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Brownells Releases Custom Slides For Glock Pistols

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Grinnell, Iowa – Brownells has expanded the menu for pistol customization enthusiasts, releasing unique drop-in slides for popular models of Glock® handguns.

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Made to fit Gen3 frames in both Glock® 17/22 and Glock® 19/23 sizes, Brownells Glock® slides are easy to rack and “press check” and also allow the user the option of adding an electronic sight.

Perfect for both stock Glocks and custom builds, the Brownells slides fit the Polymer80 80% Glock® frames, also available at Brownells.

The slides feature special serrations and cuts, and come with the choice of a slot for a Trijicon RMR or similar sight. Some slides have a window cut in the top to aid cooling, enhance appearance and lighten the gun.

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Machined out of stainless steel, the slides have a tough Nitride coating that resists heat, wear and abrasion. The slides are stripped, and will require additional parts to complete.

www.brownells.com

TangoDown / Vickers Tactical – Gen5 Glock Part Compatibility

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

I met with TangoDown at last week’s NTOA and asked about which Vickers Tactical aftermarket parts for the GLOCK will fit the new Gen5 G17 and G19 models.

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Below is a list of existing parts which will enhance your Gen5 pistol. Over the next few months TangoDown told me they will be releasing the parts which they must overhaul due to the upgrades GLOCK made to the Gen5 (ie. Slide Stop & Slide Racker). Stay tuned for future releases!

What fits the Gen5 GLOCK?

Mag Release: GMR-003 ($16.92-$18.92)

Magazine Floor Plates: VTMFP-001 ($18.50-$23.50)

Grip Plug Tool: GGT-02 ($17.95)

Visit www.TangoDown.com for more information! All GLOCK parts can be found under the ‘Items for Glock’ tab.

Customer Questions: Sales@TangoDown.com

Crimson Trace Offers Options For GLOCK Gen5 Pistols

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017

Glock Gen 5 with Crimson Trace Laserguard LG-639G

(Wilsonville, OR)— Crimson Trace is offering many laser sight options for the newly released GLOCK® G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5 semi-auto pistols. Among those options include: the Laserguard® laser sight LG-637 with red laser diode and the Laserguard LG-637G with green laser diode; the Laserguard LG-639 (red) and LG-639G (green) laser sights; and the Laserguard LG-436 laser sight. The Crimson Trace Laserguard LG-452 green laser sight will also fit those GLOCK pistols. In addition, the soon-to-be released Crimson Trace Laserguard Pro with LED white light and laser diode—the LL-807 with red laser diode and LL-807G with green laser diode—will fit the new GLOCK G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5 pistols. Manufacturer Suggested Retail Prices for Crimson Trace laser sights begin at $249 for the LG-637 laser sight.

The Crimson Trace Laserguard family is one of many laser sight and tactical light products the company offers that securely fit firearms by GLOCK and many other manufacturers. Full details are available at www.crimsontrace.com and Crimson Trace products can also be purchased across America at more than 2,500 retailers.

Crimson Trace now offers more than 30 laser sights, firearms lights, and combination units for installation on nearly all GLOCK pistols. This quantity is greater than the number of laser sight products offered for GLOCK pistols by all other laser sight manufacturers combined.

For owners of the new GLOCK G17 Gen5 and G19 Gen5 pistols, Crimson Trace’s innovative Laserguard Pro laser sights combine a 150-lumen LED white light within a compact housing along with either a red (LL-807) or green (LL-807G) laser. Features of the Laserguard Pro include Crimson Trace’s Instinctive Activation™ firearm laser sight engagement system located under the trigger guard, a master on/off switch on most models, and easy-to-use elevation and windage adjustments. An adjustment wrench and battery are included in each package. All of these innovative products are covered under Crimson Trace’s Free Batteries for Life program.

In addition to its laser sight products, Crimson Trace now also offers special packages complete with form-fitted concealed carry holsters crafted by Blade-Tech® for several GLOCK firearms. Crimson Trace offers a variety of Glock holster solutions to give consumers a wide choice of performance and price options. More details are at www.holsterresourceguide.com.

Crimson Trace products for GLOCK pistols can also be easily installed without modification of the firearm —or special gunsmith skills. For more information on Crimson Trace products, dealers, dealer locations, and to obtain a free copy of the 2017 catalog, visit www.crimsontrace.com or call 800-442-2406. Crimson Trace is widely recognized as the leader in establishing laser sights as standard equipment of firearms.

