Thursday, July 15, 2021

Polymer Frame/Grip Texturing FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about our polymer frame/grip texturing service.  If you don't see the question/answer that you are wanting please contact us via email or a direct message on Instagram or Facebook!

Aggressive Competition style texture on the left, and
less aggressive Concealed Carry style texture on the right.

Q: Do you offer "gap" or "recessed" borders?

A: Those types of borders look great when done properly, but we don't offer any type of special borders due to the amount of time it takes to make them look good and stippling/texturing is not our full-time gig.  If you want those types of borders on your polymer frame/grip, then there are a lot of professionals out there that specialize in them.

Q: Do you offer other textures besides your Concealed Carry or Competition textures?

A: Over several years we have developed and refined the technique that we use to consistently produce our Concealed Carry and Competition textures, and we feel that it looks great and is very functional, so we are sticking to those two textures for now.  If you want a specific texture, then it's best to send your polymer frame/grip to someone that specializes in that particular type of texture.

Q: Do you texture different colored polymer frames?

A: Currently we only provide texture service for black polymer frames and grips.  The technique that we use to consistently produce our texture does not work well with colored polymer as it tends to leave a lot of burned or discolored areas within the polymer that is almost impossible to avoid or remove. Colored polymer frames/grips require a specific technique, a specific heat range, and extra special care to avoid these discolored areas.

Q: Do you offer any frame/grip modifications along with your texturing?

A: We can do some basic stuff like trigger guard undercuts and finger groove removal on Glocks. We've even done a few grip chops, but we currently don't do any modifications that require structural changes to the frame/grip due to liability issues.  If you are wanting something specific, send us an email or a direct message on Instagram or Facebook to discuss.

Q: What is your lead time to get a frame/grip textured?

A: That really depends on what is already in the queue, but we are certainly not back-logged like the more well-known professionals out there. Once we receive your frame/grip, we can typically get it done and shipped back out to you or your FFL within a week.

Q: How do I ship you my frame/grip if I am not in the Texas Panhandle area?

A: If the item you are shipping is considered a serialized firearm, then you'll need to ship it to us per Federal regulations. Contact us for our FFL's contact/shipping information.  You will be responsible for the cost of shipping the frame/grip to our FFL, and you will be responsible for the cost of the transfer back to you at your local FFL when you pick it up.  We will cover the cost of the FFL transfer on our end to receive the frame, but the return shipping back to your FFL will be $65 which includes additional insurance. If the item you are shipping is NOT considered a serialized firearm (i.e. - Sig P320 grip modules or 2011 grip modules), then you can ship it directly to us and we can ship it directly back to you when done at a less expensive rate.

Q: Your rate is $25 per hour, but how many hours will it take for my frame/grip?

A: It usually takes 4 to 6 hours to prep and texture a polymer frame/grip once it's on the bench depending on what is involved, so the average cost is around $100 to $150 plus $65 for return shipping if applicable.

Check out our website for more details and pricing on all of our products!

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