We'd like to thank everyone for the positive response to our products. Here are a few examples:
I asked the folks at Rio Grande to customize a set of grips for mynew Sig Sauer 1911 that reflected how I feel about this country, my service to defend freedom and the constitution during the Vietnam Era, against all odds. They have done that! I will display them proudly. They are inspiring grips, thank you Rio Grande team.
This is the finished product. It looks great. Thank you. (Photos on Left)
I apologize for the delayed response, but I wanted to thank you and the rest of the staff at Rio Grande Custom Grips for their awesome work.
Everything was perfect. My emails were responded to quickly, shipping was quick, I got exactly what I hoped for and the grips fit perfectly.
Thank you all so much. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others and would certainly do business with you again. (Photo on Right)
Here is a picture of my new Ruger with the Border Patrol badge grips you made for me. I really like the look of these grips. As a retired guy, this gun will now accompany me on my Harley trips as my favorite concealed carry pistol. Thanks again for being so amazingly quick. (Photo on Left)
I just wanted to point out the excellent customer service in both the style of my custom grips and the promptness in delivering the product. I have a 10mm 1911 Rock Island Armory pistol, and I was concerned that the grips wouldn't fit. I was pleased that they actually fit perfectly and needed no grinding or shaping to fit the contours and/or thumb safety of the gun. You were more than helpful in composing the design of my grips, and I was happy that you could email a mock-up before doing the work. I will certainly give you return business when I need custom grips in the future. (Photo Below)
Just got my Flame grips put on my Blackhawk and they look FANTASTIC. They were a Christmas present. Had a hard time deciding which one, so I let my "honey" pick them out. Love em. Good job on your part, they fit perfectly. Thanks. (Photos on Right)
One night while scouring the internet, I just happened to come across Rio Grande Custom Grips. I had never heard of this company, but their Cobra grips caught my eye. So I ordered two sets of grips, not expecting anything out of the ordinary. I am a gunsmith with almost 20 years experience and a gun fanatic for almost twice that amount of time. I’ve seen my share of aftermarket grips and have found that I typically have to compromise somewhere on the fit of the grips.
What I got from Rio Grande, however, was the most incredible fit of a grip I have EVER come across. The fit was incredible except for a half-inch long overhang on the bottom rear of the grip on my 2 Ruger New Vaqueros. A few swipes of 150-grit paper and the fit was absolutely perfect; no gaps or movement of the grips at all, even without the grip screw in place. And the look of the Cobra is stunning, just gorgeous, the most striking image I have ever seen.
Even their packaging is well-thought out. With most companies these days you’ll be lucky to even get a clear ziplock baggie. Their well-fitting clamshell package, along with an eye-catching placard, displays their attention to detail. Try out this company, I think you’ll be more than satisfied, and proud to display these grips. I can’t wait to see what they come out with next! (Photo on Left)
Dale- I wanted to thank you for the grips. They arrived on Saturday as you said they would. I have attached some photos as I see many of your customers do. I appreciate the detail you put into not only your product but also packaging as well. Thanks, again. (Photos Below)
I am quite pleased with the outcome. Fast shipping too. Thanks! (Photo on Right)
Awesome work buddy! Couldn't be happier. (Photo on Left)
Finally received the grips they look fantastic. Well packaged and fast shipping should have received them last Friday but mail here messed up. (Photos Below)
Here's the finished product! I'll spread the word about the great product and service from Rio Grande Custom Grips, LLC. (Photo on Right)
Got the new grips and the knife, yesterday. I was very impressed with your work. Superior. I will enjoy these for years and will be proud to show them off to my friends/family, as I have the grips you made for me in the past. Thank you very much. (Photos Below)
I couldn't be happier. I placed my order Wednesday morning and the grips were on my Beretta Thursday afternoon. They fit perfectly and boy do they look good. It has been a pleasure doing business with you and I will tell as many people as I can how happy I am with Rio Grande Custom Grips. (Photo on Left)
There are many like it, but this one is mine. Thanks Bryan. (Photo on Right)
Received - great service! They were tight, but fit like a glove. The quality of the packaging blew me away - I guess I had gotten used to cheap Ziploc bags with tiny white labels. (Photo on Left)
Just got her back from coaster. I'm retiring her after 50 years of service. I'm having a display case made for her. She's got a lot of history. Very happy with your work. (Photos Below)
Wow, the grips look beautiful! Your fast shipping was also a pleasant surprise (5 days from order to receipt).
