Friday, February 21, 2014

Up Nort'

Been one of those weeks, did a 10k XC ski race last weekend across Lake Superior (just a little bit).  Did better than I expected for my second outing of the season...

Promptly got dumped on Monday, tossing 6 inches on top of stuff. It got warm the next couple of days and the "winter" storm rained on us last night. It turned into snow in the middle of the night. I guess that's a good thing, only an inch left in the yard stick so it can't snow much more, right?

Monday, February 3, 2014

Grip Therapy M&P Edition Part II

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.