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Old January 24th, 2017, 06:21 AM   #31
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Its good to see someone else has trained in every condition possible. Mainly because we NEVER know what the weather will be like in every situation. Train well, in every weather possible... you will have the upper hand in the end. I kinda chuckle at these urbanite weekend warriors that never shoot during winter...lol.
That was kinda my thought. I have to work in all sorts of weather might as well try to be prepared for anything that might happen.
The winter class especially was an eye opener for me.
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Old January 24th, 2017, 07:11 PM   #32
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Have you guys that play guitar ever taken any outdoor classes in the winter, bad weather?

I only ask because that is where my view of stippling/serrations etc changed from meh to, I see where that us useful.

I shoot year round down here. So, June throught October, our clothes will totally soaked through with sweat before 9:AM as we're setting up for IDPA practice; before we even start shooting.

I have to put towels on the seat of my truck before I can drive home afterwards.

I got plenty cold back in the '70's when I was in the Army, and managed to function just fine.

I have taken a couple of 1500 round weekend training classes down here when it was cold and rainy during one of the two days.

First one I ever took; I had pneumonia, and my back was out. So; I can function under less than optimal conditions.

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Old January 28th, 2017, 09:56 PM   #33
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Only negative thing with talon`s, they dont last long. Good stipple will save you a ton of money in the long run.
a year and a half and mine still look like i could of put them on last week, where did you get that info, how much do you think talons cost? I gave $14 for mine a bargain , i can do new ones ever few years and never look back, and when i sell the gun to upgrade its going to sell better than some hacked up stippling.
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a year and a half and mine still look like i could of put them on last week, where did you get that info, how much do you think talons cost? I gave $14 for mine a bargain , i can do new ones ever few years and never look back, and when i sell the gun to upgrade its going to sell better than some hacked up stippling.
Not every stipple job is a hack job my friend. And just because you have skater tape on a gun, surely wont get a dime more than one that dosen`t.
But a really good stipple job will sell the gun. To each their own.
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After reading this, I forgot that I have a soldering gun somewhere in the basement. For those that want slip on grips, another to try is Gripsaver. I use a Pachmayr grip sleeve on another firearm I own, and it works fine. On the M&P not so much.
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Old February 3rd, 2017, 09:52 AM   #36
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Not every stipple job is a hack job my friend. And just because you have skater tape on a gun, surely wont get a dime more than one that dosen`t.
But a really good stipple job will sell the gun. To each their own.


I agree. I feel like I did a really nice job on my shield, looks factory to me because I followed the factory lines.


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Old February 3rd, 2017, 12:29 PM   #37
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Not every stipple job is a hack job my friend. And just because you have skater tape on a gun, surely wont get a dime more than one that dosen`t.
But a really good stipple job will sell the gun. To each their own.
I don't know, my friend...most customizing of anything, and especially low cost customizing, doesn't add value to anything. I did it in my basement with a soldering iron, isn't going to get many people to pony up 1 dime, and more people than not, will be turned off.

Agree $17 worth of skater tape will not add 1 dime either, but it can be peeled off and you are back to stock.

"To each their own" now there, you're on to something.
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I don't know, my friend...most customizing of anything, and especially low cost customizing, doesn't add value to anything. I did it in my basement with a soldering iron, isn't going to get many people to pony up 1 dime, and more people than not, will be turned off.



Agree $17 worth of skater tape will not add 1 dime either, but it can be peeled off and you are back to stock.



"To each their own" now there, you're on to something.


I'd say if your gonna make mods that are irreversible, make sure the gun you're doing them to is a keeper. It could really kill the value, someone may not mind but odds are it will be at minimum harder to sell.


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I dunno guys, i`ve seen people pay some pretty big dollars for a USED gun that has had really great looking stippling done to it. So to say that it would lessen the value... in some cases, i would have to disagree. Some people just gots to have that eye candy, and they WILL buy it, regardless the price. Kind of like buying a classic hotrod... the one done in somebody`s back yard isnt going to fetch much denaro`s, but the one done in a professional shop, that sucker gonna pay the big bucks for it, because, it was done RIGHT, and its real sexy looking, to the right buyer. We surely cant disagree that there is alotta people spending money on some pretty stupid things, but guess what, they still do it, especially if its guns. But if you hacked up your own gun, and we all know people that do, dont expect anything more out of it than more insults instead of more money.

There are aftermarket company`s out there today, that are taking stock OEM factory guns, new AND used, smothering it in stippling, and charging a huge upcharge to the final price. So there again, to say its going to lessen the value, i dont believe that for a minute, especially if its done, right.
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I'd say if your gonna make mods that are irreversible, make sure the gun you're doing them to is a keeper. It could really kill the value, someone may not mind but odds are it will be at minimum harder to sell.


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Exactly that ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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I had my Shield stippled and very happy with the results. Liked it so much that I sent my MP9FS to get the same treatment. Not everybody's cup of tea but for me it works out great. You have to shop for a reputable guy that knows what he's doing and has reasonable prices. Found this guy half-way across the country plus he's serving our country while doing stippling on the side.

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I just slip on a Hogue Handall Jr. and call it a day!
Same here
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I did my own stippling using a Weller soldering iron. Just take your time, read how to on YouTube and use a fan because this will stink while you are doing it.

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Looks good.
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I had my Shield stippled and very happy with the results. Liked it so much that I sent my MP9FS to get the same treatment. Not everybody's cup of tea but for me it works out great. You have to shop for a reputable guy that knows what he's doing and has reasonable prices. Found this guy half-way across the country plus he's serving our country while doing stippling on the side.
Ram... thats NICE...!!!!!!! Absolutely NICE job budd. If i saw that in a gunshop somewhere, i WOULD pony up the denaro`s, its a steller quality job...! This is exactly what i`m talking about, if its as nice as this, tastefully done, anybody would love to buy it. Its the HACKJOBS that most of us would never want to buy if sitting in a gunshop somewhere, this is the exception.

Ram, if i didn`t already have so many shields right now, i`d make you an offer....lol. But i`ll tell you what brother, you should be makin money on the side doing this kind of work, its outstanding...!
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I had my Shield stippled and very happy with the results. Liked it so much that I sent my MP9FS to get the same treatment. Not everybody's cup of tea but for me it works out great. You have to shop for a reputable guy that knows what he's doing and has reasonable prices. Found this guy half-way across the country plus he's serving our country while doing stippling on the side.

Really nice work!
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