With apologies to the companies making the following aftermarket slides, frame modifications, and other tune-up parts for GLOCK pistols, I’m corralling y’all into a single post here. Readers, expect to find photos and info from Agency Arms, American Defense Manufacturing, Hoplite Systems, Industry Armament, Lone Wolf Distributors, Salient Arms International, VooDoo Innovations, and ZEV Technologies below . . .
Alphabetical seems fair, so that lead photo is an Agency Arms build. They’ve created a “sight tracker,” compensated Glock on top of a modified Lone Wolf Timberwolf frame.
That’s right, the front sight isn’t on the slide at all. It stays still while the slide reciprocates. Between that and the compensator, the idea is that you don’t lose focus of the front sight while shooting and can, therefore, shoot faster while staying on target.
American Defense Manufacturing is known for AR-15 parts — particularly optics mounts — and complete rifles. Looks like they might be branching out into hot rodding Glocks.
The spiffiest part may actually be under the slide. I’m kind of digging the slab-sided barrel look.
Hoplite Systems makes titanium parts for the AR platform as well as for Glocks (e.g. pins, mag release, etc), and they’re now starting work on Ti slides.
Needless to say, it’s really light. The pistol was very obviously much lighter than a factory G19. How much does the slide weigh? They wouldn’t say, as they’re still tinkering with it.
Industry Armament (which recently purchased Predator Tactical) had this competition-ready gun in their booth, although it’s clearly a Taran Tactical gun. Not sure if they’re in cahoots, but I’m sure somebody will set us straight in the comments.
I already did a post on the new stuff from Lone Wolf, but figured I’d add a little more here. They’re selling the blank slide shown in that other post, and they’ve also announced a whole bunch of new slide cuts that you can order through the website. Just a few of them:
Okay, for some reason I only got a single photo of a Salient Arms Glock…
But here’s a cool one from their site. Unless I’m mistaken, this is also on a modified Timberwolf frame.
VooDoo Innovations, a brand owned by Adams Arms (noted makers of gas-piston AR systems), got into extended, threaded Glock barrels last year and now they’re going whole slide.
Joe already showed off some of Zev’s “Gucci Glocks,” but they belong in this roundup as well, of course.
This guy was in SilencerCo’s booth during Range Day, but that’s all I know about it:
And with that, I think we’ve covered about 1/4 of the companies heavily customizing Glocks for the 2016 SHOT Show. Maybe I’ll get ’em all next year.