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Stippling a gun

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by BDA.45, May 24, 2013.

  1. BDA.45

    BDA.45 oregon Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    So Im thinking about adding some stippling to my XDm and wanted some thoughts from others on this. I just stippled an old shotgun stock for practice and to try it out and it came out pretty good. Im a little sketchy on doin to the XDm though because its permanent. Ive played with a couple stippled guns and really like em. If anyone has done this or had it done, would you mind throwing up a pic or two? I need some opinions soon; had surgery today and Im gonna be laid up for a few weeks and Im extremely bored already. (In some pretty good pain but really, REALLY high!!! :cool:) I would greatly appreciate your guys opinions. Thanks.
     
  2. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    If you plan on ever getting rid of it think twice. It kills resale value. I would never buy a stippled gun. YMMV
     
  3. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    There is page after page of videos about stippling guns on Utube.
     
  4. timac

    timac Loading Magazines! Well-Known Member

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    I've done my own. I stayed within the grip pattern on my Glocks, added only where my hands make contact. I don't care for the complete stippling of grip areas like others have done. I've also done PMags, again following the existing grip pattern.
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  5. Galant

    Galant portland Active Member

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    ^^^^ Best stippling job I have ever seen
     
  6. fail wagon

    fail wagon Tukwila New Member

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    This is the first gun I did. Using a standard harbor freight tip. Comes out pretty large and aggressive.
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    Here is my Glock. Just the frame flats and trigger guard area. Using the same tip ground down to thumbtack size. Take your time, go slow. I don't buy guns to sell them. I could care less about resale value. I undercut the trigger guard with a dremel as well.
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    here is my BCM AR grip
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  7. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    M&P 40:
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    M&P 40 Backstrap:
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    G22 chopped to take G23 magazines:
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  8. BDA.45

    BDA.45 oregon Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I like the pics, thanks guys. Did some more practice on the shotgun stock and I seem to bedoin it well. How/with what was the backstrap on the MP40 stippled? I tried dragging the iron on the stock but dont seem to be doin it correctly. Poking a bunch of holes is time consuming. Im still not confident with doin it to my XD yet. What about grip reduction before stippling?
     
  9. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    I used an industrial Weller soldering iron with a small tip that I ground down with a Dremel tool to be more of point. The shotgun stock & M&P backstrap are much softer than polymer, they take less work to do. It was also textured already so the bumps helped with getting that woodgrain texture. But, you want to drag the tip more than press down like a pencil when doing the woodgrain. The small holes on the other backstrap is done with the same small tip but like a tattoo machine.
     
  10. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    A-freakin'-men brother. Hope you plan on keeping it forever.
     
  11. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    If done really well as in above photos I'd buy at near normal resale value. If amateurish I'd buy but only at BIG discount.
     
  12. JedB

    JedB PDX Active Member

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    So, is this like putting grip tape on a skate-board?

    I'm not trying to be negative, I've just never heard the word "Stippling"
     
  13. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Nutnfancy on youtube is obsessed with it is as well as painting his guns. Resale value be damned!, must be his motto.
     
  14. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    If you work on a gun to custom fit your hand then getting rid of it is not an option
     
  15. PuddleMonkey

    PuddleMonkey Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    plan to own it forever
     
  16. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    These grips all look excellent! Even the S&W done with the large tip looks pretty darned good. If I needed better a grip stippling is an inexpensive way to go. I am not qualified to comment on cosmetics or resale value. I'm sure that there are many butchered grips out there.
     
  17. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    Stippling is not for everybody. But I gotta admit, some stippling jobs look nice.
     
  18. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    They feel better than they look and that is the goal. Polymer frame guns can get "slippery" in your hand if you sweat a lot. If you have ever been to Front Sight you know what I'm talking about.
     
  19. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    I've done 3 Glocks and a Smith, not too hard. :)

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  20. Glock Jock

    Glock Jock Wilsonville , OR Well-Known Member

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    how did you get that texture? I like it.