Slim line or standard 1911 grips for carry
Getting some new grips for my 1911 and I was trying to decide if I want to go with slim or normal size grips. Since I do carry this on occasion I was thinking of going thin, but then I got to thinking that maybe the grip will feel less positive at the range. Since I cannot feel them both can someone try to explain the difference in feel?
Maybe someone who carries a 1911 could give their advice. Seems like this was asked before but I couldn't find the thread.
Thin grips for 1911 carry
I have had a number of full size 1911s over the years, and always used the standard thickness grip panels. When I started carrying this type of gun I looked into thin grip panels to cut down the gun thickness and make it easier to conceal. I installed thin grips on a Kimber Pro and a Colt Defender. It made a big difference in the feel of the gun, and I actually liked the thin grips as well or better than the full size. So I have continued to use them on 1911s for carry. Here is a photo of my Defender with thin grips: