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Old March 11th, 2017, 04:02 PM   #1
 
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Ruger Mark IV Target grip question

Although Ive worked with many different woods, does anyone know if these grips are in fact wood? or some other composite?

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Old March 11th, 2017, 05:31 PM   #2
 
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I have a pair of grips from Eagle Grips that are real American Walnut. The wood like grips from Ruger are laminate.
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I have the Ruger wood grips on my Mark IV and they are definitely real wood
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I have the Ruger wood grips on my Mark IV and they are definitely real wood
Really? They are advertised as being laminate.
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Really? They are advertised as being laminate.
10-4. All of the Ruger and Altemont target grips are laminate. Your Eagle grips are definitely wood.

It's really easy to tell by looking. If there's an angle you can hold them at and the wood pattern is all straight lines (like looking at the end of a plywood sheet), they are laminate.
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10-4. All of the Ruger and Altemont target grips are laminate. Your Eagle grips are definitely wood.

It's really easy to tell by looking. If there's an angle you can hold them at and the wood pattern is all straight lines (like looking at the end of a plywood sheet), they are laminate.
yes laminate is made from real wood, but not manufactured particles (saw dust) as in particle board.
laminated wood is more stable than solid wood (if not cheaply constructed)
fwiw, there could be natural voids in solid wood. that you wouldn't see, until it fails... if you are only looking for a single/natural grain pattern then you wouldn't want laminate... but it is basically stronger.

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