SIG Sauer Academy

Posts Tagged ‘Glock’

Revitalizing the Subcompact: Grey Ghost Precision Releases a new GGP-26 Slide

Thursday, November 14th, 2019
GGP-26 Slide

Introducing the GGP-26 Slide

 

Wallace, ID – If you thought Grey Ghost Precision was done innovating GLOCK® slides, you’d be dead wrong. The double-stack subcompact wonder known as the G26 just got its own GGP slide with a killer new serration pattern that you’ve never seen before.

Having already engineered their G19, G17 and even SPG43 slides with tightened tolerances in multiple unique patterns, you might be asking yourself why the G26? According to GGP VP of Firearms Jason Curns, the G26 is still a widely used sidearm that many professionals use as a backup, not to mention the hundreds of thousands of concealed carriers that use the G26 as their EDC pistol. “The GGP-26 slide benefits from the same accuracy-improving tolerances that we’ve seen from our GGP-17 and GGP-19 slides. With a shorter barrel, any buff to your G26’s accuracy is a welcome improvement. Dropping in our slide with its critical tolerances (along with using a match grade barrel) should tighten your group sizes… if you, the shooter, are doing your job of course!”

GGP-26 Slide

The GGP-26 is a stripped aftermarket upgrade for your OEM G26 slide

 

In addition to the match grade properties of the slide’s tolerances, Grey Ghost Precision also gave the GGP-26 slide a unique slide cut that stands apart from the 6+ slide patterns that can be seen in their product lines. The front of the slide has a deep taper with stepped serrations, within that they get deeper as they progress toward the chamber area. It’s like a sunken living room for your sausage fingers that ends with a substantial ledge for ultimate leverage during press checks and malfunction clearing. “In a gunfight, every millisecond matters,” says GGP Engineer Jason Fancher. “The deep front serration is our most aggressive design yet, and for good reason. If it’s ‘go time’ and the pistol in your hands is a subcompact, you’ll need the ability to charge it and manipulate it with authority.” The rear serrations mimic this design, but at a standard depth.

 

GGP-26 Slide

The front step serrations gradually get deeper the further back they go.

 

Let’s talk about optics. Mounting a Micro Red Dot Sight (MRDS) on your pistol slide has become easier than ever in this day and age. GGP is no stranger to this, as their existing GLOCK® slides all have optics cuts pre-milled and tapped for some of the most popular combat proven optic sights. The GGP-26 slide is no exception, as it comes with their hybrid optic cut right out of the box. This cut allows either a Leupold DeltaPoint Pro to be mounted directly, or a Trijicon RMR/SRO with the addition of a slim shim plate that ensures a snug fit to the slide. Two popular optic footprints, and all without the need for bulky adapter plates that would only raise the optic above the bore axis. The result is low-profile and rock solid, just what you should expect from a company like Grey Ghost Precision.

GGP-26 Slide

The GGP-26 comes with a g10 coverplate and a this shim plate that converts the Leupold DPP footprint to a Trijicon RMR/SRO footprint.

 

GGP also includes their custom cover plate made from G10 that attractively covers the optic mount when not in use. So put away those typewriters, all you irons-only folks.

 

As for availability, GGP-26 slides are available now on GGP’s website for $429.99 MSRP. Considering GGP also manufactures match-grade barrels for the other GLOCK® slide offerings, it’s safe to say that GGP-26 barrels are on their way. If you want to upgrade your G26 with a GGP-26 slide, they are available at https://greyghostprecision.com/ggp-glock-26-gen-3-4-stripped-slide/

Be sure to subscribe to the Grey Ghost Precision email list to be alerted as more new products  become available.

GGP-26 Specs:

  • All slides are stripped slides
  • Machined from 17-4 Billet Stainless Steel to have tighter tolerances than a factory slide
  • Stainless steel slide cut and Black Nitride Coated inside and out
  • Dual optic cutout for Trijicon RMR or Leupold DeltaPoint Pro (shim plate included)
  • Deep, aggressive front and rear serrations
  • Gen 3 and 4 Compatible

Visit www.greyghostprecision.com for more details.

The GGP-26 slides will be on hand at the Grey Ghost Precision booth (#4458) during the 2020 SHOT Show Expo in Las Vegas, NV, held January 21-24th.

