1911 grip recomendation

1911 grip recomendation

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    1911 grip recomendation

    I am planning to carry my 1911's more this winter. The grips on the one I'll carry the most are full checkered rubber grips that rub/imprint on my spare tire. My other one is a mostly safe queen, engraved with smooth grips. It is much more comfortable to carry but a little slick. Is there a happy medium between smooth and fully checkered grips that offer a better grip surface yet is easier on the sidewall of my spare tire? Thanks in advance.

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    This might be the perfect reason to use a set of Pachmyers. Otherwise wear an undershirt. Even an A-shirt/tank top/wife beater type works well.
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    Thin grips that are checkered work for me.
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    I find a "wife-beater" t-shirt helps prevent an uncomfortable rub whether I carry a 1911 or any other gun. Works for IWB or OWB for me. YMMV.
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    I carry a 5" 1911 year around on my belt. In the winter, I wear a T-shirt under my untucked shirt. In the summer, I wear a very thin A-shirt under my untucked shirt. I prefer smooth wood grips for concealed carry. The rubber grips or checkered wood and plastic grips tend to hang up or bunch up my shirt more than the smooth wood grips.
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    I am a sucker for burl grips, even with a smooth finish these are easy to hold on. If they are too slick a slight touch up with 000 steel wool will give them a better grip without removing too much finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodmaker View Post
    I am planning to carry my 1911's more this winter. The grips on the one I'll carry the most are full checkered rubber grips that rub/imprint on my spare tire. My other one is a mostly safe queen, engraved with smooth grips. It is much more comfortable to carry but a little slick. Is there a happy medium between smooth and fully checkered grips that offer a better grip surface yet is easier on the sidewall of my spare tire? Thanks in advance.
    The ones that came with my Colt. Wood.
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    Most of my aftermarket grips come from Sarge's Grips.

    https://thefinergrain.com/


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    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    Most of my aftermarket grips come from Sarge's Grips.

    https://thefinergrain.com/


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    Quote Originally Posted by idodishez View Post
    Hi. My name is Charlie and I'm addicted to 1911's.
    As for as addictions go, that's one I don't mind copying.
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    Every 1911 I have still has its original grips. For carry, I think I favor the G10 VZ's that came on the Dan Wessons:

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    Slim profile, just the right texture, and they're pretty resistant to moisture & sweat.

    YMMV
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    One does not simply "wear an undershirt" in Corpus in the summer.

    I lightly sanded the sharp edges of my Glock 19 grip so it wouldn't rub up my skin.
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    I reckon I will have to get used to smooth grips. Too hot for undershirts. Not as far south is Corpus but one of the side effects of the spare tire is that I run a little hot. Rarely need more than a windbreaker.

    Those grips from the finer grain are sweet!

    Thanks guys.
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    You can put the "grippy" grip panel on one side and the smooth grip on your skin side.

    They won't match but, (then again...) who's looking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    You can put the "grippy" grip panel on one side and the smooth grip on your skin side.

    They won't match but, (then again...) who's looking?
    That ain't the worst logic in the world. Like putting the good rims/wheels on one side of the car cause how many people will see all four? haha
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