Stippling Polymer Guns.....do you do it?

Stippling Polymer Guns.....do you do it?

This is a discussion on Stippling Polymer Guns.....do you do it? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Just curious who here thinks stippling is a worthy upgrade for Glocks, M&P's and so forth? Reason I ask is that I stippled my M&P's ...

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    Stippling Polymer Guns.....do you do it?

    Just curious who here thinks stippling is a worthy upgrade for Glocks, M&P's and so forth?

    Reason I ask is that I stippled my M&P's (Shield, 45 and 45c) and love them. However, I bought a Gen 4 Glock and even though I liked the upgraded grip texture on the Gen 4's, I know that the .40 is a snappy mother. So I went ahead and stippled the Glock. But the Glock polymer isn't like the M&P polymer and the grip texture was hard to do because the little squares are raised. I kinda feel like I jacked up a perfectly good gun. It feels great, and will help control it no doubt, but I like my guns to look good too.

    Thoughts?
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    Nope, it feels funny to me and I think it makes a gun look ugly,.
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    I agree. I do not generally like stippling. There are only a few jobs I've ever though made sense without the user justifying it.

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    No. Oddly enough, Im pretty sure that gun makers are more skilled at gun making & finish, than I.
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    I don't care for stippling, either, but I did have a grip texturing done on the M&P shown in my avatar, and I like it very much. I also had that beavertail removed, which was a huge improvement.

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    I havent stippled a frame as of yet.... But I have stippled the mag extenders on all of my guns and for several of my friends as well. It makes a marked improvement on control and feel IMO.
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    Polymer frames flex in recoil. Makers take that into account when they design the guns. Removing material, heating it, etc makes the frame different than it was designed. It likely does nothing to improve reliability, and may impair it in the short or long term. Not a risk I am willing to take in a defensive gun. Adapt to the gun as it is.
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    I like to stipple a very dense, light pattern with a fairly fine tip on the soldering iron. when finished I lightly sand just to break any sharp edges...

    Smolck Im curious as to what yours looks like, would you mind posting a picture or no ?

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    I actually prefer non-gen 4 Glocks with a rubber Hogue Handle or even a bicycle innertube on the grip which can be easily removed easily. The gen 4 Glocks have not grown on me...yet.
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    The only thing I like less than plastic guns is plastic guns that have been monkeyed with.

    But, carry on. Different strokes and all that. Some stippling is bound to make for a grip more sure and certain, no matter how it appears.
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    I dont care for a stippled grip. I like mine the way they came out of the factory.

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    I think it just uglies up a gun and is unnecessary. Talon grips work well if you need something like that without doing a butcher job on your Glock.
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    No!! I am too scared of ruining my gun. Also, I like the way it feels in my hand, so why mess with a good thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sap03 View Post
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    I like to stipple a very dense, light pattern with a fairly fine tip on the soldering iron. when finished I lightly sand just to brake any sharp edges...

    Smolck Im curious as to what yours looks like, would you mind posting a picture or no ?
    Sure. And my M&P's too for comparison.....
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    Not for me. My gun gets beat up enough carrying it every day. No need to accelerate the process.
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