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Your Favored Grips

Post by beeser on Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:21 pm

After trying a pair of thin grips by RAASCO I decided to go back to standard width grips.  The thin grips left a gap at the palm that didn't make the gun feel secure.  The RAASCO grips also seemed to chafe the base of my palm a little.  The grips that I currently use and find very comfortable are the Hogue rubber slab type grips.  I'm also trying a similar pair of Hogue grips but with the front contoured for your fingers.  Do these conform to Bullseye rules?  What are your favored 1911 grips?

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Re: Your Favored Grips

Post by dronning on Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:29 pm

Sharkskin (plastic) - no way will they slip! 

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Post by beeser on Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:39 pm

dronning wrote:Sharkskin (plastic) - no way will they slip! 

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Is the texture sort of abrasive or soft?

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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:34 pm

Abrasive, which is why their called shark skin I think, but not so much as to be a distraction, however, your hands will not slip which is the goal.  I tried VZ and went back immediately.  I am an absolute fan.   I just wish they made a full length for 1911s with mag wells. I am putting them on every 1911 I compete with.  I haven't found a traditional slab side grip with more traction.  Check out Brownell's for the best price.


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Re: Your Favored Grips

Post by dronning on Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:51 pm

beeser wrote:
dronning wrote:Sharkskin (plastic) - no way will they slip! 

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Is the texture sort of abrasive or soft?


Hard plastic and abrasive no flex and no movement like in rubber grips.  Comfort isn't always good. 

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Re: Your Favored Grips

Post by Rob Kovach on Wed Jan 21, 2015 8:18 pm

Hogue "wrap around" finger groove grips are legal for bullseye, but were previously not CMP legal.  I will re-read the new rules and let you know what I find.

I agree with Dave.  I love the Kensight Sharkskin slabs with aggressive checkering on my front strap and mainspring housing.  The gun doesn't move even with the heaviest recoil.
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