My New Slim Grips

Lately my most carried handgun is my compact Rock Island Armory 1911.

I have come a long way with this gun. I still call it "The Biter" even though it no longer bites me after a small custom hammer mod.

I also had a run of trouble with the gun jamming a lot on me. Even after a 500 round break in period. A couple runs to the gun smith and some new quality magazines and it's now several hundred rounds jam free.

Once it was running like a top I got a quality, inside the waistband, holster and I started to carry it a lot. It holds a single stack, 6 +1 of .45 ACP goodness.

My most recent upgrade is a set of replacement slim grips from VZ Grips. They are half the thickness of the original wooden grips, they look good, have a nice texture, they're durable and were easy to install.

--I need a range visit soon to see if it shoots any different!!

10 comments:

Laura said...

Rock Islands seem particularly sensitive to improper magazines. mine had a problem with jamming with a few cheap mags we picked up from the guys at KeepShooting Waldorf. with GOOD mags, it runs like a top.

Old NFO said...

Very nice!

Mad Saint Jack said...

You bringing it to Northcoast? I bet Breda will love it.

JB Miller said...

Yes. I will be bringing it to Northcoast! Do we have dates for that yet?

Anonymous said...

Pretty.

Mad Saint Jack said...

http://18wheelsanda1911.blogspot.com/2011/06/northcoast-blogshoot-2011.html

JB Miller said...

One thing I forgot to mention is that the slim grips require you to get the matching bushings kits. Even these are easy to install with the correct screw driver.

Make sure you keep the old grips, bushings and screws in case you want to go back.

45er said...

Gorgeous

JB Miller said...

Did I mention I love these new grips!!

Anonymous said...

dude. you should consider decaf.