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Palm swell grips for 1911

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Wed May 17, 2017 2:49 pm

I've come full circle. I started shooting 1911s with standard grips, then came off-duty carry and CHL. I switched to McCormick thin grips in an effort to create the thinnest possible profile for carrying. After having shot my CZ for many months now, I'm going back to full-size grips. I even removed my thin CZ aftermarket grips and went back to the stock factory rubber grips. They don't look nearly as nice on the gun, but they have a palm swell they feel great.

I've never shot a 1911 with palm swell grips like those from VZ Grips. Hopefully some of you folks have used them and can give me some feedback.

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Re: Palm swell grips for 1911

Postby AndyC » Wed May 17, 2017 3:25 pm

I've no experience myself with VZ - but the fullest feeling 1911 grips I've used (also when I was swapping between a CZ 75 and a 1911) were the Hogue wrap-arounds.
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Re: Palm swell grips for 1911

Postby RossA » Wed May 17, 2017 3:38 pm

+1 on the Hogue wraparounds. They aren't exactly palmswell grips, but they are thicker and more cushiony than others and give great traction. Even with my small hands I like them.
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Re: Palm swell grips for 1911

Postby C-dub » Wed May 17, 2017 11:05 pm

If you like a fuller grip why not just go with a Glock .45? Even the SF, that I have, has a greater grip circumference than my Colt GC with three different grips including the Hogue wrap around ones it came with.
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Re: Palm swell grips for 1911

Postby growlerVII » Thu May 18, 2017 9:37 am

Hogue makes a set of palmswell grips. Ive used them for a bit. They come in soft or hard rubber. They're great for range shooting and keep the pistol from twisting but, I've never carried with them. Now I'm finding the magpul grip panels are just right for me. They're not too rough, yet have excellent texture, they're thinner than the factory wood most 1911's come with (although not near as pretty) and the relief cut for the mag release is really deep, helping me change mags quicker.

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Re: Palm swell grips for 1911

Postby Charles L. Cotton » Thu May 18, 2017 1:27 pm

I found some old, I mean very old, rubber grips that came on some of my 1911s. They seem to be about the standard thickness (1/4") and they feel fine. I'm going to get some standard grips I like and use those.

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