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Old 08-08-2011, 11:20   #1
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Feelings on Slim Grips and Alumagrips?

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.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:07   #2
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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.
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:13   #3
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As weird as this sounds,.........I like them on my EMP, but not on my GI or Delta Elite
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Old 08-08-2011, 12:53   #4
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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.
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Old 08-08-2011, 13:10   #5
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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.
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Old 08-08-2011, 13:13   #6
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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..., and I have Houge wrap arounds on one and Pachmayer wrap arounds on the other.
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Old 08-08-2011, 14:40   #7
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I really like the slim grips, most of my guns are wearing them. I have a couple sets of Alumagrips and have been satisfied
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Old 08-08-2011, 14:45   #8
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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!!!
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Old 08-08-2011, 14:51   #9
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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.
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Old 08-08-2011, 15:16   #10
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I had slim Alumagrips on my full-size 1911, too thin and not enough grip.
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Old 08-08-2011, 15:42   #11
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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.
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Old 08-08-2011, 15:50   #12
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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.
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Old 08-08-2011, 16:57   #13
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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.
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Old 08-08-2011, 18:36   #14
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Slim all the way! I would suggest VZ or Larry D and Sarge for wood.
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Old 08-08-2011, 18:56   #15
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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.
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Old 08-08-2011, 19:01   #16
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Slim Alumagrips? Yes sir.

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Old 08-08-2011, 19:21   #17
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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.
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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.
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Old 08-08-2011, 19:39   #19
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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.
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Old 08-08-2011, 19:48   #20
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Slim all the way! I would suggest VZ or Larry D and Sarge for wood.
Sarge for SMOOTH wood, Esmeralda for checkered wood.
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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..., 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.
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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.
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I love alumagrips, personally.
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Old 08-08-2011, 19:56   #24
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<<< uses slim grips but mine are wood.


I need to check out the alumagrips.
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