Jazz wrote:Interesting. Not sure if I like that or not. It looks like a bunch of tiny slippery surfaces, and I'm wondering why he sanded before stippling. I'd have to feel it first. Maybe my 110V Manix could use something like that. That FRCP is way too slick. What is the handle material of the gun, do you know?
Glocks have a raised texture on the grip that looks like a bunch of tiny square blocks sticking up, he sanded those off and I think sanded the finger grooves flat (if that's the same video). He basically just made the entire handle smooth before adding the stippling. It does turn out to be a really gripping finish.
Here's a few nicer ones. Some guns already have a pattern you can follow like this M&P
With wood burning tips you can get creative and make different patterns..
You can even use stickers as stencils..
Anyway, the catch though is that those guns have a lot more space to work with than a knife, and with FRN already having a pattern deeply molded into it, you can't really sand it smooth. I think the possibility here is pretty limited, probably mostly to the outter rim of the handle.
I've never seen a technical spec name for the polymer that handguns are made of (like FRN/FRCN/etc), just "polymer", but from what I've seen they behave similarly to FRN when grinding, so I would assume they burn/melt the same too.