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Old 07-20-2019, 5:45 PM
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Default Best grips for a Dan Wesson CBOB?

Thinking about buying my first 1911 really want a bobtail commander. Curious about the best grips available with no lead time. Any thoughts?

Update got some grips they look great pics in comments!


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Old 07-20-2019, 5:53 PM
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VZ grips are nice

https://vzgrips.com

I prefer the $20 magpul grips, personally...
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Old 07-20-2019, 6:08 PM
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The grips that come on the CBOB are great. Why change them?
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Old 07-20-2019, 6:22 PM
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The grips that come on the CBOB are great. Why change them?


I just always by a second pair for every pistol I have. Just for fun to mix it up.


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Old 07-20-2019, 6:27 PM
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I just always by a second pair for every pistol I have. Just for fun to mix it up.
If I were going to change the grips on my CBOB, I would get some VZ Double Diamonds.
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Old 07-20-2019, 6:49 PM
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I've been stalking a VBOB in duty coat on here and elsewhere for years. A fine choice. I just don't do shiny personally. I have shot an awful lot of commanders and owned a couple of nice ones. It is hard to beat DW CBOBs & VBOBs as far as value&performance/$

I rarely agree with this fellow above. But he is totally right in this case. Having shot many of these, The VZ Double Diamonds are excellent of you like a firmer textured grip.

Another option, if you like a rubber grip is Kimber makes a really nice, and inexpensively priced rubber grip for a commander you can carefully trim the corner off of with a sharp drywall or other knife.
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Old 07-20-2019, 7:05 PM
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The stock grips work fine. Even so, I like the VZ Slants on my Valor bobtail. I also tried the VZ Recons, but they were a bit sharp. I sanded the Recons down and they are pretty good, but the Slants work better for me. Nice grip for doubles.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:37 PM
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I must admit the original grips on my CBOB are very nice but I had Sarge's Grips make me a custom pair of real rattlesnake skin. His craftsmanship is impeccable. Expect a lead time though.

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Old 07-21-2019, 9:19 AM
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That rattle snake looks pretty cool.

Since the Cbob is my usual ccw, I went with thin alumagrips.
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I found the stock grips on my CBOB slippery when shooting at an indoor range cooled by a swamp cooler, which made my hands sweaty. I just ordered a set of grips from Harrison Design that are made by VZ. I have them on another 1911 and really like the way the grooves help the grip without being too aggressive. Same price as VZ.

https://shop.harrisoncustom.com/hd-3...-grips-bobtail
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Old 07-22-2019, 7:37 AM
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I found the stock grips on my CBOB slippery when shooting at an indoor range cooled by a swamp cooler, which made my hands sweaty. I just ordered a set of grips from Harrison Design that are made by VZ. I have them on another 1911 and really like the way the grooves help the grip without being too aggressive. Same price as VZ.



https://shop.harrisoncustom.com/hd-3...-grips-bobtail


Wow I like the grips look great!


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Old 07-22-2019, 7:40 AM
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Ended up with these Aboyna Burl grips. Random eBay find. Iíll post pics after I dros the pistol ha ha. Gonna get some thin aluminum grips too.


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The grips that come on the CBOB are great. Why change them?
^^^ This. Can't go wrong with a nice set of Cocobolos.
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Old 07-29-2019, 8:46 PM
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These ended up working out perfectly! Amboyna Burl starburst grips found them on eBay. Now I just need to DROS the pistol ha ha.


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Loving the VZ grips on mine. Needed to change from the factory cocobolo due the hot temperature in the desert. Added traction helps with sweaty palms.
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Old 08-06-2019, 1:50 PM
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Those VZ grips are bad...


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Old 08-06-2019, 5:22 PM
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I got VZ Operator IIs for my CBOB and they bite your hand pretty good....maybe too good but since I'm not a crybaby I power through.....no blood loss. haha
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Old 08-17-2019, 3:00 PM
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Grips came out great no regrets!




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Old 08-17-2019, 5:14 PM
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Iím so stoked! My first 1911 and 45 ACP handgun! Bang bang.


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These ended up working out perfectly! Amboyna Burl starburst grips found them on eBay. Now I just need to DROS the pistol ha ha.

I've heard of many folks buying ammo for a gun they don't have... yet. First time I've heard of buying grips before the gun.

I'm guilty of the ammo part, but not the grips.

PS: Great looking grips. Hope they feel as nice as they look.
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First for me. Just bought grips last week for a gun I dont own. Lol
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Old 08-17-2019, 7:03 PM
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I've heard of many folks buying ammo for a gun they don't have... yet. First time I've heard of buying grips before the gun.

I'm guilty of the ammo part, but not the grips.

PS: Great looking grips. Hope they feel as nice as they look.

I had actually purchased the pistol I just had to wait for the gun to be shipped to my FFL then 10 day wait period. Admittedly I have done that before thought.


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You can buy any G10 grips and sand or Dremel off the lower back corner off to make it a Bobtail grip. So as a result your choices are wide open.
A wood grip set usually would have to get a new coat of something clear and shiny if you sanded on them.
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You can buy any G10 grips and sand or Dremel off the lower back corner off to make it a Bobtail grip. So as a result your choices are wide open.
That's what I did for my CBOB. Took an extra set of VZ thin grips, cut the corners and then dragged them over 600 grit emory paper to form bevels. -And they can still be used on standard pistols without looking strange.
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Vz operator 2 slim with scoop and slim bushings.
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Loving the VZ grips on mine. Needed to change from the factory cocobolo due the hot temperature in the desert. Added traction helps with sweaty palms.






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did you buy these or modify them?
they look very good
a nice fit for the frame lines
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They were an eBay purchase. Iím very impressed.


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