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Old 03-19-2017, 11:19 AM
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Relative Roughness

What is the "relative roughness" of the Caspian frontstrap treatments?

I find sharp conventional checkering to be hard on my desk engineer's hands and have flattened the diamonds on two guns. So I guess that is still an option.

Caspian catalog calls their knurling "best grip and comfortable" but I found here "not for soft hands" which I have.

The diamond plate looks rather like Wilson X pattern but I read somewhere that it is more cosmetic than grippy.

Also, what texture for aluminum? I would worry about fine checkering getting beat down and worn with use.
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Old 05-27-2017, 01:10 PM
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I had Caspian checker my first build, I think it's done by machine and it's the least aggressive checkering pattern I've felt while still being grippy.

Just my opinion, checkering and serrations belong on a 1911, I've had Ed Browns with their Snakeskin treatment and it's kind of cool at first but after a while it looks out of place. I sold my Browns..

I just ordered some frames and slides from Caspian and I was going to try the other treatments they offer but thought to myself what do I do with it when the 'coolness' wears off?
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