Oversize Grips

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  1. Deadeye Doug

    Deadeye Doug New Member

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    Hello fellow 1911 fans. I am new to this forum, but I've been shooting since I was a kid, and now I'm on Social Security.

    I have a Kimber Custom TLE/RLII, a Wilson Combat KZ-45, and a Para-Ord TacFour. I would like to find thicker grip panels for all three. I have big hands. Recomendations please.

    Thanks,
    Earthman
  2. pickenup

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    Welcome to the forum.
    So, you have been around guns a month or two?

    I have the same problem with 1911s.
    I like a fatter grip than I can find for them.
    Granted, I have not tried all of them out there,
    but I haven't found the "right" one........yet.

    If you find a good one, would you let me know?

    Good luck.
  3. berto64

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    Welcome to the Asylum Earthman.

    Glad you found us and we hope you enjoy hangin' out here.
  4. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    To solve the "need a larger grip" problem, install an extra long trigger and an arched mainspring housing.
  5. TTUshooter

    TTUshooter New Member

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    I put on the Hogue Rubber wrap around grips on my 1911 and it certainly feels a bit thicker in the grips, plus the rubber helps absorb recoil as well
  6. polishshooter

    polishshooter Active Member

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    Yeah, I second the arched housing, Shooter....when I built mine back in the 80s, every "Well-dressed" .45 had a flat mainspring housing, (they still do, for LOOKS....)so I of course built mine, and it never felt "right" (I too have big hands and big feet like most Polaks!:p...)

    I used at first a Pachmayr wrap around rubber grip, and I thought that might be the problem too...

    I was at a show and a guy had an el cheapo supposedly milspec arched parkerized housing complete with lanyard ring for like $5, so I decided to try it...

    ...and that arched housing (complete with lanyard ring that I can't bring myself to cut off...:p) is STILL on mine after all these years and all those IPSC rounds...

    It made all the difference...along with cutting off the front "wraparound," and stippling the forestrap....I still use the pachmayr panels though....
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  7. Xracer

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  8. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Quote: ...and that arched housing (complete with lanyard ring that I can't bring myself to cut off...) is STILL on mine after all these years and all those IPSC rounds...

    Polish, The lanyard loop doesn't have to be cut off. There is a small pin along the lower side of the mainspring housing holding the lanyard loop in place. Drift out the pin.....remove loop. Just FYI.

    I have a box full of loops and pins if you ever need one.
  9. Pat-inCO

    Pat-inCO New Member

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    OR you can handle it in the easy way. Hogue model 45090 grips ($12) have a built in palm swell. Makes them VERY nice.
  10. Jeff.45

    Jeff.45 New Member

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    I'm 6'4" and have large hands also. I use Pachmayr grips, they fit in my hands perfectly, and were only like $20 off of e-bay. I had to take my ambidextrous safety off to use them , but I like the pistol better without them anyhow.

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