The grips were oversize and for the most part were profiled in colorful Goncalo Alves
wood, but grips in walnut or even rosewood were available checkered or plain.
* The hardwood goncalo alves
, also known as tigerwood, is a unique combination of strength, durability and good looks.
For his company, ipe currently occupies the top spot as the most popular choice for decking ahead of woods such as cumaru and tigerwood, also known as goncalo alves
. "Ipe has been the number one choice of our customers despite the fact that it is the most expensive wood of the three.
One of my students recently turned in a sterling performance in his MAG-40 class in Utah, coming in 3rd with a classic nickel S&W .357 Combat Magnum, with the Goncalo Alves
target stocks that came with it from the factory long ago.
Earlier models had rubber grips with Goncalo Alves
(Tigerwood) insert panels.
, also known as kingwood and tigerwood, from the species Astronium fraxinifolium and Astronium graveolens, is sometimes called zebrawood.
Stocks were of the oversized target style and were made from handsomely figured Goncalo Alves
I also customized my gun with a set of Goncalo Alves
grip panels, and I bought an empty S&W presentation case that I redesigned with a custom insert to hold the gun, spare magazines and the barrel wrench.
DEMONSTRATES a unique combination of strength, durability and good looks.
They're around $150 and made from Goncalo Alves
and Sapele wood.
Hogue has also pioneered the use of many exotic woods in off-the-shelf custom grips including goncalo alves
, pau ferro, rosewood, kingwood, tulipwood and cocobolo.
is sometimes referred to as zebrawood or tigerwood -- names that underscore the wood's often dramatic, contrasting color scheme.