FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between Standard Thickness and Slim Thickness 1911 Grips?


Our Standard Thickness grips run about 0.26" thick at the center of the grip. Our Slim Line Thickness grips run about 0.165" thick at the center of the grip. Thickness of magwell grips can vary slightly from these thicknesses as we match the height of the magwell. We use the convention of listing grips as Standard or Slim based on the above thicknesses for all the 1911 style grips we sell. Nearly all Para C6 guns and most Springfield EMP guns come from the factory with Slim grips but we build grips in either thickness for these guns.




How do I tell if I have Standard or Slim Grips on my 1911?


An easy indicator of grip thickness is to compare the height of the grips to the height of the plunger tube between the slide release and thumb safety on the left side of the gun. The standard height of the plunger tube is 0.16" tall. So if the grips are about the same height as the tube, you have slim grips. If the grips are taller than the tube by more than 1/16", then the grips are Standard Thickness.




Can I use my factory grip screws?


In most cases the answer will be yes. But there are exceptions. Following are several of the most common screw fit answers. Most 1911's - 1911's from Kimber, Sig Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Les Baer, STI, Ed Brown, Wilson Combat, Nighthawk Custom, Springfield Armory, Colt, Rock Island Armory, Metro Arms, Citadel, and nearly all other custom 1911's with standard thickness grips can use the factory screws. Some models from these manufacturers will have slim grips and may need to have new bushings and screws to go to Standard Thickness Grips. Alternately, Slim Line Thickness Grips can be installed by changing to our Slim Grip Screws and Bushings. Taurus PT-1911 Grips - Taurus uses a larger diameter grip screw. We build all Taurus grips to use the factory screws which have a larger diameter head than a standard 1911 grip screw. We can build them with standard counter bores for 1911 screws on request. Slim Grips can be installed on the Taurus with a change to our Slim Grip Screws and Bushings. Norinco - You can use the factory screws on Standard Thickness Grips but the threads on the bushings are not standard 1911 so you CANNOT install Slim Grip Screws and Bushings.




How do I fit my new grip to my gun?


Safely make sure the handgun is unloaded! Check the barrel, chamber, or cylinders to be certain they are empty and the gun is safe to work on. Prepare the frame. Remove existing grips and clean the frame and hardware. Gently, pull apart any grips that are two panels pinned together. If new screws were sent with the grip, use them. Otherwise, use the original screws. Install the grips. Use your hands to slowly press the new grips straight onto the frame. The grips should lay flush with the frame and the locator pins should slide easily over the pinhole. Do not use the grip screw to force the grips onto the grip frame pin. If the grips do not easily go over the grip frame pin, open up the edge of the pinhole with a knife and try again. Once the grip sits flush with the frame, tighten the grip screw until snug. It is important not to overtighten the grips! Now make sure there is no interference with the operation of the handgun. Do not load or fire the weapon until the new grips are snugly screwed into place and gun operation remains uninhibited. While fitting problems are unlikely, all frames have some variation!

If you have any difficulties fitting the new grips to your gun, please call 1-888-877-4231 between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM (Central) Monday through Friday for technical support. or email us at customfirearmproducts@gmail.com.




Do you make left handed grips & stocks?


Yes, Please call 888-877-4231 to special order or you can email us at salescustomfirearmproducts@outlook.com




How do I know which grips will fit my Smith & Wesson gun?


To order a Smith & Wesson grip from us: 1) You will need to know whether your gun is a J, K/L, or N frame 2) Whether it has a round or square butt. The information below is to help you determine what you have. (See Chart)

Smith & Wesson guns fall into three main frame categories:
J - .38 Special and 9 mm. This is the smallest frame.
K/L - .38 Special and .357 Magnum. This is the medium frame revolver. K & L Frames are interchangeable when it comes to grips.
N - .41 and .44 Magnum. This is the large frame revolver.

Within those three categories, your frame may be either square butt or round butt.
Note: You will notice that some models may have been made in both a square butt and a round butt. If this is the case, then you will need to visually decide if your frame is round or square. If your Smith & Wesson model is a round butt, but you prefer the square butt look, consider one of our conversion grips! They are available in K/L and N frame sizes.




What if I don't see my gun listed on your website?


