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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.

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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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No scoop for me. Ironically, I find the upper edge of the scoop digs into my thumb.
 

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

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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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No scoops for me...I have XL hands......no 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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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.
 

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

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