SEE BELOW FOR FITTING COMPATABILITY ADVISE FOR SLIM GRIP MOUNTING!
Slim Carry Groove grips with thumb scoop for your Government Model or Commander. Manufactured from black G-10, a nominal .180" thick with the Ambi-Vertable option. The Ambi-Vertable pocket allows you to use the grips as they come out of the bag on your pistols with a strong-side only safety. If you have an ambi thumb safety, you can easily trim away the back wall with a sharp box cutter, opening the pocket up for your ambi safety. Features Beveled Bottom and exposed pin notch. These grips feature the thumb scoop to give your thumb easier access to the mag release button and reduces or eliminates the amount you have to shift the gun in your grip when you need to drop a magazine,
Fits Government Model or Commander (full-size) pistols
The Harrison Design Carry Groove grips are designed from the ground-up to offer the most useful combination of features for the 1911 owner who carries their weapon concealed. These grips are CNC machined from black G-10 composite for maximum durability. They are made by renowned grip maker, VZ Grips, exclusively for Harrison Design. The Carry Groove grips have a very light machined texture on the outermost surfaces, along with a pattern of five deep vertical grooves. The smooth outer texture is easy on cover garments as well as your skin when carried inside the waistband. The vertical grooves allow the skin of your palms to extrude into them, when you grip your pistol. The tighter you grip, the stronger the traction. The traction available from the Carry Grooves is easily on par with any of the "porcupine patterns" out there. However, should you need to shift the pistol to hit the magazine release, the pistol shifts easily, the instant you relax your grip. Try a set and you'll be a believer!
These grips have a nominal thickness of .180".
FITTING COMPATABILITY ADVISE -
There are basically two versions of slim grips, those made by Altamont and those made by "Everyone Else". The Altamont grips are commonly found on some factory slim grip installations on Les Baer and Colt pistols. They are also found in the aftermarket. The Altamont grips, screws and bushings are of dimensions that are not compatible with any made by "Everyone Else".
To identify Altamont grips, you can remove one of your screws and measure the OD of the head of the screw. Altamont screws measure .310" and "Everyone Else" screw heads measure .270". If you want to install a set of my slim Carry Groove grips on a pistol with the Altamont screws and bushings, you will need to replace the factory screws and bushings with either my HD-317 (blue) or HD-318 (S/S) screw and bushing set.