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Old 10-22-2014, 08:52 AM
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I posted my FM90 in another thread but thought these grips should be seen in the sticky. They came on this HP I bought at a gun show. No idea where the grips came from. They're nice, really nice.

Any ideas where or who made them?
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:00 AM
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Here's a set of figured Black Walnut grips I just got from RTF Grips on EBay.
They are thicker than Hogues and thinner than Spegel or factory wood and very comfortable.

The pistol is a FN-branded 40 S&W MKIII with factory SFS.
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Old 10-25-2014, 01:03 AM
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Dang Burgs those are nice. How's the fit any filing needed?
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Old 10-25-2014, 02:17 AM
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Classy, Burgs. But I thought Spegels were the thinnest.
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Old 10-25-2014, 02:47 AM
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Larry,


I was looking at those, and a plain set just like 'em on EBay. They look really good.
I was thinking of ordering them myself. How long have you been waiting so far?
I just ordered them two days ago, but the shipping info said it would take about 30 days to arrive.

I'm not really patient, but they looked SO nice..!


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Old 10-25-2014, 03:57 AM
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Thanks Gents!

The fit was absolutely perfect on the MK III 40 S&W. NO issues whatsoever. That's the only HP I've tried them on and there they'll stay. I usually go for fully checkered grips, but the figuring in the black walnut was too good to pass up. They're really comfortable too.
RTF grips are new to me. I took notice of them after seeing Wisekise's posts a few grips up from here.

As for thickness, Navidrex are definitely the thinnest grips out there - followed by VZ and Hogue, which are about the same. I think of Hogues as wood VZs, they're that close. Next comes the RTF, followed by Spegels, Herretts and Esmeraldas, which are the thickest in about that order. That's my feel 'o meter assessment based on medium to small hands and the grip examples in my collection.
Submoa recently called me a "Grip Ho". That ain't right...

Larry - 30 days ain't so bad, but like you I'm an immediate gratification kinda guy.
I was really happy how fast RTF shipped the new grips. Shipping was just 2 or 3 days.
Please post photos of the grips on your Hi Power when you get them, I expect that they'll look phonomenal!
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Old 10-25-2014, 07:12 PM
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Burgs,

Thanks for the info on these grips. I have looked hard at them, but was afraid that they would be too thick. These grips are made just up the road from me a ways. I admit that I am a grip ho!! Have been for many years, and not likely to change. I just may have to start looking more seriously at his grips.......and that could get expensive.

Not many things prettier than fine wood grips, and spotted puppies!!
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Old 10-25-2014, 08:32 PM
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Those look good burgs. Rtf is a good guy. I had fitment issues on my grips for the alloy, marked the lines and sent them back to him. He cut, refinished and sent them back asap. He reinforced the grip screw area, and took the palm swell out after I had decided I was not a fan. He seemed genuinely sorry that they didnt fit the first time. I dont know if there is a difference in my alloy in particular or if its all alloys vs mk3s ( he test fits the grips on his mk3 btw ) but he was eager to get me a set of grips that worked. Hard to find cs like that these days. I havent posted a review on the grips as I still dont have my frame back from cerakoting but I will soon hopefully.
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Old 10-31-2014, 01:48 PM
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Finally got my gun back together. The RTF grips fit great. I like the slimmer profile much more than the palm swell they originally had.
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Old 10-31-2014, 01:51 PM
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I absolutely love these grips.
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Old 10-31-2014, 01:53 PM
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:08 PM
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UPDATE-
The thin RTF grips did not survive the 100 rounds, but Randy has quite possibly the best customer service I've been a privy to. He has a genuine care to make the transactions he's apart of right. Even though this particular set didn't work out, he has my future business.
I'm really liking the walnut grips Burgs got. Maybe a stronger choice of wood will work better on the thin grips??
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:49 PM
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Hey customer service goes a long way I've had experiences similar to yours and I agree if the company/maker takes care of the customer it's easy to forgive a mishap or two. Problem today is it is getting rare to have good customer service especially with internet businesses. As for the thin wood grips breaking?! I am thinking diamond wood (rare now and expensive) can't imagine that stuff cracking due to stress.
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Old 12-04-2014, 02:49 PM
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Just got some Esmerelda grips for my MKIII, they are stunning in person.

Excuse the not so great phone pic. I'll have to drag out my wife's camera at some point as soon as I figure out where it is and how to use it.
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Old 12-06-2014, 07:51 PM
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Exotic Grips by Esmeralda
Lignum Vitae Celtic w/ Celtic Circle Cross
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Old 01-03-2015, 03:38 PM
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Old 01-30-2015, 09:04 PM
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:29 AM
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Old 02-11-2015, 02:17 AM
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Those are all nice, but the JMB grips are especially awesome! Can I ask who made them, or where you found them?
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:42 AM
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New grips for my FEG

Rosewood grips by VZ on my FEG P9
They did the lanyard ring cutout for me a no charge.
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:49 AM
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New grips for my FEG

Ivorywood grips by Esmeralda.
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:23 PM
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Here's mine with Hogues. I like them a lot
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:03 PM
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I couldn't help myself, so here are the VZ rosewoods on my alloy FN. Very nice. I was worried that they would be realy smooth with no grip but they actually have some with the grain, and the squared off edge to the muzzle end provides a good grip without hurting the hand. I say this without having shot it yet with the new shoes on so time will tell.Click image for larger version

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Old 03-26-2015, 03:56 PM
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New guy here.

My stock MKIII with Spegel Chocobolo grips.



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