About Crimson Trace Corporation
Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, Crimson Trace Corporation is recognized as the leader in establishing laser sights as standard equipment on concealed-carry and personal-defense firearms. For more than two decades, the company has provided America’s firearms owners, law enforcement officers and military units worldwide with the largest selection of award-winning laser sights and tactical lights products. Those innovations include: Lasergrips® laser sights, Laserguard® laser sights, LiNQ™ wireless operated laser and light systems and Lightguard® lights for firearms, each with Instinctive Activation firearm laser activation technology. Additional product lines include the Defender SeriesTM and Rail Master® firearms accessory platforms. Full details are available at www.crimsontrace.com or by calling 800-442-2406.

Wilson Combat Introduces GLOCK Enhancements

Sunday, August 20th, 2017

For the first time, Wilson Combat is offering GLOCK custom pistol enhancements, including Armor-Tuff® coatings, tactical sights, match-grade barrels, their signature Starburst polymer frame stippling, and more. Additionally, they’ve partnered with select manufacturers to offer several grades of trigger modifications that suit shooters of all levels.

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This custom work is available for all calibers of GLOCK Gen 3 and 4 handguns.

Find out more at www.wilsoncombat.com/glock-custom-work

Grey Ghost Precision Custom GLOCK Slide Review by B Brabant

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

For anyone who owns a GLOCK19, they’ll be among the first to tell you that it’s a pretty great pistol right out of the box. Arguably one of the most simple, reliable, accurate and reasonably priced, the GLOCK has been at the top of the pistol market for the bulk of recent history.

GLOCK makes no bones about the fact that they stay true to who they are – even down to the aesthetic of their products. There’s no mistaking what a GLOCK looks, acts and feels like.

That being said, even the most classic models can stand to upgrade. Personally speaking, GLOCK’s triggers aren’t my favorite, the barrels aren’t “match-grade” and the slides are about as exciting as ramen noodles without that spice packet.

Fortunately, the market is becoming more populated with custom-houses who specialize in making GLOCK’s look…well, awesome. However, in order to get this customized look, you have to send your pistol in, wait forever and spend a King’s ransom to get your stock slide machined. Although you achieve ‘cool’ factor, the function and accuracy of your GLOCK is not always increased.

Enter Grey Ghost Precision. Traditionally known for their top-tier rifles, the folks at GGP introduced us to their new line of GLOCK slides while at SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

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Few companies have been able to successfully make the step as seamlessly as Grey Ghost Gear – and their expansion into the firearms world. The company, which is best known for its gear, garments and packs, launched itself headfirst into what is seen as an already crowded market. The first three rifles that came out of the firearms entity, Grey Ghost Precision, were nothing short of awesome – and anyone who knows the team at Grey Ghost would know, they weren’t satisfied with stopping there.

Grey Ghost has continued it’s clear focus on the end user, creating a thoroughly tested and combat proven product that focuses on quality and affordability. Additionally, they have made the product available and attainable to ‘us guys’ that can’t really afford the ‘gucci’ bedazzled products and made the products attainable. Tightening up the tolerances and using better materials has really made a difference.

The increase in popularity in handgun modifications also increased turn-around time for many mod-shops. Realizing this ever-growing delay in the process, the team knew they had to come up with a better solution. Never compromising on performance, Grey Ghost turned their heads in the direction of pistol modifications – from slides to barrels, and boy, are they sweet!

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Grey Ghost has worked hard to maintain a reputation in the industry that is second-to-none when it comes to class, work ethic, quality and innovation. The team not only brings new products to the market on a consistent basis (typically ALL products go to combat before they are available), but they ensure that each product that goes out the door is worthy to carry the brand’s name.

Grey Ghost takes a different approach to GLOCK modification however, as they manufacture their slides in-house! Made from17-4 billet stainless steel, allowing for tighter tolerances than a factory slide, GGP manufacturers an entirely new slide for your GLOCK right on the premises.

To ensure user-satisfaction and ultimate perfection, Grey Ghost deploys their products into the hands of trusted industry partners and professionals. The team relies on their feedback as an invaluable ingredient in improving every product, and ensuring they are exactly what their customers want to carry. Taking every review and critique, in conjunction with thoughts from Special Forces teams and instructors, Law Enforcement, competition shooters and hardcore hunters, the product you will see come out of the box will be the result of legitimate evaluations and honest feedback. These slides are available in two different slide machine patterns for both G19 and G17 sizes, as well as the option of with or without an RMR optic cut.

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At their 2017 launch, the slides are initially available as stripped (ready to go after installing internals, sights and barrel) and only costing $424 – so not only are they badass, and driven by feedback from their end-users (just as is the case with all of their products that come out the door), but they’re also affordable and attainable.

I was given the opportunity to test out one of GGP’s GLOCK Gen4 slides, and walked away from the range, right into my place in line – ready to order my own.

