Glock Gen 4 Stippling?

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    Glock Gen 4 Stippling?

    If so why? I find that the frame texture is pretty hardcore.
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    Cool

    It really depends on how tough your hands are. I know a roofer who says I can't get the checkering on his M1911 sharp enough.

    I think Glock made the Gen 4 stippling mild enough to satisfy most people. Some of the women don't like it. Some guys want it more aggressive. This Gen 4 was sent to me to texture (not stipple) because the guys hands sweat a lot. It's his work gun and it will be carried all over the world in different climates.

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    This thread should be closed because Mr drm just ended that conversation! Hahaha

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    Not a modification I would make. I use Talon grips and find them sufficient without altering the original grip. JMO...
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    While I feel the Glock grip is good enough (in either Gen 3 or 4 style), some obviously don't. But to each his own, and if stippling is what one thinks he needs, then do so. It has to satisfy the individual or else one won't be happy with it. And who wants a fiream they're not satisfied with?
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    I agree. It's an individual thing. For me, I had no issues with Gen 1 or 2. Likewise the 3 and 4 add nothing to the gun for me, although I'm good with them too. I just conform to what I have and learn to use it.
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    Although I do have a Gen 3 G17 that is stippled,I only use it in IDPA matches,it helps down south here where it can be quite humid sometimes,and the frame tends to get slippery,especially if your hands are callussed, but I found out while deployed that a peice of bicycle tube will serve very well and adds nothing to the grip size.

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    It's funny to hear the feedback as we live all over the US. Though I live in a wet climate I guess it's a bit different then a humid climate. I honestly could see the texturing on a Gen 4 like DRM posted, over stippling. I don't work with my hands as much anymore and so the roofer story makes sense. To me then Gen 4 grips are rough! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    If so why? I find that the frame texture is pretty hardcore.
    Shoot the Springer Professional FBI model long enough with their 20lpi checkering, and the Gen4s feel slick.

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    I read that some stippling when done will alter the mag from dropping and warp the frame. I like the hogue slip on grip. it has a palm swell and makes the handle easier to grip

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    I read that some stippling when done will alter the mag from dropping and warp the frame. I like the hogue slip on grip. it has a palm swell and makes the handle easier to grip.
    That is correct. The polymer is a lot like metal in that if you get it too hot and cool it too quick it can become brittle and crack. Likewise you get it hot and cool it slow it will become soft.

    The problem you described is a big issue with some grip reductions I’ve seen. I don't do reductions, but I do flatten the back strap as shown below. This changes the grip angle and brings the muzzle back down ” or so and makes for a more natural point. I like it much better than stock.

    I use a heat sink and control the temp so the end result is a hard, strong (no flex) back strap. The 1911 guys like this mod. It's subtle but makes a world of difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DRM View Post
    That is correct. The polymer is a lot like metal in that if you get it too hot and cool it too quick it can become brittle and crack. Likewise you get it hot and cool it slow it will become soft.

    The problem you described is a big issue with some grip reductions I’ve seen. I don't do reductions, but I do flatten the back strap as shown below. This changes the grip angle and brings the muzzle back down ” or so and makes for a more natural point. I like it much better than stock.

    I use a heat sink and control the temp so the end result is a hard, strong (no flex) back strap. The 1911 guys like this mod. It's subtle but makes a world of difference.

    GLOCK FLAT BACKSTRAP MOD 2.jpg

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    Very nice work! Looks nice and even. I've seen quite a few that were lopsided.
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