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Old December 17, 2017, 13:03   #1
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Thinking about a Laser Grip for my 1911

I am thinking about buying a laser grip for the 1911 commander model I use for CCW.

I believe Crimson Trace more or less is the market leader, but I recently found out Hogue makes a product as well and there seems to be a big price difference.

So I am looking for opinions and comments on experiences on both products.

The 1911 I use is not a high end, super snob model, I am more of a "blue color" kind of guy and am using a Zenith (Tisas) model that works very well for its intended role. I can see the 3 dot sites very well, but having recently added a laser to my Sar K2 45, I can see the value of the laser site under certain conditions.

Any comments good or bad are greatly appreciated.
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Old December 17, 2017, 13:15   #2
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"LG-401 Colt 1911 & Clones w/ wrap, no finger grooves. Front of grip activation. For Models: 1911 and 1991A1 full-size single-stack frames, including: Auto-Ordance, Les Baer, Colt, Kimber, Olympic Arms, Para-Ordnance, Safari Arms, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, Dan Wesson, Wilson, and most other 1911's with grip screws measuring 3 1/16" apart. Fit Notes: If pistol has ambidextrous safety, right-hand lever must be shortened to clear laser. Pre-shortened Ed Brown safeties are available from CTC, but must be fitted by a gunsmith. Technical Specifications: Beam Intensity - 5mw peak, 633nm, class IIIa laser. Maximum output that federal law and technology allow. Dot Size - Approximately 0.5" diameter at 50 feet. Power Source - Two #2032 lithium batteries (included); over four hours of on-time use and a five year shelf life."
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Old December 17, 2017, 13:19   #3
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These guys sell a lot of CTC and they give good deals.

http://www.gungoodies.com/cgi-bin/ez...y.cgi?9X329430
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Old December 17, 2017, 13:33   #4
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Darn...

I did not think about the "ambi" safety...
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Old December 17, 2017, 23:30   #5
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CTC has a model that works with a bobbed ambi safety. I believe it's their "Master series". I have the LG-404 on my 3" Ultra Carry (my CCW and main defense gun) and 4" Compact, and I'm happy with them. Works great, batteries last a long time, and free batteries for life (one set per grip per year).
I also have Meprolight night sights (I tend to go to the iron sights first, laser second). It's good to have options.
As an aside, the night sights really make it easier to grab my gun in the middle of the night! I always know where it is, but the sights make it an easier/sure grab (they glow great). JMHO.
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Old December 18, 2017, 03:18   #6
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Got a laser built into the rear sight, works great, my nighttime Glock.
Might look into those for your 1911.
And can't remember right off who makes them.

Its a Laserlyte, but from looking, they not sell them any more for the 1911???????
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Old December 28, 2017, 11:59   #7
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The need to change the safety for either of the two grip options has me rethinking this.

I found two alternatives I am thinking about.

https://www.streamlight.com/en/produ...-1911-handguns

https://www.recovertactical.com/coll...nt=31965832519


Anyone have any experience with either one?
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Old December 30, 2017, 20:53   #8
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Ok, I have several CTC grips and like them in general, Best thing is that they work with all my existing holsters. For Xmas i got the wife a TLR-6 for her Glock. I have to say it's a nicely thought out unit, still takes funky batteries and with her short fingers it's activation button isn't ideal.

With that said it's working well after 150+ rounds down range and when I tested it for illumination the 100 lumens gave reasonable lighting to ID anyone at the furthest distance in my house (17 yards). And the laser is clearly visible inside the house.
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