We custom design and make grips. If you do not see your model on our website you can give us a call at 888-877-4231 or email us at salescustomfirearmproducts@gmail or customfirearmproducts@gmail.com




Are all of your grips made in the US?


Born and raised a Texan. We are proud to say our products are only made in the USA. Entirely designed, manufactured, and shipped out of Texas.




What materials do you offer?


We offer a variety Domestic and Exotic Woods. See the Web link under Customer Support 'Woods" for a listing.




Payment Methods


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Shipping


In Stock Items will typically ship in 1 to 2 business days via USPS First Class or UPS Ground. Most items that are built to order will ship in 2 - 4 weeks allowing the time required to get your grips built and shipped. Custom grips may have longer shipping times due to manufacturing considerations but estimated delivery time will be given to you at the time of your custom order request. (Note: Large quantities will require additional time). **No Canada, Alaska, Hawaii or International Shipping, we ship to the Lower 48 States only. **




Retruns & Exchanges


It has always been important to CFP that you are satisfied with your handgun grips, rifle stocks, and accessories. For this reason, we provide a generous return and exchange policy. 1) If product was broke during shipment or arrived with manufacturer defects? Contact us and we will send you a return shipping label and replace it for you. 2) If the product was ordered incorrectly, breaks shortly after arrival, or just simply is not what you are looking for? Mail it and the completed Return Form back to us within 90 days for exchange or refund. 3) If the product breaks or has problems throughout its lifetime? Mail it and the completed Return Form back to us at any time and we will repair or replace it for you. We stand behind all of our products with a 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We are confident in our product and want our customers to be happy too!




Do we do Custom Work?


Yes, CFP will build custom grips. If you have an idea for a custom engraving, Send us an image or describe your design idea. We can work up a draft for you with a layout on your desired style of grips. Visit our web page for further instructions. https://www.customfirearmproducts.com/grips-order-form Our CUSTOM WOOD GRIPS are made right here in Texas, and feature truly unique inlays and checkering patterns. Made from exotic woods like cocobolo, leopardwood, and zebrawood. Each grip is handcrafted and truly a one of a kind. If you have a custom design or need a pair of grips in your favorite exotic or domestic wood that we don't show, send us a detail email and we'll get back with you. Or fill out any one of our custom or quote order forms online. Please note a 10% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot for a custom order and to cover the cost of materials. The deposit will go towards the final balance of your item. The remainder of the balance, is due before we ship your order. CFP can also do small or large batch production of grips.




Do you do engravings?


Yes, CFP will build custom grips. Please view our gallery for examples. You can choose an image from our gallery or email an image of what you are wanting. We cannot engrave copyrighted or trademarked images without written permission from the legal owner. We can engrave checkering, textures, military insignias, law enforcement badges, initials, & much more. Our CUSTOM WOOD GRIPS are made right here in Texas, and feature truly unique inlays and checkering patterns. Made from exotic woods like cocobolo, leopardwood, and zebrawood. Each grip is handcrafted and truly a one of a kind. If you have a custom design or need a pair of grips in your favorite exotic or domestic wood that we don't show, send us a detail email and we'll get back with you. Or fill out any one of our custom or quote order forms online. Please note a 10% non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot for a custom order and to cover the cost of materials. The deposit will go towards the final balance of your item. The remainder of the balance, is due before we ship your order. CFP can also do small or large batch production of grips.




Why Build A Taurus PT-1911 Grip?


Taurus builds a Model 1911 but the Taurus gun has several differences that make a Taurus specific grip convenient. Our Taurus line of grips are modified from standard 1911 grips to account for the differences between the Taurus PT-1911 and standard 1911 grips. These grips are designed to be a direct replacement of the factory grips, using the factory screws. Here are the features that require changes to the grips: Larger Counter Bore to Match oversize Taurus Grip Screw Lowered Grip Edge to Clear Low Mounted Safety Lever Deeper Ambi Cut for Thicker Safety Retension Lever Wider Grip at Front Edge for Flat Taurus Frontstrap Our Taurus PT-1911 line accounts for all of these differences and makes the grips a true fit to the gun. We build Taurus PT-1911 grips in all of the materails we use for standard 1911 grips, including Exotic Hardwoods, Hardwood Laminate and Phenolics. The grips are shaped in the traditional 1911 style with the top of the left side panel slightly covering the plunger tube and the bottoms of the grip panel beveled. These grips leave the mainspring housing pin exposed unless the covered pin option is selected. These grips are built with a typical 1911 thickness that fully fits the hand without being overly thick. Grip thickness runs between .255" and .265" thick at the center of the grip. This thickness is slightly thicker than the plastic Taurus factory grips that run about .235" thick.




