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Link Posted: 6/23/2010 6:21:42 PM EDT
[#1]



Originally Posted By AR4U:


Does anyone carry a stippled gun concealed?  I'm thinking of doing the checker board screw method but I'm worried about the stippling snagging my cover garment and causing printing.  


Yeah, I do. I went a little harder on the front and back strap and light on the sides. Then I took a sanding block to the sides to help knock down the grip's...well...grip.



 
Link Posted: 6/23/2010 6:23:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: INTrooper4255] [#2]
Originally Posted By magnum_99:
Here's my contribution.  

I started with golf balls, and then used a small flat blade tip to "cut" the golf balls in half.  The golf ball dimples really don't add much at all, but this pattern is grippy, but not too rough.  It also looks pretty cool IMO.  I also tried other patterns on an old AR grip, but this one is the easiest for me to control.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q59/magnum_99/stipple2.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q59/magnum_99/stipple.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q59/magnum_99/stipple4.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q59/magnum_99/stipple3.jpg


I just bought a new soldering iron and that is the look that I am going for.  Could you snap a pic of the tip that your using so that I can get an idea of what I need?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 7/2/2010 5:11:02 PM EDT
[#3]


Link Posted: 7/2/2010 6:35:16 PM EDT
[#4]
Some good work.
Link Posted: 7/10/2010 11:03:22 PM EDT
[#5]




Link Posted: 7/24/2010 6:27:18 PM EDT
[#6]
My Glock 20





Link Posted: 7/24/2010 6:58:53 PM EDT
[#7]
Link Posted: 7/30/2010 8:16:24 PM EDT
[#8]
Link Posted: 7/31/2010 1:36:00 PM EDT
[#9]
Link Posted: 8/21/2010 6:27:59 PM EDT
[#10]
Here is my first attempt.

Thanks to the OP for the method, took about 1hr including making the screw and practicing on some Pmags
Link Posted: 8/21/2010 6:48:15 PM EDT
[#11]



Originally Posted By sgtgeo:


Here is my first attempt.



Thanks to the OP for the method, took about 1hr including making the screw and practicing on some Pmags

http://i35.tinypic.com/eba78x.jpg


Nice uniform pattern! Definitely keep that screw you made around for future projects.



 
Link Posted: 8/24/2010 8:39:08 PM EDT
[#12]
Took it another step



Link Posted: 8/27/2010 12:43:39 PM EDT
[#13]
Has anyone tried this on the grip section of a polymer rifle stock yet?



Thinking about trying this out to add some grip instead of using some sort of resin.
Link Posted: 8/27/2010 12:50:45 PM EDT
[#14]



Originally Posted By David_ESM:


Has anyone tried this on the grip section of a polymer rifle stock yet?



Thinking about trying this out to add some grip instead of using some sort of resin.


I did it on both my G36 clone forearm and on a Savage .17 stock. Unfortunately I don't have them anymore and I never took pics of them. But it's the same exact process.



 
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 5:17:32 PM EDT
[#15]
I enjoyed doing this.

I'm considering doing a few backstraps and trying to sell them.

AEnemaBay:  I used you method would you have any issue with me selling a few?

Thanks
Link Posted: 8/29/2010 6:52:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: AEnemaBay] [#16]
Originally Posted By sgtgeo:
I enjoyed doing this.

I'm considering doing a few backstraps and trying to sell them.

AEnemaBay:  I used you method would you have any issue with me selling a few?

Thanks


Go for it man! If anyone wants to use this method for anything they can think of, do it. More power to you if you profit from it. Good luck!
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 4:31:22 PM EDT
[#17]
Would love to see what the modified screw head you guys use looks like. Speaking of which, you could probably sell modified screws for people to do their own custom stippling.  Like $5 to $10 per tip. Just a thought.
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 5:22:04 PM EDT
[#18]
Originally Posted By uscmCorps:
Would love to see what the modified screw head you guys use looks like. Speaking of which, you could probably sell modified screws for people to do their own custom stippling.  Like $5 to $10 per tip. Just a thought.


