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fnfalman
01-10-2013, 11:17
I have small hands (but big feet), and the standard M1911 grip panels work great for me. My Talo .38 Super custom carry come with slim grips and I simply hate it. I can see people with even smaller hands than me needing slimmer grip panels, but I've seen men with larger hands than me using them. What does it do for people with hands big enough to use regular thickness grip panels?

ca survivor
01-10-2013, 14:04
I don't like them either, I use regular panels.

bac1023
01-10-2013, 18:06
I've never quite been able to warm up to thin grips.

faawrenchbndr
01-10-2013, 19:35
I just like the flatter feel of the thin grips.

glock2740
01-10-2013, 20:00
My Custom Colt Commander was the first gun I owned with thin grips. There was just "something" about it, that me and my buddy's who held and shot it liked. Turns out it was the thin grips. It just feels right to me. I like regular thickness grips too, but if I have a choice, I prefer thin grips.

BuckyP
01-10-2013, 20:01
Funny you should post this just when I'm considering picking up slim grips for my Kobra Carry. :dunno:

Slimmer is more concealable too, no.

LOL
<<-- Carries a G30

ctfireman
01-10-2013, 20:50
I have small hands (but big feet), and the standard M1911 grip panels work great for me. My Talo .38 Super custom carry come with slim grips and I simply hate it. I can see people with even smaller hands than me needing slimmer grip panels, but I've seen men with larger hands than me using them. What does it do for people with hands big enough to use regular thickness grip panels?


You know what they say about.....

oh never mind.

fnfalman
01-10-2013, 22:38
Funny you should post this just when I'm considering picking up slim grips for my Kobra Carry. :dunno:

Slimmer is more concealable too, no.

LOL
<<-- Carries a G30

I don't think a couple hundredth of an inch would matter in concealment mode.:tongueout:

dakrat
01-10-2013, 23:21
they are mainly designed to reduce width for concealed carry and not for hand size. that is what the long and short triggers are for. a couple hundredth of an inch x2 is quite noticeable with IWB carry.

sawgrass
01-11-2013, 00:09
I have small hands (but big feet),

:rofl: You know what we women believe...

Generally I prefer a short trigger and standard grips.
Today I experimented with a short trigger and slim grips.

Oddly enough and I was surprised in that I like the short slim combination. Last night shooting indoors with a long trigger and slim grips my trigger finger wasn't automatically going in the right place and after a box or so my finger was stinging.

I thought WTH? I shot outside during the day but it was cold enough that I barely felt my fingers .

I'll be curious to see how it feels when I actually shoot the combo. At least with the short trigger I'll have the option of changing out the grips.

Taphius
01-11-2013, 02:50
On my cz I preferred slim grips, made the trigger reach feel a lot shorter. My 1911 though it makes for some uncomfortable recoil and the safety digging into my thumb area for some reaon

harleytech
01-11-2013, 03:57
I like them on my Colt CCG. And I have Large hands....

Bren
01-11-2013, 06:25
I just like the flatter feel of the thin grips.

Same here - I probably have bigger hand than many, but I like small grips on guns (and big grips on knives).

Rinspeed
01-11-2013, 08:48
I love the thin grips on my Baer. When I first bought it I thought they would have to go but I warmed up to them very quickly. I wish I knew who made them for Baer so I could buy a couple more sets without the logo.

Rio Vista Slim
01-11-2013, 09:36
http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a294/RioVistaSlim/IMG_3014.jpg

Several years ago I "thought" I wanted some slim grips on a current production Series 70 Colt I owned. After trying them out for a while, I realized that fifty years of handling standard sized grips had conditioned my hands for the feel of those types of stocks.

I guess it's a personal thing with most people.

Markel
01-11-2013, 13:34
FWIW, I wrapped my hands around my first set of thin grips today on my Guncrafter CCO. I didn't request them, that's just the way the way the gun came.

But I was so surprised! Never would have thought to try them. Now my Bill Wilson Carry Pistol feels a little chunky in comparison. Of course, the proof will be in the shooting because I know the BWCP works very well for me. Maybe I'll find out tomorrow!

http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj499/Markel51/Guncrafters/file-3.jpg

glock2740
01-11-2013, 17:00
FWIW, I wrapped my hands around my first set of thin grips today on my Guncrafter CCO. I didn't request them, that's just the way the way the gun came.

But I was so surprised! Never would have thought to try them. Now my Bill Wilson Carry Pistol feels a little chunky in comparison. Of course, the proof will be in the shooting because I know the BWCP works very well for me. Maybe I'll find out tomorrow!

http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj499/Markel51/Guncrafters/file-3.jpg
Congrats! Great looking gun. :cool: And FWIW, my CCO NN shoots a bit better than my Wilson ULCc.

Jason D
01-11-2013, 17:57
I went the other direction. I fashion grips out of 2X4's

Big Bird
01-12-2013, 07:57
Its funny. I have a pair of VZ slim panels and hate them on my full size 1911's but they seem to be at home and really feel good on the Commander size Kimber SIS Pro I own. I have big hands too..

ca survivor
01-12-2013, 08:00
FWIW, I wrapped my hands around my first set of thin grips today on my Guncrafter CCO. I didn't request them, that's just the way the way the gun came.

But I was so surprised! Never would have thought to try them. Now my Bill Wilson Carry Pistol feels a little chunky in comparison. Of course, the proof will be in the shooting because I know the BWCP works very well for me. Maybe I'll find out tomorrow!

http://i1264.photobucket.com/albums/jj499/Markel51/Guncrafters/file-3.jpg
Congrats, very nice...

Markel
01-12-2013, 08:01
Its funny. I have a pair of VZ slim panels and hate them on my full size 1911's but they seem to be at home and really feel good on the Commander size Kimber SIS Pro I own. I have big hands too..

