Ascend™ 1911 Scales

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Ascend™ 1911 Scales - CNC machined out of premium G10 material and featuring the same Honeycomb texture as our patented RailScales. We threw out the traditional 1911 grip model and designed Ascend scales to melt into the frame and cover more area, redefining how grips should fit your 1911. Our 1911 hand grips break the 100+ year old grip profile that other companies settle for. While design and innovation has progressed considerably on the 1911, the grip scale area has been left untouched and overlooked. Each set of 1911 grips includes our custom 416 stainless screws that have been heat treated and black oxidized.

If your ambidextrous safety is a "legless" style, like the Nighthawk or Ed Brown, you may run the Single Safety option. If your ambidextrous safety has a "leg," you need the Ambidextrous option.

FitmentBecause of the additional frame coverage, our 1911 slim grips ride very close to the front and rear of the frame. Due to the frame and front strap texturing variations from every manufacturer, there is a small possibility our grips may slightly over hang. If this occurs, you may return them for a full refund. Our magwell cut is a hybrid of a flat bottom and chamfer, allowing for a great look whether you are using a magwell or not. They will match Nighthawk mainspring housing magwells perfectly.

Ambi Safety model: Due to the numerous makes and versions of ambi-safeties on the market, minor fitment may be required for proper operation. This can be done with a file or sandpaper, then re-oil with WD40 to bring the G10 back to a rich black.

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  • Fits full-size government 1911 single or ambidextrous safety
  • Hybrid magwell cut fits standard size grip bushings
  • Compared to traditional 1911 grips: 25% lighter 80% thinner edge 65% thinner top shelf 10% more frame coverage 20% more surface area
  • Includes Allen wrench
  • Thickness: 0.260"
  • Material: FR4
  • Color: Black FR4®
  • Fastener: US Made 416 Stainless Steel Fasteners w/ Black Oxide Finish



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  • 5
    Amazing grips, provide great grip and look killer!

    Posted by James on Mar 9th 2022

    Please make these in Carbon Fiber.

  • 5
    Ascend 1911 grip scales - honeycomb

    Posted by CP on Dec 27th 2021

    I highly recommend the Railscales Ascend (honeycomb) grip scales, as everything about the product exceeded my expectations. The packaging is very professional. The scales themsleves are superior to the competition in design, quality and fit. The scales have a slightly different profile that creates a better contact area for your hands. The G-10 material feels "better" than the stock grip scales that came on my Dan Wesson Specialist. The stock grip scales felt like "plastic", whereas the Railscales feel better. Similiar to grabbing a fake leather wrapped steering wheel vs. a top grain leather wrapped steering wheel. There is simply a different feel and experience with a higher quality product. In addition, the Railscales made a huge aesthetic improvement. I ordered the ambi safety version and they fit my 2021 Dan Wesson Speciality without any modificaitons. Amazing product!

  • 5
    Great fit, great texture

    Posted by Phillip VanderZee on Nov 15th 2021

    I recently acquired one of my dream 1911's, a Springfield Armory TRP Full rail. I got it used, and it already had a pair of Railscales grips. Great quality, but the Honeycomb texture was a little sharp for my girly hands without gloves. So I ordered the Minidot grips instead. On removal, the Honeycomb grips showed no sign of having to be fitted. They were nice and tight, but not overly so. The new Minidot grips went on much the same. No fitting necessary, no wobble, and great texture. Top self machining quality. There's a lot of 1911 grips out there on the market. My next 1911 will get another set of Railscales grips.

  • 5
    Modern take on a classic design

    Posted by Bob D on Sep 8th 2021

    The clean, beveled look goes well with the traditional style of my Colt Commander. The texture and contour is both comfortable and adequately grippy.

  • 5
    Honey comb grip mini review

    Posted by Bradly Baker on Jul 22nd 2021

    Saw these on a nighthawk and felt them and I had to get them for my trp full rail. Super legit, not too aggressive (like the skateboard tape) but not too soft! Love these grips and was waiting for the perfect pair and these are IT. Wish I could post a pic! Also doesn't interfere with wilson combat heightened extended ambi safety and extended slide release!

  • 5
    1911 grips

    Posted by Nick Gallo on Apr 20th 2021

    Just put on my 1911 grips on sds imports tisas 1911 the feel, texture, and grip and fit ment are amazing well worth the price can’t wait to purchase other stuff from you guys amazing products !!!

  • 5
    1911 ascend

    Posted by Jason Delong on Apr 2nd 2021

    Amazing job! Great service and fast shipping

  • 5
    1911 Scales Grip

    Posted by Mel Lazo on Mar 29th 2021

    Amazing grip and fits perfectly on both of my Series 70 1911 and Series 80 Gold Cup. Will definitely buy new grips as they become available for my Sig Sauer P226 and grips for revolvers (Python, King Cobra and other Colt).

  • 5
    Honeycomb (Single Safety)

    Posted by Antonio on Mar 15th 2021

    I have 2 sets, one on my Ed Brown "Special Forces Rail" and the second on my Nighthawk "Costa" Rail. Great grips texture and looks. Wouls buy more if they had ambi in this texture.