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Grip Frame Stippling-Who does it?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by GLOKINATOR, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. GLOKINATOR

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    I see several different versions of this here and there...Who offers this service? Costly? Some look great :supergrin: and some...uhhhh,dont!:crying:
     
  2. GlocksterPaulie

    GlocksterPaulie Perfectionist

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    Damned if I know
    Couple people on here I use. Lane from Cold Bore Customs and a member who goes by Bowtie.

    Watch out for the people who offer this but don't stand behind their work. If you want it done pay the money and have it done right the first time. I have had stipple work done for the past 15 years, not too many people doing it back then as compared to today.

    Paulie
     


  3. GLOKINATOR

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  4. AustinTx

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    This is mostly for folk with Glocks that have a swine affliction. If you don't know what that is, good for you.

    Heat your hand to about 600 degrees, F or C, I don't it will matter, much and grab your Glock, by the grip and squeeze. The frame will be fitted exactly to your own hand. I can't help this sort of thing, sorry.
     
  5. whirlibird

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    Everybody with a soldering iron does some form of stippling,
    and yes, some look great and some don't.

    A lot depends on exactly what style of 'grip' you want.
    Our shop does a couple of versions, from light/minimalist through heavy/rough texture.

    I've done a number of texture jobs, in various methods over the years. One thing to consider is the effect the texturing will have on you the shooter as well as your gear and clothing.

    I've worn through a number of vest carriers and uniform shirts with aggressive texturing.

    It can be too aggressive, too rough, for some. Choose wisely. If you can, try before you buy. One point in favor of a local smith, if they're skilled.

    And as an aside, one of my 'worst' looking (ugly) jobs is a customer favorite for feel, especially on the range. But ten years of use has really made this job look ratty but feel right in all the right places.
     
  6. GLOKINATOR

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  7. table

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    Lane @ ColdBore did a great job on stippling and reduction on my 26
     
  8. Genin

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    Of the stippling business pieces of work I've seen I'd go with ColdBore all the way.
     
  9. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  10. HEXE9

    HEXE9 Shootin' Fool

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    At the bottom of a hill.
    Another +1 for Cold Bore Customs.

    Lane's work is second to none.
     
  11. JDennis

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    I did my own on my 22 frame. If you are good with a soldering iron, it is a piece of cake. I used a dremel on the iron tip to round it off and make a pattern I liked.
     
  12. fran m

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    Owners who then put their gun up for sale it seems.:supergrin:
     
  13. lyodbraun

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    any pics of your gun ??
     
  14. 2011glockarmorer

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    Cold Bore without question is the best. Lane did a G-19 for me that's my carry gun. I'd have all my glocks done the same except they're not legal for IDPA or GSSF. Too bad :crying:
     
  15. Slotback

    Slotback Glock 35 Millennium Member

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    Cold Bore Customs is worth the $$. Excellent work.
     
  16. faawrenchbndr

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  17. GlocksterPaulie

    GlocksterPaulie Perfectionist

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    Damned if I know
    I have had several Glocks done by Lane. I never had his tree bark texture done. I will have to do it on the next one.

    How does that feel up against bare skin? I wear an under shirt sometimes, the ones Lane has done for me doesn't rub me raw without an undershirt.

    Paulie
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2012
  18. People's tastes really do vary. I've seen some stippling jobs that really look great but IMO the tree bark pattern is flat out hideous. Jmo..
     
  19. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    No complaints from me.

    A bling-bling Desert Eagle is just for Pimps & gold tooth ghetto rats. JMO....