Eagle Grips Has Poor Quality Control

Today I received a set of panel style grips from Eagle Grips for my K frame Smith & Wesson revolver. Eagle markets themselves as the World’s Finest Handgun Grips, but here’s what I received:

What is going on here?

Would  you be happy with this? The two grips are completely different colors. The grip on the right looks like the picture on Eagle’s website, but the one on the left? I have no idea what’s going on there. The finish is different too; the one on the right is polished-ish but the one on the left is dull looking. Keep in mind, I paid $180 for these things. But wait! There’s more:

The grips don’t fit the contours of the gun at all. And this isn’t because I ordered the wrong ones. In fact, I have several other grips for this gun made by other companies and they all fit fine. These things are just simply wrong. It’s not a stretch to say that Eagle Grips are poorly made and their quality control is careless.

I’ve got another set of grips coming from Altamont to replace these ridiculous things. Other Altamont grips I own are excellent and beautiful. I’ll update this post when I receive the Altamont grips and I’ll compare them to the Eagle grips. Oh, and the Eagle ones cost more than five times what the Altamont grips cost. It’s very likely that this is one of those instances where you don’t get what you pay for. All I can say is avoid Eagle Grips and buy something else.

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