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Hello all, I am looking for thick full size non beveled bottom aggressive grips to use with my Dawson magwell. I have large hands. 
 

Do the VZ grips come thick?

 

Any advice would be appreciated! 

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I would say VZ’s are slightly thicker than standard.  I use Operator II on 2 handguns and love the ultra grippy texture which more than makes up for the extra thickness need (I have long hands and like fat grips also).  

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If you like your current grips, but they're not thick enough, you can use spacers. 

 

Looks like several companies sell them or you could do what I did and 3D print some.  I was able to use the stock grip screws with 1.8mm thick spacers.  If I went any thicker, I would need to purchase longer grip screws.

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What I did for an STI DVC Classic 1911:

  - get a Hogue 1911 rubber grip

  - put a thin layer of epoxy on the grip

  - sprinkle a layer of silicon carbide grip over the epoxy

  - let it set

  - put the Hogue grip on the gun and see if it's wide enough

  - repeat as necessary until you have the feel you want

 

Gets a wider grip with excelent, well, grip.

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Does DS Perman still make his 1920 grips?  That's what I've put on single stacks with Dawson magwells. They're also incredibly light weight which mattered back when we had a 43oz limit.

 

The thickest Techwells also feel pretty good, but don't have flat sides and feel more egg shaped.

 

This thread recommended Hogue grips which look pretty wide. I also might try them if I can find a set for only $20.

 

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51 minutes ago, Kilrb said:

I just ordered a set of the Armanov's as well. I have some of the G10 grips and have had Henning on my CZ's. I prefer the Metal grips as well


Aren’t they in Europe? It doesn’t look like they make non ergo style either. I don’t really like that ergo look. 

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2 hours ago, G17fan said:


Aren’t they in Europe? It doesn’t look like they make non ergo style either. I don’t really like that ergo look. 

They are but you order through US site shipped from Europe DHL. Mine will be here today, I for the standard size.

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For perspective, I mostly use VZ standard thickness, for reference.  Operator II, Simonich Gunner, the Harrison grooved variant, etc.

 

I had some wood, flat bottom RoCo grips once.  They were thicker than thick.  It was like holding a baseball bat.

 

I think VZ is doing palmswell grips now too, if you want more than "normal".

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My set of Techwell grips arrived late yesterday. With these grips my Springfield Emissary is just under 45 oz.  Have average size hands & I really like these grips but have not shot the gun with these yet.    

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