Need some aggressive 1911 grips

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  1. Mr Meeseeks

    Mr Meeseeks

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    Looking for something cheap and aggressive. What I really DONT want is a giant cutout for the mag release. This seems like a nonsensical yet popular design. I don’t see how it would save any significant time on reloads, yet it removes material from the most important contact area for recoil control?? The cutout on these is a bad idea, IMO:

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    Any recommendations for something aggressive and without a huge chunk missing from the mag release region?
     
  2. Collo Rosso

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    Lok bogies. I sweat in the winter, so wanted aggressive grips when I'm at a match in the glorious South Carolina summer sun... slowly melting. I ordered Lok bogies for my Ruger 22/45 and loved them. Ordered another pair for a S.A. 1911 9mm I shoot in single stack. Both fit perfect.
    Forgot to mention. Lok makes them to order, so if you want, no mag release cutout. I'm left handed, So my 1911 grips were ordered without it.
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    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    Everything I've read says these are the Bee's knees. I've never even held a gun with them on them though so I can't say personally.
     
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    ROGER4314 Friends Call Me "Flash"

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    I learned my lesson on 1911 grips and changed to checkered double diamond Walnut grips from Midway. In one of my CHL/LTC tests, we shot on an extremely hot Texas day. The smooth grips on my 1911 allowed the pistol to shift to the left in my sweaty hand. I still shot a perfect score, but the group slid to the left. The smooth, pearl grips had to go!

    Those smooth, fancy grips may LOOK good, but when the heat gets turned up, I need those heavily checkered grips to keep the piece centered in my hand!

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    The grips on my Ruger Mark IV 22/45, which are nearly identical to the 1911 grip, have what I consider to be a sensible and appropriate mag release cutout...the mag release can be easily operated with the pad of my thumb instead of being forced to reposition my thumb or hand to use the tip of it to operate the release. The cutout also provides a nice thumb position while shooting without the need for a "target grip" style protrusion, with most being available in both right and left hand versions.

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    They're made of very grippy G10 material by Bullseye Grips, and the pattern cut into them is one of the three styles that they offer, called "Starburst", with the others being "Golf Ball" and "Tactical Dimple".

    Bullseye Grips for the 1911 pistol available on Etsy...
     
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    I'm in the process of changing my 1911 grips to this configuration, the Colt Competition comes with this type of configuration from the factory. The biggest advantage I feel when shooting with this style, both thumbs forward grip, really anchors the right thumb. This texture should also work well if exposed to slippery body fluids, more so than diamond cut wood grips.
     
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    python357 Old Fart in training

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    +2. I use Lok bogies on most of my handguns with removable grips.
     
  12. Willard

    Willard Who, me?

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    I'm a fan of Hogue G10 grips, checkered. Inexpensive, durable, great grip. I prefer the slim-line grips.
     
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    +however many on VZ Grips
     
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    +1 for VZ grips
     
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    Got two pair of Klonimus G10 grips for my SA Range Officer and Dan Wesson Heritage. They are same pattern as VZ Operators. Really like them as very grippy but not too aggressive. Good texture for guns without front strap checkering. Can't see any quality issues at all with these grips and would buy them again.
     
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    I have VZ grips on several of my 1911s. VZ has a number of customization options on their website.
     
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    Cant go wrong with LOK, VZ and Alumagrips grips. All made in the USA.
     
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    I like checkered aluminum. 1911s, Sigs & Berettas.