If I were the SSP Czar, I would apply the IPSC Production 5 lb first shot trigger pull limit.
I would allow tape anywhere any amount, cover it up if you like.
Stippling, zero, zip, nada, what part of NONE do you not understand?
188.8.131.52 SSP Permitted Modifications (Inclusive list):
A. Sights may be changed to another NON OPTIC type. Slides may not be machined to accept different style
B. Grips may be changed to another style or material that is similar to factory configuration and do not weigh more
than 2.00 oz. more than the factory standard weight for that model.
C. Magazine releases, slide stops, safety levers, de-cocking levers, hammers, and triggers, that are stock on one SSP
legal firearm may be used on another SSP legal firearm from the same manufacturer provided they are drop in
replacements. Parts in this list must come factory installed on standard production firearms. Special parts that
are available installed only from a factory custom shop are not eligible in SSP.
D. Recoil spring guide rods and dual spring recoil systems made of material that is no heavier than stainless steel.
E. Frames may be replaced with identical frames from the same manufacturer.
F. A slip-on grip sock and/or grip tape, skateboard tape, etc. may be used.
G. Internal action work may be used to enhance trigger pull as long as safety is maintained (no visible external
modifications allowed). FIVE LB FIRST SHOT MINIMUM.
H. Internal reliability work.
I. Aftermarket extractors and pins may be used.
J. Internal accuracy work.
K. Replacement of barrel with one of factory configuration that uses the original cartridge.
L. Plastic plugs may be used to fill the opening behind the magazine well.
M. Custom finishes may be applied.
N. Stock slide cover plates may be refinished.
O. Slides may be engraved. Engraving is defined as etching into the slide of logos, letters, and graphics no deeper
than the original factory logos.
P. Stippling and texturing may be performed on readily replaceable parts of the grip frame such as replaceable
back straps and replaceable grip panels.
Q. Aftermarket magazines may be used provided they do not weigh more than 1.00 oz. over the same capacity
R. Aftermarket magazine base pads may be used provided they do not make the magazine weight more than 1.00
oz. over the same capacity factory magazine.
S. Magazine base pads may be modified by reshaping, texturing, or adding bumper pads provided that they do not
make the magazine weigh more than 1.00 oz. over the same capacity factory magazine.
T. Magazines that are longer than stock may be used provided they meet all other division requirements.