GUN had some grip work done to one of my 17s...

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  1. spankaveli

    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    Came out exactly how I wanted. The only work I'll really have to do is some filing under the trigger guard because the stippling comes down just a tad too low on my middle finger.

    i'm going to be dropping the slide off to my friend to get plated like my 34.

    anyway...

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    yes :o
     
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    Did you do it yourself, or did you have someone do it for you. It could be a lot cleaner but that's why people charge $$$ to do them.
     
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    I did not do it myself. It could certainly be cleaner but I only paid $50 with a 2 day turn around. And the grip work is the reason I bought this gun. I didn't want to have it done on my new one. :o
     
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    God that's ugly :rofl:

    Whatever works though.
     
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    Not ripping on your grip. The way it came out is decent for the method it was done. The really clean grip jobs are done with a checkered attachment.

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    This covers much more surface in one press and makes a uniform pattern. The way your grip was done was with a regular soldering iron tip pressed a several hundred times. It is much more labor intensive and very difficult if not impossible to get a consistent pattern.

    Also hate to tell you the way the grip is done it is no longer production legal if your using this as a production gun. Not really an issue until you go to a area, or nationals level match. At the club level nobody cares. You can stipple the grip but you cannot remove material or change the shape (in uspsa). In IDPA I believe stipple is completely illegal.
     
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    Yeah, I know it coulda been done better. Actually, believe it or not, I prefer the way it is to a "pattern.".

    And no, I'm not shooting any matches with it. My 34 is my production gun. :o
     
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    I would also check the engagement in the holster. Most holsters grab the trigger guard. Stippling the sides of the trigger guard might not be a good idea. It could maybe hake it more difficult to draw, or could put a lot of wear on the holster and at some point compromise the retention.
     
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    Maybe I shoulda laid all the facts on the table.

    This is either going to be a car gun or a HD gun. I haven't decided yet. :o

    Right now I've got a 34 in my nightstand and another 17 in my car but I was thinking about putting this one in the car.
     
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    whatta piece of pumice
     
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    Well the important thing is that the feel of the grip is better than stock. Having a grip shaped to your hand makes such a difference in being able to index the fast and accurate.
     
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    damn that hurts my eyes for some reason
     
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    It reminds me of that photoshopped nipple from a couple years ago.
     
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    that cant feel good to hold
     
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    wtftit? :rofl:
     
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    Except for a couple spots on my hand, it's not bad. I can tell you that it's not as bad as the RTF.
     
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    yeah lol
     
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    . It looks like someone tossed it in a fire.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::bowdown:
     
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    yea but...but...but its ugly!
     
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    You can shape it with sandpaper and a dremel. Go slow. The great thing about stipple jobs is you can touch them up again with the soldering iron. It's best to get it shaped to your hand and shaped correct before you stipple. If you get to aggressive with the stipple knock down the high spots with sandpaper.

    When you do a stipple job for a carry gun you should sand it way down so it doesn't print.
     
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    had him smooth some out and got the slide plated

    picture isn't the best but you get the idea.

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    Cool Cool. I couldn't do the rough texture up near the backstrap either. Just ate the webbing of my hand.
     

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