I bought a S&W 627 Performance Center 357 and after handling it for a few days just cant cotton to the grips. They're pretty cheesey anyway, and uncomfortable to boot, and they're laminated wood which won't fly with me. Been looking for grips this morning and the major players seem to be Altamont, Ahrends, and maybe Houge. I have to say, I'm leaning towards Ahrends. When I grip a revolver I grip it very high and the Ahrends look to be just a bit thinner behind the trigger guard. They're also solid wood whereas the Altamont grips are laminated aren't they? I'm not sure because I have not held any in my hands but they look laminated. Looks like they make solids too but I just seem to favor the looks of the Ahrends which I've never had in my hands either. I dont like the little thumb shelf Altamont seems to favor on their grips. Big plus for Altamont is they have the S&w medallions which is very nice. Kim will use my wood, of which I have quite a selection so that's nice. I love Cocobolo which he doesnt supply any longer but I have my own. Houge grips look nice as well even though I dont necessarily like how the bottom is made so long but I understand why they're like that. Nice woods too, not laminated either but they sell them on Amazon and I refuse to support Amazon and Jeff B. Are there other grip makers out there that aren't $300+ and a 1 year wait time? Who do you guys like?