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1911 grips?

Post by Virgil Kane on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:10 am

I was just wondering what kind of grips people are using on their 1911 Hardball guns



Are there any on the market that are "stickier" that the checkerd wood grips?



Any suggestions? Rubber, composite, metal, wood, other?



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Re: 1911 grips?

Post by DavidR on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:27 am

The sharkskin (really just a plastic composite) are very grippy and meet the thickness and mainspring housing pin cutout requirements. they are made by kinsite, chambers custom pistols has sold them or check on ebay from fusion firearms they always have them on there . they run about 25-30 bucks. They are on both the guns in my avatar.

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Post by Paper-Puncher on Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:14 pm

I'm just using the standard panel's that came on my RO but Ive added skateboard tape to the front of the grip frame . works pretty well but would like something besides my standard panels.

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Re: 1911 grips?

Post by Virgil Kane on Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:23 pm

DavidR wrote:The sharkskin (really just a plastic composite) are very grippy and meet the thickness and mainspring housing pin cutout requirements. they are made by kinsite, chambers custom pistols has sold them or check on ebay from fusion firearms they always have them on there . they run about 25-30 bucks. They are on both the guns in my avatar.



I just found that Midway has the Kensight Sharkskin grips for $19.99. They ask $4.02 for shipping and get a $3.00 extra chare because the order doesn't meet their limit without a surcharge amount. Still for $27 shipped it's not a bad deal. I just have a hard time with that minimum order crap that Midway does. No doubt they will send them out USPS.



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Post by Paper-Puncher on Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:09 pm

I check'd out those sharkskin grips on the Kensight web page....I can see 2 sets in my future ...1 in black for my carry 1911 and the other set in brown for my RO wad gun.......

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Post by Sgt_Gold on Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:36 pm

Virgil Kane wrote:I was just wondering what kind of grips people are using on their 1911 Hardball guns

Are there any on the market that are "stickier" that the checkerd wood grips?

Any suggestions? Rubber, composite, metal, wood, other?

Virgil
AFAIK you can't use any metal other than aluminum for ball gun grips. There is a rule against 'weighted' grips. For me the grips with the most grip are the rubber slab grips or the VZ grips with the aggressive checkering. For me the VZ grips work better with sweaty hands than the rubber ones do.

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Post by mbmshooter on Thu Nov 01, 2012 6:49 pm

I can echo the praises for the sharkskin grips. I bought a couple of sets from Joey (Chambers Custom) a year or two ago and have bought about a dozen more since. I have them on ALL my guns, both wad guns, both HB and both .22s (Marvel plus 208s with 1911 grip conversion). Most of the remaining grips have found their way onto my friends' guns. ;-) Having the same feel regardless of the gun is a definite advantage.

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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:55 am

So, guilty of thread necromancy, but I've been shooting some Range Officer cocobolo grips and they do not have enough purchase.  I've been bouncing around just using some rosin from my kids baseball gear to make them more tack when i found this thread.

Are the Kensight 1911 Sharkskin Grips (Mfr Part: 880008) still recommended?  They look like they're pretty close to mirror images, so I'm assuming they're legal for EIC service pistol.

http://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/grip-parts/grips/1911-sharkskin-grips-black-sku100015042-68565-142144.aspx




Somewhat similar I've seen the G100 VZ Operator, but I'm not sure if they'll work as the Kensight.


http://www.brownells.com/handgun-parts/grip-parts/grips/g10-operator-s-grips-black-sku100003189-24549-51052.aspx



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Post by Rob Kovach on Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:19 am

I still love my sharkskin grips.  You want purchase?  OHHH BABY those sharkskin grips have purchase.

Yes they are EIC legal.  They are on my ball gun.

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Post by LenV on Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:11 pm

I noticed on an earlier post here that SgtGold stated that you can't use any metal other than aluminum. The actual wording on 6.3 says you can't use "any metal". That would also exclude aluminum grips from being EIC legal. Just an FYI.

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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:00 pm

Just bought mine!  $18 with no shipping charge on Brownells with the current discount.  Can't beat that!  Looking forward to making the change.  I happy shooting slab sides on all my pistols, but the Springfield grips just didn't have much purchase and the Kensight cost less.  Thanks again for all the great help!

Also, appreciate the clarification Len about the metal grips, I had seen the earlier post and was confused.  I hadn't seen any metal grips at Quantico and thought they were prohibited.

6.3 General Pistol Rules
Service Pistols that comply with this rule must be used in National Trophy Pistol Matches and CMP-sanctioned Service Pistol Matches. The following rules apply to all Service Pistols.

6.3.1 General Pistol Requirements

All pistols must comply with the following specific requirements:

• Standard stock of wood or synthetic material or a similar stock of commercial manufacture that retains the “as-issued” profile and that does not interfere with the functional or maintenance features of the pistol. Metal grips and Pachmayr-style wrap-around grips are not permitted. The stock must be functionally identical for right or left-hand use.

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