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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by NeverMore1701, Feb 18, 2012.


  1. NeverMore1701

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    Ordered a couple of mags, and figured I'd give the WC checkered frontstrap insert a try, as I wasn't a huge fan of the smooth frontstrap on my ACII. Went on pretty quick, and feels quite secure. I have yet to see how it holds up to actual firing, but even if it doesn't work out I won't be out much. I know actual checkering would be incomparably superior, but I don't have the patience to do it myself, and it just wouldn't be worth having it professionally done on a $450 gun. The shiny black frontstrap doesn't match the matte frame, but again, $450 gun, don't really care, as long as it feels good (and so far it does).

    Sadly I forgot to add some hex grip screws to my order, and don't really want to pay exactly as much for shipping as the screws themselves cost :upeyes:
     

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    The "cheese grater" is a bit much in my opinion, skate board
    tape has been a better option for me in the past.
     

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    I've used the tape on other stuff in the past, and it always ends up peeling around the edges, just hasn't worked well for me.

    The proof will obviously be in the shooting, but it doesn't seem too aggressive to me with normal handling.
     
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    I had one and liked it.don't like hex screws though.
     
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    Never had a handgun (with grip panels) that didn't have hex screws. Flat head screws just ain't right :supergrin:
     
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    Some say put slot screws incase they get loose in the field.
    Well, i'm not special- ops. So i put hex. Hell, i put VZ grips w/ their turbo screws on a SA mil-spec, made the world of differance.
     
  7. Nakanokalronin

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    I've put the WC checkered strap on my Solo and P64. Both of these guns will jump more in the hand over any full size 1911 and no abrasion on my hand what-so-ever. It's actually less aggressive then the front checkering on quite a few models out there. Honestly, if it hurts your hand, you must have a kooshy desk job. :whistling:

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    The strap on both of these guns helped out a lot. Without them, I know I'd be readjusting my grip every 2nd shot or so.

    ETA: I'd put something under the strap on the frame itself to prevent any possible scratches. I just put some thin grip tape under mine.
     
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    Your pics are what brought them to my attention. If it were a nicer gun, I'd worry about scratching up the finish under the strap, but then again if it were a nicer gun I'd probably just have it checkered :supergrin:
     
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    On the few guns i run grip Tape on, i take the grip's off and wrap the tape way inside there. On my springfield here there is a vertical Oval that i just run a razor down the metal and it gives a super clean cut.

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    Neither do I.

    When it comes time to remove the grip panels, I don't want to have to dig through five tool boxes to find the right hex head. My Swiss Army Knife can do just about any slotted head screw.
     
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    Just for the record,........I'm a Weldor, no girly hands here!
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