The slide arrives in an intriguing black box marked with a minimalistic line drawing of the slide design, with the ominous skull of the company logo on the side. It doesn’t scream at you – it’s subtle.

Upon opening the box, however, an entirely new tune is sung. The slide comes with a manual depicting the RMR slide plate and mounting screws, and the lifetime warranty information. Perfectly presented and ready to go!

Initial Impressions:

The GGP G19 V1 RMR Slide looked and felt great. Immediately I could tell that the top and side serrations would make gripping and charging the pistol instantly easier; and the rear serrations were cut deep enough to effortlessly power stroke the weapon, without fear of my hand slipping off. It was also already cut to be RMR ready, and an intricately designed plate made the slide look not only intimidating, but statuesque.

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I quickly installed the slide onto a stock Gen4 frame and began to dry-fire, racking the slide from both the front and the serrations. The deep-cut groves in the metal seemed to bond directly to my hands, adding a degree of confidence every shooter can appreciate. The slide exterior was Black Nitride coated, offering years of protection against corrosion and abuse. Adding this slide only made the GLOCK feel more comfortable to handle. Once the initial lust for this elegant piece of machinery wore off (and I took a break to go to the store and bought more ammo), I knew it was time to actually put it to work and rip as many rounds through it as my trigger finger could handle.

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Range Time:

Let’s be honest, there are a lot of pretty looking guns on the market – guns that just catch your eye. Those fancy guns are a total waste of time, money and effort if the gun doesn’t shoot or improve performance! So I put it through the paces at the range.

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Running drills at 5, 10, 15 and 25m, I started with the stock GLOCK, with American Eagle 115gr FMJ ammo, to make sure I had established a base line to judge the GGP Slide from. Adding drills with multiple target indexing, reloads and dummy rounds would ensure I would have to rack the slide a truck load of times.

I incorporated shot clocks and standard 25m bull’s-eye targets, so that I would be able get extra data to compare and to test the accuracy and performance in stress shoot situations.

The next day, I set up to perform the same drills I did the day earlier. Using the same ammo, but now the GGP slide took the place of the standard issued stock slide.

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I immediately found it was easy to clear dummy rounds faster, thanks to the serrations, and the ease in sending the slide forward by power stroking it.

I also discovered that having the Grey Ghost match grade barrel, I recorded a better distance score than that from the previous day – shaving seconds off non-dominant hand reloads and failure to fire drills were a huge plus. From my understanding, both the barrel and slide from Grey Ghost Precision were manufactured with tighter tolerances to achieve better harmonics and lockup with each other, while retaining complete compatibility with a stock lower frame. I was told the average accuracy increase was over 30% from a stock slide and barrel.

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To verify the accuracy improvement, I setup a pseudo “Pepsi Challenge” using identical targets side by side at a range of 10 meters. For the test, I put 10 rounds of Winchester 115gr FMJ on the left target using a completely stock Glock 19 Gen4. Next, I swapped the slide for the Grey Ghost Precision with a GGP barrel and shot the right target using the same ammo, keeping the same stance, trigger squeeze, and cadence across the board. I performed this test 5 times over, keeping every step consistent. The results for each test were also consistent, with the GGP slide and barrel combo drastically tightening the shot group on target.

Conclusions:

I firmly believe if you buy anything for a weapons system, it should increase your accuracy, make the weapon more efficient to use or increase your ability to employ that weapon. The Grey Ghost Precision slide easily puts a check in the box of all three of these categories.

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I will be purchasing one not only for EDC but also for competitive shooting. I not only look forward to the release of these slides to the public for everyone to enjoy, but selfishly, I’d like people to quit asking to shoot mine.

The Grey Ghost slide enhances the GLOCK 19, making it an effortless to use, easy to look at and affordable firearm. There is no need for me to purchase stock GLOCK’s anymore – I’ll be buying 80% lowers and doing builds with these slides from now on. And with them being manufactured in-house, in the US, you can’t go wrong with this set-up!

www.greyghostprecision.com

About SSG B. Brabant

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Brent Brabant has attended the Squad Designated Marksman Course, Advanced Marksmanship Instructor Course, Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat, and the Advanced Low-Visibility Shooters Course. He was a Senior Instructor at the Asymmetric Warfare Group/I Corps Advanced Markmanship Instructor Course for two years and got to serve as a guest instructor at the Special Forces Advanced Urban Combat Course. B Brabant has served multiple combat tours. Additionally, he has served as an Instructor and taken multiple non DOD course on rifle and pistol.

