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Posted: 11/22/2012 11:51:14 AM EST
For all the pictures of 1911's that get posted here, very few have grips with finger grooves.
I ran some old Pachmahr finger groove grips on my Springfield and loved them. For whatever reason, I just prefer the way my hand grips something that is notched out for fingers....I feel like I get a better, more secure grip.

Still....seems I am in the minority here.

Where is the love for quality, aftermarket, 1911 grips notched out for fingers?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:52:32 AM EST
I offer exhibit "A"...

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:52:49 AM EST
If JMB wanted the 1911 to have finger grooves, it would.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:53:19 AM EST
no thanks
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:53:23 AM EST
No love for the finger groove grips. None. Zero.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:55:12 AM EST
Tried them and did not like them.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:56:13 AM EST
The love is just in your head.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 11:56:35 AM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:04:26 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bomber46:
If JMB wanted the 1911 to have finger grooves, it would.


The same could be said of skeletized triggers and hammers, magazine bumpers, night sights, extended mag releases, extended slide releases, ambidextrous safeties, bobtail cut back straps, etc etc etc.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:11:12 PM EST
Go Hogue or go home

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:20:17 PM EST
I'm happy with standard grips.

It's probably a never tried\don't know what your missing thing.

Do you ride the thumb safety\high grip?
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:24:52 PM EST
I love the way a good Hogue grip feels, and have them for some of my range guns. They suck for carrying however, they stick to whatever you're wearing.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:28:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By macro:
I offer exhibit "A"...

http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy86/ricsha_69/IMG_0593.jpg

I use those same grips on mine.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 12:35:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:18:27 PM EST
I Like Em'



Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:22:30 PM EST
.....Its a lot of grip......I don't care much for them....if I could find something they help me do better I would be all over it but I cant find benefit in using them .......
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:24:31 PM EST
Don't care for them myself. If you like them, that is fine.
I prefer Keyes on mine.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:24:33 PM EST
I think the value of the finger grooves really become evident if you shoot a 1911 with a barrel of 4" or less. Anything full size and I'll pass, however I do have the rubber stippled-like Hogues on the 1911 I carry in my security job. It rides in a Safariland holster and I have no worries about sweat or moisture affecting my grip.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:26:58 PM EST
There's your problem, you are running them instead of rocking them. You get more velocity and ft/lbs of energy when rocking an accessory.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:29:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By geegee:
I think the value of the finger grooves really become evident if you shoot a 1911 with a barrel of 4" or less. Anything full size and I'll pass, however I do have the rubber stippled-like Hogues on the 1911 I carry in my security job. It rides in a Safariland holster and I have no worries about sweat or moisture affecting my grip.


This.

On a Defender sized, you will appreciate them.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:30:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By brassburn:
There's your problem, you are running them instead of rocking them. You get more velocity and ft/lbs of energy when rocking an accessory.



This is funny.

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:31:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 4:34:09 PM EST by SETXshooter]
Originally Posted By Ragin_Cajun:
Go Hogue or go home

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q285/ragin_cajun_photos/IMAG0221.jpg


I have that exact set up, except the Eclipse Target II, one of my favorite shooters. 200gr SWC over 5 gr W231 nets 8 shots into 2-2.25" at 50 yards. Mainly a competiton piece. Not a fan of rubber grips on a carry piece, too sticky.

Wes
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:31:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 4:40:37 PM EST by Lumpy196]
They always feel like they slow down getting a proper grip on the draw from a holster and I've never met a set that didn't prevent me from high-gripping the gun.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:35:18 PM EST
I have tried them, and heres my opinion....on a range gun, they are ok. Grasp the gun, slow fire a magazine...they work.

