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fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:12 AM
Sorry no Chip Foose.

So as you know I bought it with the sole intention of modding it. So lets begin, first on the list the popular grip reduction. Those of you that have met me know how short and small my hands are. I didn't want to go with the fill and grind method since the heat method seemed easier and this is my first time.

Bought a candle at Wal-Mart $1.88.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120216_163315.jpg

I suggest getting some blocks (wood) or plastic. The purpose of the blocks are to take the place of the magazine in the well. I have read the some folks have had warpage and their magazines wont drop freely. So we shove the blocks to prevent that from happening. Second it gives you a handle so you wont burn your hand, and lets you get some leverage when rolling.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120216_153052.jpg

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Hold the frame about 1 inch from the flame, to begin with you might have to lower it that's expected. Slowly move it in circles around the hump area. The plastic color will get flat and then shiny all of a sudden. That's when you roll. Take your time if you get to close to the flame or you leave it to long the plastic will bubble.

You can see in the pics where I slipped ( yea seriously I put to much weight and slipped). So get a non slip surface. The plastic got smeared, I just heated it back up and with a flat screwdriver recontoured the plastic.

Before and After measurements.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120216_155209.jpg

fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:19 AM
When I was happy with how it felt I sanded it with 120 grit. You'll have some plastic spread, kind of when you scrape your hand and your skin bunches up and hangs like that. So I just smoothed it out and contoured it a bit.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120216_162806.jpg
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fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:21 AM
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Dhena81
02-19-2012, 11:27 AM
Damn good job man I would never attempt that I'd be S***** bricks after the 3 picture.

fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:30 AM
This cut I did on my Gen 3 because my fingers didn't line up with the finger grooves. I like it on the Gen 3 so I did it on the Gen 2 no other reason, didn't really need it.

I used blue painters tape so that there is no sticky residue when removed. I used the tape so protect the areas around it. You dont want to scratch or grind and area no intended. Also as a guide to mark how much to grind off. I used a dremel to start off with. Then I used 120, 300, 400, 600, 800, 1000 to finish it off. After you grind what is needed make sure you break the edges also or it will stand out too much and really not look like it was intended to be that way. The reason I use so many grits is too blend out the grain marks, and ultimately be super smooth.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120216_194313.jpg
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fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:31 AM
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fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:31 AM
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120216_201916.jpg
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fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:33 AM
I used this product cause you will have an ashy grey look after sanding. It only works temporarily. I'm still exploring I'll let you know what I find to keep it black.http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120216_202134.jpg
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fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:35 AM
I only did this for aesthetics no other reason. Again using tape as a guide.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120218_102508.jpg
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120218_102612.jpg

I ended up grind off some more I was just lazy to take more pics.

fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:40 AM
Now the controversial stippling. This is 100 percent worth it's weight in gold. I cannot emphasize how good it is. I'm not gonna say what everyone else does, if your hands are sweaty, bloody , wet blah blah blah. I'm just saying for general overall use at the range or your home it's awesome. You don't have to be a gunfighter to benefit from this.

I bought the wood burner from Lowes for 10 bucks.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120217_164057.jpg

Tape off your areas again as a guide. It works the burner wont burn through the tape right away so it really protects.

That's the tip I used chisel tip.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120218_150539.jpg

fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:42 AM
Tried the trigger guard first. Also practice, practice so you can see the different patterns the tips make.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120218_150447.jpg
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fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:42 AM
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p7m8jg
02-19-2012, 11:44 AM
Wow. Never would'a thoughtta doing it that way in a million gazillion years.

fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:44 AM
On the grips I didn't use tape since I got the hang of the wood burner and felt confident.
The plastic on the grips is tougher or something. I noticed I had to leave the tip on the plastic longer in this area.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120218_160650.jpg
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fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:46 AM
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fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:48 AM
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As you see I start getting confident with the stippling and start making designs. Clean your tip regularly as your stippling, plastic will stick to it.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120218_182810.jpg

SouperMan
02-19-2012, 11:54 AM
:popcorn:

Good job! Tell us how it feels out at the range!

fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:56 AM
I installed the XS sights as discussed in another thread. I didn't take many pics because there are tons of videos out there. I will show how I verified that they were centered. Just measure each side making sure your measurements are the same.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120218_182725.jpg
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120218_203421.jpg


People complain that these sights are not accurate past 25 yds. Well they are not competition sights. The farthest or longest part of my home is not 25 yds so I guess I'm ok. They are very fast on target, and they work well for what they are intended for SD. I'm not LEO or Military (anymore) so I can't justify myself shooting someone past 25 yds.

I like the 10-8 sights also those are next on the gen 3.

fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:56 AM
The look like they don't line up. They do I just had a hard time taking the pic with my phone's small button and trying to line up the sights you get the picture.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120218_203439.jpg
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fonzy
02-19-2012, 11:57 AM
I also have a 3.5 connector coming in the mail. I am aware that there will be light strikes with the firing pin spring. I don't plan on installing that. Will update.
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj91/IIII_2008/Glock/IMG_20120218_202322.jpg

Ubermcoupe
02-19-2012, 12:37 PM
Fonzy,

Wow! Not only did you do a great job with your customizations, design and stippling but you also made it look easy. :thumbsup:

Oceanbob
02-19-2012, 1:03 PM
Thanks..! I am very impressed...!.....

Take care, Bob

LovingTheYear1911
02-19-2012, 1:20 PM
You have some guts! Nice work!!

Mr310
02-19-2012, 1:50 PM
Great job and well done. I wouldn't have the guts to do it, but I love watching the work of those that do.

hybridatsun350
02-19-2012, 2:35 PM
Nice work! I've thought about doing that cut at the bottom of the trigger guard on my 34, but can't get myself to do it!

Shellshocker66
02-19-2012, 3:09 PM
Very nice job! Thank you for the pictures and the write up!

cwin
02-19-2012, 3:16 PM
Great job! I'd never want to attempt that!

bac0n16
02-19-2012, 7:27 PM
Amazing craftsmanship!

When can I send you my Glock so you can do this to mine? :P

grim1U
02-19-2012, 8:00 PM
Looks really good. I did roughly the same thing with a Glock 19 a long time ago, but realized I like the factory feel and shape better. But my buddy who bought it off of me just loves the dang thing though.

I find that factory fit works best for me, but I like to see when people make mods that benefit them and their needs. Your's looks clean and nicely done.

MrExel17
02-19-2012, 8:33 PM
BRAVO my friend that is pretty awesome skills!

Mr Malarkey
02-19-2012, 8:48 PM
My hat is off to Mr Fonzy.
Great write up, great pics.
I don't want to say what I spent for my grip reduction on my 23.
I would never have the guts to try that.

223556
02-19-2012, 8:55 PM
Dam, pretty good job! Im scared ***** to do any mod like that to my pistol, will be getting a Glock (17 or 19) as soon as my taxes come in!

fonzy
02-19-2012, 9:00 PM
Thank you for your comments. This really is one of those " If I can do it anyone can " deals.