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  • Hogue

    10 28.57%
  • Pachmayr

    10 28.57%
  • Other - I'll specify in a post.

    15 42.86%
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Thread: Colt 1911 Gov't - Which replacement grips do you recommend and why

  1. I just ordered some Crimson Trace- will let ya know how they feel/function
    Quick to the gun, Sure of your grip. Quick to the threat, sure of your shot. - Chris Costa

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  3. #22
    I've got Pachmayr's on my guns now. I like the rubber grip because it is easy to grip. I cut the front strap cover rubber off. I've heard of a blown case splintering wood grip and that doesn't sound nice in the palm.

    I've seen some nice looking Micarta and carbon fiber which makes sense.

    Aliminum grips, hot in the summer and frozen finger in the winter.

    The people think the Second Amendment protects their rights;
    Government sees an obstacle to be over-come.
    NRA Life since 1966

  4. #23
    What do you have on the front of the grip???

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainKerosene View Post
    I've got Pachmayr's on my guns now. I like the rubber grip because it is easy to grip. I cut the front strap cover rubber off. I've heard of a blown case splintering wood grip and that doesn't sound nice in the palm.

    I've seen some nice looking Micarta and carbon fiber which makes sense.

    Aliminum grips, hot in the summer and frozen finger in the winter.


    Gulf Coast, Floriduh
    Sccy is the limit

  5. #24
    Quote Originally Posted by HootmonSccy View Post
    What do you have on the front of the grip???
    A sharp center punch and a small 4 oz. hammer.

    I might borrow a checkering file, but that front strap has worked well for over 20 years at zero cost.
    The people think the Second Amendment protects their rights;
    Government sees an obstacle to be over-come.
    NRA Life since 1966

  6. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainKerosene View Post
    A sharp center punch and a small 4 oz. hammer.

    I might borrow a checkering file, but that front strap has worked well for over 20 years at zero cost.





    Did you then put bluing inside the punch marks???

    I'd have to wait till I got a really good deal on a .45, and have NO emotional attachment before I felt I could do such a thing to the handle..

    I'm glad it worked for you, but I just don't think I cold do it...

    Gulf Coast, Floriduh
    Sccy is the limit

  7. Quote Originally Posted by HootmonSccy View Post





    Did you then put bluing inside the punch marks???

    I'd have to wait till I got a really good deal on a .45, and have NO emotional attachment before I felt I could do such a thing to the handle..

    I'm glad it worked for you, but I just don't think I cold do it...
    + 1

    No way i'd be able to do it lol. If I found so good a deal on a .45 that I felt i could possibly wreck it and not feel bad- then it means I got an amazing deal and can afford to have a pro add the checkering...
    Quick to the gun, Sure of your grip. Quick to the threat, sure of your shot. - Chris Costa

  8. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by HootmonSccy View Post





    Did you then put bluing inside the punch marks???

    I'd have to wait till I got a really good deal on a .45, and have NO emotional attachment before I felt I could do such a thing to the handle..

    I'm glad it worked for you, but I just don't think I cold do it...
    You should try taking a hacksaw to the frame on a pre-70 series Colt to fit a beavertail.




    Just a hacksaw and a file done freehand.
    The people think the Second Amendment protects their rights;
    Government sees an obstacle to be over-come.
    NRA Life since 1966

  9. you're good!
    Quick to the gun, Sure of your grip. Quick to the threat, sure of your shot. - Chris Costa

  10. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by ClearSightTactical View Post
    you're good!
    I was slow, took at least 2 hours to fit the beavertail. I stripped te frame and set teh beavertail on the frame with the thumb safety pin and used the safety itself to scribe a line on each side. Then it was just a matter of using 32 tooth hacksaw and cutting just outside the line. Then it was just file and trial fit until the safety could be installed. Then of course, the safety had to be filled to work properly on the trigger.

    I expect to win te lottery Wednesday, then Ill have a nice shop.
    The people think the Second Amendment protects their rights;
    Government sees an obstacle to be over-come.
    NRA Life since 1966

  11. Quote Originally Posted by CaptainKerosene View Post
    I was slow, took at least 2 hours to fit the beavertail. I stripped te frame and set teh beavertail on the frame with the thumb safety pin and used the safety itself to scribe a line on each side. Then it was just a matter of using 32 tooth hacksaw and cutting just outside the line. Then it was just file and trial fit until the safety could be installed. Then of course, the safety had to be filled to work properly on the trigger.

    I expect to win te lottery Wednesday, then Ill have a nice shop.
    I can only imagine the quality of work you'd produce with a pro shop..
    Quick to the gun, Sure of your grip. Quick to the threat, sure of your shot. - Chris Costa

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