Thanks for a smooth transaction. (Photo on Right)
Hey, Bryan. Got the grips on Saturday. Wow, what fast turnaround. The fit was as well or better than the factory pieces. The texture is great, thought that they could be too smooth initially, but the feel is great. (Photos on Left)
I received my grips for my Springfield 1911 and my Beretta m9. Wanted to say they were a great product. They were easy to install and fit perfectly. (Photo on Right)
Just a note to let you know that we received our order from Rio Grande Custom Grips just after Christmas.
All three of the grip sets fitted instantly with no adjustment or modifications.
I was initially concerned that the grip for the 1911 was not "textured" enough to provide grip on a hot Queensland day. (We shoot in 95 F plus heat here) But the concerns were not an issue grip is positive and comfortable.
Great job getting them to me and an excellent product. (Photo on Left)
INSTALLED THE GRIPS ON THE CITADEL. ONE SIDE FIT OK AND THE OTHER SIDE WAS A LITTLE TOO BIG. I FILED THE ONE SIDE DOWN AND GOT IT TO FIT OK. I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE OUTCOME. (Photos on Right)
Best looking grips ever. (Photo on Left)
The most and best grips for my money. Perfect fit and beautiful design. These guys have a very fast turn around for building grips. I will be back for more. (Photos on Right)
Thank you. - Jack The Old Cowboy Poet
Hello Rio Grande Custom Grips,
I just wanted to thank you for offering a great product and providing exceptional customer service. The grips were delivered quicker than expected, and the fit and finish is superb. Here are some pics of the installed grips. Please feel free to use them if you desire. Thank you again, and now deciding which grips to purchase for my Blackhawk. (Photo on Left)
I LOVE THEM (Photos on Right)
Wow! These turned out great! Thank you! (Photo on Left)
These are my new grips, couldn't pass them up.
Wanted to personalize my Springfield 1911 Range
Officer (full size). I was born on the 4th of
July and am a U.S. Army Vietnam era veteran.
Saw these on your website and looked no further.
Thanks for making my day. (Photo on Right)
I hope you are well and have had a great start to 2016.
I dont know if you read Soldier of Fortune magazine but this August 2015 issue gave mention to you guys (see attached pics)! I thought you might like to know of you hadn't seen it already!
Also attached is an arty photo my wife and I did of our 1911's this last year. We're very proud of them!!
All the best. (Photo Below)
Jono and Carlsie
Many thanks again. (Photos on Left)
Thanks again for the grips.
I finally got around to putting in the new screws and getting the grips on.
They look great. (Photo on Right)
Thanks they came out wonderful! (Photos Below)
The grips fit great, 4th set of them I've installed and haven't had trouble with any of them. My Single Sevens project pic attached turned out as I expected thanks so much for the assistance with the custom design. (Photos Below)
I though I'd send you some pics of the grips you made for my pair of Rugers. I really enjoy them, thanks for everything! (Photos Below)
Great job on the grips, Grand daughter Happy. Her husband, Happy, Happy! (Photo on Left)
- Donnie D.
Dear Bryan and Rio Grande Custom Grips Team,
First I would like to thank everyone who was involved in creating the coolest College Graduation/Navy Commissioning present ever! I could not be more pleased with these custom grips!
Everything you guys did has been top notch - customer service, design assistance, speed of delivery and product quality. I could not have asked for more...I contacted you about my idea on Monday evening and the finished product was in my mailbox Friday evening!
These grips are a graduation/commissioning present to my son (along with the attached Kimber, lol). I know he will be floored when he opens this gift! Thanks to you guys this will be something to remember these special events by.
Again, your team has my deepest gratitude! (Photos Below)
Hello, attached you will find a copy of my design, your creation, for your archives. Looks good doesn't it? (Photos Below)
My grandson was tickled pink with the grips! Thanks again, you guys do good work!!!! (Photo on Right)
Dale, awesome job! (Photo on Left)
I'm so very sorry it's taken me so long to get back with you (work's been hell), while the pictures aren't quite as pro as I'd like - they're a lot better than my phone!
