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I want better accuracy out of my PT 1911 at 25 yards. Has anyone tried the Hogue wrap around grips? I shot an RIA with some sort of rubber grips the other day and was hitting much better groups. The fixed sights also helped.


















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I have used them on 1911's, and without. My personal preference is with standard thin wood grips. If the Hogues work for you, use them. They are inexpensive and easy to install. IMHO, handguns are like shoes, they MUST fit to work well. If you needed an insert to make a boot work properly....you see what I mean. And don't let fashion fool you. Sometimes the popular thing (like G10 grips) don't work well for everything.
 

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Have them on mine, work great. I agree with Fredward, function, not fashion. On my Caspian, I use skateboard tape, works great, thinking of trying on my PT1911.
 

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I have a Hogue on my Kimber Pro Carry and I like the grips much better than standard grips. Especially when I'm shooting a lot of rounds.
 
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I want better accuracy out of my PT 1911 at 25 yards. Has anyone tried the Hogue wrap around grips? I shot an RIA with some sort of rubber grips the other day and was hitting much better groups. The fixed sights also helped.

MY goodness yes!
I actually much , much prefer the CZ rubber stock grips with the palm swell.
they fit me the best but alas if its not a CZ then you are out of luck.
different grips ( as far as performance VS bar B que gun looks) it just depends on the particular shooter.
some like them some do not, generally speaking the rubber grips will add thickness to the grip, it offers better grab and softer feel of course.
but IF the gun isn't particularly recoil abusive I don't know that the shock absorber effect has that much meaning.
I don't care for finger grooves on any grip myself, but again you may love that.
best thing is to try to find weapon with them already on it and test drive it.
myself overall I have both G-10 grips and rubber grips about equally.
 
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I have the rubber Hogue's, and they definitely do help with grip and control compared to the basic factory stocks. The only problem was they're too "sticky" and would make my shirt ride up when carrying. But then i found the Exotic Woods line of grips from Hogue, and it combined for the best choice for me.



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Thanks for everyone who replied. I guess nothing ventured - nothing gained. I don't like overly tachy grips and the hogues look a little thick, so I am still debating it.
 

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I have the Pachmayr American Classics on mine. I needed something that was wider and provided a more substantial hold. They work quite well and fit perfectly. The runner finger grooves are a plus when your hands get sweaty.
 

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Finger grooves are great- as long as the grooves line up with your fingers. Like others have mentioned, Hogues tend to be sticky.

They don't work for me so I'm not a fan, but if it works for you, go for it.
 

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I have a handall on my Kel Tec and finger groove Hogues on my Ruger P guns. I tried a Taurus issue grip sleeve on my PT145 I just bought, didn't like it. It was too thick and didn't allow me to get to the safety without shifting my hand on the gun. Took it off and everything was fine.

I love the Hogues on my Rugers and the sleeve on my Kel Tec helps a lot. :D





 

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I have the houge wrap around grips on my pt1911. I love them. They do provide a better grip and accuracy for me. I have big hands. If you have smaller hands I would stick with the thinner grips. I keep a 6inch grouping at 15 yards, also have a compensator on mine so that helps. Lol
 

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Also my 1911 is my edc and I have practiced with quick draw and shooting, I'm very pleased, with an 8 round mag I hit 6 out of 8 rounds on target center mass. Of course, it's a paper target not a real life situation bit still not bad.
 

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Also my 1911 is my edc and I have practiced with quick draw and shooting, I'm very pleased, with an 8 round mag I hit 6 out of 8 rounds on target center mass. Of course, it's a paper target not a real life situation bit still not bad.

I have competed (sort of :rolleyes: ) in IPSC with my PT 1911... if you have a club near you you might want to go and observe a match. It affords the practice of presenting your firearm from holster and working on accuracy under the pressure of time and movement.
 

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I have them on quite a few of my guns, 1911's included. They work well for range shooting. If I had to go to war, I would want them on my hand gun. But for concealed carry or a BBQ gun, I prefer nice wood grips or G-10's.
 

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I have them on quite a few of my guns, 1911's included. They work well for range shooting. If I had to go to war, I would want them on my hand gun. But for concealed carry or a BBQ gun, I prefer nice wood grips or G-10's.
Why? Speed and function aren't as important to you as aesthetics in a carry gun? :rolleyes: And, you do know Hogue makes wood grips, right?
 
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