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What a difference grips make
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Rock Island 1911 45 Tactical. Factory grips before, walnut checkered grips after. Not just looks wise, but positioning wise, glad I went with less beefy grip panels. Got regular FS 1911 grip panels that needed to be fitted to my ambidextrous pistol. A little carving, a little dremeling and a perfect fit:

BEFORE right
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AFTER right
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BEFORE left
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AFTER left
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I just got those same grips for my RIA! Nice!
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6l6gc;70768 Wrote:I just got those same grips for my RIA! Nice!

Where'd you get yours? Pics?
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I got them from ebay for around 35 bucks. I'll get a pic tomorrow.
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#5
Looks nice on that color.

Are they thinner than the factory panels?
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Emptymag;70911 Wrote:Looks nice on that color.

Are they thinner than the factory panels?

Thank you! I know someone who knows someone we're friends with who works at Sarcos and he hand picked a pair for me as a Christmas present. They needed finished though (the relief cut for the safety bar and the ambi-safety needed cut in as well).

Pictures say a 1000 words LOL. The factory panels almost look like blanks to me: thick in height, narrow in width. It almost felt as if I were holding a broom handle for a 1911 grip. Notice how thick they are in the first pic by the mainspring housing pin, then see how narrow in the second pic from directly above:

Thickness from end to end:
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Note how narrow the factory grip panels are in this pic
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