New Grips = New Gun!?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Rezarf, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Rezarf

    Rezarf Active Member

    Dec 30, 2018
    Who else feels like you get a new gun when installing new grips!?

    I just installed a set of VZ Rosewood full checkered grips and tossed them on my old faithful TRP. Man, it makes me feel like I have a whole new gun. I fully know all else has stayed the exact same but man, it is crazy what a difference a grip change makes...

    ... so who's gonna confess how many extra grips you have laying around for the same reason?

    Pics to follow
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  2. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011

  3. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    Got several in a drawer... Love my VZ's.
  4. Wheels No More

    Wheels No More Long gone

    May 12, 2015
    Grips bah humbug nothing but stock for me. :p
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  5. charles68

    charles68 Member

    Jan 10, 2014
    A shoe box full of grips from 15 years ago to now. I would go thru about 3 sets on every 1911 before I decided on what I liked. Im now down to only 3 1911's but have this shoe box full of basic, plastic grips to Honduran Rosewood Burl that have no homes.
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  6. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    Sounds like a good reason for a sale !!! :roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro:
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  7. JNW

    JNW Well-Known Member

    Apr 19, 2017
    I just put a set of SGM XS Shredder Palm Swell grips (how's that for a long name) on my .45 Range Officer. I wanted something more aggressive and the palm swell sounded interesting as I have big hands. These grips absolutely transformed how the gun acted in my hand during firing. It moves less and I feel less recoil. I do care a little about how my grips look, but I am much more interested in performance. I'm odering another set for the PM-9 I shoot all the time.
    I've owned 1911s for two years and am close to needing a yard sale to get rid of my extra grips that I've bought and no longer like.
  8. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned

    Oct 31, 2016
    Installing new grips means I need another gun to provide a home for the older grips.
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  9. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
  10. firecatwilson

    firecatwilson Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    To me they are like wheels on your car or truck. Can make it, or break it. VZ's are a fav, but those knock off VZ's on amazon are beginning to grow on me. Love their version of the starburst.
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  11. charles68

    charles68 Member

    Jan 10, 2014
    Yep, sale one was in 2011, sale two is coming up. I also have this problem with my Hi Powers, got about $350 dollars just in left over HP grips from VZ, Esmeralda, Haken and Hogue.

    Karl Nill, ordered a set back in 2009. Weirdest experience as back then you had to go to their German based web site, row thru some language barrier issues and I will never forget they substituted the word "execute" for "submit". It just didn't seem right. Eventually got the grips in a sloppy, hand taped box with a return address of a live person who lived in New Jersey, darn peculiar. The Nill's lasted two months before they went into the shoe box.
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  12. ctdw

    ctdw Active Member

    May 15, 2013
    It can really change the look and feel of the gun.
  13. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

    Aug 10, 2017
    I prefer nice wood grips. Have a whole stack of Colt SCG and Delta grips laying around from replacing them with wood grips like these. 20190211_091548_resized.jpg
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