I had planned to write a review of the LG-906 Master Series G10 Grips for Bobtail 1911’s from Crimson Trace but due to a mix-up, I received a set of LG-904’s instead. Since I have them here, I figured I might as well write an article on them as they’re very nice grips!!
One of the conflicts 1911 owners have always faced is having to “downgrade” the look of your grips if you wanted to add the functionality of a laser grip. After all, for many people, one of the attractions of a custom 1911 is it’s beauty. The last thing you want to do to is put unappealing grips on a $2K+ gun! Well, Crimson Trace has a solution to that problem in their Master Series line of 1911 grips. Available in Rosewood or G10, you don’t have to worry about about detracting from your expensive custom 1911 when adding the inherent value of laser grips. These are very well constructed grips that also happen look good.
The set I received from Crimson trace is the full size LG-904 1911 G10 Master Series version. These are front activation grips with a master on/off switch.
I won’t rehash my opinions on why you should use Crimson Trace grips, you can review that HERE.
The only drawbacks I have found with these grips are: when installed, your gun may not fit all the way into some holsters. That may be a bit of a concern for those who have also dropped coin and waited long times on custom leather. You can see this in the pictures below. This was easy to rectify on my Milt Sparks VM2 by simply bending the contour of the holster mouth slightly where the laser diode contacts it (not pictured). Additionally, these grips are a bit heavier and thicker than traditional cocobolo wood grips.
Check back soon for a look at the bobtail version of Crimson Trace’s Master Series 1911 grips.
Specifications from Crimson Trace:
Platform Master Series™ Lasergrips® Attachment Grip Replacement Activation Instinctive Activation – Front Material(s) G10 Grip Installation User Installed, No Gunsmithing Necessary Sighting Factory Sighted at 50 feet User Adjustable Windage and Elevation Battery Life Four Hours Battery Type 2025 Lithium Batteries (2) On/Off Switch Yes Laser Output 5mW peak, 633nm, Class 3R Red Laser Laser Visibility Aproximately .5 Inch Diameter at 50 Feet Warranty 3 Years on Electronics & Labor – 1 Year on Grip Panels Fits Model(s) 1911 and 1991A1 With Grip Screws Measuring 3-1/16 inches apart Wrench Size .028 MSRP $399