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What kind of grips are these?

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$89.00 is a lot?? You have a $2500 gun so I don't think $89 is a lot. It's a business, they have cost too. Machine and set up and everything else has to get paid AND it's not like there are 20,000 guns out there that all need grips, lol. At least not yet. Machines also mean that the grips are made perfect and no opps let me cover that up thing.
Yeah, handmade may look better but they are going to be more than that for sure I think. What was William selling his for? He had some nice ones!
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The smooth AMP grips are $300! The AM III grips are over $120 and, yes, $89 is too much for what they are. I'd much rather pay William for his work!
That co. can make their money on other grips for more common guns, but please dont take advantage of the rest of us!
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Remember, CNC is cheap when you make things by the zillions, but it is relatively expensive if your quantities are low. A lot of programming time goes into the front end, and then you add in the cost of materials, and skilled labor to run the machine. I don't think there has been a huge stampede of people rushing out to buy these things, so it will likely take a very long time (years) to amortize the investment. I don't know anything about that business, but it's almost certain that the AM grips are a money-losing proposition, paid for by the profits generated from selling mass-market grips to other people, in quantity. 

I am grateful that any business  (especially Starline) makes anything for us at all. For sure its driven more by passion than by business sense. I'm sad that we have been all but abandoned by RCBS of late, and am glad that I hoarded die sets even before I bought my first Auto Mag. 

One has to wonder if the industry will take notice and start introducing accessories if Patrick ever gets the new Auto Mag project off the ground?


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