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Criterion Tactical; 3 Gun Training, Nov 2-3, 2013

Cri-Tac ·
Criterion Tactical: 3 Gun Class, Pelham, NH Business: Criterion Tactical, LLC Dates: Nov 2-3, 2013 Location: Pelham Fish & Game Club, Pelham, NH Class Description: Criterion Tactical presents an intermediate level tactical pistol, shotgun, and carbine class hosted by NEShooters, llc. This 2 day – 3 gun course will take the participant through individual fundamentals to tactical applications for numerous scenarios. The participant needs to know and be able to demonstrate safe gun...
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Waffle stippling pattern/tips

micahSS ·
So I did not see any recent posts on stippling in the past year or so, decided to put a new thread up in here- not quite studly but handy as heck nonetheless.   Mods- if this is not cool to post let me know- I've done some stippling the old school way with a fine point wood burner tip, making tiny holes and taking hours to stipple a gun, then one of my buddies (owner of PRP) showed me how to make a 'waffle tip' with a checker file.  Basically puts a bunch of little holes in at...
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micahSS ·
Threw up some videos finally on my site and youtube. Just real quick demo's for those who may think it to be rocket science. Stippling is not for everyone, but the chances of ruining your gun are pretty slim unless your low on brain cells, in which case maybe you should not own a gun either! That being said if you have guns for 'investment' purposes you may want a pro to do your grip work. If you have guns for 'work' purposes then DIY is not hard to get a really functional grip that looks...
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micahSS ·
I've found that too hot is kind of annoying because it just burns too fast, but thats just me. I like a 25 watt gun for the right balance, but have a buddy who uses a 40 watt.... another uses a 20 watt... Pmags do alright for sure, the floor plates of a glock mag work well, the kydex I've messed with does not burn quite right. Polymers vary a lot. For example, my S&W bodyguard pocket pistol will not take a waffle pattern well - but I used a large round and am happy with the results,...
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micahSS ·
There are some gunsmiths out there that can do a stellar job for sure - Boresight and numerous others among them. I came up with this because it's something I personally wanted. I'm a cheap guy, and sending a gun off via overnight Fedex and then paying for a stipple/grip job just costs too dang much, especially 3+ guns later. A dude with a dremel tool and a stippling kit can do a pretty decent looking job, and make it functional for themselves, which is my biggest thing. Function. Also...
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J_B ·
Sheeeeat, I ordered two of those waffles!!!!!!
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scjbash ·
Just yesterday I was talking about needing a tip like that. Guess I'll be ordering one.
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J_B ·
J_B posted: Sheeeeat, I ordered two of those waffles!!!!!! Already have email confirming they shipped!!!!!
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fpdsniper ·
Yep I ordered one the same day this was posted...along with another NUB.
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Dan Easterday ·
This looks promising. Related, but off topic, does someone have a suggestion on a material to practice on before committing to a firearm? I think I am going to get a full kit and start messing around.
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LEEWALL ·
I practiced on a pmag before committing.
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Joe Wik ·
The shop I work at has had one of the checker or "waffle" tips since about 2010 and it has always been my go to on glocks and sig. My favorite waffle tip finish is accomplished by lightly pressing in about .015'' and as you pull up simultaneously twist the tool. It will leave you with a finish like the one pictured below. Also I purchased a kit and look forward to using it.
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viking_overlord ·
great product ! too bad I was looking for this about a month ago. damn it ! I will get it anyway for "next time".
