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Colt 1911 Left Hand Thumbrest (87c)
Colt 1911 Left Hand Thumbrest (87c) Quantity in Basket: None
Code: Colt_87c
Price: $58.00
Shipping Weight: 0.20 pounds
Select SOLID color ($10). Natural Ivory is no extra cost. For pearl effects, use PEARL option instead (Ivory = default)

Translucent/Pearl ($16 option). Do NOT select both SOLID and PEARL. (Pearl over-rides solid color choice)

Add a medallion ($14/pr):
Optional note:
Are you sending a tracing?:
YES! I want to assure proper size/shape. Tombstone is responsible for fit to tracing. Tracing will show hole pattern. **************************************
NO. I will be responsible if I choose the wrong size grip. I will measure my gun and compare to the listed specs. If I order a grip that is the wrong size or shape, I agree that it is NOT returnable. *****************************************************
I already mailed a tracing BEFORE I placed this order.
This is for left-handed shooters, for standard or full-sized 1911 Colt pistols and copies only. It has a sculpted contour to settle your hand in the same position every time, and is a little larger and thicker than a normal carry grip. Yet, the finger grooves, thumb rest, and trigger finger groove are not so radical as to be unusable by a right-handed shooter.

The grip is also suitable for a carry gun, as it does not have as much side projection as a palm-rest style "Bullseye" only grip and fits most holsters without a problem. The sculpted surface helps you get on target and hold onto the gun, and lack of checkering makes it easy to clean if dropped in the mud or worse.

Here's a little secret about smooth surfaced grips: after you've used the gun a lot, a checkered grip usually will show some dings, worn checkering points, and scratching that require re-checkering to restore. That's a lot of work and requires the right tools. You have to cut away enough of the worn or damaged surface to remove any dings and that means all the checkering in that section must be carefully cut deeper. But a smooth grip? No problem! Just wrap a little 220 or 320 grit sandpaper on a dowel and sand away the dinged area, feather it back to the countour around it, sand with a couple of grades of finer grit, buff and wax, and in a few minutes your grip is good as new!

Profile from rear The hole spacing is how you can tell if the grip will work on your gun (if you are not sure if your gun is a full size standard government-spec style in regard to the grip mounting and size). The hole spacing is 3-1/16 inches center to center, and the grip over-all height is about 4 inches.

If you measure between the screw centers, or from the same edge on each hole, and you get different measurements, or if your gun does not use a standard 1/4-inch diameter stud mounting with a 0.150-in diameter screw in the center, and a screw head that fits closely into about 0.280-inch hole, then guess what? --you don't have a standard 1911 Colt style design, and these grips won't fit. Otherwise, you do.

It doesn't matter if your gun says "Taurus", "Kimber", "Colt", or some other name, so long as the hole spacing is just as described above, and the gun uses the G.I. stud mount as described. There are many other guns that look like a 1911 Colt, and are patterned after it, but don't use the same kind of hole spacing or grip mounting: some versions of the Llama, Star, and Ballister-Molina (and other less known South American and Spanish brands as well) use a direct threaded hole mounting into the grip frame and usually also have different hole spacing.

You don't need to write and ask if these grips fit your gun: just whip out the old ruler, and measure the distance between the hole centers, and observe if your gun has two little 1/4-inch studs sticking out for each grip. If not, it won't fit. If so, it either fits directly or is easily modified for clearance of a right-side thumb safety (just use a Dremel tool and cut away the top back area so an "ambi" safety lever will work, if you have one).

Most sculpted target grips don't have a flat enough area anywhere on them to mount medallions. But these grips were made with a subtle curve to a small flat area on both sides, below the finger groove and thumb rest: you CAN have medallions mounted. The 5/8-inch and smaller sizes look best, but the 3/4-inch ones will work.

Left hand 1911 grips left hand 1911 grips

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Dave Corbin 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!

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