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Old 01-17-2022, 10:51 AM
Mad Anthony Mad Anthony is offline
 
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I'm about to get my very first 1911 pistol (sadly not from CMP) and it looks like it will come with cheap plastic grips that I'm planning to replace. I don't have it yet but it's going to be a pretty plain-Jane GI-spec pistol so I'm looking for grips that are as close as possible to what was in use by the military. Thanks in advance!

And here's the pistol in question: https://shopkahrfirearmsgroup.com/fi...ce-1911bko.asp
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Old 01-17-2022, 11:31 AM
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It has the WWII design plastic grips as you said --- look for a set of walnut WWI type double diamond grips and they do pop up here on the forum for sale from time to time.

wood http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread....ght=1911+grips

wood [SOLD] http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread....ght=1911+grips

plastic http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread....ght=1911+grips

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Old 01-17-2022, 11:33 AM
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You may be distressed to learn that many military guns had cheap plastic grips just like the ones in your picture. Every 1911 I was issued in the '70s and '80s had cheap plastic grips. I don't think the military put wood grips on a 1911 after WWII.

There are many nice wood grips around. I like Herrett's Stocks. The choices are endless.

For practical, functional carry, I have always used Pachmayrs.
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Old 01-22-2022, 01:50 AM
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Plastic grips were used on all WWII M1911A1's.

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I don't think the military put wood grips on a 1911 after WWII.
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Old 01-22-2022, 05:44 AM
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Plastic grips were used on all WWII M1911A1's.
Yeah, I meant to write after WWII began. Thanks.
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Old 01-22-2022, 01:00 PM
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Most important: don't toss the "cheap plastic grip" panels.
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Old 01-22-2022, 01:21 PM
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I'm about to get my very first 1911 pistol (sadly not from CMP) and it looks like it will come with cheap plastic grips that I'm planning to replace. I don't have it yet but it's going to be a pretty plain-Jane GI-spec pistol so I'm looking for grips that are as close as possible to what was in use by the military. Thanks in advance!

And here's the pistol in question: https://shopkahrfirearmsgroup.com/fi...ce-1911bko.asp
The "cheap plastic" grips are exactly "what was in use by the military".

SEE: http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=147622

SEE: http://coolgunsite.com/ (Click on ID PAGES, then click on GRIPS).

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Old 01-24-2022, 01:51 AM
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If you want nice wood grips, try Grips by Esmeralda.
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Old 01-24-2022, 09:16 AM
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Altamont Grips also has a good selection
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Old 01-24-2022, 05:30 PM
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Years ago I bought a 1918 1911 that had been rebuilt by SA in 1943 into an A1. I thought the plastic grips were dingy-looking
and replaced them with these walnut ones. As much as I liked them, they never looked right to me on a WW2 USGI pistol so I
switched back to the plastic ones.
These are virtually unused and have been sitting in a drawer for 10 years. If you have any interest in them, PM me.
Tinpig

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