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http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=528314&t=11082005
anyone have these on there full size 1911 :I am looking for a pair of grips for range use or target shooting only
I now have the double D Sa 1911 wood grips great looking grip for personal carry but I have small to medium hands and I find it hard to place my grip the same way each time ;I added the pearce finger groove which I like but it also adds a little to the grips making them a tad thicker ;I was thinking in sanding them down a little to thin them out.I see they also have thin grips but the bushing have to be change along with the thinner grips
any comment on the above link if you have them on your 1911????
 

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I have a set of these on one of my IDPA guns, and they give a very nice secure grip. Don't know if it will solve your problem though. You may want to consider a pair of thin grips. Several sources offer them. If you use them, you also have to replace the grip bushings. Brownells offers both the grips and the bushings
 

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You may want to look at this website. She makes some grips that are 40% thinner than the standard grips and she also has the hardware available to accommodate them on the grip frame.

Esmeralda makes some fine grips.

http://www.esmeralda.cc/
 

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Check Midway for thin grips. Last I remembered they were about $40 with the shorter bushings included. 44 Man
 

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I have the Chip McCormic ultra thin carry grips on my "Officers"size 1911. Makes a difference in concealability.
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Let me ask you a question ?
I see the bushing on my SA 1911 has a screw driver slot are the bushing screwed in to the frame?
will they remove with a large screw driver flat bit?
 

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The bushings are screwed in, but Springfield also stakes the bushings from the other side to keep them from coming loose. I learned this the hard way recently when I tried to unscrew the bushings from a Mil Spec just like I had done with many other 1911s. I stripped the threads in the frame in one hole. The other three were tough, but they came out without doing any damage. I have never done it, but you might want to take a dremmel to the back side of the bushing to remove the material that is expanded over the frame (inside the magwell).

Maybe some one else has a better method for removing a staked grip bushing.
 

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I personally have never run into a grip stud being screwed in and then staked, but your method will work, as long as the man operating the dremel doesn't get carried away, and take too much metal out. The stake will be shallow.
 

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Springfield also stakes the bushings from the other side to keep them from coming loose
I checked the inside of the frame I be darned to see any material from the bushing stake over on the inside of the frame .I would say it looks like the treads end flush.I see brownells sell the tool to remove the bushing just may pick it up before I start the job in changing bushing
 

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When grip bushings are staked, the back edge of the bushing hole is slightly beveled. When the bushing is staked, it expands into the beveled area. The bushing can't extend into the magwell or it will cause the magazine to hang up.

Get the tool from Brownells, its good to have. Its very easy to screw up the slot in the bushing. If it seems really tough to get out the bushing, you might first try putting some heat on the bushing in case its held in with locktite. If that doesn't do it, them its probably staked.

I have only run into staked bushings once, and it was just last week on a Springfield Mil Spec that had been converted to an accurized Bullseye wad gun by George Madore. Now maybe George Madore had staked the bushings, and not Springfield....I have no way of knowing.
 

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I wanted to see if I could remove them before ordering the thin grips.
I gave it a shot with one of my better screw drivers and I found one bushing on top walk out with a little pressure applied to the tool the other 3 were a different story.
I sprayed the other 3 bushing down with Remington teflon oil and used a blow dryer to heat them a little and they walk out with out any problems.
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=957443&t=11082005\
I was think in going with the above grip I do have a question before I order them : they are cut for Right panel is relieved for ambidextrous grip safety I have the regular 1911 thumb saftey will that show a big diffence as far as looks compared to the stock SA grips I have now.I also see the grip at the bottom are not beleved like the SA grips
 

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lonewolf5348 said:
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=528314&t=11082005
anyone have these on there full size 1911 :I am looking for a pair of grips for range use or target shooting only
I now have the double D Sa 1911 wood grips great looking grip for personal carry but I have small to medium hands and I find it hard to place my grip the same way each time ;I added the pearce finger groove which I like but it also adds a little to the grips making them a tad thicker ;I was thinking in sanding them down a little to thin them out.I see they also have thin grips but the bushing have to be change along with the thinner grips
any comment on the above link if you have them on your 1911????
I have them on mine, I like them.
 

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I use Chip McCormick thinlines on my Colt LW carry gun and they really help. I use Herrett Slip Checks on my full sized colt IPSC/carry gun. I also use speigel thin grips on all of my HPs and I believe you can get all of these through Midway.
 
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