I bought a new Freedom Arms Premier Grade .454 about two weeks ago, after wanting one for about 10 years. The hardwood grips have already cracked on it. I called Freedom Arms and they said to send the gun back to them and they would replace the grips. I told them I would pay the difference if they would replace the hardwood grips with micarta. They said they could do that. Has anyone else had this problem with the hardwood grips and did you get the micarta as a replacement? How did they hold up? It makes me sick to have to send the gun away after waiting 10 years for one and then only having it for two weeks.