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Old 03-25-2012, 01:55 AM   #1
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Default Rubber grips for a 1911

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I'm going to acquire a mil spec 1911 in the next few months from a friend and I was wondering if you could recommend some good shock absorbing grips.

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Old 03-25-2012, 02:39 AM   #2
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I dont know about shock absorbing. But I have a hogue with the finger grooves on it. It is great for always having the same grip when you draw.

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Pachmayr used to make a rubber backed grip safety (and I think a rubber back main spring housing).

The idea was to absorb some recoil and still have the gip safety functional.

http://www.pachmayr.com/home/pac_grips_faq.php

http://www.pachmayr.com/home/1911-accessories.php

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I have a friend that wanted to change out his grips,and i happened to have a set of pachmayr grips laying around. "1911 on right"

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IMHO, recoil absorption is typically not that big of an issue with 1911s. Unless you've had a .460 Rowland built. Magnum revolvers on the other hand...
I stuck some Hogue rubber grip panels on my Springfield Trophy match.
I bought them for two reasons:
1. I like the "grippyness" provided by Rubber grips.
2. They were ridiculously cheap, and I'd rather ding them up vs. the attractive grips that came with it.
Try some of the different Hogue offerings. They are all pretty inexpensive, so experimentation is cheap.

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Is the "mil spec 1911" you're getting an all-steel gun?

If answer is yes; then, What recoil?

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The all metal construction of the 1911 is one of the great things about it, the weight and the balance is all there. JMB knew exactly what he was doing, Its like what heaven feels like in gun form. My 1911 has considerably less recoil than my G31 .357sig does, your decision in grips will have no factor in recoil.

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I really don't know why recoil pain would be an issue with the Colt 1911. There can be some problems with grip safety pinch. In that case you may need a "Beaver Tail". I often use a Colt with wrap around rubber grips to protect the guns butt while riding. Problem with rubber grips you are unable to shift your grip when drawing the gun. If you grab the gun wrong a smooth grip will allow a shift as the gun comes up.

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I really don't know why recoil pain would be an issue with the Colt 1911. There can be some problems with grip safety pinch. In that case you may need a "Beaver Tail". I often use a Colt with wrap around rubber grips to protect the guns butt while riding. Problem with rubber grips you are unable to shift your grip when drawing the gun. If you grab the gun wrong a smooth grip will allow a shift as the gun comes up.
Don't think anyone could have said it better
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I have Pachmyr Signature grips AND rubber covered mainspring housing on my carry 1911's. I like the secure grip that I get. I have Ivory and Coco Bolo on my BBQ guns.

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