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Any opinions about Hogue rubber grips for a custom classic?

I'm looking for grips that have finger grooves in order to improve my flinching...this is my first 1911, after all...
 

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I personaly dont like them, the grooves are not where they should be for my hands. I dont see how they could help flinching. Concentrate on trigger pull and a lot of practice will help that.

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All my working guns have Hogue rubber finger-groove grips. The choice to go with a grip like this is a highly personal and subjective thing. Depending on how you carry, the stickier rubber can catch on clothing during a draw. These grips also make it slightly harder to readjust your grip in mid-draw, if you happen to have a less-than-ideal grip on your gun.

That being said, they are still my choice. Spend a bit more time practicing your draw to get a feel for the stickier grips. Once you can get the draw perfected, once your hand locks-in on the grip, you'll have a very solid, non-slip hold on the gun.

These grips are still grippy, even if your hands are sweaty. They also decrease felt recoil - although very minimally.

You'll either love these grips or hate 'em. There's not much in between.

No grips cure flinching - sorry.


[This message has been edited by shane45-1911 (edited 07-13-2001).]
 

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Thanks for the information. I have held a classic with the rubber grips and liked them, although I didn't have the opportunity to fire it.

As an aside, and this may be a basic question, but are they easy to install? I'm comfortable following the instructions to field-strip and can do that easily.
 

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Originally posted by Bacchus:
As an aside, and this may be a basic question, but are they easy to install? I'm comfortable following the instructions to field-strip and can do that easily.
If you aren't afraid of screwdrivers, you'll be fine. Unscrew the old, screw on the new.
 
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