Well, initially the grips interfered with the magazine release on the right side & the thumb safety on the left side, but with a ceramic knife & file I modified both sides to work fine. Never underestimate the ingenuity of an excited & impatient female. Hahaha
Can't tell you how many compliments I've received & I always point people over to Rio Grande! Can't thank you guys enough for these amazing & beautiful grips!
Feel free to use the photos, but please credit the artist who generously allowed me to use his amazing art for my grips. His name is Robert Farkus, http://www.astronaut.co.hu. (Photos Below)
(Please note that our stock Compact 1911 grips do not fit the EMP 9mm without modification as described by Nikki.)
We just received our grips......they are beautiful! The grips look great! Feel free to share our photos on your site. (Photos Below)
Bryan, The grips arrived today and fit perfectly on my Old Army. These will be a great honor to my son. My wife and I immediately received wonderful responses after posting pictures on Facebook. I've attached pictures for you to post on your web page if desired. (Photos Below) Thanks again. John In loving memory of Mitchell Adam
I received the grips yesterday and I put them right on my Ruger...
They are gorgeous and fit great..Very well made grips..
Thanks for all of your help and I will be returning soon.. (Photo on Right)
Once again you guys come thru for me , theres nothing better than sending you what I want and within a week or so they show up. (Photos Below)
Mr. Chambers, I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart...the grips arrived on Monday...truly awesome is all we can say! My wife loves them and they look great...we had to adjust one screw hole for a good fit but otherwise it's a job very well done! I promise you that you'll have more business from this family! (Photo on Left)
Thank you so much...John
I received my grips! And let me say wow! Thank you so much Bryan. Fit and finish exceeded my expectations and the design was right on point. I will definitely be ordering a set of yalls grips in the near future for another ruger single action. I attached a picture for your website and you can use this text also if you like. Again thank you. (Photo on Right)
My ruger super blackhawk 44 magnum came used with a big ugly set of pachmayr grips, and I wanted something that would stand out and no one else would have, I started searching for grips online, and I found Rio Grande Custom, I love elk hunting, and the regal dusk grips were a prefect way to express that. I ordered them after reading the countless great reviews. They were at my door within the week, and fit better than any other aftermarket grips I have seen. They have been on my pistol for a few hunting seasons now and still look as good as the day they arrived. And for being a smaller non-checkered grip, they handle full power 44 loads better than any oversized finger grooved grips I have ever used. Thank you for making such a great product at an outstanding price. (Photo on Left)
- Justin, New Mexico
My brother loved the grips! Just wanted to say thanks again. He was blown away by them. Here r sum pics. Oh and yes ur not seeing things, his dog is wearing a diaper. Ha! The dog was stepped on by a horse & paralyzed as a puppy. Lost the use of his back legs. My brother adopted him 6yrs ago cause the owners didn't want to take care of him anymore. Anyway, you guys rocked his Xmas! (Photo on Right)
Wow that was fast, they were in the mail box over the weekend while we were away.
They look fantastic, thanks to you and your team for a great job, and for being patient with me. I'll have to work on the ones I want for my Para.
In the meantime here are the pics of the grips on my Tisas Classic. (Photos Below)
Just wanted to thank you for the job you did on my grips for my Ruger.. They fit better than the original ones it came with and even though you cut the very bottom of the dogs off they still look great. This dog meant a lot to me and my family and I will be able to see him every time I look at the gun. The fact that his name happened to be Ruger it was the perfect place to place his image on the grips of a Ruger Black Hawk. Attached are pictures of the the gun and grips installed, feel free to use it on your web site. (Photos Below)
Here they are. I’ve gotten a lot of great comments on them and every time I shoot a product picture my company logo is right there. Thanks Bryan for a great product and super service. (Photos Below)
Just writing to tell you that the Rattler grips for my Blackhawk fit perfectly. Very snug and solid with a super fit to frame.
I'm impressed. Keep up the good work.
I had previously had a pair of competitor's (brand removed by RGCG) polymer grips on the Blackhawk and they were chipping like crazy. You're grips are far superior. (Photo on Left)
Picture of my STI Escort with the Texas grips you made.....Awesome!
