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GLOKINATOR
11-02-2012, 22:15
I see several different versions of this here and there...Who offers this service? Costly? Some look great :supergrin: and some...uhhhh,dont!:crying:

GlocksterPaulie
11-02-2012, 22:32
Couple people on here I use. Lane from Cold Bore Customs and a member who goes by Bowtie.

Watch out for the people who offer this but don't stand behind their work. If you want it done pay the money and have it done right the first time. I have had stipple work done for the past 15 years, not too many people doing it back then as compared to today.

Paulie

GLOKINATOR
11-02-2012, 22:37
Ok,Thanks for the info and advice!!!

AustinTx
11-02-2012, 22:47
This is mostly for folk with Glocks that have a swine affliction. If you don't know what that is, good for you.

Heat your hand to about 600 degrees, F or C, I don't it will matter, much and grab your Glock, by the grip and squeeze. The frame will be fitted exactly to your own hand. I can't help this sort of thing, sorry.

whirlibird
11-02-2012, 22:59
Everybody with a soldering iron does some form of stippling,
and yes, some look great and some don't.

A lot depends on exactly what style of 'grip' you want.
Our shop does a couple of versions, from light/minimalist through heavy/rough texture.

I've done a number of texture jobs, in various methods over the years. One thing to consider is the effect the texturing will have on you the shooter as well as your gear and clothing.

I've worn through a number of vest carriers and uniform shirts with aggressive texturing.

It can be too aggressive, too rough, for some. Choose wisely. If you can, try before you buy. One point in favor of a local smith, if they're skilled.

And as an aside, one of my 'worst' looking (ugly) jobs is a customer favorite for feel, especially on the range. But ten years of use has really made this job look ratty but feel right in all the right places.

GLOKINATOR
11-02-2012, 23:05
This site as recommended from above looks like really nice work and prices seem very reasonable....your advice on to aggressive is well taken!:wavey:

http://www.coldborecustom.com/Services.html

table
11-03-2012, 00:11
Lane @ ColdBore did a great job on stippling and reduction on my 26

Genin
11-03-2012, 05:58
Of the stippling business pieces of work I've seen I'd go with ColdBore all the way.

faawrenchbndr
11-03-2012, 06:01
Lane at CBC.......can't go wrong!

HEXE9
11-03-2012, 08:56
Another +1 for Cold Bore Customs.

Lane's work is second to none.

JDennis
11-03-2012, 10:21
I did my own on my 22 frame. If you are good with a soldering iron, it is a piece of cake. I used a dremel on the iron tip to round it off and make a pattern I liked.

tango44
11-03-2012, 22:22
+1 for Lane at CBC!

fran m
11-04-2012, 11:22
Owners who then put their gun up for sale it seems.:supergrin:

lyodbraun
11-04-2012, 11:53
I did my own on my 22 frame. If you are good with a soldering iron, it is a piece of cake. I used a dremel on the iron tip to round it off and make a pattern I liked.

any pics of your gun ??

2011glockarmorer
11-04-2012, 12:00
Cold Bore without question is the best. Lane did a G-19 for me that's my carry gun. I'd have all my glocks done the same except they're not legal for IDPA or GSSF. Too bad :crying:

Slotback
11-04-2012, 17:29
Cold Bore Customs is worth the $$. Excellent work.

faawrenchbndr
11-04-2012, 17:32
Love Lane's Tree Bark texture!

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/c59b0e219425ad23cb1ca846af42c881.jpg

GlocksterPaulie
11-04-2012, 17:47
I have had several Glocks done by Lane. I never had his tree bark texture done. I will have to do it on the next one.

How does that feel up against bare skin? I wear an under shirt sometimes, the ones Lane has done for me doesn't rub me raw without an undershirt.

Paulie

RYT 2BER
11-04-2012, 21:15
People's tastes really do vary. I've seen some stippling jobs that really look great but IMO the tree bark pattern is flat out hideous. Jmo..

faawrenchbndr
11-05-2012, 02:45
I have had several Glocks done by Lane. I never had his tree bark texture done. I will have to do it on the next one.

How does that feel up against bare skin? I wear an under shirt sometimes, the ones Lane has done for me doesn't rub me raw without an undershirt.

Paulie

No complaints from me.

People's tastes really do vary. I've seen some stippling jobs that really look great but IMO the tree bark pattern is flat out hideous. Jmo..

A bling-bling Desert Eagle is just for Pimps & gold tooth ghetto rats. JMO....

JDennis
11-05-2012, 08:29
any pics of your gun ??

Here is mine I did

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac174/JGDennisJr/2012-11-05_08-47-14_907.jpg

http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac174/JGDennisJr/2012-11-05_08-48-02_473.jpg

RYT 2BER
11-05-2012, 17:15
A bling-bling Desert Eagle is just for Pimps & gold tooth ghetto rats. JMO....

Oh you're so wrong. Bling bling desert eagles rock.

I have 2 and "everytime" they show up at the range with me, I get people drooling and begging to take a shot......

