I got the grips and they're perfect. Thanks again for doing such outstanding work.
I installed the brass grip frame and holly grips just received on my OM SBH. I have to say they are just fantastic, probably my favorite pair yet, and that's saying something as I love all the sets you've made.
Holly may be my new favorite--how would holly look on my stainless Bisley do you think?
Anyway, just wanted to congratulate you on a job very well done.
I picked up my grips made from Claro Walnut blank #CW78 this morning.
I had decided to get this particular set of blanks not only because of the nice coloration and highlights, but also due to the beautiful black speckling that reminds me very much of my favorite gun stock, which was made by the late Mel Smart.
These grips are just beautiful and you've fitted them perfectly.
I hope that it gives you some satisfaction to know that these grips have found a good home and that they will be enjoyed some day by my children and hopefully their children.
Best regards and I look forward to getting my next grips from you.
The black Micarta grips arrived today for my stainless NMBH and they are Excellent!!! I hope to get some pictures up soon on SingleActions.com of your work!!!
THANKS AGAIN for the GREAT Customer Service and Super Nice Grips!!!
All the Best to You and Yours,
I received the package yesterday. I felt like a kid at Christmas opening it up. Those grips are better than I could have ever imagined. I mean Holy Cow! You Sir are a true craftsman. I thank you for all your effort and fine work in completing the transformation of a family heirloom from so-so to WOW! I would recommend your shop to anyone looking for a set of custom grips, anytime, anywhere.
Thank you for another set of truly unique grips, they look like a gun library collection piece that I am not afraid to shoot .
Sincerely Peter XXXXXXXX
Recived the grips today and words cannot explain how amazing they turned out you are truly a master of the art thank you very much. i will be ording another set shortly for my single six.
Thank you Peter XXXXXXX
I didn't think that I wrote anything worthy of saving, you are most welcome to use it as you see fit...still doesn't do them justice, like seeing them in person. I will be enjoying them for a long time to come. They reside on an OM Blackhawk that David Clements built into a 44 Special, patterned after Skeeter Skelton's design, which is rapidly becoming a favorite.
Thank You, Bruce XXXXXX
I just received the grips, and they are just beautiful. The color, fit and finish are superb; the gun looks and feels terrific in my hand.
It seems to me that these days that people rarely get what is promised when they make a purchase. Some companies such as Dillon and RCBS deliver exactly what they promise, and good for them.
Then there are the rare folks such as Cary Chapman who deliver more than the customer expects, every time. Quality work lives!
I'm going to spend the next hour or so just admiring them.
Thanks, Jeff XXXXXX
All i can say is WOW. Thanks for making my gun one of a kind. Absolutely amazing.
Man, these look great, and the fit in the hand is 100% better than the factory grips, what a difference. The gunfighter style just feels so much better, can't wait to go shooting.
I'll try to get some pictures this weekend and send you one, and also post some on the Ruger forum, do a little advertising!
Thanks again, Jim
The grips arrived today; right on time. I'm speechless.
It is sad that all too often we expect to be disappointed when the actual product arrives and fails to live up to the promises delivered by the salesman, or company. When I opened the box that contained the grips, I was expecting to be disappointed, if even only slightly. I thought that the pictures on your web site may have set my expectations too high. What I found was that the pictures on your web site have the same effect as looking at a picture of a mountain as opposed to standing in front of a mountain. These grips are, without a doubt, works of art. The painstaking care that you have taken while constructing them is immediately self evident. The symmetry is remarkable and the finnish is as near perfect as I can possibly imagine. When replacing the factory grips, I found yours to fit the gun even better illustrating your care for detail. The grips have an improved solid, balanced feel while at the same time completely changing the aesthetic nature for the better.
Thank you. That doesn't seem to convey enough. Bravo!
got the grips the end of last week and put them on. you are right, your grips feel SO much better than the stock ones. thank you very much for your tips :-)
here's a pic attached, and YES please let me know when you get the issue. i really want to buy it and have it as a keepsake.
they are beautiful and have transformed my vaquero
Got the grips (and the $10 refund; thank you!) today; the grips are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! They fit the guns very nicely and feel wonderful in my hand; ooohh, so fine!
