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    PT1911 Aftermarket Magazines?

    Can anyone recommend good ones and where to get them online? Also, what about grips?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmbroker View Post
    Can anyone recommend good ones and where to get them online? Also, what about grips?

    Thanks!
    Regarding magazines, I like the Wilson ETMs or 47D 8 round mags, I think Cheaper Than Dirt had the best pricing on them, but I usually buy all my stuff from Brownells or MidwayUSA. They are pricey but they seem to run the best for me. I've also had good results with mags from Chip McCormick. Tripp Research Cobra mags are also excellent, but I don't think there are any other vendors so you have to order directly from Tripp Research


    Regarding grip panels/stocks:

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    Nills are nice, but way to pricey IMHO.

    I tend to prefer G10 composite grips such as those from VZ, Mil-Tac and Larry Davidson.

    If you want some sharp looking wood, you should check out Sarge's grips, Grips by Esmerlada and Ahrends.

    For other synthetics, I prefer Hogues for a 1911, I like the texture of them better than Pachmays, but for revolvers I like the Pachs, I don't know why exactly, but that's me.

    I had some "Ranger" grips (half checkered) from WoodGrips.com that we're pretty nice as well.

    If the price of the Nills didn't scare you, also check out Wicked Grips.

    I've had Hogues, and various wood grips and some micarta and G10 grips from VZ and Davidson, as well as a couple pairs from Wicked and I prefer the VZs.

    When it comes to the VZs etc. the micarta is somewhat porous and looks like crap when the get sweaty if they are a gray color, the black ones are OK. VZ also has a wider selection of patterns available, my next set from them will probably be of the Elite Tactical Carry variety.

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    Davidson (Monkey Grips) Red/Black Horned Lizard


    My Wife's Pink & Gray Box Elder Burl Grips From Wicked Grips.


    VZ Black Desert Sand Operators, a Christmas Present from the Wife Hence the Wrapping Paper


    My WICKED LAMINATES Bloody Basin Jasper from Wicked Grips

    A word of caution on the laminates, they are very prone to cracking if you over tighten a grip screw.


    VZ Gatorbacks in Black Paper Micarta


    Maker Unknown

    I found these on a rental gun at a gun range and was able to trade a pair for them, again these were for the wife.


    From left to right: Pierce Rubber Grips on Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry - VZ Black & Gray Micarta 320s on Kimber CDP Pro II - Ranger Grips from WoodGrips.com

    Of them all I like the VZ grips the best, they aren't outrageously expensive and seem to have the best fit. I really liked the texture of the 320s, but up until recently they weren't available in G10, as they are now available, I want a set but I am thrilled with the Operators, I was worried that they would be too rough on the hands, but they don't bother me and are very, very, "grippy"

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    Thanks!

    Again, Thanks! You have provided some great info.

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    Laser sights?

    Who makes laser sights for these guns and what do you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmbroker View Post
    Who makes laser sights for these guns and what do you recommend?

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    Are you talking about for a railed PT1911, or a PT1911 without the rail?

    For a non-railed 1911, the only laser I would consider would be the Crimson Trace laser grips. No odd levers, not too much to worry about regarding if they will/won't work with "X" holster.

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