I stippled my shield

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I stippled my shield

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Post by cmgee67 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:15 pm

I love the M&P shield but it had a slick grip. I am not a fan of adhesive grips or hogue grips and I didn’t want to get the 2.0 because I didn’t feel like I’d be gaining anything but the grip. I have stippled most of my carry guns and liked how they turned out so for the shield I did what I call the Dragon Scale Pattern. I think it ended up matching the slide serrations beautifully and it gave the gun a very positive and aggressive grip. The gun is not goin anywhere now when it’s in my hand. What do y’all think?
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Post by AndyC » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:19 am

I like that a lot - it's functional and attractive :cheers2:
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Re: I stippled my shield

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Post by cmgee67 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:23 am

Thank you. I like this pattern over the standard dot pattern. It has made a huge difference
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Post by bblhd672 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:46 am

How did you do that? The grip on my PC Shield isn't nearly as aggressive as the ones on my 2.0 M&P's. I tried one of those Hogue grips but didn't like how it felt.
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Re: I stippled my shield

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Post by cmgee67 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:07 pm

I use a soldering iron. I will take a picture of it when I get home and post it.

Instead of poking it straight down making dots I touched it at about a 45 degree angle and do it in different directions to make it a random pattern instead of uniform. With the random placement you get more of an aggressive feel. It’s my understanding that they made the texture in the new shields a little less aggressive then the 45 version or full size because people were saying that it was too aggressive.
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Post by flechero » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:16 pm

AndyC wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:19 am
I like that a lot - it's functional and attractive :cheers2:
Same here- I should have bought an old version and sent it to cmgee67 for the stippling!


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Re: I stippled my shield

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Post by cmgee67 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:39 pm

Lol. Thanks! I was able to get this gun 50$ cheaper than the new version and I knew I was goin to have to stipple it. So all I have in it is time. This pattern took me about and hour and a half to do and get everything finished. I decided against index stippling for my pointer fingers because I did not think I’d like the way it looked.

Here’s my iron as promised and model # in case any of you would like to know.
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Post by jb2012 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:05 pm

Very impressive. Most at home stipple jobs that I’ve seen come out very sloppy to say the least. Clean lines, consistent pattern, and not overdone. A+


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Re: I stippled my shield

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Post by cmgee67 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:16 pm

Thank you. It has taken me a while. I practiced on Magpul pmags before I ever did my first gun. Tha way if it looked junky oh well it’s just a 7$ pmag and I don’t care about their appearance
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Re: I stippled my shield

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Post by DocV » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:11 pm

Nicely done! (I need a like button)
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