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viking_overlord ·
Dan Easterday posted: This looks promising. Related, but off topic, does someone have a suggestion on a material to practice on before committing to a firearm? I think I am going to get a full kit and start messing around. I also practiced on a pmag and some old kydex holsters. I have only stippled 3 of my pistols so I'm not an expert but I have found getting the iron super hot makes the job a lot easier. You *have* to practice with the super hot iron before because you can screw sh*t up fast.
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mog ·
Dang good idea and very reasonably price (no relation to OP) . A suggestion would to be to have large photos of guns that have been stippled with the tip(s) so guys could see better what it is capable of and don't have to hunt down the results. "If you prefer to support Chinese slave labor over U.S. citizens, click here ." Pretty funny!
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XTCBX ·
Damn man, that's another great product you came up with there...
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micahSS ·
Thanks guys- I'll try to get pictures and a quick video up this week. Still have my day job but wanted to get the product out. On another note, I changed the price a bit, but gave it free shipping, for a $2 increase to my customers. Had to get a dealer margin in based of what I've found out in the last 2 days since I put this stuff out.
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Casey ·
This looks awesome! Outside of a Boresight package, I've always thought the waffle pattern was some of the most aesthetically appealing stippling. Order placed.
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micahSS ·
For those of you who are interested, I just came out with a new waffle tip: 12LPI and 5/16" vs the 1st one of 20LPI and 1/4". Gives a REALLY grippy texture. A bit harder to blend it if you want it to look perfect. http://shop.otdefense.com/OTD-...-OTD-ST-WAFFLE12.htm
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Faulkner75 ·
I practiced on some old kitchen knives from the junk drawer.
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micahSS ·
New tip online- a 16LPI waffle tip with 5/16" diameter. Gonna be my personal go to tip I think, really good balance of aggressive grip and not eating your body depending on how you wear it. Pronghorn tip coming in a few weeks. Question for you guys: where do you buy your gunsmithing parts from? Ebay? Amazon? Brownells?
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senorlechero ·
I go to Brownells for Gunsmith type tools. Everything so far has been very high quality. Just check the manufacturer before you buy.
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C Walley ·
micahSS posted: Question for you guys: where do you buy your gunsmithing parts from? Ebay? Amazon? Brownells? Brownells is my go to for gunsmith parts. FWIW, they give a discount if you have a C&R FFL. They might do it for a regular FFL too.
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sammage ·
micahSS posted: New tip online- a 16LPI waffle tip with 5/16" diameter. Gonna be my personal go to tip I think, really good balance of aggressive grip and not eating your body depending on how you wear it. Pronghorn tip coming in a few weeks. Question for you guys: where do you buy your gunsmithing parts from? Ebay? Amazon? Brownells? Got one of your 20LPI tips on the way. Got any photos up of the 16LPI texture?
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micahSS ·
Just put one pic of a mag floor plate on the site, waiting for an M&P to come in to get a whole gun. http://www.otdefense.com/stippling-photos.html
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micahSS ·
Better pics of the 16LPI and the new pronghorn tip on the site now: http://www.otdefense.com/stippling-photos.html Designing new tips at the moment, open to suggestions if anybody has any preferences!
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micahSS ·
Thanks for the feedback gents. Working on getting the tips on Brownell's site. They have been interested in the products since shot show but it is taking some time to get up and running.
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Re: Need Gun Belt Suggestions - LEO and Military Use

