Caught the heat stippling bug

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    Caught the heat stippling bug

    Saw a Glock that had been heat stippled on another board. Did some looking on the net. I'm a handy guy so why not! The Keltec P3at is snappy and my wife has a hard time holding on to it. Hoping the texture and the new mag extension help. It's not my main carry gun so I was not very worried about messing it up. I like the way it came out and may do my G19. The 12 yr old in me likes to tinker with things and make them mine!

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    Nice, definitely grippy looking.
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    WOW! Thats different! Good, but different! How did you do that? Could you explain the process?

    EDIT: Never mind, I watched a few YouTube videos on it and looks pretty easy and very cool. But I have a question, would the rougher grip of the firearm irritate the skin while wearing IWB without an undershirt? I sometimes carry against the skin and I would hate to do this to my pistol if I couldnt carry it.

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    Looks cool! Please tell us more.
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    Very meticulous job I'm sure. Looks very good actually. How long did all that take you to do?

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    You did a nice job.
    Looks very time-consuming to do.
    Definitely a unique look.
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    To answer a few questions before I'm off to work.

    I used a soldering iron/woodburner from Lowes's. Cost about $16. It had multiple tips and I used the "groove" tip. It's small with a rounded tip. There is one with a smaller tip that I may use next. I'm guessing it took an hour to hour and a half. I kept having to stop to deal with the kids and such so I lost track.

    Not sure about irritating the skin. This is mostly a BUG or nightstand gun for my wife. I don't carry it unless I can't get away with or don't want to carry the G19. If I do my G19 I will definitely find out if it's irritating. You can also sand down the pointy spots. I am not going to do that till my wife shoots it. I wanted more grip for her, so I'll let her decide.

    As far as technique, I just let the iron heat up well and kept touching the plastic with the hot iron. One dot at a time. But the plastic melts quick so you only really have to touch the surface good to get the dot. No pressure to speak of. You could also vary the aggressive look by varying the pressure of the iron. There's lots of stuff on the net about it.

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    Looks very good.

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    Nice, how bout posting the link to the info on that, got a gen2 Glock that I might try it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mic View Post
    Nice, how bout posting the link to the info on that, got a gen2 Glock that I might try it on.
    I looked at several different posts and vids. Here are a few. The first one here is what started it.

    Tried my hand at heat stippling - CarolinaShootersForum.com

    Stippling grip

    Grip Stippling - 7 recent merged threads - Glock Talk

    Heat Stippling the Punisher LOGO into the GSG-5 foregrip - Tactical Advantage

    It's pretty easy once you see what they are doing. I just looked over a few and went for it.

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    Looks very good.
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    I'm not gonna let my Keltec play with your Keltec that looks contagious
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    I'm not gonna let my Keltec play with your Keltec that looks contagious
    Yeah I took it to the range today and my G19 might catch a case of it soon. FWIW, it made a noticeable difference in the Grippiness of the gun. It never felt like it was going to jump out of my hand like it used to occasionally. The real test is when my wife shoots it. If she's happy, I'm happy.

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    If it is too rough for your skin, you should just be able to make a few passes with some sandpaper to take the edge off and have it still be grippy.

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    Good work and good photos. I too love to tinker.
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