Options for Compact 1911 Grips - Black?

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    Options for Compact 1911 Grips - Black?

    Any options for black Officer size 1911 slim carry grips other than Alumagrips? I checked VZ micarta grips and it looks like they only carry full size.

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    VZ does have the micarta grips although they for some reason are not listed on their site - go figure. I have them for a CCO 1911 that C&S made for me. So, yes they do make them. Go to Brownells -Brownells - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools -they offer the VZ Gator Back micarta grips in an officers standard and an officers slim. Looks like they have both in a blast black canvas and a black paper. I believe the blast black canvas is more of a gray color. Hope this helps!

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    I have ErgoGrips on my M9 that are pretty slim, and I know they make them for 1911's. Rubber on mine is fairly hard though, and they are stippled, so not 100% sure how your hands will hold up w/o gloves. Go ahead and check em out though.

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    Whichever thin grips you buy, don't forget you'll need to replace the bushings and screws also. I've got thin Alumagrips on a Kimber Compact and love them. I also have a set of VZ Gatorbacks on a Colt in blasted black canvas. They darken with age and have character.
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    Wilson Combat

    Wilson Combat sells Officer's size slim grips in both black and brown wood. They are supplied with the thin bushings and screws required to mount them:

    Wilson Combat thin grip panels

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    Check out Ebay thay have over 1000 1911 grips, anything you could want.

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    Check out Larry Davidson grips at monkeygrips
    I have 2 sets of his full size grips and will be ordering another set soom.
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    Monkey Grips from Larry Davidson, or Grips from MILTAC, actually, I don't think MilTac makes the slimline grips...


    And as previously mentioned, the VZ line, I prefer the 320s over the gator backs.

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    Don't mean to hijack this thread, but I also have been thinking about putting a set of thin grips on my 1911. How difficult is it to install the thin bushings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slimjim View Post
    Don't mean to hijack this thread, but I also have been thinking about putting a set of thin grips on my 1911. How difficult is it to install the thin bushings?
    Unscrew grip screws, unscrew bushings, install new bushings, grips, and screws.

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    The Wilson Combat slim grips are great and make a big difference.







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    Careful if you have an aluminum frame that you don't over tighten the bushings and slip a thread. Around and around she goes.......
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    Just something wrong about a Kimber with a Wilson logo...
    Don't forget a drop of Loctite on the new bushings. Brownells has a very handy screwdriver bit just for bushings, one for standard, and the other for thin ones. They strip very easily.
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    Maybe a little gun pron will help lure you to the dark side of Alumagrips! Love mine!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Unscrew grip screws, unscrew bushings, install new bushings, grips, and screws.
    Mine went more like this:

    Unscrew grip screws
    Attempt to unscrew bushings
    Try needle-nosed vice grips
    Pinch finger
    Curse
    Bandage finger
    Dig through box in garage looking for EZ-Out bit
    Finally find EZ-Out bit
    Attach EZ-Out bit to drill
    Approach 1911 frame and (........Censored........)
    Install new bushings, grips, and screws



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