Longeye ·
Take a hard look at the Crye MRB. It is composed of a liner belt, outer sleeve with MOLLE, and a sleeve belt. You install an Ares gear 1.5" Aegis belt in place of the sleeve belt, so that you have enough stiffness bear the holster correctly. It is an awesome combo. It is very trim, rides comfortably, eliminates the need for belt keepers and is well thought out. The trim nature means that MOLLE pouches ride right against your body, and do not cantilever off the belt like many designs do. It...
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Re: Need Gun Belt Suggestions - LEO and Military Use

jb4874 ·
I serve in a similar role and use the Ronin tactics belt, it works extremely well. It is very durable and much lighter than I expected. I have a ton of crap on my belt and have still not run out of room. If you have any specific questions feel free to pm me or post them and I'll answer them as best I can.
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Need Gun Belt Suggestions - LEO and Military Use

HighwayMan93 ·
Currently interested in the Ronin Tactics Shootres/Warrior Belts. Not sure how big of a difference the model w/ a D-Ring has over the one without. I'm also interested in suggestions to fit the below listed uses. Im a LEO assigned to investigatons and serve search/arrest warrants in a regular basis. We are plain clothes and not restricted on the gear we are allowed to wear. I'm also in the USMC Reserves and am looking to be able to use the same belt for training, rifle range, and possible...
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HighwayMan93 ·
jb4874 posted: I serve in a similar role and use the Ronin tactics belt, it works extremely well. It is very durable and much lighter than I expected. I have a ton of crap on my belt and have still not run out of room. If you have any specific questions feel free to pm me or post them and I'll answer them as best I can. Thanks for sharing! I will post on here so others with similar questions can see. In regards to your role, does it relate to the Military or LEO aspect, or both? What pouches...
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txswat ·
Take a look at the Zero Bravo belts. They have an Assaulter belt that is 1.75 and a Breacher belt that is 2in. You get an inner and outer belt. ROCK SOLID. It does not move at all. I've worn mine for a couple of months on training and on operations. Stays in place and does not shift. No keepers needed.
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Cytez ·
The D-Ring would give you an ability to hasty/emergency rappel, OR, to tie into a vehicle (aircraft-fixed/rotary wing, wheeled-vehicle, boat, etc.). If you don't see a need to do either of these things (or the sub-sets of them), then a D-ring would pretty much be wasted on you.
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GTF425 ·
Went with the full stipple kit and used the 16LPI tip. Entire pistol was done in less than a half hour (minus the prep work with a Dremel), and the texture is extremely aggressive. It will not slip loose while shooting and makes shooting in the Georgia humidity a breeze. The OTD kit is very high quality, and dead simple to do. Plan to hit my CCW with the 20LPI next. *EDIT: Pic should work now.
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Dorsai ·
Other than using just a single point, how do you get consistent stipple that doesn't show a geometric pattern?
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micahSS ·
After many of you asking for it, I now have a 'square' tip. Its actually a rectangle with an angle on the top, but will fill the void that a lot of guys have been wanting. Makes straight lines easier then a round tip, and really shines in making a perfect 90* corner. First ten guys can use " LF2KILL " for 2 bucks off the new tip. http://shop.otdefense.com/prod...pi-waffle-finish-tip Feedback always appreciated!
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M. Wilson ·
I took an appropriate sized phillips screw (IIRC a 10/24) and a triangular file and made each "pad" (section of the screw head) a different size and shape and then randomly rotated the soldering iron as I pressed it against the polymer. After I amdone it has a overly agressive texture but I take a 120grit sanding sponge and knock down the sharp edges and it ends up with a grippy surface that looks like velvet for lack of a better term. I have a Gen 4 G19 I need to do so I will post up some...
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micahSS ·
Honestly it is pretty challenging to not leave any trace of the shape of the tip, whether round or otherwise. Some of the best stipple jobs (home done and professionally) you can see faint outlines of the tip used. I generally will go over it all then if I see some spots that are really obvious, will come back over them with a lighter touch to fade the line out. I have not done it yet, but one could also use the finish tip and the round waffle and have 2 separate patterns to mix it up a bit.
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Re: Need Gun Belt Suggestions - LEO and Military Use

noonesshowmonkey ·
I just picked up a Senshi belt from Ronin Tactics. Right now, I run it pretty lean: Safariland ALS holster, a single AR mag, two pistol mags, a BFG 10-Speed pistol mag pouch for a multi tool / flashlight, a micro diddie dump pouch, and medical. The mag pouches are esstac kywis (love them!). I was blown away by how light the belt system was, despite how rigid. Carries all of this gear very easily, and has plenty of room left on it. I haven't built it out for a serious gunfight loadout, but...
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Reston Group--- 2-Day Performance Gun Fighting - Mod 1 (LE/MIL)- 1-2 JUNE 17- Columbiana, AL

sabre07 ·
Reston Group Training--- 2-Day Performance Gun Fighting - Mod 1 Restricted to LE/MIL 6/1/17 8:00 AM----6/2/17 4:30 PM Shelby County SO Training Center, Columbiana, AL Participants in this course should have a core understanding of marksmanship fundamentals and strong weapons handling skills. Building on these fundamentals, participants will be instructed in high performance skills and will practice techniques to enable them to successfully perform in firearm engagements. Days are typically...
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sabre07 ·
Bay style bunkhouse available for $30 a night.
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