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Old 02-20-2010, 09:57 AM
Apex Predator Apex Predator is offline
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Taurus 1911 Grips?




I've read something about standard 1911 grips not fitting the Taurus PT1911. Can someone shed some light for me on this issue? Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-20-2010, 01:13 PM
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Standard grips will fit if you make a couple of minor mods and you don't mind a certain look near the front strap. But if you go to http://www.raascogrips.com you will see they have specific links on their home page for PT1911 grips. The differences are:
  • Grip screws don't properly fit the counterbores of the grip panel. Something about the shape of the Taurus screwheads. Raasco cuts their countersinks to fit the Taurus screws, or you can use aftermarket 1911 grip screws. They work fine.
  • Safety levers hit the top of the grip panel. Raasco makes a deeper cut here to remedy this.
  • Cut for the ambidextrous safety needs to be deeper. A common problem with ambi safetys. Again, Raasco takes care of this for you.
  • This last one is a bit difficult to put into words, but if you look at the pictures on the Raasco site, it's clear. There's slightly less curvature of the front strap of the frame on a Taurus than most 1911s. This makes the flat portion of the sides somewhat wider so a standard grip leaves more metal showing. Raasco makes their PT1911 grips slightly wider to cut down on the amount of metal that shows.

Bottom line is that their grips are drop in items, no mods needed. Raasco does have some pretty nice stuff. Esmeralda also has grips specific to the PT1911 if you want some really high end grips.
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Old 02-20-2010, 03:54 PM
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Perfect! Just what I needed, thanks!
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:03 AM
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+1 on RAASCO great products and fast shipping too !
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Standard grips will fit if you make a couple of minor mods and you don't mind a certain look near the front strap. But if you go to http://www.raascogrips.com you will see they have specific links on their home page for PT1911 grips. The differences are:
  • Grip screws don't properly fit the counterbores of the grip panel. Something about the shape of the Taurus screwheads. Raasco cuts their countersinks to fit the Taurus screws, or you can use aftermarket 1911 grip screws. They work fine.
  • Safety levers hit the top of the grip panel. Raasco makes a deeper cut here to remedy this.
  • Cut for the ambidextrous safety needs to be deeper. A common problem with ambi safetys. Again, Raasco takes care of this for you.
  • This last one is a bit difficult to put into words, but if you look at the pictures on the Raasco site, it's clear. There's slightly less curvature of the front strap of the frame on a Taurus than most 1911s. This makes the flat portion of the sides somewhat wider so a standard grip leaves more metal showing. Raasco makes their PT1911 grips slightly wider to cut down on the amount of metal that shows.

Bottom line is that their grips are drop in items, no mods needed. Raasco does have some pretty nice stuff. Esmeralda also has grips specific to the PT1911 if you want some really high end grips.
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