Thanks for making such a great product!! (Photo on Right)
My wife 's birthday finally came around and she opened her gift, and we are both ecstatic at how the grips turned out!! You might have already seen them, but I've attached a few photos for you to see them in situ.
Thank you very much for the amazing service and the fantastic job you guys did!!!! We're thrilled!!! (Photos Below)
Jono and Carlsie
I'd like to thank you for working with me on applying my custom photograph to the grips for my Kimber. I love the look it gives the Kimber 1911 and I can't wait to share it with others in the gun club I belong to. (Photo on Right)
Thank you Dale for my grips. They look great. (Photo on Left)
These grips are AMAZING!
I TOOK MY PISTOL TO MY PISTOL CLUB RANGE, AND SO MANY PEOPLE STOPPED ME TOO LOOK AT AND HOLD MY PISTOL IT TOOK 40MINS BEFORE I COULD SHOOT IT.
HERE ARE THE PICTURES OF THE WORK YOU DID! (Photos Below)
- Retired 1Lt T L Hughley
Rio Grande, you guys made this double purple heart Viet Nam vet very happy!
Awesome job on my custom grips. (Photos Below)
Rio Grande makes custom grips limited only by your imagination. The artwork is by pin-up artist Ted Hammond, entitled “Gunslinger Cowgirl”. My buddies at the gun range think my gun grips are the coolest they have ever seen. Cowboy-action-shooting friends, who paid over five times the amount for their scrimshaw grips, are envious of the graphic’s coverage and color. There are thousands of 45 Colt Ruger Blackhawks out there, but thanks to Rio Grande Custom Grips this one stands out. (Photos on Right)
-Ray from Milwaukee, WI
Just wanted to thank you once again for the custom grips, I have them on my gun for now to show off until he get’s back and I will put them on probably whatever new gun they give him after this tour.
You did awesome job and they look great. (Photos Below)
Outstanding work! You have definitely earned my return business. Thanks again for all the help, I couldn't be happier with these. (Photos Below)
I am extremely satisfied with the Ruger Single-Six grips I purchased from Rio Grande Custom Grips! They fit perfectly, and look great! The texture provides a better feel and purchase than the Ruger factory wood grips. Most importantly, their customer service is superb! Dale was very informative and professional when I talked to him on the phone. He took my order and shipped it immediately. They are now mounted on my revolver less than three days later. Thank you Dale and Rio Grande Custom Grips for a fine product and excellent customer service! (Photo on Left)
Gentlemen, I ordered a set of your American Tattoo grips a couple of months ago to try on my Cowboy Fast Draw Association competition gun. I was very impressed, the fit, finish and size of the grips is excellent. They have held up very well to almost daily use and cleaning with various solvents and oils. I recently ordered a set of "full custom" grips and another set of your standard grips. Again, excellent products, I am very pleased. Thank you Bryan for getting me through the custom order process. Attached is a photo of the grips on my competition guns, feel free to use it and these comments. (Photo Below)
- Doyle Qualls(aka) Possum CFDA #2604
Bryan and Dale,
Wanted to let you know that these grips were above and beyond what I expected. These are an awesome set of grips and all my shooting buddies think so to. I will definitely be purchasing more grips from you for some of my other weapons in the future. Please let me know when you have things set up for the Baby Desert Eagle, cause I already have a design made up for that weapon for your company to make. Your great service, patience, customer service and fast delivery were the best I’ve received for a long long time. (Photos Below)
Thanks again……. r/Donald L. Langeliers
Received the Ruger Cobra grips for my 30 year old .357 Blackhawk today. They are awesome and fit perfectly. (Photos Below)
The grips look great and were just what I was looking for. Your company even went ahead and made these for me from the 1911 styles and I appreciate it. I am a big fan of the Stephen King books "The Dark Tower" and now my revolver fits with the theme. I will be ordering for my next machine soon. Oh and you spell your name correctly, bravo. Here are photos for you to use. (Photos Below)
I thought you might like this picture. (Photo on Right)
Gentlemen, Just to let you know I received my grips today and I am very pleased with the art work and fitment. I have taken the liberty to attach a photo of the grips attached to my Kimber Raptor. (Photo on Left) Sincerely, Dave Jefferson, LA
They arrived a few days ago and look wonderful! I am so impressed. Please extend my gratitude to everyone at Rio Grande Custom Grips! Your customer service and product are impeccable. I attached some pictures! (Photos Below)
