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nice job. sometimes it pays to just jump in and do it.
 

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oregonshooter ~ Nice Job

You've got some good guts pal. :yup:
Ditto: Rocky
Jumping right in there on that pistol w/ the ol' soldering iron!
Very nice job. Looks really good too as well as being super funftional.
I never liked abrasive tape & I refuse to use it.
You are correct that Glocks are very slippery shooting when wet.

That might be the perfect modification for my Glock 36.
I wonder if I'll honestly try doing it though.:confused:
Hummmmmmmmmm????
 

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You're brave man. I had a nervous enough time dremeling my trigger guard, I don't know if I'm that willing to do stiple just yet...
 

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That looks really good-I would definitely be doing some serious practice work first though...
 

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Great job OS!

But I kinda wish I hadn't seen this; it makes me think I can/should do it.

Couple of questions if I may,

About how long did it take?


What watt solder iron?


Round tip?


How do you prevent sharp edges from developing around the "crater"?


Then, I'm not sure I want to know this; that just tempts me more.
 

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I Am Thinking that something that would add a bit more control to doing this modification would be the fine Variable/Adjustable Heat type soldering irons that are used for doing stained glass work.

Believe it or not I have absolutely no problem at all with taking a file or a Dremel or any other "material removal tool" to a metal firearm. Doing this modification on a plastic frame would seem totally alien to me. :gah:
 

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Nice job.

I can only imagine the time, and attention to detail it took. I just cut up a bike tube, slipped it over the grip, and called it good.
 

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You are much braver than I...
 

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QKShooter said:
...Believe it or not I have absolutely no problem at all with taking a file or a Dremel or any other "material removal tool" to a metal firearm. Doing this modification on a plastic frame would seem totally alien to me. :gah:
Me too, QK. I seem to be braver on metal than plastic.
 

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Answers:

Time:
Two days (about 1hr total) because I made a habit of only doing 10 minutes at a time so I would not get into a hurry. I would do it on break from the computer.

Solder Gun:
It was the one from work (nice one) it's a regulated Weller with a standard tip. The tip is somewhat oval, just don't use a pointed tip. Grind it down first if that's all you have.

Edges:
They don't really develop. You can always go over it again after it cools (5secs) to smooth it out.

TIP:
Go SLOW, take break, listen to streaming Smooth Jazz :)
Be random!


I shot it today.. awesome! :)
 

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Thanks oregonshooter; hmmm, I've got a one of those Weller regulated irons. Why am I asking this, but what wattage is the iron?
 
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