Thin grips or standard grip on your 1911

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    Thin grips or standard grip on your 1911

    When I got my kimber I put some thin grips on. I liked the way it felt, but I had nothing to do one day and switched back to the standard grip. I like the feel of both.

    My question I'd which do you like thin ot standard grips.
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    I have 1911s with both types and, quite honestly, I can't say that I prefer one over the other. I suppose if I was made to choose one, it would be thin.
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    I prefer the thicker. I also do not like stippling or anything that gives a secure purchase, as it hinders my ability to make slight adjustments when I have an imperfect firing grip from the draw. Smooth, thicker grips allow this while giving me a secure purchase.
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    I prefer standard and want the plunger tube supported.

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    I guess I prefer standard, but have thin VZ's from Harrison Design on my Kobra Carry.

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    I put Houge grips on my last three 1911's. Not really attractive but I feel I get a better grip and more control with them.

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    No preference here. I had thin grips in mt Sig RCS and liked them, My Springer Loaded Champion and DW CBOB both came with standard grips, both fit my hands well.
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    Thin grips for carry

    I have a number of 1911s, and use thin grips on the carry guns and regular grips on range or home defense guns. I find that the thin grips reduce overall grip thickness by about 0.20 inches, which is significant in concealment. And to me they are just as comfortable as the thicker grips. I have thin Alumagrips on this Colt Defender shown below:

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    I switched my standard sized alumna grips that were on my Kimber (already slightly thinner than standard) for the thin alumna grips but it actually felt to thin for even my small hands. Plus I hated to keep changing the bushings.
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