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Old November 1st, 2015, 11:09 AM #1
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Question Glock warranty Vs Stippling

I have seen some okay, some nice and some downright hideous stippling jobs on Glock pistols. I do understand and appreciate the desire of some folks to customize their own possessions. I also know that there are many diverse opinions on the subject. And, I am NOT here to tell anyone what to do... or not do to what is theirs.

However, When considering the idea I have come to the conclusion that I do not want a stippled Glock pistol. Now why do I say that? Well... I know that things break. I also know that things are sometimes replaced or repaired by the manufacturer under certain circumstances. I also know that there are certain things which once done by the customer, will forever release the manufacturer from any and all liabilities for all damages and responsibility for their products.

All over the web in many forums I see one constant in this subject. That being the admonition that "stippling VOIDS the Glock warranty".

So... now you've paid for that new soldering iron at Walmart and you got your courage level up to "Dammit Imma do dis" speed... your virgin Glock in hand and a maniacal stare... and there you go... "STIPPLED... YEAH... LOOK AT DIS PEEPS!!! I am the stippling King..." Your friends are slapping you on the back and saying all manner of good things about how it looks...

THEN... you go to the range and have some shooting time between you and your newly customized pistol... All goes well for a while and you pull the trigger one day and hear a loud click or POP... Taking the pistol apart, you see a problem with an internal part that WOULD HAVE BEEN covered under the Glock warranty. It is broken and has turned your pistol into a $500.00 paperweight.

When is it wise to intentionally do something which you KNOW is going to leave your gluteus maximus exposed to the ill winds of winter?

I just looked at a Glock pistol... Seriously considering the purchase... Ready to say SOLD to a decent price offering... Only to find out that the current owner VOIDED THE DAMN WARRANTY!

Any Glock pistol can be returned to Glock Corp and receive an entire refitting of new internals... EXCEPT one with a customer altered frame.

Why F that up?

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or stipple away.. Take your chances with a very dependable pistol, and buy a cheap part on the remote chance it breaks.

seems like a fair trade if you gotta do it.

I'd bet better than even money you never have a problem.

I don't stipple my 2 Glocks. I like them the way they are BTW.
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Why not keep the warranty and use 3m traction tape for bare skin. I bought the same stuff talon grips are made of with enough material to make grips for 20 pistols.
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Why not keep the warranty and use 3m traction tape for bare skin. I bought the same stuff talon grips are made of with enough material to make grips for 20 pistols.
My thoughts as well... That way there is no question about the warranty issue. Heaven forbid a kaboom should happen and the Glock Corp be completely absolved of any responsibility in the matter because of a stippled frame.
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or stipple away.. Take your chances with a very dependable pistol, and buy a cheap part on the remote chance it breaks.

seems like a fair trade if you gotta do it.

I'd bet better than even money you never have a problem.

I don't stipple my 2 Glocks. I like them the way they are BTW.
I also like mine as they are.

Another aspect is the drop in resale value...
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I want to make this stipplation...people love Glocks and never sell them.
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why would stippling void the warranty? I'm not saying you're wrong. Just that it makes no sense. It'd be like voiding a car warranty because you had it repainted a different color or a truck that you had rhino liner put on.
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Because Glock States it does.
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Because Glock States it does.
yeah, but why would they state that? Im trying to think of a concrete reason, what damage it's doing to the gun. Or is it just, "because we said so"....
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