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This is a discussion on Glock grip texturing within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Good job! But no matter how much you stipple it, it's still a Glock at the end of the day... Haha. JK....
But no matter how much you stipple it, it's still a Glock at the end of the day... Haha. JK.
Looks good. I would like to know what tip style you used and your method. I have been playing with stippling on small things such as mag axtenders and such. I really like the pattern you did but not have been able to achieve a satisfactory version of my owm. I have found my favorite so far is the Dimple methos...grip looks like the surface of a golf ball when your done. I finish sand everything and it comes out great. super grip and very very comfortable. I did a friends mag bases for him after he felt my mag extensions on my SR40C. I havent gotten the juevo's to do a frame yetlol. Nice work !
Taurahe- I used and ordinary Weller soldering iron with the plain pointed tip. I did file it a little to give it a little sharper point, but otherwise just like it came out of the box.
The technique that I used was starting at the top of an area and going down, I just made small squiggly lines about 1/4 to 1/2 inch long. Once I had an area mostly filled in I would go back and get any bare spots by adding lines that overlapped the existing adjacent lines.
Finally, as a finishing touch I turned the soldering iron almost sideways ( 90 degrees to the grip surface) and brushed in down all of the textured areas top to bottom. That melted and blended any really jagged areas of polymer that had been raised by the original cuts, and I BELIEVE gave the job an overall more "polished" appearance.
looks good! Don't think I have the guts to try that. Would hurt resale value if i ever decide to trade up to Gen 4's. I put Talon Grips on my Gen 3 G26 and so far am very happy with grip.
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That looks good!
I went a little further than that with my Gen 3 G23. The finger humps didn't fit my hands. My middle finger sat on top instead of in between the humps. I ground off the humps and stippled the frontstrap. The stippling has the look and feel of very rough sandpaper.
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VERY nice...I just don't have the "guts" to do it myself.
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I had considered burning down my finger grooves, but they fit me fine on the 19.
My next project will be the G26. It doesn't fit my hand as well, so I may have to alter it more than I did the 19.
I'll post pics when I'm done with it.
Nice job RonCo!!
Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work...
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I did some tests with it before and after. I had a friend try to grab it out of my hand (unloaded and pointed away from him of course). Before I textured it, he could twist it around in my hand a bit. When my hand was wet, it would twist right out, no matter how hard I was grabbing it. With the texturing, It would stay locked into my grip and all he could do was twist my wrist. Obviously with proper leverage, he was still able to overpower me, but it made it significantly harder.
I never really had a problem with shooting it before, so for me, the texturing was mostly for weapon retention from someone trying to grab it. I did actually notice I was able to mitigate the recoil a little better with the texture, so that's just a bonus.
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That looks great. The key is how it feels to you when you hold it. If it feels right then you did good.
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