US Government Accountability Office – Decision Documentation Regarding Glock’s Protest Of The MHS

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

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With the recent reveal of Glock’s entry to the US Army’s Modular Handgun Competition, the 19MHS, we felt it prudent to feature the US Government Accountability Office’s denial of Glock’s protest of the competition results. You can read through all 17 pages of the document by clicking the image above, which goes over Glock’s list of complaints from their protest, including claims of favoritism towards SIG, the contest being ended too early, and the supposed obligation for the US Army to award multiple contracts. Regardless, the following passage details the main reason that SIG won over Glock (emphasis ours):

Based upon the technical evaluation and my comparative analysis of the proposals, the Sig Sauer proposal has a slight technical advantage over the Glock proposal given that their proposal was rated higher in Factor 1, Bid Sample Test – Technical which is the most important factor. The advantage of the Sig Sauer proposal is increased when the license rights and production manufacturing factors are brought into consideration. [. . .] The price analysis shows that the Sig Sauer total evaluated price is $102,705,394 less than the Glock total evaluated price, making the Sig Sauer proposal overall the Best Value to the Government.

Sig Sauer’s proposal was slightly superior technically and clearly superior in factors 4 and 5 [SSD note: License Rights – Ammunition and License Rights – Handgun & Accessories]. Since there were so few other discriminators between the two proposals in most aspects, the least important factor, price, became a significant discriminator. Simply put, when taking the price premium into account, there is no correlating superior performance factor for Glock, as compared to Sig Sauer, to support paying that premium.

Consequently, I cannot justify paying a price premium of over 37% for the Glock submission, even as a second award. One (1) award to Sig Sauer on Solicitation Number W15QKNR-0002 represents the overall best value to the Government.

Ultimately, SIG’s victory came down to them severely underbidding Glock, to the tune of approximately $100 million. That’s not to say price was the only factor; the P320 did perform slightly better in the Technical Bid Sample Test than the Glock equivalent. Not to mention that SIG was able to offer better license rights for the chosen ammunition, handgun, and accessories. Regardless, in the Government’s eyes, the Glock wasn’t worth $100 million more than the SIG.

RAMPART Awarded Contract to Supply OPP & MNRF with New Glock Service Pistols

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

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RAMPART Corp., the law enforcement supplier for GLOCK Inc. in Canada, is extremely proud to be providing the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNRF) with their new service pistols. GLOCK pistols are the most commonly used Law Enforcement pistol in Canada and can be found in service in over 40 countries worldwide. RAMPART looks forward to providing years of service and support to the OPP and MNRF.

GAO Denies GLOCK Protest For US Army M17 Modular Handgun System Award To SIG SAUER

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Yesterday was the deadline for the Government Accoutability Office to issue a ruling on GLOCK’s protest of the US Army’s Modular Handgun System award to competitor SIG SAUER of February 24th. The GAO denied the protest, meaning the Army’s planned fielding of the M17/18 will move forward, starting with the 101st Air Assault Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, later this year.

Below is the GAO’s statement.

The following is a statement from Ralph O. White, Managing Associate General Counsel for Procurement Law at GAO, regarding today’s decision resolving the protest filed by Glock, Inc., of Smyrna, Georgia, B-414401, June 5, 2017.

On June 5, 2017, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied a protest filed by Glock, Inc., of Smyrna, Georgia, against the award of a contract by the Department of the Army to Sig Sauer, Inc., of Newington, New Hampshire. The solicitation, issued under request for proposals (RFP) No. W15QKN-15-R-0002, is for the procurement of a modular handgun system. The protester challenged the Army’s interpretation of the solicitation regarding the minimum number of contract awards required by the RFP. The protester also alleged that the Army improperly evaluated its proposal. The maximum contract value, including all options, is approximately $170 million.

GAO denied the challenge to the interpretation of the solicitation, finding that the RFP allowed the Army to make only one award, although up to three awards were permitted by the RFP’s terms. GAO also denied the challenge to the Army’s evaluation of Glock’s proposal on the basis that any errors did not prejudice Glock in the competition.

GAO’s decision expresses no view as to the merits of the protester’s proposal. Judgments about which offeror will most successfully meet the government’s needs are reserved for the procuring agencies, subject only to statutory and regulatory requirements, such as full and open competition, and fairness to potential offerors. GAO’s bid protest process is handled by GAO’s Office of General Counsel and examines whether procuring agencies have complied with procurement laws and regulations.

Today’s decision was issued under a protective order because the decision may contain proprietary and source selection sensitive information. GAO has directed counsel for the parties to promptly identify information that cannot be publicly released so that GAO can expeditiously prepare and release a public version of the decision. When the public version of the decision is available, it will be posted to our website, www.gao.gov.