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08-28-2012, 05:21
When hadling a typical 1911 with a flat mainspring housing, I feel that the gun is a tad too big. I like to have the grip in line with my forearm/elbow--you know the proper way to hold the gun. I tend to have trouble getting my finger on the trigger properly.

Anyway, just thought I would ask those that are highly experienced in these matters a basic question.

For those of you with smaller than average hands. Which feels/fits you better, using standard thickness grips and going with a short trigger, or, use the long trigger and go with thin/slim grips?

I know everyone is different, just interested in some opinions.

08-28-2012, 08:04
Standard grips and short trigger

08-28-2012, 10:00
Standard grips and a short trigger.
I tried thin grips, didn't like the way it made the grip feel.

08-28-2012, 10:14
For me, I have medium-sized, wide palmed hands, and thin grips with a standard long trigger works great. Give thought to a bobtailed grip frame , too.

My Dan Wesson CBOB with thin grips is like it was made for me.

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08-28-2012, 11:00
I don't have large hands. I prefer an arched mainspring housing, standard width grips and a short trigger for feel. The flat mainspring housing and long trigger just don't work as well.

08-28-2012, 16:44
Small hands here and I prefer standard grips and a short trigger by far!

08-28-2012, 16:57
I have small hands. I prefer full size grips, med-long trigger and an extended thumb safety. With the cut-outs you can get on G10 grips these days, I can almost touch it!

08-28-2012, 17:46
Thin grips & short trigger. :supergrin:

08-28-2012, 17:46
I had that same problem with my Taurus PT1911, I ordered a Wilson short trigger and have never looked back. Easy to install and my 5' 5" frame and small hands really like the short trigger. I have standard grips.

08-28-2012, 18:54
Small hands here. I prefer the long trigger and either flat or arched MSP. The MSP's profile doesn't seem to affect me any. Also, the thin grips really made the gun feel funky in my hand. The standard profile works pretty well for me.