I have swapped out grips on my 1911 before, before setting on micarta style VZ Grips. I have never tried the slim grips.
I have a feeling you'd need to get screws specific to slim grips, but do you need slim grip specific grip screw bushings and grip screws? Yes, you do. Glad I discovered that before I bought the grips. I hate having to wait when a new accessory is sitting around waiting to be installed.
You can get some attractive looking grip screws, with decorations on the screw head itself, too. Pretty nice looking and an easy customization to personalize your very own gun. At least I think they are handsome. The prettifying doesn't overwhelm. I'm not a big fan of torx or even hex head screws. Why? Because I don't carry a torx or hex tool around with me usually, and what if I need to tighten or remove a screw away from home, say at the range? I DO carry a standard head screw driver around with me, and can improvise a screwdriver, in an emergency, from a knife blade. So, while tempting, I will probably pass on the fancy screws.
[I have a blog category called 'gunsmithing' but I don't really do gunsmithing. I'll swap out the easier drop-in parts. That is hardly smithing and requires very little skill. I know my limitations and refuse to do something permanent. That's what real gunsmiths are for.]
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