close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Beretta 92 custom grip by Esmeralda

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by fnfalman, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Messages:
    56,036
    Likes Received:
    10,833
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Location:
    Tejas, US
    http://www.esmeralda.cc

    This lady's handiwork is sublime!!! Alas, she only makes grips for a handful of types of handguns: M1911, Beretta 92/96, Hi-Power, J-Frame and MkII.

    My cocobolo dorado grips just came in. Can't wait for the leathers to come from a Bakersfield saddler so that I can put them all together.

    But back to Esmeralda, her grips are so beautifully (individually serial numbered), yet the prices are ridiculously affordable. $99 for a set of distinctive custom grips versus $80 for Hogue generic wooden grips.

    I'm gonna order a set for my Hi-Power next.

    The grips come in a very nice cardboard box. You can definitely tell the feminine touch with that box.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. bac1023

    bac1023

    Messages:
    110,532
    Likes Received:
    9,299
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2004
    Location:
    PA

  3. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Messages:
    56,036
    Likes Received:
    10,833
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Location:
    Tejas, US
    I just bought another set for my Hi-Power. It's one of the rosewood picazo with smooth finish. The Hi-Power isn't even close to my favorite handgun, but it deserves some lipsticks. Hell, I cared enough to have gotten it some leathers last year, might as well go whole hog.
     
  4. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

    Messages:
    12,074
    Likes Received:
    1,283
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Location:
    PRK
    I agree completely fnfalman! Esmeralda's Grips are great, I have about four sets for my full size 1911s and they fit perfect. Those 92 grips look great.
     
  5. ArmoryDoc

    ArmoryDoc

    Messages:
    4,126
    Likes Received:
    94
    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Location:
    Kansas
    Nice grips. Mount 'em up and let's have a look !
     
  6. ronin.45

    ronin.45

    Messages:
    12,694
    Likes Received:
    2,329
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Location:
    NE OHIO
    Nice grips!
    Esmerelda does great work. My custom bobtail has her smooth desert ironwood on it.
     
  7. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

    Messages:
    9,402
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 1999
    Absolutely incredible.

    Yes, they certainly are.
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

    Messages:
    38,692
    Likes Received:
    3,506
    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Location:
    east of East St Louis
    Very nice,....love Esmeralda's work!
     
  9. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

    Messages:
    40,681
    Likes Received:
    7,573
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2004
    Location:
    Amarillo, Tx
    Her grips are beautiful. I would get a pair, but my 92FS is my EDC, and it just isn't worth it. Maybe when I finally get an Inox.
     
  10. ZRiz19C

    ZRiz19C In The Woods

    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Location:
    Ohio/Kentucky
    lets see them on the gun too!!
     
  11. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Messages:
    56,036
    Likes Received:
    10,833
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Location:
    Tejas, US
    I'll wait until the leathers come and post the whole shebang. Should be any day now...

    It's a shame that she doesn't make anything for Ruger GP/SuperRedhawk grips.
     
  12. DustyDawg48

    DustyDawg48

    Messages:
    1,487
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Location:
    Southern Indiana
    Another +1 for Esmeralda. Her stuff is incredible!
     
  13. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

    Messages:
    9,402
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 1999
    I feel the same way about larger frame Smiths. Some of those N-frame collectors don't think twice about spending 3x the price she asks.
     
  14. harleyfx69

    harleyfx69

    Messages:
    5,463
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Location:
    in a desert
    redhawks take a lot more work than blackhawks / berettas / 1911's , etc ..

    she probably cant do them without having to raise the cost outside of what she wants it o be,
     
  15. HiVelSword

    HiVelSword Sweetn the ride

    Messages:
    2,849
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2006
    Location:
    West Haven, CT
    Those ARE sweet. Looking forward to the pics!
     
  16. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Messages:
    56,036
    Likes Received:
    10,833
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Location:
    Tejas, US
    She told me she's too busy to keep up with current demands and doesn't have the resources to add more styles.
     
  17. EL COLONEL

    EL COLONEL

    Messages:
    1,849
    Likes Received:
    142
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Location:
    S.A. TEXAS
    Pics with them on the gun please.....:wavey:
     
  18. harleyfx69

    harleyfx69

    Messages:
    5,463
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2007
    Location:
    in a desert
    thats what i was thinking falman, the redhawk grips are just a lot more to make than the other ones, as im sure your familar with the little hump on the underside that sits on the frame .. it takes more equipment and tools to do that little addition,
     
  19. Tactical black

    Tactical black

    Messages:
    6,295
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Location:
    Florida
    +1
    I can't wait to see them on the gun oh and congrats:wavey:
     
  20. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Messages:
    56,036
    Likes Received:
    10,833
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2000
    Location:
    Tejas, US
    Got the leathers and attached the wooden grips. I gotta say, it makes an ungainly handgun like the Beretta look like a freakin' supermodel. The holster, pouches and belt came from a local guy in Bakersfield, California. I shot a photo of his card in case anybody interested. Extremely thick cowhide lined with pigskin, beautiful stampings. This guy has dozens of different styles of stampings plus several different floral carving patterns. It's crazy!!! Turn around is quick too, two weeks or three at most. I was a sworn El Paso Saddlery guy but I think that El Paso Saddlery just got surpassed by L&T Saddlery in my book. Not cheap though. Not outrageous like a Milt Sparks or the horsehide guy, but definitely not cheap. Holster runs around $100 and up plus stampings. My whole rig of holster, belt, two pouches came out to $360 (plus Uncle Sam's fee). The guy also makes saddles.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]