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So I went out a few months ago and put a set of MagPul grips on my Commander that are similar in countour as these from Hunteran on his Springfield.

All I can say is that after a lifetime of shooting my Commander with GI profile grips (other than a set of Pachmeyers with a wrap-around-the-front checkered strap which I used for 20 years) I'm really, really not diggin' the scooped out area that's there to "facilitate rapid mag changes."

Holy Mother of God, talk about one little thing totally dicking up your grip. I mean, for me it's a fundamental change that I'm not going to be able to make. I'll try another few hundred rounds out if it when I hit the range end of the month, but I'm also going to be bringing my toolbox.

Has anybody else had similar reactions to that big scalloped out section?


I have those on my Wilson and really like them. Do you ride the safety? I feel they improved my grip.
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Old 19 April 2017, 14:50
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So I went out a few months ago and put a set of MagPul grips on my Commander that are similar in countour as these from Hunteran on his Springfield.

All I can say is that after a lifetime of shooting my Commander with GI profile grips (other than a set of Pachmeyers with a wrap-around-the-front checkered strap which I used for 20 years) I'm really, really not diggin' the scooped out area that's there to "facilitate rapid mag changes."

Holy Mother of God, talk about one little thing totally dicking up your grip. I mean, for me it's a fundamental change that I'm not going to be able to make. I'll try another few hundred rounds out if it when I hit the range end of the month, but I'm also going to be bringing my toolbox.

Has anybody else had similar reactions to that big scalloped out section?


That does seem a bit excessive, I have some VZ Grips with a mag release notch but it is not nearly that large, with no adverse affects on grip.

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Old 19 April 2017, 14:53
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GPC, nothing on the safety except when breaking leather.

If it was a bit smaller, more like this:



then perhaps YES. But as it is it is just completely WRONG feeling.

Call me institutionalized if you will, but there it is.
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Old 19 April 2017, 15:32
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B 2/75 I find my thumb naturally rest in scooped part. It gives me a very comfortable grip.
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I have several sets of 1911 G10 and micarta grips. Some from VZ Grips, some from MIL-TAC, and other OEMs. Personally I like the MIL-TAC Grips over the VZs. The VZ cuts on the Operator II -Hyena Brown were a bit too aggressive, and ended up slicing my thumb. I have a pair of their original Gator Backs in Blasted Black Canvas micarta that are simply wicked looking and provide an awesomely me grip. Craig Sword at MIL-TAC made a limited run of Axelson grips for us awhile back that some members here have been blessed with.

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https://vzgrips.com/pistol-grips/191...yena-brown-g10

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https://vzgrips.com/pistol-grips/191...d-black-canvas

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http://store.mil-tac.com/1911tfbg10gripsblack.aspx
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I agree, do not like them. Tried them once.

I really like the Hogue Rubber grips on my 1911. Not as pretty as some of the Walnut and Cocobolo grips I have. But, they are not expensive at all, grippy and seem to absorb a bit of recoil.

https://www.hogueinc.com/store/products/1911-govt-model-black-rubber-grip-panels-checkered-wdiamonds/6784

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Old 19 April 2017, 17:32
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All valid points to consider.

Bob, have you considered just buying a frame with a rail and swap parts? just a thought.
If not get yourself a Springfield MC or RO operator both can be had for under $1k if you look around.
Ah, no. Another good idea. Building one has been a bucket list idea for a while anyway.

I was trying very hard to do this as inexpensively as possible, but as it turns out, that may be a moot-ish point soon. The HH6 factor will be changing as well. We'll see.

I kind of feel like the holster is a non-factor because no matter what, I'll need a new holster, whether for the add-on or a new gun. Really appreciate the thoughts here.
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Old 19 April 2017, 18:01
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If I can't get used to the MagPul grips, I'll go back to the Pachmayers...

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Call me old school, but I still prefer Pachmayers.

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Ah, no. Another good idea. Building one has been a bucket list idea for a while anyway.

I was trying very hard to do this as inexpensively as possible, but as it turns out, that may be a moot-ish point soon. The HH6 factor will be changing as well. We'll see.

I kind of feel like the holster is a non-factor because no matter what, I'll need a new holster, whether for the add-on or a new gun. Really appreciate the thoughts here.
I looked at the add on you linked. Unlike other add-on's this one would be a no go for me.

Meaning, customers have a times had to ship me lights, brackets and other things that needed to bolt onto the mold for me to make a holster. Standard holster drones/molds would not be able to accommodate this bolt on.
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