Reshaping grips

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Shihan, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What do yoiu use to reshape and texture your grips? What tools would I need? Is a dremel and soldering Iron enough? Do I need any special bits?
    I would like to see some set ups, so if you've done any work like this show me.
     
  2. afi1

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    For texture, all you need is a soldering iron. For re shaping, depending on how crazy you get, you may want to fill the hallow hump with marine epoxy or the like. Then use a Dremel tool and take off little bits at a time.
     

  3. doctherock

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    Can I wrap the handle in fiberglass and resin and then shape. How about the latex rubber stuff they have in those make your own sex toy kits?
     
  4. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Would give the grip a nice soft feel.:eek: Why you making your own toys?:D
     
  5. doctherock

    doctherock New Member

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    I found the kit while looking for Glock grips.
     
  6. doctherock

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    I wonder if I could make my own Glock fleshlight
     
  7. afi1

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    Don't feed the trolls........
     
  9. doctherock

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    I would like something for my pistol but its an XD40
     
  10. fixxer

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    The stippling can be done with a soldering iron or by dabbing various compounds on the handle (bed liner coat, epoxy/aggregate mixtures, etc) but reshaping is more involved. A dremel is too small to get the whole grip uniform. Some people have posted that they've used files for the shaping. You'll need something similar in width to a belt sander for uniformity. Personally, I don't see why a sanding block and patience wouldn't work.
    Brownell's has a nice Gun Tech article written on just this topic:
    GunTech : Glock Grip Reduction & Custom Beavertails - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools
    I handled the new Gen 4 without a backstrap insert and found I don't like the grip so I'll just hang onto my Glock and do the grip reduction. I just picked up the acragel today at a local gun shop and am going to start this process soon. Do a search on youtube for "grip reduction" and you'll find a few videos on this process as well. It's pretty straight forward. There are a lot of blog postings on stippling with a soldering iron.