What types of wood are used for you grips?
We've decided to use Walnut as our standard. It's durable, beautiful and works well with our machinery. We are glad to try out a wood of your choice. However, we cannot guarantee that it will work as expected. If you're willing to experiment with us then why not give it a try? In the past, we've had success with poplar, maple and cherry.
Can I choose my own switches?
Our grips have depth limitations that will need to be addressed before we can agree to use your choice of switches. If they fit, then sure! Why not?
What kind of finishes are possible?
The possibilities are endless! Probably. We've experimented with various types of stains, dyes, paints and have even hydro-dipped our grips before with excellent results. In our opinion, it's hard to beat the look of natural walnut.
Why are your grips so expensive?
While we do use some pretty impressive machinery to achieve the general shape, the majority of the process of making our grips is done the old fashioned way; by hand. Our skilled craftsmen (and women) work to ensure that every grip that we deliver is as close to perfect as possible. The reality is that it takes time and attention to detail to create something as great as a Pioneer grip. This reality paired with our choice of high quality switches and material contribute to our higher than average pricing. We guarantee that when you feel a Pioneer grip in your hand, the price tag will be the last thing on your mind!
What are the grip dimensions?
See the drawing below for dimension information. For wooden grips, we are able to drill up to 1/2" deeper for installations 7/8" and below, if needed.
How are the grips secured to the control stick?
The grip is secured using a pre-installed set screw at the back of the grip. See the drawing below for reference.