But they make it impossible for me to grab the pistol out of a holster and shoot quickly.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:39:55 PM EST
They are ok, I got a set of Houge finger groove grips for my Springer and they were ok, felt good, but they kind of ruin the super thin profile a 1911 naturally has for carry and I shoot just as well with cheap wood grips or rough Gunner Grips so I took them off. I just run a set of old non finished wood grips on my carry 1911 and they work great and add to the worn look the more and more I use them. No issue with finger grooves, just not my thing.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:40:24 PM EST
While I'm not a purist, I don't care for them. Give me good checkered G10 grips.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 4:54:47 PM EST
I personally think they look horrible.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:00:51 PM EST
I prefer them.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:04:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By Banditman:
Tried them and did not like them.


Me too. Went back to the mahogany that came on it.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:06:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By macro:
I offer exhibit "A"...

http://i780.photobucket.com/albums/yy86/ricsha_69/IMG_0593.jpg


The cheap old Houges make every gun feel good in your hand.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:08:04 PM EST
Had some for awhile, but then I got my first pair of VZ Grips. Now that's the first accessory I buy for a new 1911.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:08:16 PM EST
Rubber finger grooves on a 1911 are the first steps down the path to the Dark Side.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:10:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:12:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By TexasRifleman:
Rubber finger grooves on a 1911 are the first steps down the path to the Dark Side.

Finger grooves on the dark side is a whole different can of worms.

Wood grips with just a bit of checkering on a 1911 for me please.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:12:37 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/24/2012 4:54:25 PM EST by wry762]
A friend of mine has a 1911 built on one of those Safari Arms frames with the finger groove on the front strap. I liked it
and always wanted one. EDIT - his was actually built with a Caspian slide and frame - Caspian made them for awhile
until Safari told them to quit.



-Warren-

Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:17:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:17:22 PM EST
I have a set that I put on my Kimber when I shoot USPSA

For normal everyday carry, gunners
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:19:32 PM EST
I have them on my Commander.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:23:03 PM EST
Makes me cry every time I see those on a 1911.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:46:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 5:47:16 PM EST by Dragracer_Art]
In my hands... the absolute best feeling guns for me are a 1911 or a 92FS with Hogue wrap around finger groove grips.

I put a Hogue grip on every AR15 I own too.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:52:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 5:52:56 PM EST by bobbitybobbity]
Having little girly hands, I assumed wraparounds, like the Hogues, would make things worse, not better. But, after trying a friends' 1911 wearing them, I was hooked. They are slightly bigger around, but, they fit my hand perfectly. The only downside is the "sticky factor". But, as with all other bumps in the road, adapting was not difficult. In fact, I have the Hogue on my daily carry PO P12.

ETA: I agree with Art. Hogue PG on all 22 of my AR platform guns.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 5:56:49 PM EST
I rather like the grips that come on the Colt Defenders
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:12:16 PM EST
best thing i ever did to my defender was yank off that big ass piece of rubber...
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:17:11 PM EST
got the houge on one of my 1911s, dont really like it
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:25:04 PM EST
I dont care for them. they are too thick in my hand

I never saw any that the gooves matched up to my fingers. If you use them, you are stuck to that grip, cant get a higher grip if you like

They look cool, but thats about it I suppose.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:36:42 PM EST
No because they force my fingers to be spread further apart. I prefer my fingers to be touching one another.
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:44:13 PM EST
People can't just be content.

"Take the finger grooves off my Glock..."

"How to put finger grooves on my 1911..."
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:53:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 6:53:49 PM EST by J75player]
nice slim rosewood grips

they DO scare the bad guys
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 6:59:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By haydendavid380:
People can't just be content.

"Take the finger grooves off my Glock..."

"How to put finger grooves on my 1911..."


No, I hate all finger grooves equally.


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Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:04:42 PM EST
i suppose if you are too poor to afford checkering maybe
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:04:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 11/22/2012 7:05:48 PM EST by anesvick]
Originally Posted By TexasRifleman:
Originally Posted By haydendavid380:
People can't just be content.

"Take the finger grooves off my Glock..."

"How to put finger grooves on my 1911..."


No, I hate all finger grooves equally.


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Yep, same here. I've debated taking a belt sander and soldering iron to my Glock, but I don't like murdering resale value.

Just put some skateboard tape on the frontstrap and call it done. They even make clear if you are anal retentive.
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