+1 That has been my experience as well.

samuse
01-12-2013, 09:03
A 1911 is already the thinnest pistol out there, making the grip panels a few hundredths thinner doesn't matter since the length of the grip is what prints, and a 1911 has a pretty long grip.

Most thin grips don't support the plunger tube, they require thin bushings and they just look gay.

faawrenchbndr
01-12-2013, 09:19
A 1911 is already the thinnest pistol out there,...........


NOPE,.............failure is so gay!


CZ 75: 1.4"
1911: 1.280"
24/7 Pro .45: 1.25"
Glock 17: 1.18"


:tongueout:

fnfalman
01-12-2013, 17:43
NOPE,.............failure is so gay!


CZ 75: 1.4"
1911: 1.280"
24/7 Pro .45: 1.25"
Glock 17: 1.18"


:tongueout:

However, the thickest dimension measurement doesn't tell the whole story. The Glock 17's grip may be not wide, but it isn't tapered towards the front strap and back strap.

faawrenchbndr
01-12-2013, 18:21
I hear ya,........just commenting about "A 1911 is already the
thinnest pistol out there,......."
That comment, as stated, for this discussion about thin grips,
is 100% false, incorrect, misleading,.......just plain wrong!

Gary Wells
01-12-2013, 20:50
My experiences to date have not paralleled anybody else's. A couple of years back, I bought a new WC Classic SG for a retirement present. They had 1 in stock and I wanted it. I just could not seem to get comfortable with the grip's girth. (Standard WC grips). About 6 months later, the same place had a new Ed Brown Executive Target. I couldn't afford it, but when I put that in my hand, it felt like it was born there. Bought it.
I just could not get the WC Classic SG to feel good in my hand. When I shot the Ed Brown, it felt so much better in my hand.
About a year later, same store had in stock a Rob Leatham TGO-1 Custom Shop SA.
Came with thin grips. Liked them at 1st.
I took the WC Classic SG out for it's 500 round (about 60 rounds a day, about 3 days a week until I had expired my current reloads.
I finally got pretty fair with it, fell in love with it all over again. It finally felt that it belonged in my hand.
Retired it to the safe & drug out my SA CS TGO-1 with the factory supplied grips.
It felt sort of OK, but not as good as the WC felt.
I was going to buy some slim grips for the WC but decided to instead buy a set of normal thickness grips for the SA CS.
Along in this timeframe I took one of the extra thin grips and put it on the passenger side of the WC SG with the normal size WC grip on the left side of the gun. It felt so good that it felt sinful.
Now I am looking for a company that makes a set of grips halfway between standard & thin. Go figure.

faawrenchbndr
01-12-2013, 21:18
Larry Davidson will make a in-between thickness set.

Gary Wells
01-12-2013, 21:39
Many thanks, faawrenchbndr.
A Ford guy, really?

faawrenchbndr
01-12-2013, 21:42
Well,......for 18 years I was a die hard Chevy fan.
Then there was the S10 Lemon Law ordeal with GM........
I do not even drive GM rental cars.

glock2740
01-12-2013, 21:49
If Yeager says thin grips are no good, then I'm going all Glock! :rofl:

Gary Wells
01-12-2013, 22:00
Well,......for 18 years I was a die hard Chevy fan.
Then there was the S10 Lemon Law ordeal with GM........
I do not even drive GM rental cars.

'87 Turbo Buick & '09 Cadillac CTS-V fan here.

I've had some nice Fords in my day:
'71 Boss 351 & '73 Ford Torino with a 500 CI stroker in it.

BuckyP
01-13-2013, 05:53
Well,......for 18 years I was a die hard Chevy fan.
Then there was the S10 Lemon Law ordeal with GM........
I do not even drive GM rental cars.

I was a Chevy guy all my life. When I bought a car this past summer, I didn't even look at GM or Chrysler because of the bailout ordeal. :steamed:

faawrenchbndr
01-13-2013, 09:07
........I took one of the extra thin grips and put it on the passenger side of the WC SG with the normal size WC grip on the left side of the gun. It felt so good that it felt sinful.........


Very interesting idea.........I may have to try that one!

deadite
01-18-2013, 16:42
A 1911 is already the thinnest pistol out there, making the grip panels a few hundredths thinner doesn't matter since the length of the grip is what prints, and a 1911 has a pretty long grip.

Most thin grips don't support the plunger tube, they require thin bushings and they just look gay.

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/120.jpg

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/117.jpg

Here's my gay 10mm Cbob. ;)

deadite

Gary Wells
01-18-2013, 17:17
When defining a guns sexual appearance, should the word be "gay" or "ghey".

fnfalman
01-18-2013, 20:02
"Gay" or "Ghey", it doesn't matter. I just blasted another 200-rds through my Talo .38 Super and I definitely don't dig the thin grips.

faawrenchbndr
01-18-2013, 20:06
You Young-ens are starting to make me nervous. :dunno:

Rinspeed
01-18-2013, 21:55
Here's what my thin grips look like. Ya, they certainly look gay to me. :upeyes:



http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Rinspeed/127.jpg

fnfalman
01-18-2013, 22:13
In this case it's not the thin grip that makes the gun look gay, but the silly thunderbolt...:tongueout:

Here's what my thin grips look like. Ya, they certainly look gay to me. :upeyes:



http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Rinspeed/127.jpg

Agent6-3/8
01-20-2013, 09:05
I've got a set of thin VZ grips on my Colt Commander. I bought them mostly just to try them out and ended up liking them. The feel reminds me very much of the 3rd gen .45 S&Ws.


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Markel
01-20-2013, 16:14
In this case it's not the thin grip that makes the gun look gay, but the silly thunderbolt...:tongueout:

Now that was just plain mean spirited. HaHaHaHa.