Thank you kindly! Grace XXXXXXXXX
Got the walnut grips today and installed them on my 45 caliber New Vaquero. Amazing. I've seen a lot of custom grips but these are far and away, the best. The pattern of the wood, the finish, the fit are great. They fit my hand perfectly. The medallions are placed perfectly and enhance the walnut. I can find no imperfections. My friends are jealous. This is one cowboy who will be proudly carrying this perfect working sixgun every place I possibly can.
Thanks Cary, Paul
I received my Black Micarta grips today. They are magnificent! It is amazing how close they fit without you having my revolver in your hands. These are a few photos of them on my New Ruger Vaquero. Once I figure out a way to get rid of the glare, I will try to get some better photos. How do you eliminate the glare in your photos?
Note: The hammer and the trigger are from Power Custom.
I just wanted to let you know that I received the grips on Saturday, put them onto my Blackhawk and went shooting on Sunday. The grips are wonderful, thank you.
I received the Ruger #513 grips today. They are outstanding! It has been a busy, tough week and these have really help revive me. Once again, they are fabulous. I think a blued revolver and walnut are the classic look. As soon as I can get me another Ruger (45 colt) I will be back for another set.
Thanks again, Malcolm
I received the grips today...absolutely beautiful! I appreciate you sending the wood samples as well....very interesting. I'll be in touch for the next project shortly.
By the way...the blued hardware was really a good choice!
Got the grips in the mail today. They look awesome and I can't wait to purchase a gun to put them on. Your grips are first rate and I usually don't even have the revolver bought yet when I get them. Thanks.
I just received the grips today. The fit, finish and grain are extraordinary. I'll be coming to you for all my custom grips from now on! It's a pleasure to work with someone that takes this amount of pride in his work.
....feel free to use this on your testimonial page!
The birdseye maple grips # 450 arrived today. I put them on my 5.5" blued SBH and they are simply stunning! They are exquisite!! I can't find enough words to describe them. Fit and finish is perfect! The black hardware compliments the blued gun. I couldn't tell from the pictures on your site or those you posted on RF if the bottoms were flat or beveled, I would have taken them either way. But am glad they're flat.
This is my 5th set of your grips and is the most beautiful and already my favorite. I have no complaints about the others BTW. Without hesitation I would recommend your services to anyone. I have a couple of others I'd like to get, but will discuss those in a separate email.
As soon as I can take some pics I'll send some.
Thanks again and best regards,
I got the maple grips today in the mail. As with your others they are Perfect! Great fit and they look wonderful! Real quality work! I couldn't be more pleased! It's been a complete pleasure doing business with you and I look forward to doing more!
Thanks again! Dave
Wow!!! The beveled pair of custom American Holly grips with opposite screw heads arrived today and they can take my breath away.
The fit of the grips to my frame(s) is superb and the shape and size of the grips are perfect for my hand. A perfect matched set of grips for my Lone Ranger rig is what I expected and received. I can_t thank you enough for your attention to detail (fine craftsmanship) as well as for your prompt and courteous service of my custom order that was placed only 2-weeks prior to the ship date.
Thanks, Dan XXXXX
Got the grips in yesterday. They were easy to install, and fit perfectly. They look awesome. Turned an ordinary looking revolver into what looks like a collector's item.
I finished the final assembly of the Single-Six for my grandson today. The entire gun is beautiful!
However, without your grips it just would not look nearly as good. The fit of the grips to the frame is really unbelieveable. The wood is stunning and the finish is like a mirror. Everyone who has seen it immediately asks where did I get the grips.
I cannot thank you enough. You did not just help me finish my project,
you improved and enhanced my project.
