The new raving trend


#1

At the shop lately it seems to me that almost every person that’s buying polymer framed pistols want a stippling job done
There is some profit in it I have done a few lately on the side but it amazes me that how many people want it done


#2

I’m actually torn between doing it or not. I know it would probably alleviate some of the sweat slipping but then it could decrease the value of the gun if I ever want to sell it (fat chance).


#3

Stippling isn’t a bad thing. It can help retain a grip, particularly when you’re sweaty. Some guns have better out of the box stippling than others, so it makes more of a difference for some guns.

There’s also the aesthetics standpoint - there’s some good looking stippling out there.

There is a problem with the mindset for many people who do stuff like this. People want to spend money to become better at shooting instead of putting in the practice.

I know USPSA grand master shooters who don’t bother with the stippling or texture of their gun. Stippling won’t make someone a better shooter. A good firm grip is more than enough for positive retention on a gun.


#4

In all the years I have been doing this I have not had a stipple job but I’m old lol
But I just got 2 more calls about doing glocks for people
We like getting paid though


#6

I have a m@p as wel and i have never even noticed that myself


#7

Better than the last big craze…little shits eating tidepods!


#8

When I got into shooting you trained with the weapon you had and adjusted accordingly
It never dawned on me to take a soldering iron to my frame but to each his own
It brings in cash to buy parts and tools


#9

Keep at it! That’s the American dream!

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#10

I am one of those guys. I need more texture on the grip. I am self taught with handguns so that could very well be the problem.

My hands are not weak but I cannot hold onto slippery frames well. I notice that I will be readjusting my weak hand after every shot. Though lately I think I figured out what I was doing wrong and my grip improved.

On gen 3 glocks I used talon grip tape. That got dirty super quick and I figured I would be able to brush out stippling when cleaning.

So I did make Mr. Sprinkles.


#11

so you lick it clean now?


#12

The new M&P has an insanely aggressive grip texture. So much that my buddy stopped carrying his because he couldn’t deal with it rubbing against his skin. I use Talon Grips on my SP2022. I think they’re a great addition, and he plans on doing the same. I’ve played with a few stippled guns and it definitely makes a difference, but personal I stick with the Talon grips.


#13

I went with Pachmayr. They have always stuck to the hand quite well. Hot-cold no problem. If it’s not raining we’re shooting.
Stippling is one of the newer fads “you must have” >> IMHO <<


#14

I love the abrasive grip on s&w 2.0. But I carry owb, so no rubbing.


#15

Sometimes, when no one is looking


#16

Ahahahhahahahhahs that’s awesome


#17

I was thinking more on the stippling and wondered if it compromises the integrity of the polymer?


#18

No not as long as it’s done right
You don’t have to burn far at all it’s mostly surface


#19

:heart: ran out of likes


#20

I do it on special projects to add flavor… but on my personal weapons I do not do it. Not that we cannot…

I personally do not need it. I like polished wood grips too though. But I have shaken the hands of people that I go and wash my hands after because their hands are so sweaty / slimy… so I understand the need.
But I also think it is a status symbol that they paid their buddy $20 and a 6 pack to do some stuff on their bone stock Hi-Point. :crazy_face:
I have seen some crazy nice work though and I have seen WAY to many jobs that are “professional” that look like… well, buy a new frame and start over.


#21

Wow! Nice!