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PA1911
07-08-2012, 10:47
Hello everyone,

I bought my Kimber Classic Custom 1911 from a fellow GlockTalker a few years ago. It is my first and only 1911. I absolutely love my Kimber, it shoots great. I believe it was built around 1997-98.

My only issues are the grips and the sights. The sights are original to the gun and the grips are made by RAASCO and I believe they are smooth linen phenolic. They are very nice grips, I just don't like them because of how smooth they are. I did add some grip tape to the front strap which really helped my control. I like the feel of the wraparound finger groove grips but they don't allow me to get a good high grip that I like. I also want grips that fit the S&A magwell like these RAASCO grips do. What grips do you all like?

As far as the sights, they work great for accuracy, but I have a hard time finding the front sight when shooting faster.
I hate to remove the sights completely being that it is an older gun. I thought about a little sight paint on the front sight but I don't know??

The shooting I do mostly is informal with friends, mostly plates, targets, dueling tree, etc. I can't shoot really fast but I could be quicker if I could pick up. The front sight quicker.

I need ideas.

Thanks











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Lethaltxn
07-08-2012, 10:56
Pachy grips and novak low pro sights.

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9255/img1125r.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/232/img1125r.jpg/)

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5451/img1127l.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/img1127l.jpg/)

jakebrake
07-08-2012, 10:58
i'll 2nd lethaltxn's coice.

grips are a very personal choice.

plouffedaddy
07-08-2012, 12:25
For the money it's tough to beat duragrips (I like the honeycomb and the defense models).
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/IMAG0290.jpg
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/IMAG0665.jpg

faawrenchbndr
07-08-2012, 13:44
10-8 sights
VZ grips

broncobuddha1
07-09-2012, 12:17
www.thefinergrain.com

Let the drooling commence.

Sarge makes some beautiful stuff.

fnfalman
07-09-2012, 12:26
What about ditching the rear sight altogether and install one of those mini-red dots like the Docter Optik or Trijicon RMR?

TxGlock9
07-09-2012, 23:01
10-8 sights
VZ grips

^^Bam!

Travclem
07-10-2012, 00:54
10-8 sights
vz grips
^^Bam Bam!

TxGlock9
07-10-2012, 01:56
lol :cool:

PA1911
07-11-2012, 20:00
Thanks for all the replies. I will consider them. I like the 10-8 sights and VZ grips are very nice

Thanks

TxGlock9
07-11-2012, 20:57
VZ's

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a160/kappaball/66e3a8bd.jpg

MoCop
07-12-2012, 18:10
I'll be the odd man out here. I love fully checkered aggressive wood grips. As for sights, Novak's plain black rear sight and tritium front sight.

samuse
07-12-2012, 21:28
IMO, the sight you have are very good sights, maybe have the front thinned or replaced with a .115" and the rear notch opened up to .140-.150"

I love black serrated sights.

Grip panels on a 1911 really don't do much if you use a proper grip. I like a checkered MSH and Pachmayrs with plain black sights.

ca survivor
07-14-2012, 07:54
I'll be the odd man out here. I love fully checkered aggressive wood grips. As for sights, Novak's plain black rear sight and tritium front sight.
been an old man too, I second that.

FireForged
07-19-2012, 15:39
chip mccormick rosewood checkered slim grips!

AKRover
07-19-2012, 17:07
I put Pachmayr finger groove grips on my Delta and I love the look and feel of them.

http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/rr231/ak-rover/IMG_0217.jpg

257 roberts
07-19-2012, 20:40
Pachy grips and novak low pro sights.

http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/9255/img1125r.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/232/img1125r.jpg/)

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/5451/img1127l.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/6/img1127l.jpg/)
Damn thats a nice looking 1911 !!!

Lethaltxn
07-19-2012, 20:46
Damn thats a nice looking 1911 !!!

Thanks! I really love it.
Excellent pistol and I'd recommend anybody interested to go get one.