View Full Version : Who has tried Alumagrips?
24th May 2005, 11:52
Who has tried these grips, and what do you think of them? I am thinking of purchasing a set of the slimlines because the standard 1911 does not fit my hand very well.
24th May 2005, 20:19
Great grips - well built and look great. Put a set of black thin grips on my Springer Black Stainless loaded. I got the ones that are half smooth and half checkered.
One problem was that the SA grip screw for their thin grips were a little long. A dremel tool fixed it but you may want a set from Alumagrips instead.
Customer service is excellent.
24th May 2005, 20:28
Ditto on the previous comments. Put a set of the regular fullsize on my SA GI and really like them. Service and support was quick and very good.
24th May 2005, 20:31
I've got several sets on Commanders and compacts/officers and really like the feel and flat top checkering and the fact they are slightly thinner than standard wood grips.
Great looking grips, not too rough, good tactile feel but they are heavy. Check out http://www.alumagrips.com "Build a Custom grip". They now offer a "lightweight" that is hollowed out on the inside.
26th May 2005, 19:32
Who has tried these grips, and what do you think of them? I am thinking of purchasing a set of the slimlines because the standard 1911 does not fit my hand very well.I have several on 3 different manufacturer's pistols. They're a good choice.
30th May 2005, 09:36
I just got mine a couple of weeks ago and I love them. The ones I purchased were the slim line model & standard checking. Good fit. Fast delivery.
31st May 2005, 23:00
The feel is wonderful, like said above, not too coarse or too sharp. And they look great engraved. Here are mine, both from Gungrips.net (use banner above)
So none of you prefered the M1911.ORG grips, from Alumagrips?
Shame on you, they are contributing a small fee towards what Chris Lynch calls, "The Twins College Fund", LoL. There are about 10$ in that fund by now, so either the twins have to slow up growing, or they'd better plan to go to college when they are about 40 years old.
2nd June 2005, 15:35
I put a set of the slimlines on my GI45 and I love them. If you get the slimlines make sure you ask for the slimline bushings and screws. The standard bushings are too tall.
I put a thread in the "Thumbs Up" forum concerning their customer service. The people there are awesome to deal with.
15th June 2005, 15:13
Just put Alumagrip slimline black standard checkering grips on my CDP II. Got short SS bushings and screws with grips. Very good service, fit and feel.
15th June 2005, 15:47
Did you order those grips from Alumagrips? If so, what was the wait time til delivery?
PS - where's the pic?
15th June 2005, 17:11
I ordered them at alumagrips.com, I believe on 6/6/05, and received them 6/9/05. Mine are an in-stock item so they were mailed immediately. I also got the SS short bushings & screws, and the tools for both standard & short bushings. Can't make a pic, but alumagrips.com lets you see various models on different color 1911s, e.g., black, silver, silver over black, black over silver.
The flat pointed standard checkering provides some texture but no snagging or irritating points. Some say the alumagrips seem heavy, but they don't seem any heavier on my 5" CDP II than the standard factory double diamond rosewood grips (nice looking but too big for me).
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