They feel as great as they look. Perfect fit. Recommending anyone looking for grips to you fellows. Awesome work. Now are ya gonna pull those pistols or whistle Dixie? (Photo on Right)
Got them today, they fit and look great. Here's a pic for the website if you wanna use it. (Photo on Left) Thanks,
Thank you Rio Grande for the grips. You guys are awesome. I spent months dealing with other companies to make my 1911 marine corps grips coming up empty handed everytime. Rio Grande took all of about 2 days to design and build my grips. Thanks guys. (Photos Below)
I had been looking for custom grips for my Ruger Old Army that were well made, great fitment, reasonable cost and I have found it in Rio Grande Custom Grips. These folks are great to deal with customer service is top notch. Looking forward to ordering more. (Photos Below)
Wow got the grips today. I am extremely impressed with shipping speed and quality. Very impressed! Thank you. (Photo on Right)
Received grip today--looks awesome! You'll have to watch my father in law on his reality show on History channel--He's Mark Hatfield on there (http://www.history.com/shows/hatfields-and-mccoys-white-lightning). If there is a second season he'll likely be sporting his new Ruger with custom grips on it! He carried his Ruger SR22 during filming of this first season--that's why I bought him a new gun more fitting to his character. (Photos Below)
Thanks again Nathan
Dale, These came out Beautiful ….Thank You. (Photos Below)
I was trying to wait until I was finished with the build but I suppose my excitement got the best of me. Here's a pic of my new Ruger 22/45 Lite with your pink camo grips.. These came out great.. Thanks! (Photo on Left)
I Have received the grips and i am very satisfied with them. They look awesome on my gun. I will be telling everyone i know that wants grips about you and your company. I will definitely be ordering more from you in the future. (Photos Below)
The grips look fantastic! And they feel pretty good too! Im really happy with these. (Photo on Right)
Hi Dale, just wanted to send you a picture of my Blackhawk 45 with the new handle grips. They fit perfectly and look great. Glad I found you guys. (Photo on Left)
I have received your second pair of grips. This time everything seems to be correct. I'm very happy with the result (see picture) and the fact that you have responded so quickly. Thank you kindly again. (Photo on Left)
Here are the pics that you wanted to use. While they don’t make me shoot any better they certainly make the gun look pretty classy. (Photo on Right) Cheers
Thanks Rio for the nice work y'all do!! (Photo on Left)
I received the grips today and must say I am more than satisfied with them, great product! (Photos Below)
My 1911's have gone digital now! These grips have a great feel to them and they look great, too. (Photo on Right)
Thanks Rio Grande for the time you took with me on getting the correct photo to make the knife combo. Y'all are truly the best. They look and feel awesome. (Photos Below)
Scooter, Big Sandy Tx.
Got my grips in the mail today, they look perfect. Thank you so much for the help with the design, you can definitely expect future business from me. (Photo on Left)
Grips actually arrived today and I just had to say how impressed I was with them. Great quality, great fit on my Taurus. These are awesome! I will be recommending you! Feel free to use these comments/photo on your website. (Photo on Right)
"The Southern Gentleman"
I emailed you earlier today about the Colt 1911/22. Thank you so much for your quick response! GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE! I will definitely do business with you again! And feel free to use the photos I emailed you of my 3 guns on your site. They are now custom and beautiful! (Photos Below)
Grips came in while I was in hunting camp this weekend. I installed them as soon as I got back. They look and feel great. Feel free to use this picture on your website if you would like to. Thank you so much. (Photo on Left)
Thanks for prompt shipping. The grips are for my AR15 with a Pearce grip adaptor. Fit was great, and you can see from the pic what the finish is like! Outstanding! (Photo on Right)
I got the new grips, they fit nice :D These will do great. (Photos Below)
I received my grips this week and installed them on my Taurus PT1911. They arrived quickly, were easy to install, and look great. I have included a photograph of my pistol with the new grips. Thank you very much. I will be recommending you to friends and family. I also hope that you might begin carrying Beretta 92 grips in the near future. (Photo on Right)
THANK YOU FOR THE GRIPS THAT CAME TODAY I REALLY LIKE THEM ILL BE SHOWING THEM OFF THIS SUNDAY SASS MATCH.
