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Old 01-11-2017, 03:28 PM   #1
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Wilson Checkered Front Strap

Many of us have Kimbers that don't have a front strap and during warm range sessions your grip on the gun can get a bit slippery.

Our fearless leader Chuck suggested these to Marshall and JC last week and mine arrived today...

They're fairly easy to put on and the key was a hint front Chuck to put on the front strap and put one grip on first to hold it in place and then repeat on the other side.

I can't believe the difference it made on the two Kimbers that I installed them on and for $9.99 each I would recommend them in a heartbeat.

Here are a few places that sell them...

Checkered Frontstrap | Blue-http://shopwilsoncombat.com/

1911 CHECKERED FRONT STRAP | Brownells

Wilson Combat Frontstrap 1911 Government Commander Checkered
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Awesome, that's going to make one hell of a difference shooting your pistols. Nicely done!
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Yup-they are a great addition-I have 2 of them installed on my Kimber Pro Carry and the other on my Ruger SR1911-boy they make a large difference.

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Old 01-11-2017, 04:20 PM   #4
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Yup-they are a great addition-I have 2 of them installed on my Kimber Pro Carry and the other on my Ruger SR1911-boy they make a large difference.

Those look great..I was going to get the stainless for my PCII 9mm, but I'm having it Cerakoted back to all black like it came and it wouldn't match..
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:00 PM   #5
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I've had the checkered strap on my Two Tone Custom .460 Rowland for going on a year and I haven't had a problem with it and if that beast can't shake it loose it's there to stay.

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Holy crap Chuck, what a beauty you have there.
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Old 01-11-2017, 05:39 PM   #7
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I just got off the phone with Marshall, we were talking about my .460 Rowland and I told him I'd put a thread together on it. I'll have to dig through my pictures and see what I can come up with.
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That's Chuck's "Big Boy Pistol!"
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Looks great Marshall, I can't wait to install the one I ordered.
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:59 AM   #10
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I finally had time to install this WC Checkered Frontstrap. I think it's a great add on for $10. Chuck's recommendation on the installation was perfect. I'm very happy with the results and thanks again for recommending this product Chuck.
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