As expressed elsewhere on this site, my customers
can have the expectation their new stag grips will fit
this means is they will experience have off the shelf fit
that’s equal to or better than factory grips.
My satisfaction guarantee covers fit
issues, so if you experience sloppy fit I will happily fix /
exchange / refund.
Note the following remarks on fit techniques and
issues, for my grips and others:
Two piece grip sets make use of an alignment pin
to keep the panels from wandering on the backstrap and trigger
times, poor fit of off-the-shelf grips is the result of
alignment pin holes on the grip panels not being precisely
matched to the revolver.
The remedy for this is to enlarge the pin
holes on the panels so that the grips can be installed on the
frame with no gaps showing on the backstraps or in the frame
corner. The enlarging is done easiest with a
rotary tool and small grinding head.
achieved, a small amount of epoxy putty can be set in the
holes and the grips installed. The putty will harden,
leaving a clean and properly sized hole for the alignment pin
My buyers can feel free to make this pin
adjustment without relinquishing their warranty
Fitting around the
For edge overhang adjustment, I recommend
grips in proper position.
the edges with a very sharp pencil or fine tipped dry erase
pen (I like Vis A Vis brand).
overhang off with 150 grit sandpaper wrapped around a hand
Ruger frames –
“XR3-RED” is widely known as the
part number for Ruger’s most commonly used grip frame. But f or
buying off-the-shelf grips, this is really not a conclusive
piece of information.
There are variations within the XR3-RED
part family, and Ruger grip frames are marked in ways that
confuse the average consumer (...some XR3-RED frames are
marked XR3, etc).
For off-the-shelf grip jobs, I rely on the make,
model, and finish of your Ruger revolver. I have a
complete library of Ruger frames. With that information,
we can zero in on a frame to use for your grip
Long term care of stag
Small amounts of moisture encountered in the
field or oil encountered while cleaning should not cause harm
to stag grips.
I do not recommend oil treatments for stag
generally advise to keep them dry. My final finish is a
tripoli wax polish applied with a bench top polisher. This can be repeated
as often as desired.
How long should last? I try to cut the hardest,
densest panels possible. The grips should last