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Posted: 8/5/2017 4:48:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BLITZ999:
This may help    https://store.otdefense.com/collections/stippling-products
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That's pretty cool right there.
Link Posted: 8/5/2017 7:10:13 PM EST
Don't do it.

I used "magic" skateboard tape off Amazon and its the tits.

Put it on half of my glocks already. Once you make a template, it's easy.

Unit cost is probably $1.25 per gun.

Link Posted: 8/5/2017 8:27:59 PM EST
Set your standards high. Not mine, but would not mind having it done:

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Originally Posted By TOTHEMAX:


I thought about the premade tape but thought it may look cheesy.
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Nope. Looks really slick, IMO.

Pretty popular mod in USPSA circles for the extra purchase; it helped me improve one handed shooting for sure.

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Link Posted: 8/5/2017 9:49:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/5/2017 9:58:06 PM EST by car1572]
I did it to one of mine, was having second thoughts right before and it sat on my table for a couple of hours before i decided to just do it. I used a soldering iron with the thinnest sharpest tip in the kit.

A few things i can tell you, from my experience trace an outline with a pencil or something that you wont rub off too easily, dont start with your outline just try and fill in as much as you can until you reach the border you traced.

If you are using a fine tip,take your time but dont spend too much time on one hole, stay shallow (dont press too hard) and perpendicular, after a few minutes you will get into a sort of rhythim, if its your first time try to stay away from patrerns or straight lines.

After i had covered the whole area I went over the frame with a dremmel to sort pf smooth out the rough surface, the polymer gets harder when it melts and you will get some trailing plastic as well this will clean it right up.

Then do it all over again, thats right, stipple over your stippling..that will get you truly random patterns and hide or blend in any areas where you might have started to develop patterns or lines..then use your abrasive buff again untill you have the desired smoothness

Ventilation is important,

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Link Posted: 8/5/2017 10:04:07 PM EST
Originally Posted By TOTHEMAX:

I've checked prices to have other do it and man that is expensive. Thoughts?
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And now you know why.

I just bought the OTD kit. I'm in the same place you are in. I plan to practice sanding, polishing, and stippling on A2 grips before diving into my Glock.
Link Posted: 8/5/2017 10:34:31 PM EST
Just dive in and do it is my advice. If you don't like your texture you can always sand it down and try again. This is my latest
No way is it perfect but it works damn fine for me. I'll be molesting my new Gen 4 FDE 19 tomorrow. Thinking about trying a new texture though.
Link Posted: 8/6/2017 8:33:51 AM EST
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[Last Edit: 8/8/2017 10:05:07 AM EST by patw]
That looks amazing. I couldn't imagine the cost though.

Set your standards high. Not mine, but would not mind having it done:
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Link Posted: 8/6/2017 12:49:49 PM EST
I do my own. WellI I have one that I did, I've done a lot more. Prep is essential. You have to remove all the factory texturing first. Draw where you want to stipple with a pencil. Practice first. Practice a lot.





Link Posted: 8/6/2017 1:34:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By samuse:
I do my own. WellI I have one that I did, I've done a lot more. Prep is essential. You have to remove all the factory texturing first. Draw where you want to stipple with a pencil. Practice first. Practice a lot.

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/278546/IMG-0321-207693.jpg

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/278546/IMG-0322-207695.jpg

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Any chance you were a corpsman in Charleston a few years back?
Link Posted: 8/6/2017 1:58:56 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tfod:
Set your standards high. Not mine, but would not mind having it done:

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/14200/20525851_10155453207766550_8624300535729158780_n-272752.JPG
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Who did this work, I've looked around but couldn't find anything similar ? 
Link Posted: 8/6/2017 2:26:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By NotIssued:


Any chance you were a corpsman in Charleston a few years back?
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Not me.
Link Posted: 8/6/2017 7:02:53 PM EST
Grip tape looks like shit...

Nothing beats a good stipple job

This one was done by Kent @Polymer Refined

Link Posted: 8/6/2017 7:13:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By samuse:


Not me.
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Ok, no worries. Had a guy do that same pattern to my M&P grip insert; he moved back to TX when his enlistment was up.
Link Posted: 8/6/2017 9:10:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BLITZ999:
This may help    https://store.otdefense.com/collections/stippling-products
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That's a $10 wood burner. Don't waste your money paying that ridiculous price.
Link Posted: 8/6/2017 9:12:14 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/6/2017 9:13:24 PM EST by Couch-Commando]
The key is to go slow and prep the surface. I got a good result by sanding the original finish smooth. I got rid of the finger grooves, rough cutting with a dremel and then finishing with a sanding block for a squared surface. If you go for a random dot pattern, it's pretty hard to screw up. 

