Testimonials (Kind Words From Our Clients)
The black ebony 1911 pistol grips that I bought from Penguin are flawless and perfectly crafted . They were delivered on time . Penguin's Grips are the finest 1911 pistol grips in the world Frank D. Memphis, Tn 

Amazing service, product, and craftsman. Thank you J.D. Zach Z Port Charlotte, Fl

I arrived home today and received the Snake wood grips I purchased.
Your work is superb. Fit, finish and shaping is par excellence.
They fit the Wilson Combat perfectly and looked so good I think Iíll
put them on a Turnbull 1911 Bill H. Sturgis, SD
They are great, excellent turned out really good. I could not be happier. Bob N. Queen Creek, AZ 
just received them this evening. they look great, and fit very well !
i had to put them on right away, of course i will snap a few pics this weekend for you. brian s. euphrates, pa
I received the grips today. What else can I say but
b e a u t i f u l ! ! ! they are just spectacular!!!
i'm sure we'll be doing more business in the future. eric g. poulsbo, wa
I love them and they fit nice. James F. Holly, MI 
The grips look great on my 1911, everyone that saw them at the tower shoot loved them and I hope a few of them will get in touch with you. Jim P.
wow!!!! they are even nicer than i imagined!! you are the best, and i will certainly send you pics tom b. romeoville, il
The grips arrived, and all is well. Dimensions are excellent; superior to the Gunsite logo grips. Fit along the edge of the front strap is tight and even, as is the cutout around the mag release. John N. Fort Collins, CO 
turned out great. thanks for getting it done so quickly! i will send you a picture for your album. thanks again! laura m. brazonia, tx
Beautifully crafted and the fit is perfect. Andre P. Wien, Austria,
I love them!! Michael R. Oklahoma City, OK
Spectacular!! I love them. Laura S Wolverhampton, West Midlands, UK
Grips are the first step in customization for a 1911 owner. They represent an important step in making an ordinary pistol all your own. Finding the perfect crafted grips is no easy task, but when you do, you know that they are right. That was EXACTLY how I felt when I first held these grips in my hand, they were perfectly constructed. You may not want these exact grips, but know that I trust this craftsman implicitly. He is an extremely professional and helpful gentleman who has dedicated his life to his passion. I cannot be more pleased with my purchase and will bring all future business of mine to him above all others. T. Sumner, Winooski, VT
They look great and she loved them!!! Thanks again for all your help! Will definitely be in touch when we're looking for more grips. Ben R. Shoals, IN 
My 1911 with custom cerakote color mix of titanium & shimmer gold. And of course your perfect grips! Tom B. Romeoville, IL
Thanks for the grips and fast delivery. They look amazing.  Karl F Brunswick Ga 
sorry about the delay in sending these pics to you. my boyfriend absolutely loves the grips they are absolutely beautiful. tia s winooski,vt
These satinwood grips are absolutely incredible. They will never, ever leave my possession. The way the grain is like 10ft deep and holographic is absolutely insane. The fit is spot on for the Wilson roundbutt magwell. Mark H. Eagle River, AK
very nice. well crafted. perfect fit. will definitely be a repeat customer john c. lafayette, ky
Words cannot express how I feel about these grips. They've transformed my Kimber Ultra CDP II into a one of a kind treasure. eric g. poulsbo, wa
They look great. I am so very pleased with Your work and craftsmanship.
Thank you very much.
  JD Stephens, Carrolton, TX
JD, These grips are so much better looking than the picture. I tightened the grip screws all the way down and the ambi Safety works perfectly.
These are probably the best looking and feeling grips Iíve ever put on a 1911`. The finish you put on them looks like the stock on a $100,000 custom shotgun. Iíll try these on a Turnbull 1911 and send you some pics. It may be more fitting for these grips.
Bill H. Sturgis, SD
The grips you sent fit perfectly! They look great, and the craftsmanship is quite apparent. Brent M. Manitoba, Canada
I would commend to your attention the artistry of JD whose Penguin's Grips creates, bespoke for any 1911 model, from exotic wood beautiful hand made grips. My WC full frame is now sporting Arizona Ironwood Burl and my WC compact has California Buckeye Burl.
Without a doubt the finest I have ever seen. Anthony N. New York, NY
yourís are without a doubt the most stunning custom grips i now own. ahrends, esmerelda, spiegel do not hold a candle. regards, mike p.  Denver, CO
they came out beautifully! i'll send u the pics. thanks for your help and support in this! a beautiful creation and top shelf customer support. nice to be able to get custom work from a us artist at a reasonable cost. thanks again  nick g. 
The grips arrived over the weekend! They're beautiful. The craftsmanship is fantastic as the finishes are smooth. Thank you sir! Great work. I'll surely be a repeat customer. eric c
If you are shopping for "Special" grips for your 1911 please read on: I never purchased from Penguin before; never met JD. But I am sooo glad I found his site. I have grips from other makers (exotic wood, bone, and G10) but nothing compares to what he crafted for me from the scales I found on his "Pick your Grips" page. Amazing wood (Arizona Desert Ironwood Burl) and superb workmanship. Fit and finish are the best I've seen. He answered emails and questions promptly, too. He might just be an Old School Gentleman. I attached pictures of the scales (Before) and the grips (After). Strongly suggest you look at the color & pattern just below the surface of the scales you are considering, then GO FOR IT! He will not disappoint.
Barry S.
The new grips look amazing on this pistol! Thanks for the advice on the new screws and bushings!& If you ever need a reference, Iíd be happy to sing your praises. Joe