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woodrowNC
10-20-2010, 03:12
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

MoFormula
10-20-2010, 05:31
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.

polizei1
10-20-2010, 07:37
I've seen a lot of recommendations for http://www.esmeralda.cc/ on here. Might want to check her out.

Quack
10-20-2010, 07:41
Remove the grips and bushings, then apply grip tape ;)

Hokie1911
10-20-2010, 08:50
I've seen a lot of recommendations for http://www.esmeralda.cc/ on here. Might want to check her out.

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

Wade-19
10-20-2010, 09:55
VZ, Sarge at the finer grain, Aluma-grips, and many others

drc767
10-20-2010, 10:07
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") :)

Cerebrus
10-20-2010, 10:19
[ 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:

Hokie1911
10-20-2010, 10:27
You should throw some Shredders on your Kimber, carry it for a week, and let us see how your lovehandles look after. :supergrin:

drc767
10-20-2010, 11:01
So yer sayin that the shredders are not fun to shoot? :supergrin:


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. :)

drc767
10-20-2010, 11:05
You should throw some Shredders on your Kimber, carry it for a week, and let us see how your lovehandles look after. :supergrin:

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

BuckyP
10-20-2010, 11:08
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") :)

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

glock2740
10-20-2010, 11:15
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.

GreenDrake
10-20-2010, 11:28
Wilson Combat slim panels. I had a pair on my Springer UC, awesome awesome awesome.

Russ424
10-20-2010, 14:01
As stated above VZ's for carry/daily use or esmerelda's for display/safe queen.

Hokie1911
10-20-2010, 14:31
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.

Cerebrus
10-20-2010, 14:53
You should throw some Shredders on your Kimber, carry it for a week, and let us see how your lovehandles look after. :supergrin:

well shux.. send me a set in officers size and I will give ya a detailed report..;)

woodrowNC
10-20-2010, 15:00
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.

Hokie1911
10-20-2010, 15:04
well shux.. send me a set in officers size and I will give ya a detailed report..;)

Yeah, I will put that on my 'honey do' list. :thumbsup:

woodrowNC
10-20-2010, 15:11
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.

Cerebrus
10-20-2010, 15:11
Yeah, I will put that on my 'honey do' list. :thumbsup:

no need to go there with it man..:upeyes:

glock2740
10-21-2010, 09:08
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.
Ditto that.

GVFlyer
10-21-2010, 09:19
I have several sets of VZs. They have served me well.

bac1023
10-21-2010, 12:04
There's a lot of nice thin grips around these days.

I just shoot better with standard grips.

rk246
10-21-2010, 21:11
I have one set of VZ's and one set of Esmerlda's both very nice, the Esmereldas are nicer looking but Vz's are a little more hearty for a carry pistol the wood esmereldas have scratched from carry...

MoFormula
10-22-2010, 05:31
Does anyone know if AFS or Slim-Tech is still selling grips? The particular ones I like are similar to the LB TRS but without the logo.