Hand Stippling

Laser Stippling

If you’re not familiar with stippling, it’s essentially burning tinny dots into polymer handgun frames, grips, fore ends, rail panels and even magazines like PMAGs. Why do this? As the soldering iron burns a dot or other pattern into the polymer, it leaves behind a raised surface that enhances the texture and aids in your ability to “grip” the stippled product.

As mentioned, the typical tool in stippling is the old standby soldering iron. While it’s purpose has always been electrically heating up solder to connect electrical components. Stipplers have found another use for them in our industry which is similar to pyrography (burning designs into wood and plastic). In addition to the textured surface stippling provides, it’s truly art as well. I’ve seen many stippled patterns that I’d certainly classify as artistic.

The root of stippling isn’t to make a gun pretty though; it’s to provide a better grip. As mentioned, I’ve never been thoroughly convinced stippling is truly beneficial, until I tried it myself.

If you aren’t one of those people with a steady hand, artistic, or just afraid to ruin the polymer frame of a handgun aka the “firearm” then I would recommend you use our services.

If you have a specific style or pattern you are interested in, send us a message. We have done a lot of jobs where the customer wanted a specific pattern or texture.

One Stop Shop

We here at Smith Outfitters offer these services but not all custom work is done in house. We have a network of other trusted businesses that we outsource your projects to that will treat them with the best care. We do this and offer these services so you can drop your firearms off at one shop and all the work gets done without you having to mail it out to multiple shops.

Hand Stippling by CL Kustoms

CL Kustoms Packages

  • Full Frame Stipple
  • Slight Grip Reduction and Contour
  • Hand Carved Recessed Borders
  • Finger Groove Removal (optional)
  • Single or Double Undercut with texture
  • Mag Release Scallop Cut (Gen 1-3 only)
  • Accelerator Cuts
  • Full Frame stipple)
  • Single Undercut
  • Stipple Index Points
  • Single or Double Undercut
  • Mag Scallop (Gen 1-3 only)
  • Accelerator Cuts

Grip included – choice of Magpul or Reptilla Grip

  • HD Borders
  • Grip Stipple

Available with Base or All In Packages ONLY

  • Hybrid Bevel – $50
    • Polished Single finger Groove 
  • HD Borders – $50
  • Finger Groove Removal – $25
  • Accelerator Cuts – $25
  • Mag Scallop – $25
  • Faster Turn Around – $100
    • 7-10 days 

Sapper Tactical Creations

Sapper Tactical Creations Packages

  • Recessed or Embossed borders, choice of texture, multiple frame modifications, 
  • Recessed or Embossed borders, choice of texture, and one modification (undercuts, thumb ledge, mag scallop (Gen 3), hybrid finger groove (Gen 3/4))
  • Recessed or Embossed borders
  • EDC texture aggressive or light fro IWB carry

Laser Stippling by Firing Squad Firearms

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