The screw is in the OP.
Link Posted: 9/1/2010 8:27:33 PM EDT
[#19]
Originally Posted By SecretSquirell:
Originally Posted By uscmCorps:
Would love to see what the modified screw head you guys use looks like. Speaking of which, you could probably sell modified screws for people to do their own custom stippling.  Like $5 to $10 per tip. Just a thought.


The screw is in the OP.


Ahhhh but every screw is different, just like life
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 9:15:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: sharkbait] [#20]
Excellent  !     I,ll now have something to do this weekend      
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 9:41:02 AM EDT
[#21]
Finally got the nerve to do the whole frame:




Link Posted: 9/2/2010 6:49:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 583] [#22]
Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:
Good tutorial. I've tried the golf ball type stippling with the included tips, but I like the OP's method better. Much grippier:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP9_01_web.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP_texture_02_web.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP_texture_01_web.jpg

I'm working up to the whole frame.

Also did some KAC rail panels that turned out just like Devilock's. The golf ball pattern did not make a big difference on the rail panels, but the OP's method sure does.

ETA: Finished the front strap stippling:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP9Pro_01_web.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP9Pro_texture_01.jpg
 


That looks great. Which method do you think gives a more solid grip this, one or the job that fourrobert3 did in his thread using the Harbour and Freight flat tip on his M & P 9 ? 4R3's job used the flat tip and has the appearance that it would stick in your hand very well. Your job gives me the same impression. All I know is I prefer the pistol to lock and stay there. Looks like a hard choice between the two.

Steve


Steve
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 9:06:00 AM EDT
[#23]



Originally Posted By 583:



Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:

Good tutorial. I've tried the golf ball type stippling with the included tips, but I like the OP's method better. Much grippier:



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP9_01_web.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP_texture_02_web.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP_texture_01_web.jpg



I'm working up to the whole frame.



Also did some KAC rail panels that turned out just like Devilock's. The golf ball pattern did not make a big difference on the rail panels, but the OP's method sure does.



ETA: Finished the front strap stippling:



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP9Pro_01_web.jpg



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP9Pro_texture_01.jpg

 




That looks great. Which method do you think gives a more solid grip this, one or the job that fourrobert3 did in his thread using the Harbour and Freight flat tip on his M & P 9 ? 4R3's job used the flat tip and has the appearance that it would stick in your hand very well. Your job gives me the same impression. All I know is I prefer the pistol to lock and stay there. Looks like a hard choice between the two.



Steve





Steve


I haven't tried his method, so it's hard to compare. However, the above method is very solid especially if you do the entire frame like my most recent pic.



Grip inserts are cheap, so it may be best to stipple an insert using each method then compare the two directly.



 
Link Posted: 9/3/2010 12:15:20 PM EDT
[#24]
Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:

Originally Posted By 583:
Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:
Good tutorial. I've tried the golf ball type stippling with the included tips, but I like the OP's method better. Much grippier:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP9_01_web.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP_texture_02_web.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP_texture_01_web.jpg

I'm working up to the whole frame.

Also did some KAC rail panels that turned out just like Devilock's. The golf ball pattern did not make a big difference on the rail panels, but the OP's method sure does.

ETA: Finished the front strap stippling:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP9Pro_01_web.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP9Pro_texture_01.jpg
 


That looks great. Which method do you think gives a more solid grip this, one or the job that fourrobert3 did in his thread using the Harbour and Freight flat tip on his M & P 9 ? 4R3's job used the flat tip and has the appearance that it would stick in your hand very well. Your job gives me the same impression. All I know is I prefer the pistol to lock and stay there. Looks like a hard choice between the two.

Steve


Steve

I haven't tried his method, so it's hard to compare. However, the above method is very solid especially if you do the entire frame like my most recent pic.

