Post by racingmaniac on Dec 28, 2009 18:08:05 GMT -5
So its the holidays and I do have some free time on hand at home in Canada, so I decided to do something to my TM Glock 17 to a) get rid of the ASGK marking and b) enhance the grip of the slippery plastic grip. So with an soldering iron I went to work....
And that was the result....I did look up some real steel example of how some others did to theirs, so I don't think its that uncommon.
At the same time I also did the same thing my my M4's XTM panels, which I always thought to have less of an effect compare to the Tangodown's textured design....
Post by emuguy1849 on Dec 28, 2009 18:15:16 GMT -5
Very nice work as usual. I'm definitely loving the rail covers and TD grip. I also agree with you on the slippery plastic of the Glock and it looks great with the stippling. The thing that really makes it is that gorgeous slide though I have nothing else to say.
Are there any sharp points on the grip of the pistol or is it pretty comfortable?
Post by racingmaniac on Dec 28, 2009 19:07:47 GMT -5
The texture I'd call it rough to the feel, I wouldn't call it "sharp" as don't think it'll pierce skin(maybe if you scrap across it it might). The XTM's texture is sharper because I did smaller dimpling to it. But I clean it after with a sand paper to break off the real sharp stuff on top. I find the hold to be more reassuring with it. As any have held a TM Glock can probably attest, the surface is really slippery...
All you need to do this is a soldering iron, and some free time. I'd recommand respirator or a mask, though, the fume can be nausiating....The tip I used was just a 45 deg tip about 1/8" wide. You just dig into the surface at some interval and kina over lapping your mark. The plastic is really easy to form and just repeat the process.