BET YOU GET SOME ORDERS. IM GOING TO ORDER ME ANOTHER FOR THE OTHER GUN . NICE WORK ...COFFEE BEAN
The grips arrived today and I must tell you how pleased I am with them. I want to thank you again for the time that you spent with me
and the time you spent researching to find the jpg’s we needed to get this done. The grips really make my custom 45; which
commemorates my two tours in Vietnam and my service in the US Army. Thanks again, you can be assured that I will continue my
business with Rio Grande Custom Grips in the future. (Photos Below)
I received yesterday an order of Dead Man's Hand grips for my Ruger. I must say these are the nicest grips I've seen. They are a perfect compliment to the blued finish on the revolver and give the gun the appearance of a much older revolver. The fit is absolutely perfect and the finish of the grips is awesome. I will definitely be recommending your products to my customers. (Photos Below)
Mile High Guns
Got these today and they fit and look great. Can't wait to show them off. Thanks for a superior product. Details are superb! (Photo Below)
Hi, Dale. As promised, here are pictures of my custom Kimber Raptor Pro II with your Eagle only grips. The pictures truly don't do the outfit
justice. Thanks. (Photos Below)
Wow! Got 'em today!
Here they are on my Ruger SR1911.......gorgeous! (Photo Below)
You need more wheelguns in your gallery... Awesome job, they look great. Thanks guys. (Photo Below)
Got the grips about a week ago, Dad loves them. Thanks so much, you guys did a great job!!! (Photos Below)
Just a note to say the grips & knife r awesome got last week thanks for fast service too.
Here is gun & knife together, a rock island armory tactical 1911 A1. Thanks Dale. (Photo Below)
The Lion head grips are just what I wanted. Thanks for the great job. (Photos Below)
Bryan, Just got my grips today and quickly installed. Thank you so much! They look fantastic! Rio Grande Custom Grips will be the first thing I think of if I need another set! Thanks again. (Photo Below) -David
I received the pistol grips Saturday and installed them on my Kimber Custom II. They fit good and look fantastic. Thanks again.
P.S. I have attached a photo (below).
Dale:Thanks for the personal note. I received them and already have them installed. They look super. Appreciate the excellent service. See attached picture (below). ThanksEd
"Rio-Grande Custom Grips are top notch, line up perfectly and give any 1911 that I have made personal touch. My customers love it and are now asking me to have more done for them!" - Trevor Weston from, 1066 Custom Firearms (Photos Below)
Here are some pictures of the grips installed. They turned out great!
Love the look..unbelivable customer service....high quality....low price....wife loves her new 1911...thanks guys Darrin (Photo Below)
Bryan, Thank you for a wonderful product. I want to thank everyone from design to production for capturing the "essence" of the uniform I have worn for the past 26 years. Keep up the good work. Steven (Photo Below)
Just wanted to send a pic of them installed, they rock. Thanks, Troy
Dale thank you again got the grips today they fit great and I love the look a nice face lift on my old gun. Howie (Photo Below)
Received the grips yesterday afternoon. All I have to say is that they're amazing! They give my Kimber the 'Captain America' look I was going for. Thanks for the awesome grips, prompt service and fast shipping! I will definitely do business with you guys again.
Randy (Photo Below)
Dear folks at Rio Grande, I recieved my custom grips today. I couldn't be more pleased with the fine quality product that you have provided. The Squadron emblems of the units that I served with in Vietnam really make my Kimber unique. Be assured that I will recommend you to anyone looking for quality products. Best regards, John D. (Photos Below)
Hi Dale, I thought maybe you would like to see what your SWEET !!! grips look like on my toy's. They look alot better in person, my camera sucks. My friends at work Really liked them, Very Pleased with the outcome of them. Thanks Again for your time and trouble!!!! Please let me know if you ever do custom grips for a Desert Eagle, Colt, and Taurus Revolers, I have a few of those toys too, THANKS Jim (Photo Below)
I love the grips, makes the gun feel fuller than ever has before and damn look how sexy it looks! Thank you. Jamie (Photo Below)
The grips arrived yesterday and I am very pleased with them. I wanted you to know that your customer service has been superb and is something that you cannot find nowadays. You were fast and courteous and went the extra mile to ensure I was satisfied. I have attached a pic of the grips on the 1911 and it really makes the gun pop.Again, thanks
Jim (Photo Below)
Would just like to say Rio Grande products look better in person and on the weapon. Would also like to thank Dale for all the help and quick response to all my questions.
