pics on google images as well.
     
  13. rich52us

    rich52us

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    OK, thanks.