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.
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.
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