VZ grips 320 ultra slim

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    VZ grips 320 ultra slim

    I just recieved my VZ 320 ultra slim blasted black canvas and their slim line screw/bushing. I went with the less aggressive 320 over the gator grips because I don't wear an under shirt. It is smooth enough to not irritate my back but still has enough texture for a positive grip than say a polished grip from carbon creation. The slim grips actually feel a lot better than the reg width grip since I have relatively small hands. Also since it is a canvas material, it does absorb some sweat.





    Compared to a XD-9 Service (note that the 1911 grip is rounded off vs the squared off XD grip, making it feel even slimmer)


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    Looks good!
    If/when you get to the range to shoot with them on, post back and report how they feel with recoil.
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    yep, will do
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    Very Nice!

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    Very cool looking.......bet it shoots as good as it looks. Range report needed.
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    Nice grips Mr. Skinny. I think the "canvas" is a take on the appearance. I believe VZ grips to be made of Micarta. Check out how old the "technology" is!

    Custom 1911 Grips | Handgun Grips
    Micarta is a trade name that was given to thermoset composites back in the 1890’s by Westinghouse. We chose Micarta® for three reasons:


    1. Durability: Micarta® has a higher tensile strength than steel. It is used in storm shelters to provide state of the art protection rooms to ward off the threats from tornadoes. It is also being tested to armor aircraft cockpit doors.
    2. Impervious to changes in temperature: This material will not swell, warp, or crack with changes in temperature. It is an excellent insulator against heat. Unlike other so called high-end grips on the market, ours stays cool and comfortable.
    3. Texture: When milled, Micarta gives a highly slip resistant surface.


    There are three basic types of Micarta®: Paper, Linen, and Canvas. Paper Micarta® is denser in color and thus more decorative. Linen Micarta® is medium grade in toughness and durability, it renders a good texture and intriguing appearance when milled. Canvas Micarta® is the strongest and the best in texture of the three. Pieces of canvas protrude through the laminate when milled adding additional texture to the grip. I personally like the look and feel of the canvas. It has that rugged personality and a definite A+ on the cool factor scale.
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    tt350z,

    not to thread hijack, but i just recieved my vz grips as well. yours look great by the way!!!


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    Nice review and very good job with the pics. Thanks for sharing the info.
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    Update:

    I used this gun yesterday in a local IDPA match. The smaller grip allowed me to get a much better grip along with the sanded down thumb safety that was giving me bruises in the webbing of my thumb. I was able to control the recoil much better. I have to say that I will be using slim grips for future 1911 from now on. My $.02
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