Finally got psyched up enough to stipple the ol' M&P9. I had dropped a pre-stippled grip on it a while ago, but still felt it needed some more purchase. After lots of time spent looking at other ones online, and figuring out what I liked as far as looks, I busted out the wood burner (I picked up a sweet adjustable one with lots of interchangeable tips, all sorts of sweetness.)
MHI challenge coins also showed up today, so photo prop!
I also did two index pads on the frame at the front of the trigger guard. I've had a chunk of grip tape on the reaction side for years, and went with a more permanent solution.
While I was at it, I also slightly undercut the trigger guard and smoothed that spot out, something I've been meaning to do for a while. I choke up on the gun pretty high, and have worn a raw spot on my middle finger right at the knuckle after some longer range days, so this should be a nice change.
Next on the list is a new rear sight, just gotta decide if I want to stick with the tritium vials or not.