Grip inserts are cheap, so it may be best to stipple an insert using each method then compare the two directly.
 


hell of a job amigo.  I think I am going to try some on my xtm panels and my pmags.  Still running the black magic skate tape on the glocks for the moment.
Link Posted: 9/25/2010 6:00:30 PM EDT
[#25]
Originally Posted By David_ESM:
Has anyone tried this on the grip section of a polymer rifle stock yet?

Thinking about trying this out to add some grip instead of using some sort of resin.


This belongs to a buddy: Cavalry Arms lower that has had it's length of pull shortened by almost two full inches, grip reduction/reshape, trigger guard undercut, grip stippled and had the outside of the magazine well stippled.  All that was followed by some CeraKote OD and a custom made rubber butt plate.  

Only the right side, front and back straps of the grip were stippled so the texture does not drag on skin, clothing or gear.




Link Posted: 9/28/2010 11:39:38 AM EDT
[#26]
Originally Posted By topgunpilot20:
Finally got the nerve to do the whole frame:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v509/topgunpilot20/Guns/MP9TS_01_web.jpg


You definitely know what you're doing...

Thank you !
Link Posted: 10/4/2010 6:13:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: hunter121] [#27]
Very nice how to, gave me something to do today for a few hours.

Ruger LCP





Springfield XDSC 9mm




Link Posted: 10/4/2010 6:16:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: hunter121] [#28]
double tap
Link Posted: 10/4/2010 9:40:14 PM EDT
[#29]



And I dremeled the top of the trigger guard to make a little more room
Link Posted: 10/24/2010 5:48:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: polymorpheous] [#30]
1st attempt.
I'm very pleased with the results.



Link Posted: 10/25/2010 9:55:41 AM EDT
[#31]


looks great!!!

pic thread... here's my 1st attempt


Link Posted: 10/25/2010 11:40:19 AM EDT
[#32]
Here is my first attempt:



Link Posted: 10/26/2010 4:31:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Hueto] [#33]
My first stipple job, cross-posted from the Glock forum. It took a couple of days to get used to carrying it IWB. Don't notice the texture anymore.


Link Posted: 11/13/2010 2:56:31 PM EDT
[#34]
anyone done pmags?

I just finished my rail covers and AFG, but was curious if doing my pmags might tear up or wear down my molle pouches. . . .
Link Posted: 11/13/2010 4:02:58 PM EDT
[#35]
Originally Posted By coconut1:
anyone done pmags?

I just finished my rail covers and AFG, but was curious if doing my pmags might tear up or wear down my molle pouches. . . .


I have all mine done. No wear visible on my pouches, and they have been stippled for about 6 months now.
Link Posted: 11/15/2010 5:29:09 PM EDT
[#36]
Still have 3 pmags left to get all my mags for work, but pleased with the results so far.  I am going to do my new shotgun stock next.  





Link Posted: 1/9/2011 5:25:39 PM EDT
[#37]
Got bored last night and decided to try my hand at stippling. I used a craftsman dual wattage soldering gun with the included "craft" tip that is pictured. I practiced on the G3 grip first and I was very happy with how it turned out, so I decided to try it on my main carry piece, the P3AT. I have sanded it very lightly since these pics, just to get rid of the very sharp points and I LOVE the way it feels. It took me about 15min to do the G3 grip and about 45 min to do the Kel-Tec. I'm Hooked!

the tip I used


the G3 grip I practiced on






the Kel Tec











Link Posted: 1/16/2011 12:38:38 AM EDT
[#38]
What I do





method burn
Link Posted: 1/16/2011 12:04:10 PM EDT
[#39]
being bored.....

Link Posted: 1/20/2011 6:48:25 PM EDT
[#40]
I stippled some of my KAC railcovers today.  Been wanting to try this for a while but was hesitant because I
didn't know how hard it was.  Now, I want to stipple more!  VERY easy to do.  I dremeled off the ribs before
I stippled them.  I put them back on my carbine and wow!  You can't hardly pry it out of your hands.  Makes
a huge difference.  I'll try to snap some pics and post them in a few days.  Think I'm gonna stipple all my
rail covers eventually. This was very fun.  Thanks!!!