James B. (Photo Below)
I will pass your email along to my husband. He really enjoys the grips that you made for him and has not taken them off his 1911 since he got them. We do a lot of advertising with your grips. Anytime we make a 1911 holster we take a picture of it using the gun and grips. I have attached the latest holster we made for a customer/friend that shows your grips off! Photos like these end up on holster maker forums and specific gun forums, they definitely get around. Thank you for all your hard work!! Amy C. (Mrs. CC Holster) ccholsters.com P.S. The photo below is a full front burgundy elephant with black stingray trim and straps.
We men do not put much stock into emotions but we feel things for our children and our patriotism.My oldest son joined the beloved United States Marine Corps in 2010 and as a dad and a man I could not be any prouder of him.To show my pride in him, I bought him a new Taurus PT1911 for his basic training graduation gift and turned to my friends at RGCG to make a set of custom grips to commemorate the occasion.I also asked my close personal friend of Caldwell Leather to build my son a holster for his new Taurus.My Marine was awe stricken and his proud dad fought back the tears of pride.Support our troops and veterans, because they are somebody’s son or daughter. Neil S. (Pictures Below)
They fit great, look great, feel great , and the price was right......thank you Todd J. H. (Pic Below)
I had been looking for a way to have the patch of my motorcycle crew put into a set of custom grips for my Taurus PT1911, and not really having much success. I happened upon an ad for RGCG in a gun magazine, and checked out their web site. I was immediately impressed with what I saw, and sent a graphic to the guys asking if they could work with it.
I heard back almost immediately from Bryan that they could indeed use that file. I described what I had in mind, Bryan had the graphics department do a mock-up and sent it to me. I had to admit it was pretty awful, but not due to the folks at RGCG. It was my idea that was off. I asked Bryan for some suggestions, and he sent me pics of some grips they had done along with a mock up of what he thought would look sharp on my pistol.
Wow, it really jumped off the screen at me, and I knew those were "my" grips. Bryan and I visited a bit more about making sure I got my end of the order correct, and the deal was done. Dale e-mailed me to make sure everybody was on the same page, and the "go" button was engaged.
I think something on the order of a week later, my grips arrived, and I could not be happier with them. It was all I could do to keep the biker dude drool off them when I showed them around.
The guys at RGCG really understand about helping bring an idea to fruition, customer service, and quality products. After my experience, I know this won't be my last set of grips from them, and I can't imagine anyone not being pleased with the RGCG gang and it's products.
Dave (Pic Below)
I got the grips and I love them. I got great feedback from alot of my friends and although none of them have 1911's they are hoping you start designs for other handguns such as taurus and sig sauer. Thanks again for the quick feedback and awesome work on the design.
Thank you so much for your recommendation on getting the ACU digital grips for my solid black springfeild 1911.You were right. The grips look amazing and have an amazing feel to them.I am now on my second 1911 build and I will be purchasing my grips from you for sure.You guys make an awesome product.Thank you 1000 times.Once again, thanks for the help. Tanner J.