You are a true craftsman!
the stock grips that came with my new revolver did not fit my hands very well...a bit too small of a grip with a checkered pattern that kind of had a bite when fired (not good). It was time for some new grips that were comfortable, and since I had a gold engraved revolver it wouldn't hurt if they were good looking too....I browsed around on the internet, and found your website. I immediately fell in love with the look of your grips. I made a short phone call to you, and had prompt, courteous service. It was really nice of you to work with me to get the grips I wanted. I bought your grips and as soon as they arrived I installed them. The grips fit the gun precisely....and fit my hands like a glove.......I WAS shooting 5"-6" groups @ 50 feet (.357 Ruger barrel length 4 5/8"), that was before changing to your grips. I used your grips and my grouping went to 2.5"-3.5" @ 50 feet!
Cary, your grips are not only made out of the finest woods, THEY FUNCTION
AS GOOD AS THEY LOOK!! I NOW CAN SHOOT 50-100 ROUNDS IN COMPLETE COMFORT,
GUN HAS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT FEEL NOW...IT JUST FEELS RIGHT, LOOKS RIGHT
AND SHOOTS RIGHT! I JUST CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT YOUR GRIPS!
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! I hope to do more business with you in the future!
Cary -- The 2 pairs of SBH grips are in my clutches now and like Heston said "those who lust after them will have difficulty prying them from my cold hands once rigor mortis sets in."
Your previous customers have used up all the common superlatives and I'm not searching Roget's thesaurus for more, so please be content with the knowledge that they're exactly what I asked for and nobody could have done it better, just like Carly Simon sang it. Who could ask for anyhthing more? Someone made that phrase into a famous song too. As Jack Benny always said, ' " Now cut that out Rochester".
See, if you live long enough everything reminds you of an old song or remembrance and that's good--not bad. A sharp mind and a lifetime of pleasant memories are what make the physical miseries of old age livable, and guns are among those strong experiences that we cherish.
Enough of the soapbox. I gave a friend who owns a gunshop a set of holly grips some time ago and he was stunned by the finish you put on my SBH set. He couldn't believe that was possible with just tru oil, so I volunteered to have you do the same thing on his if you agree. It's a full size Kimber 45ACP so no fitting is necessary--just polishing and finishing. If it's OK let me know how much for work and return shipping, I'll tell him to mail the grips and I'll send money by PayPal so you can return them to him.
Hey Cary - I posted a couple pics of my Vaquero with your grips in the Ruger Forum Gallery. Had to show off! Every time I look at those grips I like them even more. Thanks, Erwin
I got the grips...WOW!!! They look fantastic! The light-color wood really looks amazing on stainless steel. And the beautiful high-gloss finish is flawless. When viewed from the rear, front & bottom - the grain on both panels crosses over and matches the other side. My eyes are popping out. The fit is spot-on and I like how you beveled the top of the grips where it meets the frame. No comparison to the (lack of) fit of stock panels. I'm speechless and truly happy with the grips! Can't wait to get another Ruger now. Thanks for everything. Talk to ya later.
I got the grip frame/grips tonight when I got home and put the revolver back together, what a pain in the ass. It came apart much easier than it went together. Anyways, the grips are just beautiful and fit perfectly. What an outstanding job you did in fitting the grips to the frame, with the case heads setting the whole thing off. Thanks for the patience and time it took to get such an outcome and I am looking forward to my next set of custom grips. I have your site on my favorites so I can check just about daily to see what you have to offer.
Got the grip today and all I can say is WOW. They are exactly what I asked for and look fantastic. My wife even commented that she was jealous...of course, her name is Holly, so.......
Thanks again! I appreciate the top-notch work.
I just got my grips today , you did a fantastic job once again , they turned out very nice & the fit is perfect , it almost has an irredscent look at an angle cool ! Thanks again !
