Originally Posted by TestEngineer
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.