The VZ FRAG 1911 grips are a collaboration between our good friend, Ned Christiansen and Mr. VanZyck. Ned is not only is a well known Gunsmith / Machinist / Dreamer but an active competitor since the mid 1970's. The VZ FRAG 1911 grips are derived from one of Ned's front strap treatments, and it was only a matter of time before it ended up as texture on one of our 1911 grips. The large square cuts resembles a fragmentation grenade, hence the name. The texture gives you a comfortable purchase on the palm and the harder you grip them the more bite you get.

VZ's 1911 grips are designed to fit all of the most popular full-size (Government or Commander) 1911 models from Colt®, Springfield Armory®, Kimber®, Les Baer®, Dan Wesson Firearms®, and many more. Ambi-Safety cuts are available for all major types of safeties. If you’re looking for a grip to fit a compact (Officer’s) frame, please look here.


Frame: Full-Size 1911
Weight: 2.29oz - 64.8g (approximate)
Material: G10 or Carbon Fiber
Aggressiveness: 2/5
Color Options: BlackBlack CherryBlack GrayDirty OliveHyena BrownMilitary Brown, Steel GrayTiger Stripe, Blue Black, Ivory

Just like all of our other G-10, Micarta, and Aluminum products, VZ Operator II™ 1911 grips are custom made and hand finished right here in the USA, by Americans, from materials made in America, using machines also made in America.

*Carbon Fiber products are made using a blend of G-10 and Carbon Fiber layers.


1911 VZ FRAG - Full-Size Grips