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Unless your hands are extremely small, what use is the slim grip panel?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by fnfalman, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I have small hands (but big feet), and the standard M1911 grip panels work great for me. My Talo .38 Super custom carry come with slim grips and I simply hate it. I can see people with even smaller hands than me needing slimmer grip panels, but I've seen men with larger hands than me using them. What does it do for people with hands big enough to use regular thickness grip panels?
     
  2. ca survivor

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    I don't like them either, I use regular panels.
     

  3. bac1023

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    I've never quite been able to warm up to thin grips.
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I just like the flatter feel of the thin grips.
     
  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    My Custom Colt Commander was the first gun I owned with thin grips. There was just "something" about it, that me and my buddy's who held and shot it liked. Turns out it was the thin grips. It just feels right to me. I like regular thickness grips too, but if I have a choice, I prefer thin grips.
     
  6. BuckyP

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    Funny you should post this just when I'm considering picking up slim grips for my Kobra Carry. :dunno:

    Slimmer is more concealable too, no.

    LOL
    <<-- Carries a G30
     
  7. ctfireman

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    You know what they say about.....

    oh never mind.
     
  8. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I don't think a couple hundredth of an inch would matter in concealment mode.:tongueout:
     
  9. dakrat

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    they are mainly designed to reduce width for concealed carry and not for hand size. that is what the long and short triggers are for. a couple hundredth of an inch x2 is quite noticeable with IWB carry.
     
  10. sawgrass

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    :rofl: You know what we women believe...

    Generally I prefer a short trigger and standard grips.
    Today I experimented with a short trigger and slim grips.

    Oddly enough and I was surprised in that I like the short slim combination. Last night shooting indoors with a long trigger and slim grips my trigger finger wasn't automatically going in the right place and after a box or so my finger was stinging.

    I thought WTH? I shot outside during the day but it was cold enough that I barely felt my fingers .

    I'll be curious to see how it feels when I actually shoot the combo. At least with the short trigger I'll have the option of changing out the grips.
     
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  11. Taphius

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    On my cz I preferred slim grips, made the trigger reach feel a lot shorter. My 1911 though it makes for some uncomfortable recoil and the safety digging into my thumb area for some reaon
     
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    I like them on my Colt CCG. And I have Large hands....
     
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    Same here - I probably have bigger hand than many, but I like small grips on guns (and big grips on knives).
     
  14. Rinspeed

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    I love the thin grips on my Baer. When I first bought it I thought they would have to go but I warmed up to them very quickly. I wish I knew who made them for Baer so I could buy a couple more sets without the logo.
     
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    Several years ago I "thought" I wanted some slim grips on a current production Series 70 Colt I owned. After trying them out for a while, I realized that fifty years of handling standard sized grips had conditioned my hands for the feel of those types of stocks.

    I guess it's a personal thing with most people.
     
  16. Markel

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    FWIW, I wrapped my hands around my first set of thin grips today on my Guncrafter CCO. I didn't request them, that's just the way the way the gun came.

    But I was so surprised! Never would have thought to try them. Now my Bill Wilson Carry Pistol feels a little chunky in comparison. Of course, the proof will be in the shooting because I know the BWCP works very well for me. Maybe I'll find out tomorrow!

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  17. glock2740

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    Congrats! Great looking gun. :cool: And FWIW, my CCO NN shoots a bit better than my Wilson ULCc.
     
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  18. Jason D

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    I went the other direction. I fashion grips out of 2X4's
     
  19. Big Bird

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    Its funny. I have a pair of VZ slim panels and hate them on my full size 1911's but they seem to be at home and really feel good on the Commander size Kimber SIS Pro I own. I have big hands too..
     
  20. ca survivor

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    Congrats, very nice...