Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Magwell Borders

We would like to explain and clarify our extra cost Magwell Border option and when it is applicable. Our extra cost Magwell Borders typically go along with our Grip Chop service.  A full-size grip being cut down to accommodate compact mags doesn't leave a clean border at the bottom of the grip for the texture, so this is something we can do to make the grip chop look nicely finished. To do this, we have to melt down or grind off the factory texture in that area, then take the time to sand the area smooth, and then polish the polymer to a satin finish so that it looks good before we texture the rest of the grip.

CZ P-09 with a grip chop and magwell border


Our extra cost Magwell Borders can also be done on frames/grips that would look better aesthetically by adding that smooth border at the bottom of the grip when we add texture if they don't already have it (i.e. - a CZ P-07 or an older 2011 style grip module that was simply cut down at the factory to be a compact size grip).  The same process of sanding and polishing the area is still necessary to create a magwell border. This sanding and polishing takes quite a bit of extra time to make it look good, which is why we charge extra for that option.



On most frames/grips, there is already a smooth area at the bottom of the grip that is simply enhanced when we add our texture to the grip area.  Those magwell borders are a natural result of our texturing service and are NOT considered an extra cost option.



Magwell borders, whether they are natural or added on, are particularly beneficial when refinishing the frame/grip with a contrasting color of Cerakote. The smooth border at the bottom of the grip adds a nice touch to the overall aesthetic look of the frame/grip.




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