3D engraved scale pattern grips. Dragon scales version.
English Walnut is the King of Hardwoods for use in prized gunstocks. Its figure, color, and strength make it the choice of almost all the top gunmakers.
Whether this Walnut goes by name English, Turkish, French, European, or Circassian, its all the same species. Often the choice of name is based on the location the trees were harvested.
I found a great source for some very nicely figured English Walnut that will make some exceptional grips. These are cutoffs from the production of a high end gunstock blank supplier. This wood is from trees in the western US and from the Republic of Georgia. I'll be featuring more of these grips in the near future. And the price is incredible for grips with this kind of figure! You'd expect to pay twice as much.
These are production grips and the color and grain will vary.
Proudly Made in U.S.A. by RAASCO Grips
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I was hesitant when I ordered my first pair for an old Armiy Colt; now the pistol looks like it's worth something. I ordered two more pair for two other 10mm in the 1911 style. Now I'm looking forward to sprucing up another older 1911 style in 9mm.
And it couldn't be simpler: unscrew the old grips, screw on the new ones; they fit just like they're part of the original product.
Fit, finish and feel of these grips couldn't be better.
Good looking grips and great fit. Nice price and fast shipping. Awesome company to do business with.
I placed this set on my Springfield .45; they're just slightly more convex than the original plastic grips, just enough to sit in my right palm properly, absorb the recoil. and allow me to get back on target more quickly. The "Dragon Scales" provide as much purchase as the diamonds of the originals, but much more comfortably. And last, but not least, the finely-figured walnut gives you the impression of a fine piece of living room furniture: a presentation piece fit for a king.
Beautiful wood, great carving, much better gripping surface than the original black rubber/plastic, it fits my right palm like it was specifically made for it
just wish the carving (dragon scale) was available in other exotic woods