Glock 17 G17 beater re-born!

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    This is my old first gen G17. It was a LE gun and had seen hard times, I gave it even harder times!
    I did not like the slick grip, so I had a beer and did some thinking.
    This is the result, about $1.30 and one hour later. It hugs my hand like glued to it!

    This is the first time,I am posting a picture, so if it does not come out well, forgive me.
     
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    I hopt this time it is the whole gun!
     
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    Twice my service has been interrupted, I'll try again
     
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    Not bad. What did you use, soldering iron?
     
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    Yes, I used a soldering iron. For the contouring of the trigger guard, I used a hack saw and different grit sandpaper.

    It was not very hard and I am very happy with the results.
     
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    How did you control depth on the soldering, just eye-balled it?
     
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    I used a 30 watt iron and practiced on a shotgun fore end prior to tackling the Glock. With the 30 W iron you can control the depth pretty well, if you go evenly and straight down with a nail-like tip.
    A soldering iron with more wattage will burn too fast and be harder to control.

    I got the soldering iron at a dollar store. Practice on something else first. CDNN has quite used Rem 870 stocksets for $15, it is a similiar black polymer.
     
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    I much prefer a Hogue Handall, covered with AGrip! ;)
     
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    Yes, but Hogues slip around on the grip when they get really wet in a tropical downpour. Maybe the Agrip underneath fixes it.
     
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    I would say that it you did a great job, especially for your 1st time!:cool:
     
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    Interesting effect, reminds me of a STI grip. However I must agree with Walter, the Houge grip does it for me and the weapon remains pristine, for future sale or modification;Q
     
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    Pz,

    That is darned good work. Nice!

    Koski
     
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    Hey man, that is nicely done!! Congrats for having the stones to make your gun work for you also. I would like to hold that gun in my hand, I am guessing if I did the rasp would attack my third gen guns right before the soldering iron did!! Being somewhat of a sally I am going to try an agrip first, if that is not the bee's knees I am going to go after the frame in permanent fashion;P ;P
     
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    I am impressed. But does anyone know how to restore the matte / dull look to the handle - my Glock 17 is pretty rough on ejection side - handle has some scratches on the bottom, and it's polished plastic - car seat rubbing I guess. Any suggestions?
     
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    Idunin,
    that was one of my problems. I had a scarred gun, mybeateer Glock. But it happens to be my most accurate 9mm Glock.
    The gun feels very nice in my hands now. It is a night stand gun(in a dark place) so I do not have to worry about marring the stippling.

    I believe, the stippling will be more prone to scarring or polishing off, than the regular finish, but the bright side is, it can always be redone.

    Personally, I have been torn back and forth with Hogues Handalls. They flex, especially when warm, and ride the shirt up, when carried concealed. They do provide protection for the grip in open carry.

    From first hands-on experience, I have found a solution, that I like better.
     
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