I decided to keep it and make it mine

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by sigsauerstx, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. sigsauerstx

    sigsauerstx Live everyday as it is your last

    Nov 8, 2011
    My latest desire for burnt plastic led me to pick up a ZEV Ultimate Carry 27 .

    After purchasing it, I was not really happy with stippling so I decided to pass it along . The market for subcompact Glock must be soft and I had no interest. Next option fix what you don't like about .

    I had my local guy restippled it and work up a custom refinish scheme.
    Navy Blue and Stormtrooper White battle worn Cerakote
    Remove the finger grooves and restipple to a proper pattern

    Before and after photos IMG_20181018_195523.jpg IMG_20181018_195510.jpg 47686290_766582307048594_695131239857782784_o.jpg 20181208_205049.jpg 20181208_205112.jpg 20181208_205057.jpg 20181208_205030.jpg 20181208_205036.jpg
     
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  2. sigsauerstx

    sigsauerstx Live everyday as it is your last

    Nov 8, 2011
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    Yes I am a true geek.
     
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  3. Jollyroger1

    Jollyroger1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2015
    Now that’s cool. I love what you done with it.

    That original Zev stippling is garbage. Can’t believe they let that out with their name on it. Almost as bad as the Glockstore Custom Glocks.
     
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  4. sigsauerstx

    sigsauerstx Live everyday as it is your last

    Nov 8, 2011
    I know it is bad and I looked at other pistols and they all sucked not just mine
     
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  5. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2013
    great re-work! I like the newer stippling much better...I agree with @Jollyroger1 ...that Zev stippling looked like something a kindergartner did!
     
  6. Jollyroger1

    Jollyroger1 Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2015
    Your local guy does nice work!!! This, the CZ, and STI you had done are pretty sweet!
     
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  7. sigsauerstx

    sigsauerstx Live everyday as it is your last

    Nov 8, 2011
    I am happy with Tyler's work .He has refinished two 1911s for me and stippled and refinished 7 polymer pistols so far .
     
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  8. azguy1911

    azguy1911 Screw it, I'm buying more 1911's

    Oct 22, 2015
    well done, may the force be with you ;)
     
  9. sigsauerstx

    sigsauerstx Live everyday as it is your last

    Nov 8, 2011
    The original stippling looks like something I would do :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    I will echo that sediment what a nasty looking stippling to begin with, that was supposed to be a professional job, by a company that sells tons of "Quality" Glock after market parts? Wow. I'd be ashamed of myself. But, your guy however... Props big time for not only straightening out that huge mess, but making it look very presentable. Great job... Santa just may be leaving him more than a lump of coal for Xmas.. Congrats Mr. SigSauerstx that is a super cool design.. Very Unique and very professional looking job.. Nice piece. all around. Again though the before pics OMG what kind of trash was that. Looks like they got a bunch of hot popcorn kernels and just pressed the gun into it after melting the grip to a soft pliable bubble gum type substance. lmbo..
     
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  11. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Wow.

    That before was ruff. Nice save.
     
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  12. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Hell of a difference. Looks great.
     
  13. KTXdm9

    KTXdm9 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 23, 2018
    Wow, the after picture of the stippling looks great. The before, not so much. Is your local guy taking work? I wouldn't mind having my Shield done.
     
  14. sigsauerstx

    sigsauerstx Live everyday as it is your last

    Nov 8, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2018
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  15. 1911mechanik

    1911mechanik Christ is my front sight.

    783
    Apr 29, 2016
    Awesome recovery! Looks much better. I like it. Well done and congrats on turning it around to something cool you want to keep.
     

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