I’m definitely impressed with the quality of your workmanship. No…artisanship is a better word, because it’s apparent that you put a little of yourself into each piece. I was astonished to notice that the two panels are mirror images, that the wood figure is almost exactly duplicated across the back of the grip frame. That just seems incredible. The steps of removing and replacing the panels show how well they’re fitted, like the proverbial bank vault. The coin inlaid inside the grip is a nice touch.
Thanks, again, Robert Beneke
The package you sent me arrived earlier in the week. WOW - what an outstanding job - thank you. Your custom ebony grips with silver inlays on my two Ruger Vaquero Bisley single action revolvers fit my hands perfectly and are literal works of art. And the action jobs you performed on each gun can best be described as "buttery smooth". I couldn't be happier.
Warm regards, J. Dan Fortier, AKA: SASS "Hoot-N-Holler Dan"
I wanted to take a few minutes to tell you how happy I am with my new buckeye burl grips. They arrived on Friday around 1:00 PM. When I opened the box, I was speechless! First the color is breathtaking and just right for engraved SS revolvers. Pictures do not do these justice. In person they have a three dimensional appearance from the veins and buck eyes. I had to keep stroking them to be sure they were smooth which of course they are. Next, the fit and design are perfect. These smoke wagons now point more naturally. My trigger finger is now in the perfect position as well. I was curious why you asked about holsters; strong side or cross draw and now I know. Since my rig is set up for two strong side holsters, these grips match on the outside when holstered. You are a sly dog!
I just received my stainless Pietta 1858 New Army pistol back and it looks terrific. The silver inlay is perfect in every way. It sits perfectly flush, no seams, almost as if is was a natural part of the wood. Speaking of wood, I have never seen such pure black Ebony before. It’s so dark and rich, it seams to absorb the light around it. It’s warm to the touch and fits my hand perfectly. I’ve never seen grips their equal. You’ve done an amazing job Joe and you will certainly be the very first person I recommend if anyone needs a set of custom grips. They are worth every penny. I’ll be back with my Army Outlaw as well.
Most Sincerely, Travis C. Masters
I am speechless. I figured the grips would be good according to what Longhunter told me, but I never dreamed they would be this good. Thank you very much. That was hard earned money I sent you and you paid me back with the same. The action is very nice also. I have a brace of Cimarron 44-40 Model P’s and also a brace of USFA single actions I will be sending you at some point.
Joe, I never had a chance to tell how “over the top” pleased I am with the “Hand of God” grips you did on my USFA. The work is exquisite. I am a perfectionist and I feared that for the money I was paying there might be some tiny flaw that would upset me. On the contrary, I’ve never been so pleased with anything in my life. Your work is simply amazing and I’m very proud to show it off. Of course everyone else gets pretty slack-jawed as well.
I was truly stunned when I captured my first look at those guns. My gosh the grips are gorgeous! Fit and feel was perfect. Truly a work of art and those pistols captured a lot of looks when I first took them out of the box. All of the employees at “Shooters”, multiple Sheriffs from our county, as well as other customers remarked at how beautiful the grips were against the matt black of the frame. Who would have thought those pistols could be so darn beautiful? Those guns will be passed down to my sons. I am, indeed, proud of them!
The package arrived today and these grips and work far exceeded my expectations. They are perfect in every way, exactly what I wanted. The Modified Factory grip fits perfect. Thank you again for the great work. In the near future I will be sending you another. Thanks again.
Just got the guns. Wazooo!!!!!!! And yeeeehah!!!!!!!
Love the grips, looks, fit and feel. Only one problem, I’m sure my times will increase as I stop after each shot to look at the grips. The color goes well with the Rodeo black. Thanks again,
Jim Krog “Justice Good”
They are really, really nice. They both look great and feel great. You did a fine job. I thought I was not going to be able to get them away from my dealer he liked them so much. I plan on getting out to my range tomorrow to try them out. Now if they will shoot even half as good as they look, that will be something. By the way, if you ever need a reference concerning quality of your work, please do not hesitate to use me. Thanks again for a great job.
WOW!!! Guns arrived safely and we picked them up around noon today. You really do pretty work. Thanks and additional thanks for getting them out to us so fast. I may not be a better shot with your grips but I'm going to look a whole bunch better in the process.
