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DIY/Results of Stippling Kahr PM9 and Sig Pro SP2022

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by sxshep, Sep 5, 2010.

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  1. sxshep

    sxshep Member

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    Decided to do some stippling to add texture to two of my polymer pistols... Sig Pro SP2022 9mm and Kahr PM9 9mm.

    Process used; using various bits on a $15 wood burner, patiently (it will be rewarded) dimpled the surface of the area intended to add texture. If desired, go over finished grip with sand paper.

    Practiced on the empty abandoned Sig case, then moved onto my Ka-Bar TDI knife...

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    Magazines extensions for the Sig SP2022 and Kahr PM9...

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    In between:
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    Kahr PM9...

    Before:
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    In between (Top complete, bottom still stock) w/ completed magazine:
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    Added some texture to the back:
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    Sig Pro SP2022 9mm...

    Before:
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    I had intended on just getting tape, but figured if I screw up the stippling royally to the point of no return (doubtful), I'd just cover it with tape. I feel like the stippling provides a much deeper, grip-able (?) texture than any tape I've seen... and when the final product is sanded down, it's not rough at all.

    Overall, I'm EXTREMELY happy with the ending results... I feel like I have a much better purchase on the Sig Pro, and the Kahr feels a bit better than the stock texture. The Ka-Bar was intended for practice but it turned out very well, IMO. Total process took about an hour and a half to do three magazine extensions, two pistols and one knife.
     
  2. ilsrwy27

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    Very nice... What attachement did you use? I have a Kahr I want to enhance with the exact same pattern.
     
  3. olyeller

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    Have you shot that sig yet?
    I think you went up too high on the red tang of the sig and the area under the trigger guard by the mag release is another place to keep it smooth. Some 220 grit hwd cloth followed by 280 and then 400 will smooth it out some if you need it.
    Well done on the kahr.
     
  4. sxshep

    sxshep Member

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    ilsrwy27 - On the Kahr, just used a flat chisel tip. On the back of the Sig, used a dot style.

    olyeller - Haven't shot either one yet, been slammed lately. I actually went a bit higher than is pictured there, up past the mag release. My fingers wrap around and touch that area, I wanted texture everywhere I would be touching. I ended up sanding a bit of the Kahr down, because my Crossbreed Supertuck has the combat cut and it was rubbing my skin on my hip almost raw. I may ended up smoothing the bottom of the Sig's trigger guard, of just touching the rough edges... but I'm pretty happy with how it feels thus far, maybe a bit sharp on the edges though.
     
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