Originally Posted by austin92
This is my first 1911, easy on me now lol. What bushings are you talking about and what grips would you recommend? Haha
When you take your factory grips off, the "posts" that stick out on the side of the frame that the grips fit over are referred to as bushings. Those screw into the flat side of the frame. If you want slim grips, those will have to be removed and replaced with shorter ones. Check MidwayUSA or Brownells.
As for grips, that's purely subjective. I'd recommend Googling "slim 1911grips" and spend hours shopping for what you like. If you want something custom, try "custom slim 1911 grips".