The "Competition" grip is the most requested profile I make. I designed it in 1988. This profile has been so successful it is currently copied by two major manufacturers and many other grip makers. The "Modified Factory" grip came from years of shooting and talking with top competitors in Cowboy Action Shooting, Mounted Shooting and Fast Draw.

Even though these two are the most common profiles, you can have any profile and any finish you want. Just give me a call and I will take care of your needs.

          One-piece or Two-Piece grip is an often asked question. Here are some some things to consider. If you clean your guns fequently you don't want to get oils and solvents on your grips, so you need to remove them or protect them. For ease of maintenance a two piece grip will come off the gun faster. Take the screw out and remove the grips. Some shooters will switch to plastic grips when it is raining. To remove a one-piece grip you will need to remove the two screws on either side of the hammer and the one at the bottom of the grip-frame. Now the back-strap and the grip can be removed. If you don't want to remove the one-piece grip for gun cleaning then wrap it with a cotton cloth and secure with rubber bands.

          A one-piece grip has a cleaner and classier, more expensive look. A one-piece grip won't come loose and you can't lose the screw. All natural grip materials expand and contract with moisture and temperature differences. During extreme humidity times all grips might be slightly "proud" of the grip-frame.

          Two piece grips can make it a little easier to inspect, clean and maintain your guns. One-piece grips look more classy and expensive. You can break or severely damage two-piece grips by over tightening the screw. I would definitely put one-piece grips on guns that are mostly showing off. You are going to take better care of these guns so the grips are going to fair better.

           It really is your call, but I will be glad to discuss these options with you as they relate to your particular gun and shooting style.

 

“Competition” Grip    (Prices for this profile are listed on the Grip Pages.)

                 This is the most popular grip I make. It is thinner at the bottom to allow your hand to wrap around it better. This will  bring your point-of-aim closer to center and give you a more secure grip. It also moves the knuckle of your middle finger farther away from the trigger guard. The bottom does not have a bevel so your little finger will stay on the grip. If you want to tuck your little finger under the grip, as some Gunfighters and Duelists do, I will bevel it. The finishing technique is unique and allows the wood to breathe so the grip won’t slip in your hand with moisture. Checkering is not needed. It took six months to develop this finish. This profile is for any grip-frame on  Colt, USFA, Ruger Vaquero, and all 1800 Reproductions.

Recommended for most SASS shooters, target shooting and anyone wanting a more manageable grip.

 

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 “Modified Factory” Contour   Add $15.00 to the pricing seen on the “Grip” pages.

           This grip is thinner at the bottom so your hand can close on it better and slightly thicker at the top so it fills the top of your hand for a stronger grip. It can have a bevel cut on the bottom or left flat for more little finger room. It does cause the gun to roll backward slightly like a Factory grip because of the funnel shape, but it very slight. Many collectors like this grip too because it just looks better than “Factory”.

Recommended  for Collectors, Mounted shooting,  Fast Draw and some Gunfighter and Duelist.

Streaked Ebony on US Firearms

Left picture shows flat bottom. Middle and right pictures show 15 degree bevel.

 

“Factory Contour”      Add $45.00 to the pricing seen on the “Grips” pages.

           This grip will match the standard factory profile your gun came with.  It is thin at the top and flared wider toward the bottom. It has a 20 degree bevel cut on the bottom. Colt and USFA shown.

Recommended for the B Western look.

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Factory profiles on the Colt Single Action Army and the US Firearms Single Action.

 

 “Blind Screw” Option  Add $25.00 to the grip profile you choose.

           This grip will look like a one-piece grip from one side, but will have a screw on the other. It can be made for any gun where you want it to look like a one-piece grip, but you want to remove the grips with a screw. This is the only way for Ruger owners to have the look of a one-piece grip. Pretty slick.  Grip shown in photos is a “Left Side Blind Screw”.

 

Mounted Shooter Grips. Add $50 to the grip material you choose.

These grips are shaped with a steep flare at the bottom to keep the gun firmly planted in your palm.

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 Other Grip Frame Models
Add $15.00 - $30.00 to the grip and profile you choose.
1875 Rem

 1875 Remington + $15.00


 1858 Remington + 30.00

 
Schofield

Schofield + $15.00 

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 Schofield Russian + $30.00

 
Walker 47

Walker 47 + 30.00 


 Bisley + $15.00