We got in a demo display from Crimson Trace. Dummy guns with the laser grip on them. Just to see if they fit, I pulled the 1911 grips of the dummy gun and put them on my ATI Commander. They fit perfectly and the all black grips certainly looked a lot better than the strange wood grips. We came to the decision that they are made of Peckerwood. But we can’t confirm that. The all black look worked. I had been thinking of going with a nice redish colored wood, but now I’m thinking of doing the blackout routine with this gun. Plain, simple, all black… I like it.
But do I want to do the Crimson Trace grips? I know Crimson Trace laser grips have some distinct advantages. Anything that can help you get on target – advantage. Anything that could keep you from having to drop the hammer in a stress situation – advantage. $250 tariff, not such an advantage. That’s a heavy price tag. I don’t know if I want to spend that much on this gun. This is not my defensive gun… it’s a project gun. A tinker gun. I might just do those cheap Ergo Grips plastic things. After all, I have a set of those on my SIG TacOps, and it actually does very well. The Sig deserves better, but still… the grips work.