Everything at Designs by Carl is hand crafted without automation and honed to perfection.

My background extends 40 years and includes furniture, gunstocks, woodcarving and art. Unfortunately, I do not have photographs of my earlier work, but have included a few recent photos for viewing. Established on credibility and word of mouth, advertisement savings are passed directly to my customers who often request additional orders.

Originally, from Tennessee, I now call  Alabama "Home Sweet Home". My wife and I fell in love with the Gulf Coast years ago and decided that someday we would retire there. We bought a place in Daphne Alabama in 2013. I built my workshop shortly after and continue to work from it today. I am dedicated to building the finest custom grips on the market today. I specialize in grips for the 1911 large frame pistol. I also do inlay work and carving as well as personalizing, such as initials or logos, and medallions. Following contact, woods are discussed and a photograph is submitted for your approval. Generally, after a type of wood has been picked the grips will take about two weeks depending on the complexity of the design specifications, and the availability of the wood of choice. With a shop drawing or photo approved, the project begins.

Purchasing on line is simple and easy using Pay Pal, a secure payment plan. Just go to the pricing page and pick the grips you would like to order and click add to cart, and then continue shopping or checkout.

You also have the option of picking from the wood I have in stock, or send me your wood and I will make the grips.

Contact me for further information, or a chat about guns or wood. I can talk for hours on either subject, but I promise not to take that much time unless you wish.

My background includes carving, checkering, and inlay work. Contact me for personalization of your custom grips.
1911 Custom Grips
Welcome to the place for 1911 grips.
Custom grips are my specialty.
A division of Designs by Carl.
We are dedicated to building the finest of custom grips, contact us today to discuss your requirements.

All my work is 100% guaranteed. If for any reason you are not satisfied, just contact me and the problem will be worked out or a refund will be made. The only way I can keep customers is to make them happy, and this I shall do.

Carl Wallace
4 Yacht Club Dr.
Unit 31
Daphne, AL 36526
Contact Information
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Cell Phone 228 -363-0702