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

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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

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

    Although the 1911 is a great shooting pistol, the grip can be a little narrow for some larger hands..

    If you were going to install replacement grips on a Colt 1911 - Gov't model, which would you recommend and why...

    1) Hogue
    2) Pachmayr
    3) Other - Please specify..

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    I think the look of Stag horn is just classy but so is ivory.
    I would go with a wrap around that has finger serrations or with the laser grips just for the cool tactical/useful factor.

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    I'm gonna say Crimson Trace, good functional grips with a no light bonus! Now I'll duck and cover while the dissenters speak

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    Custom wood. Find something you like and go for broke. 1911 Custom Killer Grips - Home

    I kinda like the smiley face grips. Gives it the FanBoy Appeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HootmonSccy View Post
    Although the 1911 is a great shooting pistol, the grip can be a little narrow for some larger hands..
    OK.. Several of the suggestions thus far seem to deal more with ascetics rather than better performance / comfort..

    I am less concerned with how cool the gun will look (several suggestions are cool looking!!!), but I specifically mentioned Hogue and Pachmayr because these are made out of a softer material, provide a wrap around in front and / or back, provide finger grips, etc..

    So, sorry for not being clear enough, but I'm looking at a bigger grip for the gun, that will provide a more comfortable grip for a bigger hand to provide better control and less recoil fatigue (not that I find much fatigue in a 1911)...

    Thanx to you all for your suggestions so far.. Keep them coming!!!

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  9. +1 for Crimson trace. They don't do much to increase grip dimension. However, if you buy the overmould kind they'll add a little bit.

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    If you can find them, try the beaded rubber grips that Radical Grips made for Colt, and then marketed them under their own name. They are comfortable, secure and came in a variety of colors. It's kind of fun seeing the reactions from people at the range when I pull out a 1911 with yellow or sky blue grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HootmonSccy View Post
    OK.. Several of the suggestions thus far seem to deal more with ascetics rather than better performance / comfort..
    Performance and comfort may not always go well together, depending on the performance you're looking for.

    My favorite grips are the VZGrips G10 Aliens. They have the best grip I've ever felt, but they are by no means comfortable. They have a very aggressive pattern, similar to 25-30 lpi checkering. The down side to them is that they can grip certail cover garment materials, causing dramatic printing

    As far as comfort, and fitting larger hands, Hogue grips are tops for me, hands (no pun intended) down.
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