1911 VZ grips

1911 VZ grips

This is a discussion on 1911 VZ grips within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I've been thinking about buying some VZ grips for my SA 1911-A1 and wonder if anybody has purchased any if so what type and how ...

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    1911 VZ grips

    I've been thinking about buying some VZ grips for my SA 1911-A1 and wonder if anybody has purchased any if so what type and how they liked them
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    I've had several sets and love them.

    I prefer the VZ 320s, they didn't "dig in" as much as my Gatorbacks, and I also have a set on my Hi Power that I really like.

    I kept the 320s on my Baer until I got some red/black G10 Hornded Lizard Monkey Grips for it...I think I need to put my VZ 320s on my Springer.

    I've been wanting some of the VZ G10 Operators, but that's going to have to wait a while I think.

    I'll post some pics shortly.

    Here were my black/gray VZ 320s on my Kimber PRO, the only thing I didn't like about them was that they looked like crap when they got damp from sweat or oil deposits.


    Here's my Springer w/ black paper micarta standard thickness gatorbacks.





    Here's Lima's Kimber wearing the slim gatorbacks. **Note that there's no grip material over the plunger tube**



    Here's my black paper 320s on my Baer.



    Here's my ball cut VZ Hi Power grips.



    Ok, last one...I think

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    Thanks for the pics i'm trying to decide what would look good on a SS gun kinda leaning toward grey/black or green canvass
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    Those grips look great I like the ones for the Browning, whats the price on a set like that? Do you have a web site for them? I wonder if they'll ship to south africa hmmm.

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    there is a website VZ grips and they run $75.00 plus S&H for the browning high power,the 1911 grips run from 55.00 to 65.00 depending on type
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    Quote Originally Posted by killabeez View Post
    Those grips look great I like the ones for the Browning, whats the price on a set like that? Do you have a web site for them? I wonder if they'll ship to south africa hmmm.

    VZGrips.com


    And as stated, $75.00 a set. IIRC Mil-Tac also makes HP grips, but thy run about $100.00.

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    Thanks for the pics i'm trying to decide what would look good on a SS gun kinda leaning toward grey/black or green canvass
    Check out VZ's gallery, for the stainless, I actually think any set of black grips will look sharp, or if your going with the gators, the black/red combo looks real sharp.

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    Thanks guys I'll be right on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by killabeez View Post
    Thanks guys I'll be right on it.
    You're welcome, you might want to email them regarding the shipping out of country before placing an order. I've always had quick email replies from VZ, shouldn't take too long to get an answer.

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    Here's some black paper on stainless... they looked great, but I like the feel of my Davidson 4x4's better.



    and this isn't stainless, but the Kimber has green/black linen slim grips.

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    JD, those are nice but they don't compare to Mr. Wilson's "stunningly wicked" grips. That description by Limatunes still cracks me up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy W. View Post
    JD, those are nice but they don't compare to Mr. Wilson's "stunningly wicked" grips. That description by Limatunes still cracks me up!
    Yeah, but they cost me a heck of a lot less than the pink grips did.

    I think I could of bought three sets of VZ 1911 grips for what I paid for those pink wonders.

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    Thinline Gatorbacks from Brownell's website. VZ website doesn't carry thinline officers for some reason.


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    I had the VZ grips on my 1911 for awhile. I didn't like them as they were too smooth for my liking. I have replaced them with Wilson's new "Starburst" grips and they are the best I've ever used.
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    I'm looking for a set that look cool but also have good gripping ability without being so aggressive they tear you're hand up after a couple mags,I think I might be leaning toward the "operator" model or maybe "Gatorbacks"
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    I like the Gatorbacks on full size guns, on the smaller guns, even the Kimber Pro in .40 I had, the Gatorbacks did get a little abrasive which is why I went to the 320s later on.

    On 5" all steel gun, I've got no complaints. I haven't gotten to feel a pair of the operators, but Bud White has some and spoke highly of them when I asked him for his opinions. The Operators come in either G10 or micarta.

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