View Full Version : 1911 compact grip fit question...

10-05-2011, 10:54 AM
does anyone know if the pachmayr american legen wood/ rubber grips will fit the colt 1991a1 compact? it says they fit the commander size, but im not sure if the colt is commander size, or has a shorter grip area? if they do not, can anyone point me in the direction of some grips just like the pachmayr's that will fit the 1991a1 compact? thanks!

10-05-2011, 11:13 AM
the grips on my colt 1991a1 compact are the same size as the Officer's model.

here's a link to some wrap arounds:

10-05-2011, 11:17 AM
awsome, thanks. i really like the wood grip panels with the wrap around finger groove rubber front section.

10-05-2011, 11:21 AM
the commander size will be too big for compact.

FYI: Commander and Government have the same grip size. However, the compacts (Officer's ACP model, Defender and the New Agent) have smaller size than Commander/Government models.

See also: http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=252925

10-05-2011, 11:23 AM
ahhh, just as i suspected... well, do you have a link to similar grips in the compact size? thanks guys.

10-05-2011, 11:30 AM
for grips on 1911's, I prefer the following 2:

Aluma Grips

VZ Grips