ARKAR
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 12:34:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: eric10mm] [#41]
Link Posted: 1/25/2011 6:12:54 PM EDT
[#42]
Pics of my Colt carbine as promised:




This thing is like velcro in my hands, really like the stippling.  Gonna have to do some for my AR10.
Thanks for the info in this thread!

ARKAR

Link Posted: 1/31/2011 5:40:18 PM EDT
[#43]





Link Posted: 2/1/2011 2:12:09 PM EDT
[#44]
Here is my contribution, Glock 19, finger grooves removed, undercut trigger guard, beveled around mag release and 360 texture:





Link Posted: 2/4/2011 4:10:17 PM EDT
[#45]
Originally Posted By micah197:
Here is my contribution, Glock 19, finger grooves removed, undercut trigger guard, beveled around mag release and 360 texture:


Did beveling around the mag release help with getting to the mag release?

Link Posted: 2/4/2011 4:15:45 PM EDT
[#46]
And here's my submission.





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Link Posted: 2/5/2011 11:40:04 AM EDT
[#47]
Originally Posted By cormorantslayer:
Originally Posted By micah197:
Here is my contribution, Glock 19, finger grooves removed, undercut trigger guard, beveled around mag release and 360 texture:


Did beveling around the mag release help with getting to the mag release?



Yeah, I do think it helps.  I'm still running the standard length mag release and it's not an extreme bevel, but gives a little extra for getting a positive release.  I don't like extended mag releases since I do carry IWB a lot of the time and this gun does see some off-duty carry.  But the biggest difference I saw was with undercutting the trigger guard.
Link Posted: 2/5/2011 11:48:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: micah197] [#48]
Originally Posted By cormorantslayer:
And here's my submission.

Very nice.  The devil is in the details.  Looks pretty aggressive too.  I left my 19 with a more aggressive texture and my EDC 27 I hit real lightly with 800 grit to knock down the sharp edges.  Still have great grip but way more clothing friendly. OH, BTW you forgot to texture the slide plate!
No, no tactical function, but I do concede occasionally to aesthetics

Link Posted: 2/5/2011 6:46:20 PM EDT
[#49]
Originally Posted By micah197:
Originally Posted By cormorantslayer:
And here's my submission.

Very nice.  The devil is in the details.  Looks pretty aggressive too.  I left my 19 with a more aggressive texture and my EDC 27 I hit real lightly with 800 grit to knock down the sharp edges.  Still have great grip but way more clothing friendly. OH, BTW you forgot to texture the slide plate!
No, no tactical function, but I do concede occasionally to aesthetics
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af140/micah197/39008_414297457609_512022609_5349264_6296874_n.jpg


Yeah I was thinkng abou tdoing that.  I'm going to bevel the mag release on my 23 also.
Link Posted: 2/5/2011 8:43:40 PM EDT
[#50]
Originally Posted By cormorantslayer:
Originally Posted By micah197:
Originally Posted By cormorantslayer:
And here's my submission.

Very nice.  The devil is in the details.  Looks pretty aggressive too.  I left my 19 with a more aggressive texture and my EDC 27 I hit real lightly with 800 grit to knock down the sharp edges.  Still have great grip but way more clothing friendly. OH, BTW you forgot to texture the slide plate!
No, no tactical function, but I do concede occasionally to aesthetics
http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af140/micah197/39008_414297457609_512022609_5349264_6296874_n.jpg


Yeah I was thinkng abou tdoing that.  I'm going to bevel the mag release on my 23 also.


You may have to refinish after the bevel.  The frame on the 19 was refinished with duracoat.  You may be able to sand and smooth it down well enough to get away with not refinishing.
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