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    Default Laser stippling?

    So, there are lots of cool videos on YouTube of polymer stippling done with lasers. I'm a little OCD and have never cared for the sort of organic look of traditional hand stippling but the laser work brings a level of precision that might convince me to get it done.

    Does anyone know if there is a local shop that offers this service? I know Damage Factory does (or did) some stuff with lasers but I don't think their setup was ideal for doing the kind of work I'm looking for.

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    Just looked at some examples. Wow. I'd totally go for this depending on cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CavSct1983 View Post
    Just looked at some examples. Wow. I'd totally go for this depending on cost.
    I think I saw some pricing from one source that was around $140.

    Just trying to see if I can find a place locally so I don?t have to ship.

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    Saw lots of cool designs. Seems more like pin striping for guns than it does making them grippy though.
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    San Antonio Laser Engraving was the first company I heard of that did this type of work. I seem to remember they charged $140 and that’s a good deal IMO. They offer training classes, so I’d assume there’d be a chance someone in CO can do it. SAE said the turnaround time is fairly short as the process doesn’t take hours like hand stippling does.

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    I have a 19 that was laser "stippled" by a friend in NoCo, nice job. Is more like a wave pattern than stippled, actually nice comfortable grip.
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    Well, I have one frame in a local shop for some laser texturing. I?ll post pictures and details once I get it back.

    In the mean time, I felt daring and ambitious so did another frame myself. Nothing too fancy. Just removed the finger grooves, double undercut the trigger guard, and gave it some texture.


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    Damn ray that looks really good!
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    Thanks. This is my winter project. Last expensive piece I need is the barrel then the rest is just small parts. Well, until I decide to mount an RMR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray1970 View Post
    Thanks. This is my winter project. Last expensive piece I need is the barrel then the rest is just small parts. Well, until I decide to mount an RMR.
    Are you looking for a fancy barrel? Or a standard run of the mill one? Love that undercut and texture job, what?s your secret?


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