Thumb Scoop Grips???

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by BCD 45, May 14, 2019.

  1. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    Hey guys. I just got into 1911's this year and have been ordering some grips to change out.

    My question to the long time 1911 guys is do you prefer grips with a thumb scoop, a super thumb scoop, or no scoop at all? I've ordered some VZ's with a regular scoop and a couple sets with no scoop.

    Personally I believe I like the grips with no scoop, I think they look better on the gun. I just was curious if this was a personal thing or if the majority preferred them one way or the other.
    It will make a difference when I decide to sell the grips I'm not using or if I decide to sell one of my firearms.

    Thank all of you with any opinions. BTW, I have large hands and prefer the standard thickness grips or even maybe oversize. Stoner CNC grips are .270 at the bolt holes but they will make them up to .300 thickness upon request for no charge. For those that haven't seen Stoner CNC grips, they make beautiful G 10 grips for $49.00 plus they'll make anything you request in any design. They will also install round medallions for $15 if you furnish them and will make your grips real aggressive or smoother if wanted. I've got 4 sets and Matt Stoner will do just about any custom work that you want done.

    Jim D

  2. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    No scoop for me. It doesn't improve access/reach to the mag release for me so there isn't any reason to have it.
    Plus, because I don't ride the thumb safety my thumb wants to slide into the scoop when I'm shooting and it messes up my grip.
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  3. Cop_Out

    Cop_Out Pearl Pimp Supporting Addict

    Feb 3, 2017
    No scoop for me. Ironically, I find the upper edge of the scoop digs into my thumb.
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  4. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    I'm agnostic on standard scoop or no scoop.

    Super scoops are a deal breaker for me. No to super scoops.
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  5. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2016
    I have XL hands and I run standard length mag releases. A small thumb scoop helps a little. ( I’m not a fan of slim grips )

    Do your Stoner grips offer support for the plunger tube? I had a set in the past and they fit poorly in this area.
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  6. Oldgunner

    Oldgunner Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2018
    No super scoops for me. Plus, super scoops will disqualify your pistol for CMP bullseye shooting (they're considered a "thumb rest").
  7. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade resident crank

    Mar 13, 2017
    Superscoops for me on my match blasters unless they have an extended mag release like a Wilson CQB, then a standard scoop.

    I dont like how superscoops look at all, but my 1911s get run in matches almost exclusively, plus I’m a thumb safety rider, so they just work for me.
    Last edited: May 14, 2019
  8. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    Standard thumb scoop for me.
  9. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    I have most of my grips made.... Standard specs for myself are: A bit thicker than standard, mini scoop if design allows it. 20 degree bevel on the bottom, unless its a magwell gun and MsH pin covered.
  10. Soundwave

    Soundwave Member

    Mar 26, 2019
    I just ordered my first set of grips. Moving to standard so I went with the "tactical" scoop. I can't seem to drop the mag without shifting my grip with a regular scoop and slim grips so I figured I'll need a bigger a pop with standard thickness.
  11. Whiskey Sour

    Whiskey Sour Blossoming Addict

    Apr 13, 2017
    I prefer no scoop and a slightly extended magazine release
  12. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Gentlemen, if one prefers to experiment with scooped style grips ,
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  13. Soundwave

    Soundwave Member

    Mar 26, 2019
    I wish they offered that many scoop sizes!! In the end I probably should have asked for a slightly larger one instead of the super "tactical" scoop. We'll see!
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  14. Bradd_D

    Bradd_D Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2019
  15. FarmD0G

    FarmD0G Member

    Mar 7, 2019
    I like them. I have a Sig XO with VZ grips no scoops and a standard mag release. Then I got a DW Specialist with scooped VZ grips and an extended mag release. To me the mag release and small scoop combined make a big difference. I don't have to change my grip during mag changes on the Specialist. I have average possibly slightly larger than average size hands.

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  16. BigJimP

    BigJimP Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    No scoops for me...I have XL problems reaching mag release for me.

    I don't like the feel of the gun with the scoops.....been shooting 1911's for a long time wnith standard grip panels...& I am old, crabby & set in my ways....
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  17. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    Sounds just like me BigJim.

    Jim D - BCD 45
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  18. Diablo

    Diablo When in doubt, empty the magazine!!!

    Nov 28, 2018
    I prefer triple scoops!

  19. Novak77

    Novak77 Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2019
    I'm a no scoop or regular scoop kinda guy. I've got bigger hands and think the scoop helps a little bit. Not a fan of the super scoop, I think they look silly.
  20. FarmD0G

    FarmD0G Member

    Mar 7, 2019
    Agreed. The standard scoop still has aesthetic and consistent Damascus steel look. The big scoops kind of ruins that layering.

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