Slim line aluma grips

This is a discussion on Slim line aluma grips within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; How much do these grips help in concealment? I have a hard time believing some of the stories I have read about them being a ...

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Slim line aluma grips

  1. #1
    Member Array stgdz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Buffalo, MN
    Posts
    86

    Slim line aluma grips

    How much do these grips help in concealment? I have a hard time believing some of the stories I have read about them being a big improvement towards concealment.

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    Member Array windowman2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    75
    Had a set of these on a 1911 and I thought they helped a lot in concealment. Slimmer than the stock grips and not sticky like the Houge's The Aluma Grips allowed my shirt to just slide over them but yet provided a very secure grip. For me, they worked very well.

  4. #3
    Member Array LVLabs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    47
    Any slim line grip makes a big difference even if it's a small difference. When I first changed to the Wilson Combat slim grip's it made a big diff in the concealment for me, I was surprised. Took several day's to get use to how thin they are in my hand but now I think putting the normal size grip's back on would beak feaky thick until I got use to them again.

  5. #4
    VIP Member Array AZ Husker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Phoenix
    Posts
    4,245
    Here are a couple of comparison photos. They don't really show the difference, but it is quite noticeable! Both on Kimbers, one a Pro frame and the other a Compact (which has the thin Alumagrips!.


  6. #5
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    43,812
    OMO, but I think the grip length may be more of a problem for concealment rather than the minimal difference in those two grip widths...
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  7. #6
    Administrator
    Array QKShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Off Of The X
    Posts
    34,585
    Remember that you need to install special grip screw bushings to use the slim grips. Just FYI in case anybody didn't know that.
    Liberty Over Tyranny Μολὼν λαβέ

  8. #7
    Member Array TerryD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    354
    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Remember that you need to install special grip screw bushings to use the slim grips. Just FYI in case anybody didn't know that.
    They do, but they come with them, and only take a few minutes to change.

    I think they helped a lot. It doesn't seem like it would make that big a difference, but it does for concealment. For shooting I like that my fingers wrap around the grip a little more, just seems more controllable.
    "Nice grips, weird choice of etching" Rocky

  9. #8
    Mo
    Mo is offline
    Member Array Mo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Missouri, USA
    Posts
    247
    I have slimline VZ grips on my Gov't that are great. My boss has slimline alumagrips on his Officer's model though and they absolutely ROCK. They look good and make a flat pistol even flatter. I would highly recommend them to anyone who carrys any size 1911.

  10. #9
    Member Array PatP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Spotsylvania, VA
    Posts
    141
    Hey Husker,

    That is a sweet looking mainspring housing on the left, who makes it?

  11. #10
    VIP Member Array AZ Husker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Phoenix
    Posts
    4,245
    It was originally an Ed Brown smooth stainless Bobtail MSH, then golfballed by Chuck Rogers. Front strap has the same treatment. I likes it!
    Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Slim 1911 grips for comfort
    By alexcantslee in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: October 29th, 2010, 02:17 AM
  2. Aluma Grips / Pure Kustom Inc.
    By Pure Kustom in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: July 12th, 2010, 01:43 PM
  3. VZ grips 320 ultra slim
    By tt350z in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: May 11th, 2008, 06:10 PM
  4. Got me some Aluma Grips.
    By TerryD in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: July 11th, 2007, 04:16 PM

Search tags for this page

aluma grips
,
aluma grips review
,
aluma slim grips
,

alumagrips

,
alumagrips discount code
,
alumagrips review
,
alumagrips slimline
,
slim alumagrips
,
slimline alumagrips
,
vz slim line grips
,
wilson combat alumagrips
,
wilson combat slim grips
Click on a term to search for related topics.