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adamrs
11-10-2012, 16:07
I took the dive. :faint:

I have mostly finished the work on my new g23 and here is where it sits.
- rounded trigger guard
- ground underneath the trigger guard for my finger to sit higher
- grounded down the safety so when it's pressed it is flush with the trigger
- lightly polished a couple of the trigger parts (much smoother than my other glock now)
For the grip:
- removed finger grooves
- heated and pressed back or grip
- epoxy in the gap for strength and shaved down the back but not into the epoxy so it could receive the stippling
- stippling

Parts of the finish need a little help. Any tips on how to make the finish look good on the parts I don't want to do stippling? Smooth is fine, didn't have any really fine sand paper, so that remains, but any feed back is appreciated?
Also the bottom hole that was filled with epoxy (the grey) - any options for painting or how can I work with that part?

Thanks guys.

adamrs
11-10-2012, 16:20
Here are the pics, still learning how to do this.

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heiduke
11-10-2012, 17:06
Looks good, I took a rasp and soldering iron to my gen 2 17. Undercut the triggerguard, stippled the grip and frame. Been slowly working up the courage to reduce the grip.

bustedknee
11-10-2012, 18:16
Git yurself one of them newfangled Dremel thangs.


http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d98/leflers/dremel.jpg

mj9mm
11-10-2012, 19:14
i like it. i wouldn't change mine, but i might buy one that was:cool:

ca survivor
11-11-2012, 08:01
to me Glocks look so much better, with rounded trigger guards.

Aeromat809
11-11-2012, 13:09
Did you just sand the finger grooves off and then stipple the surface?

Steve K.
11-11-2012, 13:14
Wow! Looks awesome.

I want my 19's trigger guard like that. Is there a DIY to rounding and undercutting it somewhere?

Bruce M
11-11-2012, 15:30
That does look very good especially for a first time effort.

MikeG36
11-11-2012, 16:02
Not bad at all. You guys are winning me over. :)

adamrs
11-11-2012, 20:29
Yeah, I used a dremel just like the one posted in a reply then used sand paper and a movie or two worth of slowly sanding. I used the speed loader to test out the soldering iron. I like the look better of the small lines than the dot stippling, so I just went for it. Even if it doesn't look perfect I love how it feels now!

adamrs
11-11-2012, 20:33
Yeah the under cut on the trigger guard and safety I just did free hand with the dremel. A little risky but I trust my hands.

faawrenchbndr
11-11-2012, 20:45
Sandpaper will smooth out the area,......looks great!

danNiB-X
11-11-2012, 20:46
Wow, it looks like you took a cheese grader to it...:eek:

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bac1023
11-12-2012, 10:32
Very nice

Chesafreak
11-12-2012, 12:15
Good job!

glove
11-12-2012, 16:27
Nice job :wow: