Finished. I went with the drag style of stipple for two reasons, I think it looks a little more exotic, and since it was my first time to do this I thought there would be less of a chance of burning too deep into the frame. I chose to do this to my Sigma since it is not a main carry gun, ( mostly range and backpacking gun ) and it is not the worlds most actractive gun anyway. I would not have done this to any of my other guns, because I think stippling is kind of cool looking but also seems a little impracticle to me.
I did practice first on my CRKT Kasper tactical knife that is also in one of the pictures below.
I marked the handle where I wanted to do the stipple with a pencil then used a heat pen at a 30 degree angle to push in and drag, trying not to make the lines straight but tried to get them to run into each other and sometimes having to restart a line halfway down to make it look more random. You have to be carefull not to hit the logo if you want to keep it, but other than that it was that simple. I used a 400 grit wet dry sand paper to go over the grip to smooth it out.
For the mag well cuts I use a cutting wheel on my Dremel tool, cut a small V in at the base of the grip then switched to a sanding wheel and rounded it out. Then sanded the slide with 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper then went to 600 grit then metal polish using a buffer wheel on the Dremel tool. The slide still needs a little polishing but that will give me something to do while I watch Sin City Sunday night.
Last edited by Maximo; 09-13-2006 at 11:21 PM.
Interesting... U are braver than me - I never would have attempted anything on my guns. My hands are not steady enough and that's not a type of skill I possess...
NICE WORK MAXIMO!!!
Maximo That's a Great job. You need a shop my friend. You'd make more than a buck or two. Good Luck.
Glock 34 with grip reduction and 360deg. stippling. Magwell cut-outs. Forward cocking serrations. Contour nose of slide . Radius ejection port. Slide media blasted and finished with scotchbrite belt. Henie rear and dawson front sight.Thanks for looking.............................Gary
Last edited by WTC; 09-20-2006 at 08:14 AM.
Nice Glock WTC & a good pic too... Also welcome to camp.
~ Once again, very nice work Max ...