Over time, a pistol model changes size and shape. Depending on the manufacturer these changes can be minute or strikingly different.
The most common difference between models is the length and width of the grip. For instance, the 1911 comes in a full-size length or a shorter compact Officer's Model. Comapct grips are about 1/2" shorter and have a different screw placement.
|1911 Full size stag horn||1911 compact mother of pearl|
At Exotic Pistol Grips we personally research every pair of pistol grips sold on our site to ensure they are categorized correctly. If you are unsure about the model pistol you own, send us a picture along with the model number on the pistol and we can determine which grip will fit your gun.
We make grips in a variety of thicknesses depending upon the material. A Standard thickness is similar to factory grips. Thick would be 25-50% thicker. A Thin grip is about 15-25% thinner than standard.
Our 1911 pistol grips come with or without a pin cut. Some grips come with the pin-cut or can be ordered with the pin-cut at no additional charge.
|1911 with the pin-cut 1911 without the pin-cut|
Our 1911 pistol grips come bevelled or not. Some grips come bevelled or can be ordered that way at no additional charge.
Originally, the bevel was cut into the grips on the western revolvers so the butt of the pistol could be used as a hammer or weapon and would not harm the grip.
1911 without the bevel 1911 with the bevel cut
The full cut option extends over the tube of the 1911 (pictured below).
|1911 grips with and without the full cut|
Our 1911 pistol grips come cut to accomodate the ambidextrous safety or not. Some grips come with the cut or can be ordered that way at no additional charge.
1911 grip cut to accommodate an ambidextrous safety