Grey Ghost Precision Releases a SIGnificant new offering: GGP320 Slides

Friday, July 19th, 2019

Wallace, ID – Grey Ghost Precision is excited to announce the release of their newest product line: aftermarket slides for the SIG P320 platform.

Grey Ghost Precision GGP320 Slides

These new slides share the same precision engineering as the GLOCK aftermarket slides that GGP has been manufacturing for the past two years: the GGP17, GGP19 and SPG43. These new slides, dubbed the ‘GGP320’, are an aftermarket upgrade for your SIG P320 series pistol and will available in both compact and full-size lengths.

Grey Ghost Precision GGP320 Slides

Why branch out to support the P320 platform, as opposed to any one of the other striker-fire handgun platforms that have flooded the industry to date? As an end-user focused company, GGP consistently chooses to adapt when equipment requirements shift in the military and law enforcement realms. As the winning handgun of the United States Military Modular Handgun System trials, the M17 and M18 (P320 MHS variants) brought a new level of modularity to the U.S. professional lead farmer, and many Law Enforcement agencies are following suit by adopting it as well. The P320’s ability to be custom tailored to the individual user’s preferences in grip length, grip size, as well as slide length and sight radius are highly desirable options. By offering GGP320 aftermarket slides with a special twist, GGP is giving P320 users another level of customization with measurable results.

Grey Ghost Precision GGP320 Slides

“We are getting more requests from LE officers, DOD agents and professional door kickers that have been issued the newly adopted P320 platform. Some were already using our slides on their issued Glocks, but are now being issued the P320. So, they came back to us and asked for an aftermarket solution that fills their individual needs and requirements for their new sidearm” says Jason Curns, VP of Firearms at Grey Ghost Precision. “Just like our GGP17/19 and SPG43 slides, these GGP320 slides will offer an affordable and attainable option for online shoppers as well as dealers. Forget sending your P320 OEM slide in for costly modification at lengthy lead times, not to mention possibly scrapping your slide if the job isn’t done right. We were able to lighten the slide with aesthetic features, increase grip serrations and improve the coating without compromising function…. its a drop-in install and comes with all the enhancements that professional handgun shooters have come to expect from us.”

Grey Ghost Precision GGP320 Slides

The first request that GGP received pertained to optics. Some users specifically wanted to use their preferred brand of MRDS optic on their P320, and not be limited to the SIG ROMEO1. Fortunately, GGP had already been down this road. You may recall that GGP engineered a hybrid MRDS optic footprint that simultaneously worked with both the Trijicon RMR or the slightly larger Leupold DeltaPoint Pro; two MRDS platforms that have a proven track record with firearms instructors and red dot users on the streets and on the sand. This dual compatibility optic cut is still featured in the GGP Combat Pistol line as well as the Version 3 and 4 of their GGP19/17 slides, all without the need for bulky adapter plates that raise the optic above the bore axis. GGP brought this same solution to the GGP320 design with the addition of a third box to check: the SIG ROMEO1. You read that right, the GGP320 slide works with the RMR, DPP, and ROMEO1 right out of the box.

Grey Ghost Precision GGP320 Slides

As for the aesthetic of GGP320 Version 1, the serrations have been cut with a gradual taper that gets deeper as it progresses up the slide. This machining technique was featured on the GGP17/19 Version 3 slide, and according to GGP, was a crowd pleaser as soon as it launched earlier this year at SHOT Show 2019. It provides the shooter with a more aggressive grip near the top of the slide for press checks and malfunction clearing drills, without interfering or compromising the material thickness of the slide’s rails. The top of the GGP320 features a window cut for weight balance, without allowing the ingress of large foreign debris to enter the slide. The Version 1 will be available in both compact and full length, as well as in either DLC or Cerakote finish.

Grey Ghost Precision GGP320 SlidesGrey Ghost Precision GGP320 slide

When asked about the differing finish options, Jason Curns said, “We’ve found that Diamond-Like Coating (DLC) is an ideal finish for pistol slides due to its inherent lubricity and resistance to wear over time. However, with the M17 and M18 issued pistols having a coyote tan grip module, we opted to offer a Cerakote option as well to better match the color and appearance of those frames.”

