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Hey guys,

I'm new to this forum and will probably have some noobs questions. I bought my first 1911 and my first Kimber about two years ago and I couldn't be happier with it. But in owning it, I have realized that I don't use the laser grips near as much and I was looking into changing the grips to regular double diamond rosewood grips. My question is Kimber's website doesn't necessarily say the length of their grips or what they will fit on. I was wondering if you all might be able to help.

Thanks guys for any info you might have.
 

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I have not changed my grips, but from what I've heard from others, the grips are pretty much interchangeable between other fullsize frames. I believe the Custom and the Pro both have full size frames.
 

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Ok, thanks. That's good to know!

I've been curious about swapping them try out how I like it but I didn't want to order them and have to go through a process of returning until I get the right ones.

Thanks again
 

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For the record, I have the Custom Crimson Carry and I don't use the laser either. But then again, it's not my carry gun. I'd be tempted to leave the laser on a carry gun, even if I'd put night sights on it. YMMV
 

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Well from my experience with it. My laser sight doesn't seem to stay sighted where I put it. I don't know if it's a problem of something I am doing or something wrong with the sights itself.
 

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When I play with the laser at the range, at first I was watching the red dot on the paper, which actually started me chasing it around like a kitten being teased on Youtube. Then I figured out that if I focus on my point of aim/impact and let the laser drift to that spot, it worked much better. Plus the laser is factory set for a target at 50'. If you're shooting closer targets, you can adjust the laser for the shorter distance. It's never going to make someone a tack driver shooter, but it will make it really easy to put rounds in a 4" circle at 30 feet if you have good trigger control. When the SHTF I may be too scared/nervous to think about proper aim/grip control. Red dot in the middle of his chest, squeeze the trigger. End of story.
 

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I will keep that in mind when I take it to the range. But from what I was noticing, I sighted it for around 10-12 yards for center mass but the next time I took it was around the bottom right of the paper at the same distance. Like I said this could be from my own personal error and never using laser sights on a handgun before.
 

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GunNut, welcome to the forum. Your thread fits better here then in the classifieds. Gary has given you good advice!
 

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Sorry about that! Could've sworn I posted in the correct thread. I'll try better next time. Thanks!
 

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois GunNut, as Gary already said Pro size guns use full size grips. I'm going to assume your talking about factory installed Crimson Trace laser grips. It's possible your laser is shifting in the grip, I highly doubt that your grips are lose and shifting, the bushings should keep them from moving around even if the grip screws were loose. Another possibility is that the adjusting screws in the laser grip are loose and causing it to shift. I'd give Crimson Trace customer service a call and explain the trouble your having, you can't be the first guy to experience this.
 

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Me Too!

Welcome to the forum from beautiful downtown Monroe, Georgia!!!
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I'm kind of like you, I enjoy playing with the laser grip at the range. It is really fun when there is a bunch of smoke and dust kicked up in the range and you can see the beam all the way to the target!! I, too, am considering the addition of a set of night sights. (See the thread on night sights for links to various types.) If I do that, I may change out my grips, too! I really like some of the G10 grips I've seen.
 

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I have a possibly dumb question. My Ultra CDPII came with night sights, I wanted both so I added Crimson Trace LG.
Why would you not want both modern sighting systems on your high dollar pistols?
If I am out after dark I turn on the grip switch but leave it off in the daytime to conserve battery life.
 
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I have a possibly dumb question. My Ultra CDPII came with night sights, I wanted both so I added Crimson Trace LG.
Why would you not want both modern sighting systems on your high dollar pistols?
If I am out after dark I turn on the grip switch but leave it off in the daytime to conserve battery life.
As the CT commercial shows, when the bad guy gets a laser in his face or on his chest, he quite probably will leave. Practical to have both.

Some say laser grips make shooters lazy in their technique. Others just want to change the look of the gun. I doubt I'll ever carry my Custom Crimson Carry as an EDC, it's just too bulky. So, as a range gun, I really don't need the laser. I'll probably leave them on, simply because the words Custom Crimson Carry II are engraved on the slide. A Pro or Ultra with laser sight would be perfect for a deterrent.
 
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