This is a discussion on To stipple or not to stipple? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I stippled my LCR boot grip and couldn't be happier. just take your time. I removed my grip and put it in a vise with ...
YES…Does this void the warranty?
But that doesn’t stop Top Shooters or serious shooters from doing it. As a matter of fact USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Confederation) now allows stippling on Production Class handguns (it’s that popular).Yep, one or two, but I’ve removed about 50 or so…Have you ever put one of those sleeves on?
There’s a BIG difference between casual target shooting and rapid fire shooting under stress. I find the rubber sleeves adversely affect the shooters ability to grip the gun. The LAST thing I want is to have any movement between the grip and my students hands.
I strongly believe that rubberized Decal Grip, heat stippling or texturizing is the way to go.
I am one who does not like stippling. I like being able to return to stock. Also the Gen 4 Glocks are plenty grippy to me all most too grippy! My M&P's seem to be fine with a touch of skateboard tape.
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Last edited by DRM; February 14th, 2012 at 04:59 PM.
If you have a specific use for the stippling like some type of action shooting or duty work go for it. I thought about it and changed my thoughts. I too, use skate board type material except mine are in strips of about 3/4 inches wide and 3 1/2 inches long. I'll place about 3 pieces strategically on the grip as needed, especially during training classes during the hot summer months. I carry IWB alot and my sandpaper tape is not very comfortable to say the least. The strips allow me to easily peel it off for IWB carry and even reuse it several times as needed. Good luck with your choice!
If the gun is hard to grip or slips around in the hands easily then I'd say stippling, is a good plan. Especially when dealing with plastic guns, I don't really worry about what it "looks" like. My favorite gun to shoot is my ugly, stippled, cut on glock 17. It's probably not a gun that would sell for a large chunk of money, but I have no plans on selling it anyway so no worries.
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The factory stippling on my PPQ makes me want all of my handguns to have it, but I'm personally too leery of having it done. I'd probably put traction tape or something on it instead, to make it easily undoable.
Seems a good trade-off, to me. I'm all for steps that markedly improve usability.
Definitely take lots of pics, once you've gotten it back from the shop.
if you cant handle your gun without the stippling confidently you shouldn't carry it in the first place use bicycle inner tube or skateboard griptape, theres no sense in butchering a gun all up
I stippled my m&p, like it, feels great, looks . . . well looks like its stippled. Would I do it again? Well, been wanting to do something to make my glock a little better. Added the skateboard tape, worked like a charm. Best of all it pulls right off if I want it off, and the gun is right back to original condition. I'll probably never stipple again, the tape is to easy and reversible.
The stupidity of some people NEVER ceases to amaze me.