It's because of Ruger's grip stud design, rather than a traditional grip frame. The grips have to be glass bedded to the stud for proper fit. The same grips that will cost you about $120 in fancy walnut for a S&W will cost about $300 for the GP or SRH once shipping and fitting is factored in.Snake45":2dd3m69d said:
How does Ruger fit grips to the thing? I'll bet they don't glass bed them.CraigC":3w2oya6c said:The grips have to be glass bedded to the stud for proper fit.
Oh please, Ruger hasn't put much effort in fitting grips to their guns in a long time. Herrett's does it right and I'm sure if they could do a proper job without receiving the gun, they would. Anybody doing a set of proper custom grips needs your gun or grip frame for fitting. S&W's just usually get a pass on the extra effort. If you don't really want custom grips, Hogue is more than willing to take your money. :roll:Snake45":9imm4bs8 said:How does Ruger fit grips to the thing? I'll bet they don't glass bed them.
You can't blame Herrett's for UPS and FedEx shipping policies. Get a clue. :roll:mohavesam":u7i9xjes said:-- "$70 dollars return shipping fee"--
US dollars??? Ridiculous. Sounds like someone needs to take a course in marketing and customer service.
Factor in shipping the gun to them as well and you're at nearly $300, which is what I stated early on. It is what it is and you can't expect them to go in the hole for something that takes more effort and labor than a comparable S&W. Even considering the added shipping costs, it's comparable to other true custom double action stocks. Keith Brown's high grade walnut for S&W's can easily run well over $300, as does BluMagnum.hittman":100yaepw said:$218.00 total for stocks on a $400.00 gun.
That's a matter of taste (and feel), of course. I have several sets of Herrett's for S&Ws and Colts and I don't find them especially more comfortable than some other stocks that I own. They're okay but nothing special. (I have yet to find anything I like any better on a S&W K-frame square-butt than the factory Target stocks.) But if you like them, good for you!CraigC":3u7ix9nu said:I have to warn you, if you think a set of $20 rubber grips is comfortable, stay away from Herrett's! You'll find out what comfort really means and nothing else will do.