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who makes the best thin grips

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by woodrowNC, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. doesn't have to be super fancy, just a nice checkered set of thins. i love em. they came on my new agent and now i don't want anything else. i'm changing every 1911 i own.
    thanks
     
  2. MoFormula

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    I am going through the same process. My favorites are the Les Baer TRS and their cousins made by Slim-Tech. Both are hard to find though. Stock up on bushings and screws while you are at it.
     


  3. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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  4. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    Remove the grips and bushings, then apply grip tape ;)
     
  5. Hokie1911

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    Bring your wallet. She makes really nice grips, but they aren't cheap.
     
  6. Wade-19

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    VZ, Sarge at the finer grain, Aluma-grips, and many others
     
  7. drc767

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    I guess it would depend on whether you are looking for grips for a carry piece or a safe queen/presentation grade pistol. For a carry grip, it is pretty tough to beat the thin grips from VZ grips. Esmeralda makes some beautiful grips, but I don't know that any of her wook grips (or anybody's, for that matter) would hold up to the abuses of a carry/duty weapon. G10 grips are pretty much indestructable and tend to have more aggessive grip patterns from medium to flat out destructive (see Guncrafter "Shredders") :)
     
  8. Cerebrus

    Cerebrus Guest

    [ G10 grips are pretty much indestructable and tend to have more aggessive grip patterns from medium to flat out destructive (see Guncrafter "Shredders") :)[/QUOTE]

    So yer sayin that the shredders are not fun to shoot? :supergrin:
     
  9. Hokie1911

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    You should throw some Shredders on your Kimber, carry it for a week, and let us see how your lovehandles look after. :supergrin:
     
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  10. drc767

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    Not at all.....As a matter of fact, they are the best shooting/range grips I have ever had on a 1911. They are just way too aggressive to carry with.....unless you have leather for skin or are into pain. :)
     
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  11. drc767

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    They will do some quick work on the ol' love handles.....
     
  12. BuckyP

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    I might have to check them out. Might be good on a competition gun, with some 20 LPI checking. :tempted:
     
  13. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    The VZ's that came on my Colt CC are the thinest and best feeling grips I've ever had. Makes a world of difference.
     
  14. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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    Wilson Combat slim panels. I had a pair on my Springer UC, awesome awesome awesome.
     
  15. Russ424

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    As stated above VZ's for carry/daily use or esmerelda's for display/safe queen.
     
  16. Hokie1911

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    I would also look at Larry Davidson grips. He will make them however you want and is very affordable. His G10 grips are top notch. Hell of a nice guy too.
     
  17. Cerebrus

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    well shux.. send me a set in officers size and I will give ya a detailed report..;)
     
  18. 10 yrs ago i didn't have any love handles, but it might not be a bad idea now. everything wilsons has that i like is out of stock or regular thickness. bill laughridge same thing. novaks has some but they're smooth. will check the vz's. i also like these
    http://www.woodgrips.com/1911_ultra_thin.htm. i have a hard time being nontraditional.

    it's a shame wilsons doesn't have what i want seeing that they're going to have my kimber for the next 4 to 6 wks.

    "Remove the grips and bushings, then apply grip tape ;) "
    maybe i'll try that on the kimber. it deserves it.
    thanks for the links.
     
  19. Hokie1911

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    Yeah, I will put that on my 'honey do' list. :thumbsup:
     
  20. the vz's are not my style at all. esmereldas nice. her grips aren't bad either. :cool: but you're right about the wallet.