1911 Grip Change - Which One?

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    I've got the same grips as AZ Husker - blasted canvas VZs. I like the look of ivory, and I've got a set of those. But they don't offer any grip. I like the look of wood - I've got some checkered cocobolos. But they are slippery if my hands are sweaty or they get wet. The VZs are perfect all the time - clothes don't stick to them, but hands do. I haven't tried Alumagrips but it would seem that they would also be slippery when sweaty/wet. Maybe that's not the case - you already have some so it should be pretty easy to decide whats going to work best for you. Then again if you're asking about VZs maybe you should just buy some anyhow, and scratch that itch. Just my $0.02

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    Those pics are all of my gun, so I have all three to do testing. However, I'm thinking I like the VZ's better and may ship the Aluma's back. They're nice, but the design is a little too stodgy. I like classic, but they just don't seem "right". They stick nice now, but after a little wear, I too think they would become slick.

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    If you like the black, go for the gusto and get some Crimson Trace grips. The 1911 models are supposed to be quite good.

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    Hogue aluminum grips

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustynuts View Post
    However, I'm thinking I like the VZ's better and may ship the Aluma's back. They're nice, but the design is a little too stodgy.
    Not all aluminum grips are stodgy. Take a look at Hogue's line of aluminum grips:

    Hogue aluminum 1911 grips



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    Not all Alumagrips are stodgy either...
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    Sorry, I'm just not liking the edge treatment on the Aluma's. I like the traditional double diamond of the Hogue's though. Are those slimline, or normal thickness?

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    Hogue aluminum

    Quote Originally Posted by Rustynuts View Post
    I like the traditional double diamond of the Hogue's though. Are those slimline, or normal thickness?
    I have searched the Hogue website and can't determine if the aluminum 1911 grips are slim or normal. I think you'd have to call their customer service number and ask.
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    If you didn't have to change the bushings, they're standard thickness.
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