To all my wonderful and valued customers ...

(January 2015 ... )

As of January 1 I am working on the "Call List". Feel free to call and have your name put on the list.

I plan on having HI POWER grips on the shelf all the time, please call to get one set aside. Also the more popular revolver designs.

Please stay tuned!

- Craig Spegel

  Click here for images
 

I started producing my original "BOOT GRIP" design in December of 1978! Don't be fooled by any of the "looks kinda like a BOOT GRIP" copies.

Thank you for taking the time to request information on my custom grips. As a bit of background information on myself, I have been making grips since 1973, first as a hobby and then as a business. As mine is a one-person shop, every pair of grips is made by me personally, from selecting the rough planks to applying the finish. This also means that I sometimes get buried in orders and may run behind in getting your order out. Please be patient as I will not sacrifice quality for quantity. In the rare event that you should have a problem due to an inherent defect, your grip will either be repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. This guarantee only applies to standard, S+ or S++ grade woods.

The K, L, N frame round and square butt BOOT GRIP can be made with a 3/8" extension on the bottom. With this, most people can get all three fingers on the front strap, and yet still have a compact grip that is only a little bit longer that the BOOT GRIP.

For the K, L, N round butts, I am making a square butt conversion. This will have the 3/8" extension on the bottom, along with the look and feel of a square butt frame.

Grips are finished with semi-gloss lacquer for greatest durability. Also, since June, 1993, all grips bear my signature on the inside, as many of you requested this. Since June 1999, my CAS cartouche has been added to the inside of all grips as there are now several BOOT GRIP-type copies of poor design and inferior quality

I also offer a repair and refinishing service for my line of grips. So no matter how badly scratched, chipped or even broken - feel free to send then to me for a quote on repair costs.

The Cocobolo that I have used in the past is getting very hard to get anymore - as it is on the endangered species list. I still have a good supply of it at this time, but like all things, supply and demand regulates the price of Cocobolo.

If you are interested in high grade woods, please call for details as it is scarce, expensive (compared to standard grade wood) and I need to explain the nature of high grade woods and why I cannot guarantee them fully.

Again, thank you for your interest. I hope that I can be of service to you in the near future.

 
- Craig Spegel

NOTE
All prices are postpaid in the U.S.
Wood descriptions: Standard grade = S, Standard Plus = S+, Standard Plus Plus = S++, Better than Standard = B.T.S., Presentation = Pres, Exhibition = Exh.



GRIP MODELS AVAILABLE

BROWNING HI POWER
I cut these thin on the top, bottom and front edge, and leave them a little thicker in the middle for a slight palm swell effect.
Please call for current availability and price of presentation and exhibition grade wood.
1911
With or without Swenson ambi safety cutout. The bottom edge of the drips can be had with the standard bevel base or a flat base. The flat base would be for use with an add-on mag well and usually does not have the mainspring housing pin cutout.
I do have some high grade woods available, call for prices.
HI POWER and 1911 pricesSmooth or Checkered
S
S
S+
S++
S
 
Bolivian Rosewood, Cocobolo
Dark Cocobolo
Cocobolo
Cocobolo
Macassar Ebony
Delrin BHP's only
65
70
80-90
105-115
90
P.O.R.

************************************************************
SMITH & WESSON REVOLVERS
"BOOT GRIP" for K, L & N frame. Round and square butt, J frame square butt, J frame round butt, Centennials (not the old grip safety Centennials)
(Centennials models will not interchange with other J frames, as the wood comes up higher on the frame). Also the "new" Model 40 grip safety Centennials.
N frame
I don't have any N frame grips pictured, but I do make them. The N frame grips look a lot like the K and L grips. The difference is in the web of your hand area - the backstrap goes back almost 1/8" more on the N frames.




S



S
S+
S++

S
S+
S++



S





Black Walnut, smooth only
Black Walnut, higher grades
Canary wood

Bolivian Rosewood
Bolivian Rosewood
Bolivian Rosewood

Cocobolo
Cocobolo
Cocobolo
Dark Cocobolo, limited supply
H.G. Cocobolo, VERY limited supply

Macassar Ebony
Birdseye Maple
French Walnut
J Frame
Round Butt
Centenial
"Boot Grip"

55
P.O.R.
P.O.R.
 
60
75
95
 
80
95
110
85
P.O.R.

90
75-90
P.O.R.
K, L, N Frame
R.B. or S.B.
"Boot Grip"
also J Frame S.B.

60
P.O.R.
P.O.R.

65
80
105

85
100
120
90
P.O.R.

100
80-95
P.O.R.
K, L, N Frame
extended "Boot Grip"
Round to Square
Conversions Full Size

70
P.O.R.
P.O.R.

75
90
115

95
110
135
105
P.O.R.

120
90-110
P.O.R.

Options
Standard Checkering
Fancy Checkering, no ribbon
Fancy Checkering, with ribbon
Smith & Wesson medallions
Blued grip screw for revolver grips
Custom Fit
Ambi Speedloader Cut for revolvers
J Frame round butt to square conversion
Altering MY designs, thinner or shorter
Altering MY designs, thicker
Altering MY designs, longer
35
100
140
P.O.R.
10
Call for details
15
40
30
50
50


COLT "D" Frame (short grip frame models only)
Due to the short grip frame, the BOOT GRIP does come down about 1/2 inch below the frame. I also make an extended model. Please call, as I need to explain the frame problems before I sell you a pair.
Prices are 15.00 over the "Boot Grip w/extension" prices above.