I just wanted to let you know that the Rodeo’s came in on Friday and I shot them in our club’s annual cowboy shoot that was the cowboys against the law enforcement. The guns are beyond gorgeous and they shot very well too. The work you do is awesome and I got a lot of compliments on the grips saying those are the nicest grips anyone has ever seen. By the way, the cowboys won!
I have received my gun and must say I'm pleased beyond words. You must have heard just about every kind of WOW by now Joe. Your work really shows that you care about firearms. You are truly, really, really good at your craft. The Jarrah Burl grips are beautiful. The fit and finish do reflect a lot of time and effort on your part. The action on this gun is so super smooth; even my wife was amazed at the difference. This old gun may not be very pretty on the outside, except for the new grips, but it's a lovely thing to behold on the inside.
Nick Harper, Winter Haven , FL
Sorry for taking so long in getting back with you. The standard walnut grips you crafted for my Rodeo are superb in both finish and fit. They are perfect for this gun and a pleasure to wrap my hand around. Thanks again and you'll no doubt be hearing from me again after my next purchase.
Joe--- Received the Blackhawk today and am very pleased with grips and action work. Hope the State Championship match went well. Thank you for a beautiful job.
I just wanted to let you know my revolver arrived today. My words cannot describe how satisfied I am with your “Hand of God” grips. They are beautiful, a true work of art. They feel great in the hand and I can’t wait to go to the range with them. Thanks again.
Sincerely, Jacob Benicewicz
Absolutely unbelievable. I have been paying $400 for walnut grips in the “original Colt contour” from what is supposed to be one of best grip makers in the country. When I opened my package today and saw what you made for my Colt, I was stunned. For $215.00 your craftsmanship far surpasses anything I have purchased from the other big names. As you know I have a substantial Colt collection from over 46 years. I have had grips made by the very best. Well today I learned who the very best is sir and it is you. What an extraordinary craftsman you are. Many thanks and many more coming your way,
Hi Joe -
Guns have arrived. And I must say that you do some really beautiful work. I just love them, and they feel great, and the action job is so smooth I can't wait to try them out, probably on Monday. I'll let you
Thanks for everything. Vic Orlando
Wow, this is some of the finest action work I have ever felt. Very smooth, perfect timing, crisp trigger. I am used to paying almost twice as much. Most of my SAA’s have been done by the “Famous” guys, not any more. You certainly know what you are doing. Thank you very much,
Just wanted to let you know the grips are nothing less than Awesome! Sunday I shot my first match with them. I took them out and they were liked by all; However, everyone was saying things like, “Your not going to like those smooth grips.” and “Those are going to slip in your hands when you sweat.” I told them what you told me about the way you finish your grips and shot the match. It was 99 degrees and 93% humidity out and we were sweating like crazy! Your grips were fantastic! Never even had the slightest slip. I won my division and came in 3rd overall by 1.3 seconds. Just wanted you to know I love your work and will be sending you my other guns in the future.
Thanks Again, Scott Lindauer AKA John E. Law.
Joe, received Colt today........
ABSOLUTELY STUNNING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am speechless..........
Thank You very, very much sir.
The grips are terrific! Fit, shaping, and finish are as good as it gets. You've got a happy customer. Thanks.
Thanks again, Doug Treadway
Louisiana Shooters Supply
Hi Joe....I just received my two Colts with your new Myrtle Burl grips and I can't say enough about how beautiful they are. They far exceeded what I had expected and what a fine job you did with the fit. They are just perfect. Sorry you will not be a EOT this year but I will catch up with you at the Bordertown shoot and I'll be able to "Thank You" again in person.
Bob Webber....Baja Bandit SASS # 3654 L
I picked up the USFA today. The grips are beautiful and a perfect fit, of course.
Thanks for a quality product, excellent communication, and early delivery.
Evan Green, Cheyenne, WY
All we can both say is that they are awesome, awesome, awesome!! They came out even better than we imagined and we know you will get business from all who see them. You do a wonderful job and you will be highly recommended to all we meet. Thank you for the beautiful grips!
John and Kelly La Rocco AKA Johnny Jingos and Miss Annie Odem.