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    Need quick assist re: 1911 grips

    Might have an opportunity to buy a 1911 tonight, but don't want to buy anything I won't be able to change the grips on.

    Are 1911 Gov't and Commander grips mostly interchangeable across all/most reputable manufacturers?

    Specifically, the one I'm looking at is a recent model of the Metro Arms (MAC) American Classic, made in Philippines. Grips on it are meh, but I like the gun, haha.

    Thanks in advance!
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    There are so many grips available for 1911 out there , you will find something you like and fit with out any problems. From looking at pictures of the 1911 your looking at I'd say your have no problems. I have a Rock Island 1911, and it and the 1911 your looking at are both made by Armscor i believe. I had no problem finding new grips.
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    I believe the frame size determines the size of of grip panels. All 8 round gov or commander 1911's should use the same size grip panel and magazines. I am no sure if 7 round frames do or not.
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    Typically the "Standard" is Government/Commander then Officers/CCO?, then the high capacity, I think can be a bit more "Non-standard". And I could be wrong!!!! LOLOL
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    And the result! Heard lots of good things about these. Hope to take it out to shoot tomorrow.

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    The grips on my Commander and Gov't are interchangeable. Not so with my Sig Ultra compact 1911.

    That is a beaut!
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    Thank you!

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    Very nice!

    Generally, there are three types of 1911 grips. The 5" and 4/4.25" single stack typically take the same grips, 3/3.5" take short frame grips, and if you really want a challenge, try finding nice grips for a double stack, like Para or the RI double stack 1911.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valjean View Post
    And the result! Heard lots of good things about these. Hope to take it out to shoot tomorrow.

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    Congrats! I love the finish on that one!
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    Honestly, I'm surprised those grips led to this question. I'd say they are distinctive and good-looking, but I guess I could see how the fish scale design might not be everyone's cup of trout.
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