 
WOOD DESCRIPTION
Cocobolo (standard grade)
Cocobolo (better than standard grade)
Kingwood
Malagasy Rosewood (standard grade)
Malagasy Rosewood (better than standard grade)
Granadillo
Macassar Ebony
Panama Cocobolo
Bolivian Rosewood, Pau Ferro
Black Walnut
Canary Wood
Higher grade woods are sometimes available.
Typically reddish brown, sometimes lighter or darker
More pronounced stripes and colors
Light to dark violet brown with purplish stripes
Straw, orange/red, fine grain
More pronounced grain than standard grain
Medium brown with a slight reddish tint
Very hard, black with brown stripes
Orange/red
Varies from orange/red to English/French walnut
Generally medium brown
Light tan/yellow
Please call for current availability and price of presentation and exhibition grade wood.
*Grip prices postpaid within the U.S.A.



IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HIGH GRADE WOOD
All wood expands and contracts with changes in humidity, that’s why precision rifles are synthetic stocks and not wood. The absolute most stable wood is straight grain quarter sawn boards.  It’s also what I call standard grade. Anytime you have flat sawn boards or burly pieces there is the possibility of warping if subjected to extremes in humid conditions. Because of the measures that I take in drying and storing the wood it rarely is a problem. As I cannot control how and where the grips are stored, and the scarcity of high grade wood, I (Craig Spegel) cannot offer either a money back or replacement guarantee.  In the rare event that they do warp, I can usually straighten them out and refinish them however. If they cannot be fixed, I will replace them with a standard grade pair less any custom features. Feel free to call me (503-368-5653) if you have any concerns.



CUSTOM FIT OPTION
Smith & Wesson revolvers are the best in the world; however, there are sometimes slight differences in the backstrap area, and to get a really good fit I offer the custom fit option. It does not require the gun to be sent back and forth, but does cost a bit more - please call for details.



NOTE ON FRAME THICKNESS
Frame thickness, both upper and lower, as well as the step down area WILL vary. (The average K, L and N frame step is .148). The dimensions I have used since 1973 fit the vast bulk of S&W frames just fine.
 
- Craig Spegel



  Click on the thumbnail images to enlarge them in a new window  
Close the new window to return to this page

BOOT GRIP    
J frame
round butt

S Cocobolo
(a darker shade)
Centenial

S+ Cocobolo
(almost
S++ grade)
J frame
J frame
round butt

"Full size"
Granadillo
J frame
square butt
BOOT GRIP
BTS Birdseye
Maple
Photo 1Photo 2

K, L frame square butt
S+ Bolivian
Rosewood
S Bolivian
Rosewood
K frame square butt
BOOT GRIP

S Bolivian
Rosewood
BOOT GRIP
w/ext
S+ Bolivian
Rosewood
Photo 3Photo 4

K, L frame round butt
BOOT GRIP
S+ Cocobolo
BOOT GRIP
w/ext
S++ Cocobolo
Round to Square butt conversion
S Macassar
Ebony
S Macassar
Ebony
Photo 5Photo 6

Full Size Straight Grip
Presentation
Black Walnut
( both pairs
darker than
typical )
B.T.S.
Black Walnut
Full Size Grip with Fancy Checkering
S grade
Black Walnut
S++
Bolivian
Rosewood
Photo 7Photo 8

 
Canary Wood S+
Black Walnut color examples
Top row
S grade

Bottom left
S++



Bottom right
S+
Photo 10
Photo 9 

Colt "D" frame "Boot Grip"
These grips do
come down about
1/2" below due to
the short grip frame
J frame Square butt
Full size J Square
versus
"Boot Grip"
Photo 11Photo 12

J frame Round Butt
Birdseye Maple This photo shows
the color of
Maple better
French Walnut examples
   
Photo 13Photo 14

Centennial "Boot Grip"
Large logo relief Black Walnut
S++
Fiddleback Black Walnut
   
Photo 16
Photo 15 

Centennial
Cocobolo
B.T.S.
Fancy
checkering
Photo 17
 :
Macassar
Ebony
Fancy
checkering
Photo 18

K frame Round butt
"Boot Grip"
with extension
S++ Bolivian
K frame Round butt
French Walnut  
Photo 19Photo 20

K frame Square butt
Full size
3 Finger grooves
S++ Bolivian
Fancy checkering
Full size
Straight
S++ Bolivian
Fancy checkering
N frame Square butt
H.G.
French
Walnut
Fancy
Checkering
Photo 21Photo 22

  Click on the thumbnail images to enlarge them in a new window  
Close the new window to return to this page

Hi-Power

S Black Walnut


Photo A1
 
"Original" Style 1911

S grade
Black Walnut
only
Photo A2
 
All of these Hi-Power grips
are Cocobolo

S (dark)   S+   S++   S++   

BTS   BTS   BTS


Photo A3

Kingwood

S   S+   Pres.

Macassar  
Ebony 
BTS  Delrin  S Panama
Cocobolo

Photo A4

Hi-Powers
H.G. French Walnut Checkering
with Border
and Diamond
1911's
Cocobolo S+ thru H.G.
Photo A5Photo A6

1911
Triple
Diamond
High Grade
French Walnut
1911
High Grade Black
Walnut
Photo A7Photo A8

Colt model 1903/08
S. Cocobolo High Grade
Cocobolo
Photo A7 

   
  Click image ↑↑ to return to top of page  


To Order
1. Print a copy of my order form (for MS Word format click here)
2. Fill out the order form .
3. Include check or money order made out to "Craig Spegel"
          (Please do not make it out to Spegel Grips, Craig Spegel grips, etc. etc.)
4. Mail it to me.
5. Sit back and wait. Remember, the most time-consuming part is     already done (that's growing the tree!).


Copyright 1997- Craig Spegel