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Old 01-28-2011, 18:12   #1
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1911 Grip Change: Pretty to Practical

(stocks to be proper about it)

off with the Spegels
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on with the VZ's
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Old 01-28-2011, 18:20   #2
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You like the thumb indention?
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Old 01-28-2011, 18:30   #3
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I don't have a 1911 presently, but when I do get the one I want, I will get some of those VZ grips with thumb indentions. They seem like a great idea to reach the mag release easier. My Glocks have it and I like it.
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Old 01-28-2011, 18:48   #4
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I guess after I shoot a match in the morning I'll know for sure.

Shot a borrowed 1911 with them last weekend, and really liked the control.

They sure enough don't move around in your hand.
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Looks good. Shouldn't have any trouble reaching mag release.
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Old 01-28-2011, 19:02   #6
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they look good,I've been going the other way and installing wood checkered grips.one of the great things about a 1911,make it yours.
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Old 01-28-2011, 19:40   #7
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How do you like the operator grips? I have a couple sets of Aliens and a set of Gator backs and love the feel of them.
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How do you like the operator grips? I have a couple sets of Aliens and a set of Gator backs and love the feel of them.
Only shot one mag with them last weekend.

Match tomorrow, so the jury's still out.
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Old 01-28-2011, 20:34   #9
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The VZ's look good. I don't think I could use any other grip.
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Old 01-28-2011, 20:47   #10
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G-10 is the only way to go in my opinion. I have never found a wood grip that is as aggressive. If I did, I may switch a few over but until then I'll stick with VZ's and Gunner's
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Old 01-28-2011, 21:15   #11
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It's amazing how much grips can change a 1911...kinda like getting a new gun!
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Old 01-28-2011, 22:03   #12
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It's amazing how much grips can change a 1911...kinda like getting a new gun!
but cheaper!
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Old 01-29-2011, 00:59   #13
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I have a set of VZ Operators II... luv 'em.
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I have found some wood full checkered grips to be aggressively checkered (my preference) but G-10 gets the nod for all out toughness and ability to resist chemicals...
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:59   #15
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Those VZs' look great on there.
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:51   #16
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Hey, go with what works.

I get teased for having pachmeyers on my Brown and Custom Shop Springer - but hey.... I like them the best after trying numerous types of grips...
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It's amazing how much grips can change a 1911...kinda like getting a new gun!
Yeah, and then you can change them back after a while and have another new gun.
I go through that once in a while.
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Old 01-30-2011, 20:22   #18
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I have some custom Esmareldas on order... cant wait to see how they turn out. I agree a new set of grips is like getting a new gun!
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Old 01-30-2011, 21:11   #19
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(stocks to be proper about it)

off with the Spegels
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on with the VZ's
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Congrats nice commander you have in there, may I ask what kind of sights are those, model, brand?
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