Stippled my Glock 19

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  1. Mickid

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    After some practice stippling on extra AR grips I had laying around, I decided to go ahead and stipple my Glock 19. I think it came out better than I expected. Still nothing like the professional stippling jobs, but sure cost me a whole lot less!

    Let me know what you guys think! (I only finished that one side so far, I'll do the other side tomorrow)

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    Looks good, nicely done.
     
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    That looks great ....... phenomenal work !
     
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    Good job.:thumbsup:


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    That looks nicely done.
     
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    I don't know what you're comparing it to, but I think it looks fantastic! I've seen plenty of pics of professional jobs that didn't look as good. I've thought about trying a grip reduction and texturing on a G21 but haven't built up the courage yet.

    Congratulations
     
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    Thank You! That makes me really happy to hear! The best thing to do is practice on pieces of plastic that don't matter and take your time! I used a regular soldering iron, and sanded down the grooves as much as I could before I started the stippling. Also, I stippled without a pattern, I learned from the practice on the useless stuff that stippling in lines looks very bad haha.
     
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    Here is the other side, I finished it last night. IMG_0840.JPG IMG_0839.JPG
     
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    Micki stippled the AR grips in March after I encouraged him and gave him my old soldering iron, He needed half a year to get ready for the job on the Glock, so you can take your time, too.

    It is really good advice to practice on some plastic parts first.

    I have started stippling Glocks a long time ago after I saw someone in Germany stipple the grips on a SIG Sauer, long before I joined GT.
     
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    Thanks, I'll try to practice during winter. I actually saved a surplus G3 stock and pistol grip with the intention of practicing, and have watched some youtube vids on the stippling, but the grip reduction is probably trickier...if you have some tips or pointers, please post or PM them to me. Sig grips aren't as risky 'cause if you mess them up, you just buy another pair.
     
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    MG-70,

    there are many posts in the gunsmthing section here on GT and tutorials on youtube that explain the how-to of grip reductions and preferred material used.

    Instead of a soldering iron you can get a wood burner and contour the tip to give you the pattern of your choice. I had built-up a botched trigger guard with truck bed liner once and quartz sand adhering to it will give an anti-slip surface, since that was the only thing I had at hand but small imperfections can also be filled with melted plastic from magazine base pads or an old AR grip.
     
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    Well Micki,

    how about a range report? You can compare it to my old G19.
     
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    Looks very consistent. What happened behind the magazine release on the right side? Are you going to undercut the trigger guard or remove the finger grooves? Grip reduction maybe?
     
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    Nice job, but treebark it next time... pretty easy and better looking, with little more effort.

    I did my Scuzzy 9 and an A2 grip.

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    Dragging the iron is better than stabbing it.

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    Pictured on a PSA pistol:

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    Oh no, I'm going to leave the grooves, I like the feel of them, and the trigger guard I'm a little afraid to mess with, so I'll leave it as is. What do you mean by behind the magazine release?
     
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    Looks good!
     
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    It's darker behind the magazine release in both pictures. Not a big deal, probably just lighting, but made me curious. Your gun looks much better than mine.
     
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    I like it. It just looks like it would feel better.
     
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    Yeah, that is from the shading of the thumb groove. Just looks darker in the photos because of contour.