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Post by Flytrap1 on Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:35 pm

I'm taking a survey to see what type of grips most guys use or recommend for their wadcutter guns.

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Re: 1911 grips

Post by DavidR on Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:54 pm

Slabs are most in use, with a million different kinds out there to choose from. Ive tried many types, best for the money, kinsight sharkskin (polymer not real) midway usa about 20 bucks, even better grip is to take a set of smooth grips and cover with 3m grip tape from home depot, a roll is 6 bucks and will do about 20 pairs. Micarta aggressive golf ball dimples are very nice at about 50 bucks.


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Post by Froneck on Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:57 pm

I have used various types of 1911 Wad grips, some I still have but changed back to the standard size 1911 grips.

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Post by Rob Kovach on Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:05 pm

I like Kensight Sharkskin slabs.
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Re: 1911 grips

Post by dronning on Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:26 pm

Rob Kovach wrote:I like Kensight Sharkskin slabs.

+1, I even have 3 extra pairs!

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Post by beeser on Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:35 pm

Hogue Rubber Grip with Finger Grooves.  I usually try to match the color of my Crocs. 

https://www.hogueinc.com/store/products/govt-model-rubber-grip-with-finger-grooves-purple/18683

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Post by expendable on Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:50 pm

beeser wrote:Hogue Rubber Grip with Finger Grooves.  I usually try to match the color of my Crocs. 

https://www.hogueinc.com/store/products/govt-model-rubber-grip-with-finger-grooves-purple/18683

Crocs?  There are no Crocs allowed In Bulseye. lol!

Kurt


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Re: 1911 grips

Post by DavidR on Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:08 pm

You will learn  Grasshopper There is no place in bullseye for crocs or rubber grips with finger grooves... Very Happy
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Post by Vociferous on Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:16 pm

Sharkskin.  And you get a cool sticker.
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Re: 1911 grips

Post by LenV on Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:59 pm

Herrett Nationals with skateboard tape. Best I have found and went thru the whole gauntlet of trying everything. Big plus is that the 41s, HS, 952, 22/45 and 1911s all feel the same.

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Post by Flytrap1 on Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:17 pm

I was thinking the Herrett nationals also because I have them on my 41 also.

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Post by paw080 on Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:55 pm

OH GOLLY....! I and my son use Kensight Sharkskins also.  For those that like finger grooves

covering the front strap...forget it unless the finger grooves have three flats to lock the fingers

into the grip. Circular finger grooves aren't nearly as good as grip tape even.  If you finger

groove folks don't know what I'm trying to convey; search the web for anatomical grips provided

with Morini, Fwb, Pardini Walther, and Benelli rimfire or air pistols.

Rink Formgriffe has many photos of their anatomical grips. Here's a link, to Rink...   http://www.formgriffe.de/en/  

The three flats match the finger joint creases formed by a gripping hand.

Tony


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Re: 1911 grips

Post by Jerry Keefer on Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:34 pm

How's this for custom grips..??SmileSmile
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Post by C.Perkins on Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:21 pm

Have battled the .45 sliding around in my hand with everything that I have tried in the past.

With the VZ Simonich Gunner side panels, Clark Sr. shark tooth stippling on the front strap and a Smith and Alexander 20 LPI checkered arched main spring housing at the rear, I now have complete satisfaction.

YMMV

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Re: 1911 grips

Post by davekp on Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:03 am

If you are holding the 1911 properly, you don't need any at all.

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Re: 1911 grips

Post by Jack H on Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:39 am

davekp wrote:If you are holding the 1911 properly, you don't need any at all.

Describe "properly".
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Re: 1911 grips

Post by davekp on Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:23 pm

Back strap in crease ("life line") between thumb and forefinger, front strap
 at last joint of second and third finger.
take a credit card and grab it like that- you'll see what I mean.
There should be no contact between the grip and palm, only space.
Initially it feels like recoil will jar the gun free, but it won't.

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