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Post by xmastershooter on 4/27/2018, 9:55 pm

Did a search and came up empty handed. Where can I find these to widen the feel of slab grips?

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Post by Chris Miceli on 4/27/2018, 9:56 pm

http://www.cm-machine.com/1911-Stock-Spacers_c_11.html
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Post by Multiracer on 4/28/2018, 6:37 am

Doug Hall, here on the forum.

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Post by joy2shoot on 4/28/2018, 4:19 pm

I use the shims from CMM Shooting Sports (the link that Chris provided).  I have a set on my Nelson lower and my .45.  That plus an arched mainspring housing makes the 1911 frame feel really good in my hands.

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Post by xmastershooter on 4/28/2018, 5:09 pm

Thanks everyone, I added some washers between the frame and grips to simulate the same 3 thickness options offered by CMM.  The .063" was a bit too wide but the .032" felt like a perfect fit for my hand using the Sharkskin grips, along with my arched mainspring housing.  I didn't think that life could be any better but I'm so excited like a little kid in a candy store.  Laughing 

An added bonus of these spacers would be the extra protection in case of a blow out with a double charged round, not that it'll ever happen to me.  Evil or Very Mad

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Post by mikemyers on 4/28/2018, 5:14 pm

Another option:
http://www.dsperman.com/products/1920OF/1920OF.html


Oops, your message slipped in.  I see you've already solved the problem.  The above was suggested on a Brian Enos Forum:
https://forums.brianenos.com/topic/225303-widelarge-single-stack-grips/
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Re: 1911 Grip Spacers/Shims

Post by Chris Miceli on 4/28/2018, 5:27 pm

Too bad sharkskin grips doubled in price out of nowhere
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Post by xmastershooter on 4/28/2018, 6:06 pm

Now $32.99 at Brownells.  Probably went up after all the good reviews from this forum.

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Post by Chris Miceli on 4/28/2018, 6:16 pm

xmastershooter wrote:Now $32.99 at Brownells.  Probably went up after all the good reviews from this forum.

Just a few months ago 18$
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Post by john bickar on 4/28/2018, 6:30 pm

xmastershooter wrote:Did a search and came up empty handed.

Norman,

I know you’re having a good time being Grandpa, but there’s no excuse for Dad Jokes.
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Post by xmastershooter on 4/28/2018, 9:16 pm

john bickar wrote:
xmastershooter wrote:Did a search and came up empty handed.

Norman,

I know you’re having a good time being Grandpa, but there’s no excuse for Dad Jokes.

Good News #1  Babysitting days coming to an end soon
Good News #2  I'll be shooting the league matches again soon
Good News #3  I cleverly avoided changing diapers for a whole year, my wife did it!  Don't mind gun oil and grease, crud from fired rounds and Hoppe's solvent, but diapers??.......Yeck!  Shocked

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Post by chopper on 4/28/2018, 9:29 pm

Norman, I couldn't use mustard for six months after changing my 1st nephews diapers.

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Post by Amati on 4/28/2018, 10:02 pm

It started with a 1911 that didn't have front checkering. I used skateboard tape and rather than ending it where the Sharkskin grips start, I kept applying tape all the way under the grips and stopped only where the grips end. 

So now the tape under the grips acts as a spacer and the gun, with a checkered wedge mainspring cover, is some kind of wonderful.

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Post by Amati on 4/28/2018, 10:27 pm

xmastershooter wrote:Now $32.99 at Brownells.  Probably went up after all the good reviews from this forum.

Hurry up and place an order at Midway for 24.99.  
Product #: 883583

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Post by john bickar on 4/28/2018, 11:00 pm

Good News #2  I'll be shooting the league matches again soon
Good News #3  I cleverly avoided changing diapers for a whole year, my wife did it!  Don't mind gun oil and grease, crud from fired rounds and Hoppe's solvent, but diapers??.......Yeck!  Shocked

Re: Good News #2: Good. It will be nice to have you back, plus someone needs to put Brian in his place.

Re: Good News #3, I have to wonder if you are a wizard.
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Post by Multiracer on 4/29/2018, 9:10 am

xmastershooter wrote:Now $32.99 at Brownells.  Probably went up after all the good reviews from this forum.

Don't think for a moment the smaller cottage industries as well as the larger ones don't follow the interweb as a gauge.

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