New gun, a few questions...

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    New gun, a few questions...

    I just got the Para-Ord ops used from a local gunstore. I feel like I got a pretty good deal on it. It has a 3.5 inch barrel and is 7+1. It came with pretty nice rubber hogue grips but I'd like to find something a little slimmer to put on it. Where could I find that online?

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    Do you want wrap arounds or standard panels?

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    I guess standard panels would be thinner so thats what I'd be looking for.

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    This maybe s dumb question so forgive me...I assume my frame is the government model. I couldn't find it on the para-ord website. Thanks.

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    nope, the ops is officers/compact size. 5" high, the standard gov't model is 5.75 high, your looking for the shorter grips.

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    thanks

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    Here is another site.

    http://www.woodgrips.com/
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    I have a set of the thin Wood Grips panels on my Colt CCO (Officer frame), and I really like them. Be sure to check them out!

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    Alumagrips

    You might also want to look at the Arizona company Alumagrips, which makes a variety of slim grips for both officer size and government size. The grips stick to your hand very well without sharp checkering:
    Alumagrips website

    I have the officers' size slim grips on my Colt Defender:
    Slim officers' size Alumagrips on Colt Defender

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    Those are pretty slick, I was comptemplating them untill I remembered that aluminum gets cold, and if those suckers hit kidney I'd jump out of my skin. Then again pending on the climate of your residence it's irrelevent, but here in PA I gotta think of it.

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    The "cold" feeling of metal

    Quote Originally Posted by jdlv4_0 View Post
    Those are pretty slick, I was comptemplating them untill I remembered that aluminum gets cold, and if those suckers hit kidney I'd jump out of my skin. Then again pending on the climate of your residence it's irrelevent, but here in PA I gotta think of it.
    Actually, the "coldness" you feel with aluminum or most other metals is due to the higher coefficient of thermal conductivity of metals compared to wood or plastic. When your body contacts metal at a lower temperature than your body, the heat from your body flows into the metal faster than with wood, giving a feeling of "coldness".

    But with respect to aluminum grip panels, I haven't found this to be a problem. This is because the aluminum is never touching your skin during carry due to a garment (undershirt) between the grip and the skin. Also, the gun is at indoor temperature when you put it on in the morning, and stays at a high temperature because it is close to your body and under your clothing.

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