CARY: I PICKED UP THE PACKAGE AT USPS TODAY. THE GRIPS ARE ABSOLUTLEY STUNNING!!! ALSO THANK YOU FOR DOING SUCH A SUPERB JOB OF PROVIDING INFORMATION THAT MAKES MY JOB SO MUCH EASIER. YOU MIGHT ALOS BE INTERESTED TO KNOW THERE IS ONE OTHER GRIPMAKER PROVIDING THE SPACER AND THAT IS THE MASTER HIMSELF ROY FISHPAW. YOUR SA GRIPS DO NOT HAVE TO TAKE A BACKSEAT TO HIM OR ANYONE ELSE. I WILL OPEN THE DISCS LATER THIS MORNING. THE STOCKS WILL GO ON A CUSTOM 3-SCREW .44 SPECIAL BY BEN FORKIN. GOOD SHOOTIN' AND GOD BLESS,
Grips arrived this morning and are installed. Fit and finish are outstanding! I have replaced factory grips on many revolvers over the years, many with grips from "name" custom makers. These grips are as good as any I have ever purchased and far better than most. I,m sure we will be doing business again.
Merry Christmas John
Hi Cary, Sorry i havnt got back with you sooner. I just got back from a little hunting trip. The grips are just GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. What else can i say. Thx Again
I already put the grips on my stainless blackhawk and the fit is very good and the looks are even better. What an outstanding pair of grips. I am very satisfied with them. I will be shipping those 410GNR casings to you to install on the Gaboon Ebony Bisley grips sometime this weekend. Thanks.
Cary, The grips came today, and words fail me. They are fantastic!!! the shape is as I prefer, the fit near perfect, the wood presentation grade, and the True oil finish is violin grade. I could not be happier with them. I will give them my highest recomendation. And thanks for the info sheets. I may order a set of spalted's in the future. Thanks very much. Feel free to tell prospective customers that I give them my best endorsement.
If this one is still available, I'll take it. I live up in the Sacramento area, so if you will tell me what the total cost is, plus shipping, I will send a cashier's check. By the way, the other two grip sets you sold me look really great on my guns. Good work. Have you ever considered doing grips for Freedom Arms revolvers? The factory grips a only adequate, and the stuff you do would really set those guns off. Anyway, let me know about number 371. Curt
USPS showed up with my grips a short while ago. What can I say, "WOW!" Decided I liked them on blue best, after thinking I bought them for a stainless gun. Oh well, now I get to find some for the stainless. Thanks for all of your help!!
They are fabulous! I can't believe you can make such fine-fitting grips without having my grip frame in hand. The finish on it is perfect for my working gun, but they still look so good it will be a shame to take them into the woods.
Cary, I received the grips yesterday. I hope the mo has found you. The grips are awesome and done very well. They fit and feel great. I am pleased. Like I mentioned before I have a 50th anniversary and a bisley I want some different grips on. I will save my pennies and give you a call. I'll probably do these in wood. I like the colt slim profile but don't see many done like this on your website. Can you slim down current grips you have for sale, or would you just make new ones? How long does this usually take if you make new ones. You mentioned wood takes quite a bit longer due to the finish.
Thanks again, Wade
Cary, the grips arrived yesterday afternoon. They are beautiful and flawless in every detail. You have a customer for life. I will certainly send anyone interested in Ruger grips to your web page. Thanks again
The grips arrived here yesterday, and I slapped them on my sixgun last night. Perfect fit, gorgeous wood! Thanks for everything. Two sets of grips, two gorgeous pieces of wood, two sixguns now far more rewarding to own! You definitely have a customer for life!
Thanks for everything!
Dang they look great. You are an artist. Thanks for everything.
Got the grips and grip frame today. They fit beautifully. Thank you for your time and patience in helping me get these right. From my standpoint, it was well worth it.
In answer to your question, the serial # is in the 1500's.
Cary, Got the grips, and they are really NICE! I mounted the old model medallions and I post a picture on the gallery ,along with a 'note', but this note is for YOU! Tahnks again for the fine job, the concern and the prompt service. All the best to you Sir.
