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. We specialize in creating fine, unique grip sets for the Model 1911 and its popular variants. If you have questions as to whether your firearm will accept 1911 grips without modification, please contact us and we'll be glad to assist.


****************We'll be at the Alabama Gun Collectors Association Fall 2015 show the weekend of October 3-4. The venue is the BJCC in Birmingham, AL. We will have over 100 sets with us as well as raw scales, raw wood and almost complete sets from which you may choose, or you may place a special order. Come on down, it's going to be a great show!****************************


   We're always in the process of adding more grips to this site, so keep checking back regularly. Remember that just because an item shows as "SOLD" doesn't mean you can't get one almost like it, too. "Almost like it" because that's one of the beauties of wood...nobody else will have a set exactly like yours.

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). Frequently, we get requests for specific woods. If you would like to pursue that, we'll shop for the raw scales and send you images of what is available to us. That way you can pick the actual wood for your grips.


   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. To submit an order, either call us at (256)298-2500 or communicate your request via email to adkisonb@cherokeehills.biz.


   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.