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  • Pachmayr

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  • Other - I'll specify in a post.

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Colt 1911 Gov't - Which replacement grips do you recommend and why

This is a discussion on Colt 1911 Gov't - Which replacement grips do you recommend and why within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Main Category category; I have had Pachmayr combat style (flat, no finger grooves or thumb rest) on my carry combat commander for 20+ ...

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    I have had Pachmayr combat style (flat, no finger grooves or thumb rest) on my carry combat commander for 20+ years and love them. Good grip wet or dry and still look good as well. I agree with one poster as that you should find a way to try them out as it is a personal choice.
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    If your intedtions are to actually use this gun, in a tactical or carry manner then I have been real pleased with the ...........

    VZ Grips. Micarta and G-10. I currently us the VZ "Operator" G-10's on two of my 1911's. Nice grip serrations/checkering that provide a positive grip with both bare hands and gloves. Impervious to oils and other water etc.

    Night Hawk Custom uses these grips on many of thier high end models.

    I highly rec' them over the aformentioned grips.

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    For function, I prefer VZ Aliens. But they can snag clothing. For concealed carry, I prefer smooth wood Grips by Esmeralda.

    http://www.esmeralda.cc/

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    Esmeralda has some nice grips.. Not what I'm looking for, but did save it as a favorite!!

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    I went with the Radical Concepts grips for now, it was more in my price range..
    They have not arrived yet, but hopefully in the next few daze ...

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    Personally, I'm kinda Old Skool. I like any decent checkered wood or Micarta grips, with a checkered Flat Mainspring housing and for a duty or defensive type gun, I put skateboard tape on the front strap of the grip frame. I never use any 1911 grip with finger grooves on the front. It keeps me from grabbing up high on the grip. I ALWAYS have a beavertail grip safety with the thick palm piece to make sure it gets depressed everytime. I started using skateboard tape on the front when I had to draw my pistol once with water and mud on my hands. The gun was slipping all over the place. If I don't have skateboard tape, it's going to be an aggressively checkered frontstrap.
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    I've used skateboard tape also on a couple of 1911's. I prefer a nice golfballing when I can get it done. Most that are doing it are so back up now that it's at least a 6 month wait, if your lucky.
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    Default 1911 grips

    I inherited my Dad's Remington Rand 1911 service weapon from WW II. It had the original checkered grips.
    Since my hands are larger, I found that after the first trip to the range, the grip was not as comfortable as I wanted. I purchased Pachmayr GM-ALS. I found these to be the perfect size and also gave better control and accuracy. Granted each shooters requirement will be different but the finger slots work excellent for me.

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