alternative grips for 1911s

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    Check out www.gungrips.net , he has a good selection and will engrave just about anything you might want on them. His prices are good as well.
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    im kinda new to 1911s and i was wondering what is the differance between the Government, Commander, Officer’s, Compact and Defender styles? Most importantly, what do the aegis and emp fall under?

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    Quote Originally Posted by friesepferd View Post
    im kinda new to 1911s and i was wondering what is the differance between the Government, Commander, Officer’s, Compact and Defender styles? Most importantly, what do the aegis and emp fall under?
    Well, let's see if we can help you with this..

    The Government, Commander, Combat Commander, Officer's and Defender 1911s all stand for different lengths and/or metals the 1911 was made in based entirely off of Colts line of 1911s.

    The Government model has a 5" bbl (barrel) and a steel frame, unless it's a Lightweight Government model and then the frame is aluminum.

    The Commander and Combat Commander have 4.25" bbls and the Commander has an aluminum frame, the Combat Commander has a steel frame.

    The Officers Model is 3.5" bbl and aluminum frame (usually).

    And the Defender is a 3" bbl with an aluminum frame as well.

    Now, remember, these are all Colt models. And seeing as how Colt was the original manufacturer of 1911s they became the standard to compare all other 1911s to.

    Even though other manufacturers call their 1911s by different names "Ultra, Pro, Standard" or "Micro, Government, Champion" and so on, they are all pretty much "compared" to the Colts specifications.

    The Aegis and the EMP are closest to the Defender size of things, but the EMP is not REALLY defender sized, it has a smaller grip circumference.

    If you are looking for new grips to put on your EMP you aren't going to find them that readily yet. They are new and only Mil-tac makes grips for the EMP.

    Anyway, the only reason this is important to know is because most packaging of grips and other accessories use the Colt standard. Instead of listing every single 1911 those grips would fit on, it just says, "Officer's Size" or "Government" size. If you know your Colt standards, it will help you to determine if those parts will fit on your gun.

    My Kimber Ultra Carry, though it is an Ultra in the Kimber world, is a Defender in the Colt world and I look for Defender holsters and Officer sized grips.

    It may be helpful to know your 1911s size comparison to the Colt standard of 1911s but a good gun shop or supply store will also know the difference. If you tell them that you have an aegis or an EMP they should be able to direct you to all of the Colt compatible parts and accessories.

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    I've put Carbon Creations on both my Baers:



    They give a nice sure grip, but don't snag or "grab" your outer garment. Not a great picture, but they do have a nivce basketweave pattern to them, even in the flat black like mine.

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    Lima, Davidson's Monkeygrips fit the EMP as well. Here's a few pics for reference.

    http://lundestudio.com/1911s.html#emp-ldhl

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    Look at hogue if you dont want wood
    +1. very nice grips, you will have to change the grip bushings out though(included)
    http://www.odmp.org/

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