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|June 16th, 2016, 01:07 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2012
First grip and beaver tail reduction.
Well, I was waiting so long for the M&P Hybrid to come out, and then when it did, I decided I didn't want it anymore. No reason really, other than I love a good, challenging product. Otherwise, I still intend to try the Hybrid.
So I've been putting this off for a couple of weeks now. I couldn't build up the courage to do this. Not that I thought I couldn't, just that there is a lot of room for error when taking a completely custom weapon and customizing it to the degree that some will pay hundreds for a pro to do.
But today I said screw it, I'm just gonna cut a little off and see how it feels. Then I finished the chop, which gave me the balls to do the beaver tail reduction, which then gave me the intestinal fortitude to do do that... thing where you modify the trigger well, so that you can get a higher grip... What's that called? THEEEEEN I stippled it.
So anyways, I went nucking futs and did all of that, and then threw in some apex parts and an extended magazine release. I really love the options doing this, has allowed.
NOTE: For those of you who want to do this. It is NOT difficult and you don't NEED the best tool. All I used was table grinder, hack saw, variable wood burner, and dermal. I believe most of this is used by the pros, but whatever else they use, I do not have, and I don't have the "best" of what I do have.
Grip chop/about 45 minutes
Beaver reduction and smoothing/about 20 minutes
Finger thing on the trigger well /20 minutes
Photos/too damn long cause I suck at photography
OK LAST, the way the holster is setup is the way I keep it in my bag. I would probably never wear a holster with a light attached like that, mostly because I am not into open carrying. I just wanted to capture the "options". Usually I just cary it with the trigger guard.
HOW I CARRY
HOW LIBERALS THINK I CARRY
Well, THAT'S IT! To those of you who want this, but do not have the money; If I can do it, you can. I have shaky hands. Otherwise, it doesn't hurt to help the economy and send it to the pros. OR, just get the hybrid. Now that I've done all of this, would I pay to have this done by the pros? Well, I couldn't if I wanted to, but no, I would not. Why? Because I believe 7 out of 10 of you can do this because it doesn't require much time, or amazing tools. I think you need to qualify for three things on order for me to be of the opinion that it is worth the money to have this done.
1. You do not have the time/and or ability to do this.
2. You have the money to throw away.
3. You believe this is necessary.
Thank you for looking. God bless America, God bless Texas, and God bless all of you.
Last edited by MindBeyondAverage; June 16th, 2016 at 02:17 AM.
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|June 16th, 2016, 02:28 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2012
I modified the grip tool to hold it in, and it worked out well. However, I wasn't confident in it, so yes, I ended up gluing it on. In 5 years all I use is small anyway.