This robotic claw arm is great for all your gripping needs. They are made from metal and are pretty heavy-duty.
The claw opens to about 2" and depending on the servo motor used, it can pick up some relatively heavy objects. Because the arms move parallel to each other, you get a better grip. The claw also incorporates a clutch so you'll never damage your servo!
These also have a mounting plate on the bottom which accepts standard spacing found on servo mounts (the extra bits that come with our servo motors) so you can pan the claw back and forth. These do not come with a servo motor, the 'medium servo' is the one that works the best.