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Some home-stippled Sig grips...(pictures)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Smitty908, Apr 5, 2011.

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  1. Smitty908

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    Hey guys,

    I just finished these up the other day. Just wanted to show them around a little bit before I send them off to the new owner.

    The texture is about like the sandpaper-grips, but not quite that aggressive. These won't tear up your clothes to CCW with. I just removed the 'smooth' sections on the factory grips, and textured all the way around for the most gripping surface possible..

    I am still trying to figure out the white balance with my camera, so bear with me on the photos..

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    -Tim
     
  2. Mainsail

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    Good job on the grips!

    ...but that sheet of sandpaper on the front looks kinda cheesy.
     
  3. rellascout

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    Grips look great... How long did it take you?
     
  4. Creature

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    How much $ to have you do another set?
     
  5. NG VI

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    Looks awesome, good work!
     
  6. AK103K

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    They look great. :)

    I started on one of my Glocks, and now its a bit of an addiction, and trying not to go nuts on everything is taking all my will power. :)

    Stippling is the best thing since sliced light bread. The difference in control is unbelievable. So far, mine dont tear up my clothes, but they do take all the dead skin off your hands.

    Pretty much all my guns that cant be stippled, have skateboard tape on them, and they front strap is a given.
     
  7. wbwanzer

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    Very nice job! I'm interested to know also, how long did that take?
     
  8. Smitty908

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    Thanks guys!

    I have about 3-3.5 hours in this set.

    Creature,

    I sent you a PM.

    -Tim
     
  9. Downr@nge

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    Sorry for the silly question, but how do you stipple the grips? Is it with a special tool?

    BTW, the grips look friggin AWESOME! I might want to do that to my 2022!
     
  10. psyshack

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    That looks good. Now go over the seam on the back and blend it in. :) It will disappear.
     
  11. AK103K

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    3 hours each is about what it took when I did my Glocks.

    I use a pen type soldering gun with the tip filed to a point.

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    Did my LCP too.

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    Works great on the Glock knives and AK furniture too.
     
  12. Smitty908

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    AK,

    Those look great! Very similar to some of mine..

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    -Tim
     
  13. 1KPerDay

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    Nice job!
     
  14. AK103K

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    Thanks. :)

    And we all seem to have the same patterns/finish going on too. :)


    Im liking how your LCP came out. Looks like Ive got more to do on mine now. Like I needed encouragement. :rolleyes: :D
     
  15. AK103K

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    Hey Smitty,

    As kind of a side question here, all my SIG's with those style grips, always had play at the rear of the grip along the seam. When you squeezed the grip, you could always feel it, and it always annoyed the hell out of me. I used to put a piece of double stick tape along the seam when I had the grips apart, and it usually stopped it.

    Im wondering if the stipple job eliminates it? Or if you were to do as psyshack suggested, and stippled over the seam, would that do better?
     
  16. psyshack

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  17. Smitty908

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    AK,

    The short answer is yes. You can definately stipple the seam and it will not only make it basically 'disappear', it will also eliminate the slack you are talking about. The only reason I didnt with these, is they had very little, if any, of that play, and also I don't know if you could get the grips on the gun as a single piece. Will they slide on from behind if they are 'fused' together?

    psyshak,

    That looks great! Almost like tree bark or something. Did you use a soldering iron for that? I bet it is really grippy.

    -Tim
     
  18. AK103K

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    From your stand point, I can see the fusing thing being an issue.

    I was thinking maybe they wouldnt actually fuse, and maybe would come apart in a kind of "tongue and groove" type fashion, and would go back together as such.

    I always thought SIG coulda/shoulda have put the little interlocking "nub and hole" set up in the edge of the grips, like the mold makers did in the model airplanes we built as kids. I guess things like that are a forgotten art these days. :)
     
  19. Fishbed77

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    They look so furry!
     
  20. wbwanzer

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    I think I might give it a try. I'm going to pick up some cheap plastic grips at a gun show tomorrow so that I can practice on them. If it works out for me I'll try it on the real thing.
     
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