Looking for reasonably economical wood grips for SP101


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MIL-DOT
September 29, 2012, 09:44 AM
I have a 3" Sp101 coming back home this weekend after I traded it away a while back. It has the Hogue rubber grips that I put on it back then, and I've always wanted some nicer wood grips. I put a set of gorgeous wood grips from Hogue on my GP100 a couple years ago, and got a pretty good deal at the time from Amazon. But now I'm seeing the Hogues going for around $60, with other makers charging even more.
There are some very nice looking grips on e-bay from an operation in Thailand that are very temtpting, at $45 delievered. The company does a good bit of buisness, with perfect feedback, but I thought I should research them a little more, and see if anyone has experience with them, or can recommend any other good options. Here's a link to the Thai-made grips on e-bay....
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-NEW-WOOD-GRIPS-FOR-RUGERS-REVOLVER-SP-101-HANDMADE-/261069555076?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc8f54584
As always, any input at all is much appreciated.......

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ChefJeff1
September 29, 2012, 10:56 PM
For the $15 difference, I wouldn't buy them from Thailand. Keep an eye on hogue auction.com. Or any of the forums. There are some ruger forums too.

http://www.hogueauction.com/browse.php?id=135

ColtPythonElite
September 29, 2012, 11:15 PM
I know you want to save bucks, but the Badgers are worth the extra money. They are flawless in fit and finish.

19-3Ben
September 29, 2012, 11:24 PM
I agree with Chef Jeff. In fact, for only $10 more, you can get these. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hogue-Pau-Ferro-Grips-Ruger-SP101-/150910414249?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2322f62da9) (ok fine, a little more than $10 once you factor in shipping)
Hogue is top notch.

skidder
September 29, 2012, 11:27 PM
Those ebay grips look pretty good to me. Altamont might be anther option.

$20 for the rubber grip and $14 for the wood inserts.

http://www.altamontco.com/experimental/products/pistol/ruger/#Ruger_gp100.php

Hondo 60
September 29, 2012, 11:57 PM
Altamont is a great company.
I broke a 1911 panel (on a belt sander) while sanding it to fit & they replaced both halves (free).
All I had to do was send them the original set (to prove I broke it - I guess).

Good product - great company

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