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  1. blacklab

    2011 rimfire pistols

    Yes it is on a steel frame. Aluminum makes that much of a difference?
  2. blacklab

    2011 aluminum grip

    I'm not sure how I missed that one in my search but it looks like it would work. I'll give them a call and see if I can get one in aluminum. Thanks for the heads up.
  3. I've only had stock STI triggers on my 2011's and every now and then I run into a problem during a reload. I have to shift my grip to hit the mag release even with a paddle on the release. Sometimes I manage to shift my grip back a little too far after the reload and ram my finger into the trigger guard too far making it almost impossible to reset the trigger, I never do it in practice only when I'm on the clock. A few weeks ago I shot a gun with a long flat trigger and I liked the way it felt. I made it almost impossible for me to extend my trigger finger too far. But I also wasn't on the clock when I shot it and I didn't get to try and draw with it. I'm not sure if that's the answer to my problem or if it would create more problems. So who shoots a long flat trigger, why and how do you like it. Thought I'd ask before I buy one and it ends up in the pile of barley used parts on the bench.
  4. blacklab

    New shooter - Need advice on gun

    I'm not trying to hijack this thread but I was wondering why you feel steel grips make such a difference. The reason I'm asking is I'm currently trying to find an aluminum grip I like but the only reason I want to go with aluminum is because I always thought plastic seemed cheap. I never noticed a performance difference with the guns that I shot with a steel grip.What advantage are you gaining with your steel grip and what grip are you using? This statement hit the nail square on the head. USPSA is just a fill in for 3 gun for a lot of people I know, including me.
  5. I married for love and earned the money. This way would have been much easier, take his advice.
  6. blacklab

    2011 aluminum grip

    Just for kicks I found a plastic Airsoft grip on Ebay for $15 so I bought it to see how hard it would be to make it fit a 2011. I'll let you know if it works after I get it if anyone is interested.
  7. blacklab

    2011 aluminum grip

    I'm starting to wonder if an aluminum grip is worth it. The only reason I want to go aluminum is I'm old school, real guns were made of metal and toy guns were made of plastic. I've never had a problem with any of my plastic grips but I thought I wanted to upgrade to real gun status. Maybe Its not such a good idea after all. Maybe your right, considering my hands are like old worn out shoe leather and have been burned so many times I'm amazed I still have fingerprints. Maybe I should just stick with a plastic grip and do aggressive stippling like my other ones. If its not broke don't try and fix it. I just wish there were more options for grips for the 2011 platform. If I can find someone with an Evo with the extra sharp cut I'd still like to try it but I'm not getting my hopes up at this point in the game.
  8. blacklab

    2011 aluminum grip

    Your probably right. I think I'm going to look into the Evo aluminum grip with the extra sharp cut, I didn't know they offered that. Hopefully it will work out and not feel slippery. I just have to find someone who has one so I can try it before I commit to placing an order.
  9. blacklab

    Transitioning from open polyner to open steel

    Nice job on the Glock. But when you switch to a 2011 platform you'll never look back, they are night and day. Like Wvaughn7 said the trigger is by far better in a 2011. I would suggest trying a few different 2011's before you buy one. Different builds have different feels, comps act different, balance can be different, grips are different ( steel, aluminum, plastic) so on and so on. But when you get one you'll wonder what took you so long to make the switch.
  10. blacklab

    2011 aluminum grip

    That's still a little above the wife's tolerance level. $650 would buy me a week sleeping on the couch. At $840 I would have to evict the dog and sleep in his house for a week. I just couldn't do that to poor fellow, I like him to much.?
  11. blacklab

    2011 aluminum grip

    I found a place in Canada that sells them but they cant export. They are selling them for $1060. That's a little above my pay grade. And a little above my wife's tolerance level.
  12. blacklab

    2011 aluminum grip

    You are absolutely right. I can talk myself into $650 for a stainless grip but $1k would be a hard pill to swallow.
  13. blacklab

    2011 aluminum grip

    I cant seem to find one in titanium, only stainless steel. And looking at the pics I'm not sure if it would feel slippery like the E2. After 30 years as a steamfitter the feeling in my hands isn't that great anymore. The more aggressive the texture the better for me. Maybe I can find someone that has one that I can try.
  14. blacklab

    2011 aluminum grip

    That's what I seen to, I didn't think it would be too hard to mill the slots to match a true 2011 grip. I was also wondering if it would hold up. I handled a grip like that one, its nice but I didn't care for the texture. The best way to describe it is it felt a little slippery to me, its not as "grippy" a stippled plastic grip. That's why I was looking at this one, I think I would like the checkering better. I think it would be the same feel as a checkered 1911 grip. Cutting checkering into the E2 grip could turn into a small nightmare.
  15. blacklab

    Fair price for Steel Master

    Sorry my bad, I'm not very good at spelling.