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View Poll Results: Best Grips For My Govt Model
Colt Grips 18 62.07%
Herrett D45 Grips 2 6.90%
Hogue Cocobolo Grips 9 31.03%
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Old 03-23-2020, 11:14 PM
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I was cleaning my 1911s tonight and, after successfully freeing my Herrett's D45 grips from a stuck grip screw/bushing (thanks to the member who PM'd me a tip), I decided to see which grips would work best for each gun. Inspired by bracebeemer's SAA grip thread, I thought I'd try a poll to see what y'all think are the best looking grips.

I'm going to do two threads, this one for my Government Model and another for my Gold Cup.

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Colt Government Model with Colt grips:



Colt Government Model with Herrett's D45 grips:



Colt Government Model with Hogue double-diamond checkered cocobolo grips:


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Old 03-23-2020, 11:44 PM
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The Colt grips look best on this classic Government Model - although the fit and finish of the Hogue grips is flawless.

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Best grips is a rather non-specific descriptor...in terms of looks then Stag or Buffalo horn IMO.
For function I'd have to vote for Pachmayrs. Since my 1911's are not my primary carry item I go with well done faux stag along with a front strap non-slip rubber piece that wraps the front strap on the frame to just under the grip panels. This gives a good grip along with a nice Stag look. Just my opinion.
But for what it's worth I voted for the Hogues.
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I really like the look of Double Diamond grips on my 1911ís.
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Best grips is a rather non-specific descriptor.
That's a good point. I'm more interested in appearance among the three sets of grips as I like the way they all handle.

Thanks for your input.
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I voted for the Herretts over the Colt only because of the gold medallion...if it was silver I would have voted Colt....but the double diamond looked great also....

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I don't get into best or greatest, but another manufacturer of 1911 grips I like very much is Wood Caliber. Whether they can add medallions or not I don't know, because I don't give a darn about that .

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I put Herretts on my first 1911 over thirty years ago and never changed them. In fact the my attention was drawn to the last Colt 1911 I acquired because of the Herretts it was wearing.
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I voted for the Hogue's but if I had it I would take a good close look at what John Culina had to offer.
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I have several for My 1911’s from Factory To G10’s and Custom. Some Buckeye Burls. I like the Top Factory Grips with Medallions on Your Colt.
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To me. Anything that mimics the old US GI 1911 double diamond patern.

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Edit. It's the same GC, but in the photo above it has an Arthur Ciener .22 conversion on it.

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