What is an Ambi Safety cut? What type do I need?


You will need an Ambi Safety cut if your gun is a 1911 and has a safety on both sides. Standard Ambi Safety cut- You can choose the Standard Ambi Safety cut if you have a Standard or Clone 1911 with the following exceptions: *Rock Island- You will need to select the Rock Island Ambi Safety cut if you have a Rock Island 1911. *STI/Taurus- You will need to select the Taurus/STI Ambi Safety cut if you have a Taurus or STI 1911. *Extended Ambi Safety- You will need to select the Extended Ambi Safety cut if you have an Extended Ambi safety on your pistol. *Kimber- Normally Kimber’s do not have the footer that requires the Ambi Safety cut even if they have a safety on both sides. If you want to be sure you can remove the stock panels from your weapon to see if there is a Thumb nail sized slit in the back of the right grip that faces the frame.




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What size is my Taurus Reolver frame by Model #?


TAURUS REVOLVERS

SMALL FRAME

  • TAURUS MODEL 327 6 SHOT .327 FEDERAL MAGNUM
  • TAURUS MODEL 431 .44 SPECIAL
  • TAURUS MODEL 405 .40 S&W
  • TAURUS MODEL 445 .44 SPECIAL
  • TAURUS MODEL 605 .357 MAGNUM
  • TAURUS MODEL 606 .357 MAGNUM
  • TAURUS CIA (MODELS 650 & 850) – A CONCEALED HAMMER REVOLVER BASED ON THE S&W CENTENNIAL
  • TAURUS PROTECTOR (MODEL 651 & 851) – SHROUDED HAMMER BASED ON THE S&W BODYGUARD
  • TAURUS MODEL 85 (INCLUDES 856) .38 SPECIAL
  • TAURUS MODEL 731 .32 H&R MAGNUM
  • TAURUS MODEL 73 .32 S&W LONG
  • TAURUS MODEL 905 9MM PARABELLUM
  • TAURUS MODEL 94 .22 LONG RIFLE
  • TAURUS MODEL 941 .22 WMR
  • TAURUS DEFENDER 856
  • TAURUS MODEL 942 22LR & 22WMR

COMPACT FRAME

  • TAURUS MODEL 617 .357 MAGNUM 7 SHOT REVOLVER
  • TAURUS MODEL 817 .38 SPECIAL 7 SHOT REVOLVER

MEDIUM FRAME

  • TAURUS MODEL 82 .38 SPECIAL
  • TAURUS MODEL 65 / TAURUS MODEL 66 .357 MODEL
  • TAURUS MODEL 689 .357 MAGNUM

LARGE FRAME

  • TAURUS MODEL 608 8-SHOT .357 MAGNUM
  • TAURUS MODEL 689 6-SHOT .357 MAGNUM
  • TAURUS MODEL 44 6-SHOT .44 MAGNUM

FAMILES

  • TAURUS JUDGE (MODEL 4510)
  • TAURUS RAGIN BULL
  • TAURUS TRACKER (MODELS 17, 425, 44, 627, 692. 970, 990, 991, & 992)

FITTING NOTES

TAURUS JUDGE/TRACKER GRIPS WILL FIT TAURUS MODELS 17, 405, 415, 425, 4410, 4510, 455, 606, 617, 627, 817, 970, 990, 991 & 992. THEY WILL NOT FIT STEEL, STAINLESS STEEL, ALLOY PUBLIC DEFENDER, POLYMER PUBLIC DEFENDER OR RGING JUDGE MODELS

TAURUS PT 22/25 WILL FIT PT 22 & PT25 MODELS

TAURUS 92/92F GRIPS WIL FIT PT92, PT99, PT 100 OR PT 101 DECOCKER MODELS ONLY

TAURUS PT 940 GRIPS WILL FIT THE TAURUS PT911 & PT040 MODELS





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