ETA: I masked off all borders with three layers of masking tape. With my wood burner, it wouldn't burn through that. Makes it much easier to get the job done right. 
Link Posted: 8/6/2017 9:14:49 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TOTHEMAX:
For the guys who removed the finge grooves, did you feel a gun before you did it? I've never had a grip issue with a stock setup.
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I have never any "problems" with the finger grooves, however my hands are large enough that my fingers sit on the very edge of the groves. I find the Glock platform 100x more comfortable without them. There is a good reason none of the other manufacturers have them on their current generation handguns (other than HK).

This is coming from a Glock shooter for the past 10+ years.
Link Posted: 8/7/2017 9:32:31 AM EST
I do fine with the stock Gen 3 and 4 frames, but remove the grooves, thumb bumps, undercut, and mag catch scallop, feels like a pistol should. Huge improvement.
Link Posted: 8/7/2017 1:32:03 PM EST
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Just grab a 6 pack and go at it.
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Originally Posted By 03RN:
Just grab a 6 pack and go at it.
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That was my approach, if you end up hating it. So what. Sell it and get another.
Link Posted: 8/7/2017 8:02:04 PM EST
Glock frames are all over Gunbroker. If you dick it up, it ain't that big a deal....
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 8:13:04 AM EST
I recommend this kit:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005P1TRAS/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Comes with a variable temp iron and many tips, even a nice case for it all. While I have and love the OTD tips for doing larger areas, don't waste your money on their iron kit. Way overpriced for what it is. :)
Link Posted: 8/8/2017 9:39:12 AM EST
Pics of what you've done and your stippling tip?
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Did both of these with a 15$ Dremel knock off, some sand paper, a 10$ wood burner and some painters tape. I'm pretty satisfied with the way they came out.
Link Posted: 8/9/2017 8:16:39 PM EST
Don't do it.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 6:12:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RRA_Nut:
Don't do it.
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I'm curious why someone shouldn't do it?

It doesn't "seem" like its causing issues with the frames.
Gen 3's are cheap not like your painting over a Michael Angelo.
Link Posted: 8/10/2017 6:57:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/11/2017 11:48:02 PM EST
Do it. Do some research and take your time with the prep work.

I started out just doing my own guns. Now I do it professionally as a side business.

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Link Posted: 8/12/2017 11:37:59 AM EST


not mine either, but nice
Link Posted: 8/12/2017 12:29:54 PM EST
Just get Talon grips. Seriously.
Link Posted: 8/12/2017 4:31:33 PM EST
I'm in the "Don't do it yourself" camp.

I've had several done. There are several guys doing great work that aren't charging a fortune with a good turnaround time.
Link Posted: 8/12/2017 8:53:56 PM EST
Pmags are also a cheap and easy way to practice. Then you arent just sinking money into odds and ends plastic you wont use. Hell you could probably sell them on the EE.
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 7:17:21 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AS556:
Just get Talon grips. Seriously.
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Originally Posted By AS556:
Just get Talon grips. Seriously.
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Comparing Talon grips to a good stipple job is like comparing snap-on hubcaps to billet wheels...
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 8:20:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tfod:
Set your standards high. Not mine, but would not mind having it done:

https://www.AR15.Com/media/mediaFiles/14200/20525851_10155453207766550_8624300535729158780_n-272752.JPG
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That's just awful.
Link Posted: 8/15/2017 8:43:19 PM EST
Issue I had was the polymer on the pmags was alot harder than the Glock. I practiced on 4 pmags. They turned out great. That Glock is like a hot knife going into butter lol I knew I fucked up as soon as I started haha
Link Posted: 8/16/2017 12:42:53 AM EST
All frame work done by me.

Link Posted: 8/16/2017 4:55:39 PM EST
It really is much easier than you'd think. And for as much as the pros are charging, you could fuck up your frame, buy another frame, and try again. I did mine after watching a few YouTube videos for instructions, and I'm very happy with how it turned out. And if you have a Gen 4 you can practice on the spare backstraps to get your technique and pattern down.


Link Posted: 8/16/2017 7:08:45 PM EST
I bought a Gen 4 so I didn't have to stipple my frame.
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Originally Posted By TOTHEMAX:
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Well I ended up just winging it. I think it turned out pretty good.
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It looks great!

Good job
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 6:11:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TOTHEMAX:
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Well I ended up just winging it. I think it turned out pretty good.
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That looks good. Much better than many I have seen.
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