Sanding, grinding, filing, and then stippling… I reshaped and retextured the gripframe of my Glock. Let me explain this from square one. I wanted to make my Glock 23 fit my hand better, and I wanted a new texture that would be grippy, yet not snag on my clothes like the RTF2 finish can sometimes do.
The first of the process was to identify just what I wanted to change to make it fit better. These areas got attention with some very careful application of a rotory hand tool that is normally the bane of all would be weaponsmiths. Then I used a hand file and some sandpaper to make it feel better in my hand. This is where I have to warn those that would follow my example – I’m a Professional Ogre, so don’t try this at home unless you are prepared to deal with the consequences. “Hello, Glock? Yeah, I pooched my pistol.”
After the prep work, it was time to do the stippling. I used a sharp pointed soldering iron that I used to use for repairing laptops back when I could tolerate doing such work. I don’t do that anymore so don’t ask. This soldering iron gets pretty damn hot, and probably a lot hotter than is necessary or a good idea for this purpose, because it could easily go straight through the frame. “Hello, Glock?” So I had to be extremely careful and use a light touch. The resulting grip shape and texture accomplished my goal perfectly. It might not be pretty, but it feels a lot better in my hand than the original.
If you want this work done to your Glock, but you don’t want to do it yourself… This can be arranged through Crusader Weaponry. Send your gun to Joe, so he can do his magic to it… slick it up, trigger work, maybe even refinish into a new color… and if you want the grip frame retexured by the Ogre, I would be happy to do it at a very reasonable price.