Not most of the time....... EVERYTIME :supergrin:

Hoooooweever, moving past your snarky remark.. I'm very seriously considering sending my g20 to Lane... I am nervous since it is an irreversible thing to do.... I've never held a professionally stippled gun in my hand so all I have to go on are photos.

JDennis
11-05-2012, 18:16
Oh you're so wrong. Bling bling desert eagles rock.

I have 2 and "everytime" they show up at the range with me, I get people drooling and begging to take a shot......

Not most of the time....... EVERYTIME :supergrin:

Hoooooweever, moving past your snarky remark.. I'm very seriously considering sending my g20 to Lane... I am nervous since it is an irreversible thing to do.... I've never held a professionally stippled gun in my hand so all I have to go on are photos.

I definitely recommend holding a stippled gun before you do yours, but it made a HUGE difference. I tried a friends before doing mine. It has 0 slippage when sweaty, is comfortable even after 100 rounds, and it may be in my head but I don't think I grip the frame as tight as my g34 since it has so much more traction. I want to do it to my g34, but not allowed in ssp.

PAPPYBUTCH
11-05-2012, 19:07
Lane at Cold Bore worked his magic on my old 23 and made a great gun even better. Thanks Lane

RYT 2BER
11-05-2012, 19:22
I definitely recommend holding a stippled gun before you do yours, but it made a HUGE difference. I tried a friends before doing mine. It has 0 slippage when sweaty, is comfortable even after 100 rounds, and it may be in my head but I don't think I grip the frame as tight as my g34 since it has so much more traction. I want to do it to my g34, but not allowed in ssp.

Anybody have any idea how Lanes "carry texture" compares, to say a gen 4 texture?

GlocksterPaulie
11-05-2012, 19:28
I am not a big fan of the gen 4's. I remember talking to Glock reps over Ten years ago and showing them a couple of my reduced/stippled pistols. They said why the hell would you do that to our pistols, I thought they were mine seeing I paid for them.

Glock would ***** & moan about people doing reduction/stipple work on their pistols. Sorry, but what the hell is a 4th gen Glock? Looks like a reduction with the backstraps and a hint of stipple work with the textured grip.

Lane's carry texture blows the 4th gen texture away if you ask me.

Paulie:rant:

faawrenchbndr
11-06-2012, 02:26
Oh you're so wrong. Bling bling desert eagles rock.

I have 2 and "everytime" they show up at the range with me, I get people drooling and begging to take a shot......

Not most of the time....... EVERYTIME :supergrin:

Hoooooweever, moving past your snarky remark.. I'm very seriously considering sending my g20 to Lane... I am nervous since it is an irreversible thing to do.... I've never held a professionally stippled gun in my hand so all I have to go on are photos.


:rofl::rofl:

Ya kill me!

Lane's work is very good, what ever texture you decide on, they
are all great. Take a trip to Kansas, you can shoot mine.

faawrenchbndr
11-06-2012, 02:30
Anybody have any idea how Lanes "carry texture" compares, to say a gen 4 texture?


It's more like the 3rd Gen texture. But, with it over the entire grip,
it offers a more even & stable grip.

RYT 2BER
11-06-2012, 16:29
It's more like the 3rd Gen texture. But, with it over the entire grip,
it offers a more even & stable grip.

Hmmm... Don't know if this would be advantageous to me? My g20 is gen 3 (as is the other I have on layaway :embarassed:) and that's what I find to be a bit slick.... If its similar it may not be an advantage. :dunno:

Genin
11-06-2012, 18:04
If you really think you cannot do the stippling yourself, even with practice then I would recommend going with ColdBore. You don't want to screw up your gun, or make it so bad that it's not able to be fixed.

However, like others have said, if you practice you may find that you are good at stippling then it costs about $10 for a soldering iron and a bit of your time (lots maybe, depending on how you do your stippling).

Here's a couple examples of stippling I've done to my guns using an $10 Walmart soldering iron and free time:

Very light texture for deeper concealment (like a less abrasive sandpaper):
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f54/GeninCloud/018-3.jpg

Mid range texture on the entire grip with a very aggressive texture on the backstrap and finger grooves:
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f54/GeninCloud/022-3.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f54/GeninCloud/020-3.jpg

johnson8861
11-10-2012, 21:38
I started stippling last month, and I have advanced very far in terms of quality. I do my work at Top Guns in Terre Haute, IN.

Ajfb004
11-10-2012, 23:38
Do I yourself . The irons at home Depot are $15.00 practice up on something and once you get the courage to press the iron the first time you will see that it's easy . I use it on anything I'm going to be in bad conditions with.

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd446/ajfb004/af4d7b6ea1aa83b8dc026dd12ef81780.jpg

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd446/ajfb004/DSCN0311.jpg

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd446/ajfb004/DSCN0291.jpg

RedDesert
11-11-2012, 23:23
Here are acouple of my stippling jobs!


http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/522432_10151185760288680_2061955840_n.jpg
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/552127_10151131244453680_52147905_n.jpghttp://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/376403_10151163420098680_1660434816_n.jpghttp://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/576979_10151162063493680_450350666_n.jpg