Welcome To Cherokee Hills Exotic Grips, where we take pride in hand-crafting grips for your handgun. All of our grips are designed to provide years of durability and utility without sacrificing beauty. Currently we are specializing in grip sets for the Model 1911 and its popular variants. If you have questions as to whether your firearm will accept 1911 grips without needing to modify them, please contact us. As of March 2014 we are also making sets for the SIG P238 and the Kimber Solo, and will soon be adding grips for some single-action Ruger revolvers.
******November, 2014.....Come to our table at the Great Southern Gun and Knife show at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic center in Birmingham, AL on October 29 and 30 . We apologize for any inconvenience you may experience using this new site. Our webhost had one of those "mandatory upgrade" events the week of 11/15/14 which sort of re-arranged things. All products are visible now...if you are trying to make a purchase and have difficulty, please call us at (256)298-2500.********
Cherokee Hills is owned and operated by a family of artisans in North Alabama. All the work you will find in our catalog...including design, layout, shaping, stippling, artwork, carving and finishing...is performed by our own hands, using common hand tools and a few power tools. We employ no automated machinery such as CNC mills or laser engravers. Each set of grips is hand-crafted and unique.
Our process begins with searching out the finest raw materials. With a discriminating eye for color, figure and grain we hand-select fine exotic hardwoods and burls for your grips. We prefer to shape natural woods but will occasionally use “stabilized” wood (wood stabilization is a process by which soft woods are vacuum infused with a heat-cured acrylic resin). We’ll try to post up pictures of the actual species (or scales) from which you may chose. If you don’t see the species you’re looking for we’ll try to find it, or we can use suitable pieces of your own woods.
In addition to our inventory items we also accept special orders. If an inventory item is sold out we’ll keep the pictures up as examples and will restock as soon as possible. If placing a special order, please go to the "Ordering Process" tab for information about what options are available. To submit an order, either call us at (256)298-2500 or communicate your request via email to email@example.com.
This site accepts Paypal. If you prefer credit/debit transactions or money orders please call us at (256)298-2500.If ordering from inventory, your grips will ship no later than 2 business days after receipt of payment. If placing a special order, please allow up to 4 weeks; we’ll get it done sooner if possible. Shortages of acceptable wood (i.e., wood that meets our standards) may lengthen this time. If this happens, we’ll inform you.
Our aim is to create a special set of grips for your 1911, and we're pretty good shots.
Thank you for visiting Cherokee Hills Exotic Grips. We look forward to individualizing your handguns. Grips make great gifts, so don't forget that Christmas is just around the corner. If you'll looking for something special and individualized, place your order early!
*****As of this April 2014, our grips can be seen and purchased at :
Mark's Outdoor Sports in Birmingham, AL
B & B Pawn and Jewelry in Gadsden and Anniston, AL
Top Dollar Pawn in Guntersville, AL
We're excited and proud to be associated with these outstanding merchants. Drop in for all of your shooting sports needs.
MEMBER OF ALABAMA GUN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION, 2014