Grey Ghost Precision GGP320 SlideGrey Ghost Precision GGP320 Slide

As for availability, GGP320 slides are available now for preorder on GGP’s website. GGP320 Compact Slides have an MSRP of $418.95 while the Full-Size slides have a $429.99 MSRP. According to GGP, these slides will be shipping by the end of August. “It was vital that we hit the market with serious momentum” said Grey Ghost Precision CEO, Casey Ingels. “We knew the demand for P320 aftermarket slides was going to be high, so we took steps to be first on the block with plenty of stock.” Be sure to subscribe to the Grey Ghost Precision email list to be alerted as more intel becomes available. If you want to preorder a GGP320 slide for yourself, they are available at www.greyghostprecision.com/ggp320-slides

GGP320 SPECS

-Machined from 416 Stainless Steel for tighter-than-factory-tolerances

-Available is Black and Grey DLC (Diamond Like Coating) or FDE Cerakote

-Compatibility with Leupold DPP, Trijicon RMR and SIG Romeo1 with supplied screws and shim plates

-Version 1 Slide Pattern with tapered depth serrations for varying aggressiveness from top to bottom

-Compatible with SIG P320 Full-Size, Compact and Carry grip modules

-MSRP $418.95 GGP320 Compact and $429.99 GGP320 Full-Size

-Preorder: GGP320 slides will be released by end of August 2019.

Visit www.greyghostprecision.com for more details.

The GGP320 slides will be on hand at the Grey Ghost Precision booth (#123) during the 2019 Triggrcon Convention in Bellevue, WA, held July 26-27th.

 

 

 

Get a Free Pistol Barrel when you Buy Frames this weekend at Grey Ghost Precision

Friday, April 12th, 2019

Screen Shot 2019-04-11 at 4.20.48 PM

Grey Ghost Precision is having a BOGO deal this weekend. Buy 1 Frame, Get 1 Barrel of your choosing for free. They’ll even let you pick between their Compact CP Frame (G19 size) or their new Full-Size/Standard CP Frame (G17 size) that just became available as a preorder. Keep in mind you’ll have to transfer these at an FFL, as they are serialized stripped frames. Good news for those who don’t have access to a drill press or just suck with a Dremel tool.

GGP-CP FS Frame

You also get to choose which free barrel you’ll get, from G19 to G17 lengths in stainless and black nitride, threaded or non-threaded. They also have G43 barrels available if you want to mix it up. Oh, and free shipping to your FFL.

Take advantage before the sale ends on Sunday @ Midnight. www.greyghostprecision.com

US Customs and Border Protection Adopt 9mm Glock Handguns

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Today, US Customs and Border Protection announced an $85 million contract over 10 years, to Glock, Inc for new duty handguns. This contract also facilitates CBP’s transition from .40 to 9mm by 2021.

F68D9479-CAEF-4283-B0E6-44EC33CDC16A

Rumor has it that the contract includes the G19, G26 and a new pistol which has not yet been made public, but often referred to as the G47. However, it may well be the rumored Glock variant which mates a G17 slide to a G19 frame. Sights are said to be Ameriglo. Both large frame guns are also anticipated to be MOS variants for red dot sights.

These are said to be the pistols selected.

Below is CBP’s announcement:

CBP Awards Contract for Duty Handguns

WASHINGTON – U.S. Customs and Border Protection awarded a contract to Glock Inc. today to provide CBP law enforcement personnel the next generation standard duty handgun.
The contract is for up to $85 million over 10 years, which includes other DHS law enforcement components that have the option to purchase duty handguns through the contract.

CBP’s Law Enforcement Safety and Compliance Directorate led the extensive solicitation process to replace CBP’s current duty handgun.
“This contract provides CBP law enforcement personnel the latest in handgun technology and represents our commitment to providing the highest quality use-of-force tools and equipment to our law enforcement personnel who defend America’s frontline every day,” said Deputy Commissioner Robert E. Perez.

The solicitation process included independent performance testing by the National Institute of Justice laboratories, direct input from over 16,000 CBP law enforcement personnel and extensive field evaluations.

With the award of this contract, CBP intends to transition all law enforcement personnel from the current .40 pistol to a 9mm pistol by the end of Fiscal Year 2021.

