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.

****March 23, 2015***We had a good time at the AGCA show in Birmingham this past weekend. It's great to renew old friendships and make new acquaintances. It's also fun to talk about beautiful wood (and fine handguns) with fellow travelers, and to spend some time figuring out creative ways to personalize firearms. To those who placed orders this weekend, we'll get going on your new grips ASAP. We'll also be re-stocking the site soon to replace the items that were sold. "Thanks" to everyone who helped make the show such a success. See you at the next event!*******

   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). 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 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.

*****As of this April 2014, our grips can be seen and purchased at :

Hoover Tactical Firearms in Hoover, AL

Simmon's Sporting Goods in Bessemer, AL

Mark's Outdoor Sports in Birmingham, AL

B & B Pawn and Jewelry in Gadsden and Anniston, AL

Top Dollar Pawn in Guntersville, AL

Alabama Tactical Supply in Boaz, AL

Hueytown Pawn and Coin in Hueytown, AL

We're excited and proud to be associated with these outstanding merchants. Drop in for all of your shooting sports needs.