Tactical Grips from Altamont Company

Altamont Company

The Altamont Company is an Illinois-based manufacturer of custom grips for pistols and revolvers. The company makes wood and composite grips for revolvers and pistols alike.

Recently, the Altamont Company announced a new line of tactical grips focused on the 1911 style pistol. The new line uses composite materials and variety of textures.

All grips are made in the United States.

From Altamont Company:

Altamont Company has introduced a new family of advanced tactical grips and accessories for handguns, with the main focus being the 1911 Government pistol. These new products include grips made from composite materials like micarta, G-10, and carbon fiber.

They have also introduced new textures such as crocback and stippled, ranging from sharp to light arranged for secure hand registration during shooting. These new textures allow for a more precise selection of the grips for specific uses of the handgun, ranging from concealed carry to competition.

Some grip models have the magwell built into the grip with a special engraved and textured mainspring housing as part of the kit. They are also offering a machined aluminum magwell that fits into the 1911 grip for easy assembly and a perfect fit. These new tactical products join Altamont’s extensive offering of handgun grips, rifle stocks, and accessories.

All made in America and available on their website.

Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


  • RickH

    *sigh*……do manufacturers have to put the “tactical” moniker on everything? Nice grips though.

    • DetroitMan

      More people will buy it if it has the tactical moniker. I believe P.T. Barnum had something to say about this.

      • Jake Mahoney

        P. “Tactical” Barnum?

        • RickH


  • Wish they’d make snakeskin grips in micarta as their wooden ones mar easily.

  • Duray

    What’s the dividing line between grips that are “tactical” and grips that aren’t? Is there an easy way to tell? If I need to defend myself, but my gun’s grips aren’t tactical, will it still work?

    • Andrew Hobby

      Did you buy them from a website that has at least 3 pieces of Punisher-Branded merchandise? If so, you have TACTICAL (TM) (R) (C) grips and you’re officially operating the f*ck out of that heater.

    • Grindstone50k

      “What’s the dividing line between grips that are “tactical” and grips that aren’t?”

      About an 80% mark-up.

    • Bill

      If they are pearl, they aint tactical, or if they are wood with a highly figured grain. Jury’s still out on ivory, they count as tactical if you claim that they were made from the bones of your enemies.

  • john huscio

    i like the blackjack better

  • JQP

    Man, that is really sharp! So that’s a Ruger SR1911, but I can’t find that actual grip pictured anywhere on their site or the Brownell’s link! help? 🙂

    • JQP

      Nevermind. I actually went with a SR 1911 Lightweight Commander (this weekend) – and the super thin grips it comes with are absolutely gorgeous and fit my hand like a glove. Man, this thing is a work of art. I think Ruger has created a masterpiece.

  • David Knuth

    They’re not on the website as of yet?

  • Mark N.

    These look quite a bit thinner than the ones on their site. Thickness has always been an issue for me. I moved from the thin rubber Kimber grips because of the smooth slippery front strap to a Hogue with finger grooves, but it is quite a bit thicker. I’d move back if I could dd traction to the front–never have seen the need for it on the back strap.

  • guest

    … As seen on Operator Hotline: nineteenelevensssssssssss!

  • mechamaster

    When I see gun and knive pair in one picture. lol.

  • MikeF

    Thats a sweet looking Randall, Model 14 Maybe? or Model 16 SP1?