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skdmrklcy
08-08-2011, 11:20
How do slim line grips make you feel?

Thoughts on Alumagrips? Slim v Standard?

Thinking of trying some on my Baer looking for others thoughts and opinions of them.

knedrgr
08-08-2011, 12:07
I really like them. I have a set on slim alumagrips, but haven't tried them out yet...waiting on more slim grip bushings.

Of the VZ's that I have on my guns, I really like them.

faawrenchbndr
08-08-2011, 12:13
As weird as this sounds,.........I like them on my EMP, but not on my GI or Delta Elite

CMG
08-08-2011, 12:53
I detest "slim" grips, they just feel bleeechk in my hand.

I have handled the alumagrips and they are nice, but I simply prefer checkered wood, or laminates that look like wood.

glock2740
08-08-2011, 13:10
I like Alumagrips, but prefer G10 to everything. I'm a huge fan of slim grips. And am in the process of putting slim bushings in all of my 1911, so I can still go with standard grips with the longer screws, if I want too. :cool:

glock2740
08-08-2011, 13:13
I detest "slim" grips, they just feel bleeechk in my hand.

I have handled the alumagrips and they are nice, but I simply prefer checkered wood, or laminates that look like wood.
Are all of your frontstraps smooth or checkered? I wonder if that has something to do with it. I haven't tried slim grips on a smooth front, but I only have 2 guns that have smooth fronts...for now...:whistling:, and I have Houge wrap arounds on one and Pachmayer wrap arounds on the other.

djackson
08-08-2011, 14:40
I really like the slim grips, most of my guns are wearing them. I have a couple sets of Alumagrips and have been satisfied

limbkiller
08-08-2011, 14:45
I detest "slim" grips, they just feel bleeechk in my hand.

I have handled the alumagrips and they are nice, but I simply prefer checkered wood, or laminates that look like wood.
Yea man you got it right!!!

FLIPPER 348
08-08-2011, 14:51
I have handled the alumagrips and they are nice, but I simply prefer checkered wood, or laminates that look like wood.


Hogue makes aluminum grips that are exactly like the checkered wood. And they are designed to contain a case failure.

Johan Beer
08-08-2011, 15:16
I had slim Alumagrips on my full-size 1911, too thin and not enough grip.

pistolwrench
08-08-2011, 15:42
Aluminum grips offer zero temperature insulation.
They are hot in the summer and cold in the winter......just
like the door handles on your truck.
And once you wear through the thin, colored anodized finish, there is no way to rehab them.
I choose to pass.

JGguns
08-08-2011, 15:50
I havnt tried slim grips of any kind buy would like to. But I have fairly large hands and don't think I will like them over standard grips.

I have used alumagrips l, I liked them.

limbkiller
08-08-2011, 16:57
Aluminum grips offer zero temperature insulation.
They are hot in the summer and cold in the winter......just
like the door handles on your truck.
And once you wear through the thin, colored anodized finish, there is no way to rehab them.
I choose to pass.
:thumbsup:

polizei1
08-08-2011, 18:36
Slim all the way! I would suggest VZ or Larry D and Sarge for wood.

G27RR
08-08-2011, 18:56
I like the slim grips, preferably in wood or G10. I mostly use Larry D.'s grips. I wouldn't want the aluminum grips for the reasons stated above.

Hokie1911
08-08-2011, 19:01
Slim Alumagrips? Yes sir. :thumbsup:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/5-24KC001.jpg

Happy Hunting
08-08-2011, 19:21
Hokie I really like those grips.

Every now and then on bladeforum I see some Busse 1911 grips. How do those stack up? They command a high price.

Hokie1911
08-08-2011, 19:38
Thanks man. Never heard of Busse, so I can't compare. I really like the way these are set up. I had Chris do a light texture on the top of the grip where it's normally smooth. I love the way these feel and are very comfy against the skin for all day carry. They provide excellent grip with EB's snakeskin FS/MSH.

drc767
08-08-2011, 19:39
For an EDC, I use nothing but slim profile grips. If you carry and shoot with slim grips for an extended period, the regular thickness grips take some serious getting used to.

faawrenchbndr
08-08-2011, 19:48
Slim all the way! I would suggest VZ or Larry D and Sarge for wood.

Sarge for SMOOTH wood, Esmeralda for checkered wood.

CMG
08-08-2011, 19:50
Are all of your frontstraps smooth or checkered? I wonder if that has something to do with it. I haven't tried slim grips on a smooth front, but I only have 2 guns that have smooth fronts...for now...:whistling:, and I have Houge wrap arounds on one and Pachmayer wrap arounds on the other.

I have a few pistols with smooth front straps but the majority are checkered.

It's just that for me, the full swell grips seat the pistol in my palm much better than the slim. The slim grips make the frame feel flat to me, kinda like holding a 1x4, rather than a 1911.