As a component of CBP Operations Support, LESC’s mission is to optimize the safety and readiness, accountability, and operational performance of CBP law enforcement personnel by articulating use of force policy, establishing appropriate controls and standards and supplying the highest quality education and training, weapons and other tactical equipment.

Chuck Norris Is The New Glock Spokesperson

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

89D2A907-656F-4111-8728-C7E502FE3F65

In case you missed it, yesterday, Glock announced that Chuck Norris is their new spokesperson. And yes, they used the term “spokesperson.”

New Slide Patterns from Grey Ghost Precision

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

V3V4-slides-2

Wallace, ID – Grey Ghost Precision is excited to announce that they have added two additional slide patterns to their GGP-19 and GGP-17 aftermarket Glock slide product line.

The new additions are simply called the V3 and V4, and while they share the same precision engineering and tightened critical tolerances of their predecessors the V1 and V2… they are offering something new to the optics-loving crowd. The V3 and V4 slides feature a hybrid MRDS cut. Previously the V1 and V2 slides were only cut and tapped for mounting the Trijicon RMR. However the V3 and V4 slides now feature a modified optic footprint to accommodate the slightly larger Leupold DeltaPoint Pro. Still want to mount your trusty Trijicon RMR? As it turns out, the DPP and RMR share a similar front profile without the bolt patterns intersecting each other. The primary difference in the footprints are overall length, but GGP resolved this with an ingenious aluminum shim plate for use with the shorter RMR. The result is dual compatibility right out of the box, without the need for bulky adapter plates that raise the optic further above the bore axis. Note: GGP provides three pairs of screws for mounting either the Leupold DPP, Trijicon RMR, or the G10 RMR cover plate (for you iron sight purists). Using the factory-length screws that come with your optic of choice will not install correctly.

V3V4-slides-1

As if the optics feature wasn’t enough, the new patterns on the V3 and V4 are worth attention as well. At a quick glance, GGP’s V3 slide would seem to be standard angled serrations. However upon further inspection, the depth of the serrations taper inwards as the cut goes up the slide. This gives you a much more aggressive grip near the top of the slide for press checks and malfunction clearing drills, especially under sweaty, muddy, or bloody conditions. The top of the V3 has shallow cuts that also aid in press checks, while mimicking the design on top of the GGP Glock Barrels.

For the V4 slides, they’ve designed a studded micro-scale texture that provides an unmatched level of frictional grip in any direction of pull. Reminiscent of their V2 slide with “geoscales,” however this pattern is smaller and the little studs within each individual scale provide a much higher level of frictional grip in leu of traditional serrations. The V4 also has a top window cutout presumably for weight balance.

V3V4-slides-4
V3/V4
 SPECS

  • Machined from 17-4 Billet Stainless Steel for tighter-than-factory-tolerances
  • Black Nitride coated inside and out for superior corrosion resistance
  • Dual compatibility with Leupold DPP and Trijicon RMR with supplied screws and shim plate
  • V3 Slide Pattern with tapered depth serrations for varying aggressiveness from top to bottom
  • V4 Slide Pattern with studded micro-scales for enhanced frictional grip
  • Available for Gen 3 or Gen 4 G19 compatible frames

The Grey Ghost Precision V3 and V4 is available for pre-order now for February delivery. Visit www.greyghostprecision.com for more details.

dates-std-2019-2x Black

For a hands on experience, visit Grey Ghost Precision at SHOT Show 2019, Booth #4366

Alpha Foxtrot AF-C

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Img0112

Alpha Foxtrot’s AF-C is a forged 7075 T6 aluminum frame with a black anodized finish that is compatible with Glock Gen 3 compact slides and parts. Features of the AF-C include:

– Railed dust cover
– Knurled magazine release
– Extended ‘bite-proof’ beavertail
– No fingergrooves on the grip
– Raised magwell side grooves
– Recessed slide lock channel
– Machined thumb index rest

The AF-C is noted to come complete with machined steel rail inserts, locking block, and related pins.

www.alphafoxtrot.us

Rumor Mill – Glock G45 – The Black G19X

Monday, September 24th, 2018

IMG_6231

With last year’s reveal of the G46 – a new rotating lug pistol design created specifically for a German Police solicitation, many of us were left wondering: “What about the G44 and G45?”. The G44 is still in the dark, but a leaked ad sheet has been making the rounds revealing the G45, and, somewhat surprisingly, it’s essentially the G19X, but in black.

