I was not planing on putting stag grips on this gun, VZ grips have worked great, but I put them on it, and decided I liked the look and feel. Also ordered an extended mag release, as this has no thumb groove.
Did you do the trigger as well, don’t see many block / straight triggers except on hardball guns.
Careful with the extended mag button I tried one and kept ejecting my mag when I holstered. A bit of careful Dremel work will net you the cut out you desire.
That trigger was done by Integrity Arms, I do prefer a flat trigger. The mag release extension is only 1/16" larger than standard, so should be OK. Or I can get a thumb grove cut in the grip. I think the extra 1/16th will be enough.
Not familiar with them, I am sure they are your local(ish) gun plumbers. When I was playing with grips and all manner of things I tried an extended as well as an oversize button. Both of them would pop the mag either on re-holster or sitting down in a bucket seat, neither of which appealed to me. I think I have both in my bucket O’ parts that didn’t work. I then learned about bringing the gun in for reloads where the muzzle was eye level and due to that rotation the mag button issue became moot as my whole hand had rotated. I think over the course of a year I relearned everything I “thought” I knew about running a 1911 and solidified a great many things which have not changed. I’m just glad it was on Uncle’s dime as I could have never afforded the classes that got me where I am (or was, I’m not in tune any more). That said on a bad day I am still better than most. As the song says “I ain’t as good as I once was, but I’m as good once, as I ever was.”
Got the new mag release on the gun today. Nice, a drop in 1911 part… Anyway, so far, wearing it in the holster unloaded with a mag in, no issues with the mag release. It is the Wilson Combat “Tactical” Extended Mag Release… Why is everything tactical? They do make extended mags for competition, which I would not want on a carry gun.
I don’t carry this gun often, but will try it around the house for a few days, make sure there are not issues with the mag release.
Not often you find a “1911 Drop in Part”. Put some Gunslick on there and smooth out the feathers and you’ll be good to go!