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Nestor
01-21-2011, 17:07
I'm looking for enhanced control over my Government size 1911.
Skinny hands with the long fingers here.
Don't care about the look at this point.
I have pretty good experience with the wrap-around grips from Pachmayr, but maybe there is a better option out there?
Thanks in advance for the answer.

GJ1981
01-21-2011, 17:12
VZ Diamond Backs or NHC G10's all offer great bite.

VZ does offer softer textures if needed.

drc767
01-21-2011, 17:20
Shredders....:)

gemeinschaft
01-21-2011, 17:22
I picked up some VZ Alien Green Micarta grips back in 2004 and I haven't been happier.

VZ makes a quality product, you will not be disappointed.

Wade-19
01-21-2011, 17:29
VZ Recons

Jim S.
01-21-2011, 19:00
Look at the Hogue finger grip wrap arounds.
I think they are bulky and fairly ugly, but give the ultimate in control.

SIGShooter
01-21-2011, 19:41
VZ grips have been working great for me.

A lot of texture, comfortable to shoot for long periods but they don't make it uncomfortable.

Currently I am using VZ double diamond slim grips.

Quack
01-21-2011, 19:55
it all depends on preference. i prefer Ahrends Combat Checkered Cocobolo grips.
they are full checkered in 18LPI.

youngAR
01-21-2011, 20:37
VZ grips. I haven't found a wood grip that I've liked. I might try out the Ahrends Combat checkered. Can they be had with a flat bottom and NO msh pin cutout?

Quack
01-21-2011, 20:39
VZ grips. I haven't found a wood grip that I've liked. I might try out the Ahrends Combat checkered. Can they be had with a flat bottom and NO msh pin cutout?

yep...i just order mine with the cutout because they are around $10 cheaper.

Quack
01-21-2011, 20:41
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=26087/avs%7CManufacturer_1=AHRENDS/Product/1911_AUTO_SQUARE_BOTTOM_GRIPS

http://spinstage.http.internapcdn.net/Spinstage/userdocs/skus/p_052040102_2.jpg

RetailNinja
01-21-2011, 20:52
What quack posted. Worked great for my Grandfather in WW2!


(I prefer VZ Operators or Davidson horned lizards! Both force your hand up onto the grip safety while shooting.

Nestor
01-21-2011, 21:12
Thanks Guys!
I'm going to check those for sure.

glock2740
01-21-2011, 21:45
Horned Lizards.

Wade-19
01-21-2011, 21:58
Horned Lizards.

Just ordered a pair of those for the "melted CDP" . Slim line, no cut out for MSH pin, flat bottom, and mag release relief cut.

glock2740
01-21-2011, 22:04
I've got a set on my bobtailed CDP too.


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/4z.jpg

R0CKETMAN
01-22-2011, 08:49
Another vote for horned lizards

Kegs
01-22-2011, 09:44
Grips don't help much on a 1911. What helps is having a 30 lpi checkering on the front strap. Other gimmicks might help a little - but nothing will glue your hand to the gun better.

Don't believe me? Go to a gun shop and pick up a target model 1911 with hand checkering on it (30 lpi) and get a grip on it - the difference will be night and day between it any any other style of 1911 front strap treatment.

Next best thing would be a 1 piece steel backed rubber finger groove style grip - it replaces your side grip panels and attaches with 2 screws per side and covers the front strap with rubber finger grooves (can't remember who made those).

Most of your grip on the gun is secured by your fingers on (or wrapping around) the front strap - this is what locks that beavertail into the web of your hand.

cdunn
01-22-2011, 09:45
fusion has great deals cocobolo grips,i've had several pair.
http://www.fusionfirearms.com/servlet/the-339/Grips,-1911-RED-Cocobolo/Detail
also 10-8 grips
http://www.10-8performance.com/store/index.php?cPath=21_33&osCsid=0iuhkh1le6pkpa1j3mbi94vcm1

Bill Lumberg
01-22-2011, 10:10
VZ Operators. Unparalelled. I'm looking for enhanced control over my Government size 1911.
Skinny hands with the long fingers here.
Don't care about the look at this point.
I have pretty good experience with the wrap-around grips from Pachmayr, but maybe there is a better option out there?
Thanks in advance for the answer.

MajorD
01-22-2011, 10:36
gunner grips, ergo sandpaper type grips, various vz products guncrafter's shredders. I myself have no problem with a "smooth" 1911 and don't even like strap checkering. My current fav 1911 has a set of old bianchi wrap arounds made by pachmayr with the front strap part cut off. they look like old school double diamond 1911 grips in a dark brown. rescued from my spare parts pile.if you have any friends that have any of these grips see if you can try shooting a gun with them on first. do not go by just how they feel or look in the hand.once the gun starts recoiling you may find one that works or doesn't. I have pretty soft hands and don't like needing bandaids after a couple hundred round shooting session.

Nestor
01-22-2011, 11:17
Thank You again.
I do believe that checkering may help a lot, but for now it's not an option.
Maybe later on I will upgrade to Pro model from S&W, but nowadays Mili-Spec must do :)

gemeinschaft
01-22-2011, 12:24
I took off my grips and then cut a piece of grip tape to wrap around the frontstrap. The sides are covered by my Micarta grips and it feels great.

I think it's a viable option for you and it costs a whole $10 at your local hardware store.

To me, it's more about function than anything else. Don't be afraid to experiment with things until you find what works best for you.

Nestor
01-22-2011, 12:28
I took off my grips and then cut a piece of grip tape to wrap around the frontstrap. The sides are covered by my Micarta grips and it feels great.

I think it's a viable option for you and it costs a whole $10 at your local hardware store.

To me, it's more about function than anything else. Don't be afraid to experiment with things until you find what works best for you.

I like this idea and sure will give a try.
This is working, not "looking" gun so I don't really care about anything other than function.
:wavey:

deadite
01-22-2011, 14:52
VZ Operators. Unparalelled.

+1

deadite