"When I got my Springfield GI .45 1911-A1, I never really thought about custom grips. However, while looking through magazines the idea of one of a kind custom grips became interesting. There were many ads but only a handful offered "custom" grips and stock custom grips. It was easy to settle on RGCG and the website was friendly. I had a basic idea of what I wanted and B4 I knew it I was working with Dale Ayars. I faxed a drawing and an image I wanted to use in the grips. We emailed and talked and things quickly evolved into the final renditions. I had changed my mind a lot and always got quick responses. Dale and the graphics dept. interpreted what I wanted into works of art. I ordered the final grips in both a black and a white set. I've showed the grips to many shooters and have gotten great compliments. A manager at the indoor range I use asked for the RGCG website B4 he could answer a question I had about my .45. Here's my assessment-I had a pretty vague idea of what I wanted and RGCG delivered exactly what I wanted in the end. There's nothing like working with people clear across the country and feeling like they are in the neighborhood. I have the only set of grips in the U.S.A. like mine with a military theme, initials and colors I wanted. Thanks to Dale and all of the talented people representing Rio Grande Custom Grips!!!" Randy H. (Picture Below)
Thank you. This is my second set. The first set is on my daily carry 1911 and I can't believe how well they stand up to day to day abuse. Great product! - Tim
I looked everywhere for a place that would "custom" make a set of grips for my Taurus PT1911. I found some sights that would make it out of a certain wood, or would laser 3 initials on it, but I wanted something more than that. Then I found RGCG!!! I had a picture in mind that I wanted to use and with the help of Bryan and Dale we got it form fitted to my grips. The grips came out beautifully and I had no problem putting them on. I have shown them off to a couple of people who are in awe of them and at the low price I paid and the customer service I recieved. Trust me you can't go wrong with RGCG, not when you have Bryan and Dale constantly giving you feedback on your grips. I just wanted to thank them for giving me a special gun that nobody else in the world has and thats because of Rio Grande Custom Grips!! You are the best!!!! Gabe K.
Hi-Dale Thanks for the e-mail, and quick shipping. As soon as i saw these beautiful grips, I knew they needed to be on my colt 45 auto. It`s nice to be able buy a quality set of grip`s that are made in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Keep up the good work, And may God bless you, And may God bless AMERICA. Don
Just wanted to say thanks.Ordered my grips on Monday, they arrived on Thursday.They look great, feel great, and fit perfectly.I have the same model Kimber Eclipse that you show on your website, and the grips look even better in real life. Thanks again. C.B.
Just wanted say YOU GUYS ROCK!!!!! Thanks for going the extra mile on my grips!!!! Do you guys do custom grips for Desert Eagle, Colt revolvers and taurus revolvers?? Please let me know!!! and again, Many THANKS!!!! REALLY PLEASED Jim.
You're considering a new set of grips for your 1911. Well, your looking is over and I'm about to tell you that a set of Rio Grande Custom Grips should be your next purchase.
April 2009, I bought a Taurus PT1911 AR. I soon found out that the Taurus grips are just a scad different from standard 1911 panels. I found the RGCG web site and looked over all the great designs and sent an inquiry email to see if they carried grips for the Taurus. I received an email from a rep within a day and his news was; no we don't have them for the Taurus but are looking to get started in producing them. I made an offer to assist in their endeavors and volunteered my original grips to them to use as a template. He agreed, and I mailed them off. They sent me their prototypes for a trial fit and critique of any fitting issues. I did so without hesitation and with very detailed information as to any points of modifications. Let me tell you, there wasn't much and so minor that it would have been insignificant to most people, but not for the RGCG crew, after returning the prototype grips the modifications were done and they made them as right and as perfect as one can be.
I'm now a proud owner of Rio Grande Custom Grips for the Taurus PT1911.
Your experience may not be anything like I went through, but you undoubtedly will be as impressed with the quality of Rio Grande Custom Grips & proud to tell everybody where they came from.
Neil S. West Plains MO
RECEIVED THE GRIPS MONDAY MORN,AND THEY ARE SUPER,TNT,DYNOMITE AND GOOD LOOKING ALSO. YOU RUN A CLASSY OUTFIT!!!!! RICH B. Prescott, AZ
Hello, I'm the one with the suggestion of the Silver Dragon grips. It means a lot to me that you would act on my suggestion. It's not often a company runs with a custumer's suggestion. I have great respect for your company now. I have quite a few friends who have pistols. I will tell them all about my email and your response to it. I will do all I can to push your product on them. Which shouldn't be hard considering how awesome your grips are! I can't thank you enough for putting a smile on my face during these rough times. Rio Grande Custom Grips rock!!!! Diamond Dogg
It took me about ten minutes from when the box arrived till I had the gun safe open and the new grips placed on a real nice 1911-A1. Some friends have seen it already and you may be getting some orders from them, they now have your web site. Great grips, I sure do like them and friends do too. D.R.