The grips arrived yesterday. Thanks They are BEAUTIFUL. I fired the gun thurs. and its excellent right out of the box. The 50th has the best fit and finish of any blued ruger I own. Ruger gets a big attaboy for this one. I'm going to be looking at grips for my accusport bisley 45colt. I'll be calling.
Thanks again ERIC
Cary, I got the grips on Friday, very nice. They feel much better in my hands than the factory stocks, a pleasant surprise.
It was a pleasure doing business with you, keep up the good work.
WOW. The pics where gorgeous... on the gun... absolutely a TEN plus. The fit on my mid 600 number, 50th anniversary Ruger flat top, like a second skin. The grips on the original where too small. I don't have a big hand, but your grips were a perfect handful. Thanks.
H.L.B. Cincinnati Ohio
Hello Mr. Chapman this is Al I just received my grips the are absolutely beautiful and the fit is perfect thank you very much I am looking forward to showing them off Al
Grips came Saturday and you did an out standing job on them, I have decided to put a brass grip frame on the Blackhawk 45 and waited to say that the Stab. Sycamore looks fantastic on the brass grip frame.
i received the 2 pair of grips you sent, & i`m thrilled! they are even nicer than in the pic`s, & your pic`s are fantastic.
my host site is down right now, but as soon as i can will post some pic`s on the forum of them, for everyone to see....
very nice indeed & they fit great. i really like the texas stars. they make the gun look more cowboy-like. you certainly enhance our firearms, & are an asset to the single action fraternity.
very soon, i will be contacting you about a pair of those white micarta grips, with texas stars. your grips are like those rugers, can`t seem to get enough of them. don`t know what i will do when i run out of rugers to put them on....
thanks again cary for all your hard work & long hrs keeping us all very happy with our hobbie/addiction/sickness.....lol.
Cary Just got the Blackhawk grips today, They are all I could ask for, all I can say is WOW. They do look good on a black gun. WOW WOW WOW
Thanks for the nice work Dan
Your Spalted Birch grips that you fitted for me on my Bisley frame are even more beautiful in hand than in your pictures. Couldn't be happier! How will I know, if and when, you might do a couple FA revolvers for me? You said you might think about it. If you can, but are presently to busy, I can always wait until your ready. The wait is not a problem if I know you may eventually get around to them.
Cary , got the grips today (walnut burl) for 50 th anniv. blackhawk. AWESOME thanks again.
Cary, I received my new sycamore grips today, and of course they were on my gun faster than a wild pig can root up a truffle! All i can say is WOW! You are an artist. I only own one sixgun as of now, (and i didnt own any before i saw your grips) but if and when i buy more in the future, i will come to you exclusively for grips. I will post some pictures on the ruger forum tomorrow (as there was not enough sunlight left when i got off work today). Thanks again, and i will reccomend you to any one i know who is looking for grips.
Dear Sir,Those mesquite grips arrived in yesterday's mail and promptly went on the gun. See my comments under "Revolvers" on the Ruger Forum. It has been my pleasure to deal with you, and I'm looking forward to another pair, probably walnut, in the near future. Bob
6/19/05 hi cary...
yes, please go ahead with the hollywood grips (NMBH grip frame) Texas Stars, stainless hardware, beveled bottoms....
can you also make a pair of those "bob wright" mesquite grips too? Ruger medallions, stainless hardware, beveled bottoms....(NMBH grip frame) these are a must have item. they are beautiful!
please let me know what funds to send including shipping, & will ask cathy to send it pay-pal...
thanks again cary,
Cary, Thanks for such a beautiful pair of grips.
The form, fit and appearance are outstanding. Your craftsmanship is second to none, again thanks.
Cary Just wanted to let you know I got the grips today and installed them I am really really Satisfied them they are great I am emailing you a pic of them on my Hamilton Bowen Custom 44 Special
Just wanted to let you know that the grips arrived without incident today, and have already been installed! on my limited edition Ruger 5.5-inch Bisley .41 Magnum! The wood perfectly complements the stainless steel, and give the whole gun an amazing new look. Thanks for everything!