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Stippled Green Glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Phylodog, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. Phylodog

    Phylodog

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    I just finished stippling a green Glock for a buddy and I thought I'd share a photo for anyone interested.

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  2. Phylodog

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    I'll apparently never figure out how to put a pic in with the text...
     

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    SlammedDime G23 Member

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    Quite interesting... how did you go about doing that?
    Here is the image. You have to do a [img]http://image.pbase.com/u8/phylodog/large/37434618.GreenLSide.jpg[/img] to get it to show up.... If you go to http://www.pbase.com/phylodog/image/37434618, and right click on the image and go to properties (if you use Internet Exploder), or "Copy Image Location" if you're using FireFox, then you can get the direct URL to the image.

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    I decided when the first OD Glocks came out that I couldn't stand the way they looked, but that Glock looks awesome!
     
  5. Phylodog

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    I really like the way the green looks when stippled. The stippling stands out much more than on the black frames.
     
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    That does look good,how'd ya do that?
     
  7. Phylodog

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    I do it with a very hot, pointed piece of metal. It takes an average of three hours to do a Glock 22 or 23 and I usually end up cross-eyed and arthritic for a few hours after I'm finished but everyone that has handled one I've done has loved it. I've done a few Kahr's and Kel-Tec's also with great results.
     
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    Nice work!! How do you deal with the raised printing on the right side? Can it be eliminated with stippling? How much do you charge?
     
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    I think you're talking about the patent info? It doesn't cause any problems, I stipple over it and it blends in with the rest of the frame.
     
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    LtTripMD Nuke & Pave

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    do you heat up a nail over a flame, or just use a "self-heating" source, like a saudering iron or something?

    trip.
     
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    15W soldering iron. Masked borders. I went for as random of a texture as possible. I may put a rheostat on the soldering iron and turn it down a bit on my next test. Even at 15W, the Glock plastic is practically like butter. When I unplugged the iron for a minute it was much easier.

    I must say that the texture on this is absolutely amazing. After shooting my first match this weekend, I realize that the stock Glock frame is too slippery when your palms get moist. After weighing the costs and benefits of the stippling, I may bite the bullet and stipple my G17.

    I want to shot IDPA next year and I'm curious if this would disqualify the gun from SSP?
     
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    Here's a close up of my first attempt. I'll have to think about this for a few weeks before permanently altering my Glock.
     
  14. Phylodog

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    Looks like you've got it! Welcome to the wonderful world of crossed eyes and aching wrists & hands!!!
     
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    Yeah, that 1 inch square section took quite a bit of time. I'd probably spend half a day on the full job.
     
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    I've done around 2 dozen glocks and I've gotten it down to around 2.5 - 3 hours to do everything you see on the green one I posted a picture of.
     
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    Who does this for customers and how much $.
     
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    I have done a few over the last few years and found that rough stippling under the trigger guard is quite rough on the soft skin of the middle finger rubbing against it in extended range sessions.

    I find handling improved, especially with wet or soiled hands, like in rain.
     
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    I have had a few people tell me the same thing about the area under the trigger guard. I myself prefer it stippled but some don't. I have done several Glocks and left the trigger guard alone. I consider the entire frame as optional and I will stipple whatever areas the customer wants.
     
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    Very cool technique Phylo.:cool: It looks great on the green frame, gives it a reptilian character. I'd be curious to see a black frame done up. Do you have any pics of one?