Colt 1911 and autos based on the design, including short grip models.
There are almost unlimited brands and models of autoloading pistols based on John Browning's famous 1911 Colt design.
I can't list them all, since there are more than I could possibly know about, and more built every week it seems.
But YOU can tell if your gun takes a
standard 1911 full size grip, or a compact 1911 short grip, or some customized version that is not compatible with the
standard size grip.
Here is how:
Measure the distance between the centers of the grip screws.
If the distance is 3.075 inches (3-1/16 inch, aprox), with two 1/4-inch diameter stud recesses on the back and .280-diameter screw head recess on the front, and the over-all height of the grip is about 4 inches, then you have a full size 1911 pistol regardless of the brand. Any of the standard
or full-sized 1911 grips should work.
(You might have to relieve a small area on the back of the right grip if you
have an ambi-dextrous safety, but this is easy to do. You might also have to sand a little on the top of the left grip
to clear the safety on that side, if it is non-mil-spec. Also easy work of a few minutes.)
If the distance between screw hole centers is 2-5/8 inch (2.625-in), and 3-5/8 inch (3.625-in) or less is total grip height, then guess what? --your gun IS NOT a standard full size 1911! It would probably work fine with the COMPACT
1911 grips having that same hole spacing.
If the distance between screw hole centers is something else, of course there is no way that either the full size or
the standard compact 1911 grips would fit it. Check to see if another specialized size grip might have the same spacing
and measure the height, compare to the listings, and make sure what you have and what you are ordering for it.
For example, people sometimes order 1911 grips for a LLama or a Star or a Ballester-Molina pistol because these producers
have made guns that are fairly close copies of 1911's -- except, the grip frame is not the same and doesn't take the
same grips as a 1911. Again, easy to tell: just measure and compare!
If you have a Ballester-Molina, please leave this category and click on the Ballester-Molina category instead! The
1911 grips won't fit your gun!
If you have a Star or Llama that looks like a 1911, hmmm... maybe so, maybe not. Compare the grip hole spacing
VERY carefully, and check to see if the grips mount with the standard Colt-style 1/4-inch diameter studs or not. Some
models of Spanish copies of the 1911 use an entirely different method of mounting, such as directly screwing into the
frame into a tapped hole, and the screw holes in the grips might be a different diameter. It's up to you to determine
what you are holding in your hand, as far as what your gun might be and what grips it might take. I can't see it from
here, or take the grips off and look at the frame, or measure the distance between the screw hole centers. You can.
Para Ordnance makes some nice pistols that look a lot like compact 1911's. The grips are not the same and even the
compact 1911 version grips don't fit. Different hole spacing. Check it out before you order...save yourself the cost of
re-shipping. Just takes a few minutes, time well spent!
Please Note: I make all the grips by hand and receive so many orders that custom made grip delivery takes an average 45-60 days.
Stock items (medallions, screws, specials) usually ship within 10 days.
I can't promise a specific ship date, as it will vary with circumstances. If you can't wait, please don't order! I'm working as fast as possible.
Be SURE to read the TERMS of SALE page, so you KNOW what you are getting.
Always compare listed measurements OR send a tracing of original grip or gun frame.
Do NOT order
just by description, since the same model and make can vary in actual size and shape of grip frame! Do NOT send your original grips or gun!