Originally posted by GP229: What was it about the 1911 Target grips that didn't fit your RIA?
It's been a while so I had to get it out and try again. The primary issue is the screw bushings, which would be an easy fix either with new bushings or a little sand/file of the holes on the grips.
Taking the bushings off they fit much better, but it is just a smidge too tight at the very bottom back part of the frame. Looking at a 1911 parts diagram this is apparently called the mainspring housing. Again, a little sand/file or maybe a new mainspring housing (the one on my RIA does appear to stick out a bit) would remedy this also.
I am not really interested in hacking away at a $125 set of grips, or buying new parts for the gun, and if I did I would still need to get new mags with bumpers as these grips have the magwell. They also don't look as good on my polished nickel RIA as I had hoped. Overall they just aren't what I was looking for.
Thanks for asking, I was forced to learn a bit more about 1911s. These grips should fit any standard fullsize GI or Commander sized 1911, but may require a little fitting. These are the grips that are on the Sig 1911 Super Target and Stainless Super Target.