Does Your 1911 Need a LEG?


    Hogue announced it was now shipping the new Laser Enhanced Grip (LEG) for the 1911. The LEG is a replacement grip assembly that incorporates a red aiming laser, not unlike the Crimson Trace Laserguard line of aiming devices.

    The LEG is very flexible according to Hogue. It uses a digital, not analog, control unit that allowed the company to build in user selectable intensity levels (high, medium and low) along with three operating modes: steady, flashing and something called stealth target. Unfortunately, I was unable to discover exactly what the “stealth target” mode is.

    LEGs come in black, OD green, flat dark earth and pink. The black model is listed for $189.95. The other versions run $199.95.

    Here is an installation video from Hogue. It shows some of the internal details of the grip assembly.

    Richard Johnson

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