Metal Work



Detail of checkering on the frontstrap, bead blasted and ready to chrome.
Detail of checkering on the frontstrap, bead blasted and ready to chrome.


The Wave.
The Wave.




Detail of scalloping on the frontstrap.
Detail of scalloping on the frontstrap.


Full house gun with scalloping on the frontstrap.
Full house gun with scalloping on the frontstrap.




NEW! The Wave or Scalloping:
Series of scallops or wave-shaped grooves machined into the front strap and/or mainspring housing. About the Wave:
The "wave" serrations allow more grip than you would think possible from the looks of it. Similar to 25 lpi and 30 lpi checkering, slightly more than scallops is my take on it. The harder you grip the gun the more traction you create by the concave nature of the milling. The more relaxed your hand and grip is, the less the traction created.

My intention was to give an excellent grip while under physical stress or retention techniques and allow a more relaxed hand to take advantages of the speed issues of those body mechanics plus the ability to adjust the grip while shooting. With hopefully no negatives while carrying concealed from clothing wear or hanging up the presentation.

I am satisfied with the end result. Another worthwhile alternative to checkering, stimpling, scallops or conamids.

This was excerpted from this thread at Pistolsmith.Com.

Other Metalwork:
Cut high grip $100
Cut horizontal or vertical serrations on top of slide $100
Carry bevel entire gun $150
Install slightly extended magazine release $35
Lower and flare ejection port, front and back $75
Serrate rear of slide (50 lpi) $100
Serrate cocking grooves into front of slide or recontour Springfield frontstrap $100
Serrate steel mainspring housing: 20, 30, or 40lpi $40
Checker front strap: 20, 25, or 30 lines per inch $250
Checker front of trigger guard: 20 or 30 lpi $75
Checker underside of trigger guard: 20 or 30lpi $75


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