The ad sheet, which is in German, claims that the G45 was designed for Military requirements, and, just like the G19X, features a G19-sized slide with a full, G17-sized grip. There are a couple of notable changes from the G19X design, however: the inclusion of front charging serrations on the slide (like the limited release ‘FS’ models) and a flared magwell that does away with the oft-criticized mag well cutout on the standard Gen5 models. This differs from the magwell of the G19X, which features a front flair which sits in front of the seated magazine, making it incompatible with the elongated Gen5 magazine floorplates. Aside from those changes, the G45 has all the standard Gen5 updates:

  • nDLC finish
  • Glock Marksman barrel
  • Ambi slide stop
  • Magazine w/ orange follower
  • Improved trigger mechanism
  • No finger grooves
  • We’re filing this one under ‘Rumor Mill’ because as real as this sheet looks, there doesn’t appear to be any official word on the G45 from Glock as of the time of posting. We’ll post an update if and when an official announcement is made.

    www.glock.com

    No longer rumor, Glock issued these two press releases this morning:

    The Ultimate Service Pistol

    GLOCK Introduces a New Addition to the Crossover Design

    SMYRNA, Ga. – Sep 24, 2018 Today, GLOCK, Inc. announced a new addition to the 9X19 family of pistols featuring the latest in design and engineering seen in the 5th Generation of GLOCK pistols. The GLOCK 45 combines the fast handling of the GLOCK 19 compact-sized slide with the full-size frame as a compact Crossover.

    Taking on the Crossover design of the GLOCK 19X and the superior GLOCK hard-surface finish in non-reflective black, the G45 makes the ultimate service pistol.

    “After the release of the G19X, we saw a strong interest from the law enforcement community for the design in a black model,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey. “The G45 is the result of a design that meets the demanding level of reliability with distinctive Gen5 design enhancements to improve durability, accuracy and performance to those who go into harm’s way where fractions of a second matter.”

    Engineered with the GLOCK perfection promise, the G45 features the Safe Action System® and is backed by torture-testing that has made GLOCK a name synonymous with innovation and reliability.

    The G45 incorporates elements of the 5th Generation of GLOCK pistols including a smoother trigger pull, an enhanced frame texture for sure handling, a reversible magazine catch, ambidextrous slide stop lever, the Modular Backstrap System (MBS) for individual adjustability and the incredibly accurate, match-grade GLOCK Marksman Barrel (GMB). The G45 also features front serrations which are precision-milled forward of the ejection port on both sides.

    The GLOCK Compact Crossover Pistol Model G45 will make its debut at The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Conference and will be available on dealer shelves beginning October 5th.

    For more information about the new Compact Crossover G45, contact GLOCK, Inc. or go to us.glock.com/products/G45.

    GLOCK 17 Gen5 MOS and GLOCK 19 Gen5 MOS

    Take Aim with GLOCKs New Modular Optic Ready Pistols

    SMYRNA, Ga. – Sep 24, 2018 GLOCK, Inc. expands the 5th Generation of GLOCK pistols with the addition of two modular optic ready platforms. The GLOCK 17 Gen5 MOS and GLOCK 19 Gen5 MOS come optic ready right from the factory and enable users to mount their preferred reflex sights to their pistol in order to improve their target acquisition.

    The G17 Gen5 MOS and G19 Gen5 MOS complete the evolution of perfection for the 9X19 family of Gen5 pistols

    “The MOS platform offers a convenient way for users to mount reflex sights without costly alterations to an original GLOCK slide,” said GLOCK, Inc. VP Josh Dorsey. “The resulting combination of optical sighting and the unparalleled accuracy and reliability of the new generation of GLOCK pistols set a new standard for this class of pistol.”

    These Gen5 models are precision-machined to provide a mounting system for all popular optic sights. With multiple adapter plates, you can quickly and easily mount electronic sights to the rear of the slide. The Gen5 MOS family of pistols also feature front serrations for easier and quicker manipulations. This includes the addition of front serrations on the G34 Gen5 MOS which was first introduced to the market in January, 2018.

    The G17 Gen5 MOS and the G19 Gen5 MOS will be available for purchase starting October 5th, 2018 at participating dealers.