CMG
08-08-2011, 19:54
Hogue makes aluminum grips that are exactly like the checkered wood. And they are designed to contain a case failure.

Pachmayr's claim to fame in the late 80s! Their steel insert was held in high regard by those of us silly enough to hot-rod the .38 Super to make Major.

I've seen more than a few split grips, but these days I don't run my brass that long, nor do I load that hot. 9mm and .45 perform just fine at standard pressures.

bac1023
08-08-2011, 19:54
I love alumagrips, personally.

engineer151515
08-08-2011, 19:56
<<< uses slim grips but mine are wood.


I need to check out the alumagrips.

engineer151515
08-08-2011, 19:57
Slim Alumagrips? Yes sir. :thumbsup:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/5-24KC001.jpg

<<< drooled for a little bit.



Feeling better now.


Maybe . . . after the kid gets out of college . . . someday

skdmrklcy
08-08-2011, 19:59
Well I am going to try out the slim alumagrips but put some G10s on order from Larry if I like the thin profile.

I ordered new bushings and screws... now I just need to get the normal ones out. One side came out fine just broke the red loctite they used with torque. The other side is stuck like no other... have to bring home the soldering iron to heat it up...curse you red loctite.

Hokie1911
08-08-2011, 20:01
My little ones are 5 & 3 so I have a few more years to save for college. :supergrin:

skdmrklcy
08-08-2011, 20:04
They turn 18 tell them to get a loan or get a job!

You have better things to spend your money on than a worthless piece of paper!

It is sad we have to spend so much for a paper that generally has nothing to do with our actual job...but you have to get it.

knedrgr
08-08-2011, 20:48
Well I am going to try out the slim alumagrips but put some G10s on order from Larry if I like the thin profile.

I ordered new bushings and screws... now I just need to get the normal ones out. One side came out fine just broke the red loctite they used with torque. The other side is stuck like no other... have to bring home the soldering iron to heat it up...curse you red loctite.

The soldering iron won't do crap. Use a propane torch. It's a lot easier to heat and melt the loctite. A good investment in bushing driver bit will pay dividends.

knedrgr
08-08-2011, 20:49
They turn 18 tell them to get a loan or get a job!

You have better things to spend your money on than a worthless piece of paper!

It is sad we have to spend so much for a paper that generally has nothing to do with our actual job...but you have to get it.

By the time they go to college, there won't be books for them to carry, just a tablet.

faawrenchbndr
08-08-2011, 20:55
The soldering iron won't do crap. Use a propane torch. It's a lot easier to heat and melt the loctite. A good investment in bushing driver bit will pay dividends.

Yep,.........I've been saved by an Ed Brown bushing driver a few times.

Hokie1911
08-08-2011, 21:04
Soldering iron worked like a champ loosening up the Loctite on my Brown to remove the stock bushings when I replaced them with slim EB bushings for my Alumagrips.

skdmrklcy
08-08-2011, 21:29
Doubters of the iron!

Found my iron and after letting them warm for a bit they came out.

I will have to order a bushing driver but I doubt I wait for it to show up to install the new ones...

skdmrklcy
08-08-2011, 21:39
By the time they go to college, there won't be books for them to carry, just a tablet.

They charge just as much for the ebooks and they can not sell them back for beer money! Or burn them for heat!

I hope that changes at some point though, I really like textbooks in ebook format.

Rimcrew
08-08-2011, 21:52
You have good taste Paul.

Most of my 1911's now sport thin Alumagrips.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/kellyfletcher1970/Les%20Baer/Stinger/Various015.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/kellyfletcher1970/Les%20Baer/TRC0243/Various022.jpg

20South
08-08-2011, 22:35
How do slim line grips make you feel?



:rofl::rofl:

RUT
08-09-2011, 04:15
Standards work just fine for me. Never felt a need for the slim jobbies.

knedrgr
08-09-2011, 06:16
Doubters of the iron!

Found my iron and after letting them warm for a bit they came out.

I will have to order a bushing driver but I doubt I wait for it to show up to install the new ones...

good to hear. I guess I need a new soldering iron gun...:rofl:

knedrgr
08-09-2011, 06:17
Most of my 1911's now sport thin Alumagrips.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/kellyfletcher1970/Les%20Baer/Stinger/Various015.jpg

:wow::wow::wow: We need more pictures of this gun!

Hokie1911
08-09-2011, 07:20
You have good taste Paul.

Most of my 1911's now sport thin Alumagrips.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/kellyfletcher1970/Les%20Baer/Stinger/Various015.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/kellyfletcher1970/Les%20Baer/TRC0243/Various022.jpg

Thanks Kelly. Those are gorgeous btw. :drool: If I ever get a TRS it will be sporting those for sure.

skdmrklcy
08-09-2011, 09:17
Finding a lot of good pics of those TRS grips is what made me want to give it a shot.

The ones I have coming are just checkered with no logo. I should have everything tomorrow. I will have to get some pictures and see how they do at the range Saturday.