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Old 03-28-2019, 01:23 AM
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Grip plates

I have a Stainless Caspian 1911 built in the late 80's.it has stainless plates with weights under the grips.I have not been able to find these at any of the top 1911 parts outlets.has anyone else had experience with these?it has Pachmayr grips.the weights fit into the openings on the sides of the frame.
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:43 AM
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The grips go over the plate
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:37 PM
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While I've not seen any made out of SS, somewhere I have a set of Jack Breskovitch Advantage Grip plates although I don't have the original thin wooden grips to go with them. Yours looks like a version of them.

I met Jack back in the mid-late '80's but haven't heard of him and his grips in many years. He was said to be the 1911 trigger job guru back then.

There is no such thing as a free lunch so while they help tame recoil they make moving from target to target more difficult.
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Old 03-29-2019, 05:40 PM
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I remember seeing pics of them in the '90s, but I think those wanting additional weight in the frame have gone to tungsten guide rods.
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Old 03-29-2019, 09:09 PM
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I am old enough to remember having a race gun with steel plates under shaved wood grips that I made AND a heavy guide rod AND 3/4" brass magazine pads. That thing weighed a ton but had very soft recoil. Guys would pick it up and think it had a loaded magazine in it when it was empty. The downside was swinging across a plate rack and trying to get it to stop on a plate - it tended to keep swinging.......
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Old 03-30-2019, 12:19 PM
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Just saw an ad for 1911 grip plates , maybe in the last American Rifleman or Handloader mag. Mentioned something about splinters in hand.
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Old 03-30-2019, 12:23 PM
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There were thick plates under grips to add weight, thinner "heat treated" grip liners to protect against blown caseheads in overloaded .38 Supers.

If you are putting yourself at risk of "splinters in hand" these days with more powders available and barrels with more attention to "case support", you are probably doing something wrong.
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Old 03-30-2019, 06:05 PM
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Thanks for the replies.the gun came from a gunsmith friend of my fathers.I got it from my dad.has the brass weight on the clip.is definitely old school but extremely accurate and very well balanced. Has a huge single port compensator that is pressed on a Wilson barrel.the grip safety bypassed,pachymayr thumb guard,Caspian race hammer.also have a Smith 686-2 he customized has a full length barrel weight custom trigger,hammer etc.also extremely accurate.Gary Bryant the Old Centurion.
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Old 03-30-2019, 09:36 PM
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Didn’t they call that super hand akin to super face.
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