1911 Grip Change - Which One?

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    1911 Grip Change - Which One?

    Got tired of the tri-color scheme of my Kimber UC CDP II. Decided to go bi-tone with black grips. Picked up some Alumagrips and VZ micarta grips. Which one? Can't decide! The aluma are more traditional and just a smidgen thinner. The VZ's are a little funkier, but still go pretty well.

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    I like the factory brown grips myself. Black isn't bad , but doesn't have the contrasting color next to the frame.
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    I like the vz grips myself
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    I like the VZ grips...but I haven't tried Alumagrips. Not planning on it since I like my VZs so much. Whichever is better for your grip/draw/comfort is what I'd stick with...so probably VZ!

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    I'm with rocky on this one. I like the woodies. However, if I had to choose between the other two, I would take the VZ's. The others look like they came off an old Walther.
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    As far as styling, the Aluma-Grips match the gun's lines best. Either one is clearly better than the stock grips.

    The VZ's clash... but shouldn't you choose whichever you shoot best with?

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    Cool

    VZ or Original Wood.
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    I like the Alumas or the originals myself..

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    This one is easy. The stock grips by a wide margin.

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    I have to say the stock grips also. They just make the gun for me.
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    You probably need a variety of grips to coordinate with what you are wearing at the time so you don't have any fashion issues. I stick with classic black because it goes with everything...
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    Favor Alumagrips

    I have thin Alumagrips on the two 1911s I use for carry, as shown below. The advantages I see in the Alumagrips are:

    1. Excellent adherence to my hand.
    2. Don't snag on clothing.
    3. Perfect color match to black anodized aluminum frame of gun (the Kimber Pro CDP).
    4. Very thin for easier concealment.
    5. Won't fray and discolor over time like micarta, which is a composite of fibers and adhesive.

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    Change up from time to time. They all look nice.Grips are accents to your gun's wardrobe.

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    vz grips
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    Stick with the ones that came on the gun. Far and away the best looking.

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