GUN :wtc: Sold my G21 today

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  1. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    First Glock I ever purchased. Sold it because the 21SF fits my hand better but now I'm considering selling it to trim down the number of calibers I have. At least I flipped it for a profit.
     
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    what??!!??
    you`re not supposed to trim down calibers...you add more!
     
  3. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Let me clarify for you.

    1. I bought a G21
    2. About a year later, I bought a G21SF
    3. I sold the G21 today because the SF fit my hand better
    4. I'm now considering selling the SF so I can remove .45ACP from the list of calibers that I own.
     
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    I got some of those blue glock training guns. We are going to do grip jobs on them then customers can "rent" them to see first hand what can be done. We really got it down where we flatten the back strap, thin the grip, and reprofile and texture. Then customers can see what grip fits their hand best. Return the training guns along with one of their glock frames and we can do it up the same way.
     
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    Sorry to take this off track but I'm interested in this Yar.... Whats the cost and turn around time?
     
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    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

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    I sold my Glock30 today too. I want to pickup a 21 or 21SF though.
     
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    Well we just got them in so we have to do the grip jobs on them. There are several cutomers in line. I need to create some sort of system for these training guns/grip samples.

    We can probably turn a grip job around in a day or two. Though we are going to quote 30 days. This is because if I tell you 3 days and you get it in 4 days people talk shit. If we say 30 days and you get it in 4 people start sack riding.
     
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    I hate to take the thread elsewhere so sorry if I do.

    Whats the cost to do a grip job? The last time I took the wife to the range she put almost 500 rounds through the 17 and her only complaint is the palm of her hand was bothering her. From what I think, she has to tight of a grip.
    As for turn around time.... I would expect some time and would hope it would hope it would be less than 30 days :)
    I fully understand the time it takes and am not the kind of person that would bitch if it took an extra day or two/few.
    Thanks again :wavey:
     
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    Grip job cost is dependant on texture. The stipple is $120 and the aluminum oxide is $150.

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    In my opinion, 30 days is way too long to quote for 'covering your bases' + 'allowing for great turnaround'. People see 30 days and they'll think twice about sending something in. However, they see 2 weeks and they'll have a better chance at taking the offer.
     
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    I'm guessing you have not had a lot of gunsmithing work done. Typically people quote 6 weeks to cover their butt. These grips take some time, we have a limited staff and we are super busy right now. Sales are through the roof.
     
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    Thanks Yar. First thing I want to upgrade is night sights. This will have to hold off as my wife is gonna hang me if I keep spending $ on this habit.

    As for turn around time. In this market I would expect a longer lead time, and it would save me money while it was gone (less range time) hehe
     
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    The_Ratt Hedepnaw

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    Valid point. I was coming from a heavy-equipment repair standpoint, which honestly has no business being in the same thread as gunsmithing. That's what I get for jumping on here drunk!
     
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    again while we quote 30 days on all gunsmithing we don't take that long to turn jobs around. It just keeps customers from calling every other day " Is it ready is it ready, can I have it for the weekend?"
     
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    That's a killer idea about doing grip reduction examples on the blue guns Yar. Much easier way to visualize/feel the difference, as opposed to just looking at pictures and hearing dimensions.

    That AL Oxide, it something that would be appropriate for a carry/beater gun, or would it eat holsters/clothing/skin/etc too much?
     
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    I personally think it might print too much. It's basicly like skateboard tape but of couse the grit is epoxyed to the gun and not a wack ass sticker.

    We do a lot of stipple jobs for off duty carry guns for the local coppers.
     
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    Gunsmithing quote seems normal to me. I just got a quote from Angus @ Ghost Holster/CZ Custom for 4-6 weeks on some work I want done on my CZ 75 Compact.
     
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    Having owned guns from most of the big CZ smiths, and shots guns from the majority of the rest, I personally likely wouldn't be turning to Angus' shop for work. That's not a knock against him personally, as he's helped me out on several occasions, and I will certainly be supporting him in the future. However, in the interest of maximizing your money and performance, I don't think he's the best place to turn to at the moment.
     
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    James Hook Never trust a government that doesn't trust its ow

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    No way I would buy a Glock and have to ship + wait + pay to make it fit my hand. Fuck that noise, I would just buy a gun that fit already. This is to a new buyer of course.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Damn, my thread became a Glockworx ad
     
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    imperial Lurker | Gun | STI Crew OT Supporter

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    Who would you recommend?
     
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    PM back atcha.

    In condensed form: There's no shortage of people doing CZ's, in part because they aren't crazy hard. Most can do a good job, but the best are guys who go buck wild fitting/polishing all mating surfaces, and spend some time in there. Any CZ's I don't do myself will be going to Stuart Wong in the future, as I like him personally, and his work is meticulous.
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    I think the SF will be going away if I can find a local buyer...
     

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