There are few more divisive topics with gun enthusiasts than custom Glocks. Some people loathe them, others love them. Either way, they certainly get your attention.
They’re not going away anytime soon, either, and as well as a growing cult that is Agency Arms, some of the more established tuners are throwing their hat into the custom Glock ring too. Wilson Combat, Danger Close Armament and now Patriot Ordnance Factory have joined the fray with Glock parts & accessories of their own.
Glock modifications can mean just a few small tuning parts that make the world of difference, or they can be a whole lot of work that turns a plastic gun into a $2,000+ piece of jewelry.
Of course, we have to get past the fact that you could have a serious 1911, or two of them, for the money you might be about to drop on a Glock pistol.
A custom Glock pistol is expensive. We all know this by now, but the owners love them.
They’ll tell you that only a connoisseur will feel it, but the sharper trigger and reduced recoil of the lightened slide make the world of difference.
Where to Buy Your Custom Glock
You can send in your own donor Glock pistol to the companies and they’ll turn it into a modern masterpiece of a custom gun. If you can’t wait, though, we have direct links to custom guns you can buy right now.
Rainier Arms has a pretty solid selection of modded Glocks on their website and they always seem to have a slight discount. So you can get your gun right now, and get a better price!
So, with all that said, what’s the best custom Glock for sale in 2019?
1. ZEV Technologies OZ-9
- Price: $1,595
The new custom Glock champion of the world is a ground-up new build with a patented pending steel receiver. You got it, the ZEV Technologies OZ9 is a metal-bodied Glock Plus.
This is what Glock fans have been screaming for and ZEV Technologies listened. The company started out making Glock parts & accessories, but it has branched out into custom firearms.
You can get one of the best AR-15 rifles for sale from ZEV these days and now it has brought the fire to the custom handgun market. A steel-bodied Glock sounds like a pretty freaking sweet start for a handgun.
Extended rails mean you get double the surface area for a contact patch. This gun also comes with self-cleaning and lubricating channels that help keep this gun shooting butter smooth all day long.
Vibrations and lateral movement have been reduced and the gun shoots flat and true, every time.
There’s a lot of tech innovation and a lot to love about this gun. Especially the steeper grip angle and reprofiled grip that helps you get high up on the gun.
Now it’s questionable whether you can even call this a custom Glock anymore, but it does work with Glock mags and accessories and the ZEV Technologies OZ9 really is the ultimate metal Glock.
It’s slim enough to use as your EDC, and the price point is seductive in its own way. Essentially you don’t have to buy the Glock anymore and throw away parts so it is the cost-effective way to get a custom Glock without watching all the Youtube videos and having to buy Glock parts online.
You just spend $1,595 through Rainier Arms’ discounted price for an off-the-peg custom Glock with a steel body.
That actually sounds like a bargain in this company, and it might just be the best striker-fired handgun in the world. We’re hopeful…
Get ZEV Technologies Glock Parts & Accessories
You don’t have to buy a complete ZEV Tech handgun. If you are building a DIY Glock project then you can get a range of ZEV parts & accessories for your Custom Glock 19, 17, 34 and just about every other flavor of Glock here:
- Buy ZEV Technologies custom Glock parts at Rainier Arms.
- Shop a range of ZEV Tech Glock spares and accessories at Brownells.
2. Grey Ghost Precision Combat Pistol
- Price: $1,439
- Base Gun: Glock 19
- Caliber: 9mm Luger
Novelty factor certainly comes into this one, but we like the fact that this is a properly practical EDC as well.
Grey Ghost Precision don’t need us to sell their skills, you know all about their rifles and match grade Glock parts. Now it has made its own pistol, the Grey Ghost Precision Combat Pistol.
Deliveries have started and the early demand for this custom pistol is high. We think that’s reasonable.
This might just be the best compromise of style, improved functionality and actual practicality, as well as a price tag that is almost seductive in this company.
Now it does look a bit ‘Operator’. But then, they all do in their own way and the chunky non-slip finish that reminds me of a weird waterproof sleeve for a mobile phone just works aesthetically, ergonomically, everywhere.
This handgun isn’t a mass of clever, fragile details. It looks shockproof, like you could drop it off a cliff and it would survive the fall.
We love some of the other guns on this list, but you would struggle to use them as an EDC. Home defense, no problem. EDC is a different story and red dots, five inch barrels and even ported slides can all get in the way.
Grey Ghost has produced a gun that does exactly what it says on the tin. This is a combat pistol first and foremost that is designed for the moments you’re firing in anger. It looks good, but it isn’t a gun that should spend its days on a plinth as a piece of faux art.
The basic Glock 19 has been tuned with all kinds of small adjustments that you might not even take in at first glance. This is a ground-up rebuild and I guess Grey Goose has found some serious cost savings by being its own supplier.
It might grind your gears to hear this described as a cheap gun for sale, but it’s a complete weapon and pretty much all the others will charge you this much and then demand you send them a perfectly functional new Glock for a donor gun. In this company, the Grey Ghost Precision Combat Pistol is a freakin bargain.
Of course you can buy the slides separately and they are legendary. They are machined from 17-4 billet stainless steel with critical dimensions within .003″. You get a complete Nitride coated slide on the outside and inside and it’s also milled an tapped for a Trijicon RMR so you don’t even need an adapter plate.
Yes that sounds anal, but why spend so much on a lightweight slide if you’re then going to cancel out that weight saving with a big plate?
They do include a G10 cover plate and screws if you want to go that way, but this slide is the best it can be, which means it’s the lightest it can be.
It’s fully serrated, brutally so, and if you can’t get a good grip on this slide then you have flippers for hands and you are the problem.
The stippling is perfect, if you like geometric patterns, the trigger guard is almost cartoonish with its undercut and other options and you might even see the 1911-style 107.5 degree angle on the grip now. It also comes with an enhanced beavertail to get you higher up on your gun, safe in the knowledge that slide bite is not happening.
Grey Ghost Precision turned to CMC for the flat drop-in trigger. That’s a $150-$180 part on its own. Other ergonomic touches include the extended slide release and mag release. The Magwell is subtly flared to the point that you can reload instinctively, without going as far as some of the competition.
It’s just a really balanced and well thought out Glock 19 that you could carry every day. It’s not jewelry, it’s an EDC that is near faultless as a real-life self-defense handgun. It flies in the face of the Swiss watch style construction techniques of the opposition and we like its style.
This custom Glock doesn’t need to beat them by fractions on the felt recoil, it looks like it would pistol whip them all to a bloody pulp before they even got to the range. That is physical presence, and that’s hard to fake.
That might just make it the best custom Glock in the world…. It’s certainly close.
Get yours now.
Where to buy Grey Ghost Precision Glock Parts
Grey Ghost Precision made its name with performance aftermarket Glock parts and now it has produced its own pistol. If you want to take full advantage of the massive Grey Ghost precision parts inventory then check out the best places to buy online here.
3. Faxon Firearms FX-19 Hellfire
- Price: $1,424
- Caliber: 9mm Luger
This is another ground-up rebuild of the Glock 19 using a variety of classic inspirations.
Of course there’s the custom Faxon Firearms frame, with a grip angle more closely resembling a 1911. Then there is the integral flared magwell, double undercut trigger guard and extended mag release. An Overwatch Precision Trigger replaces the standard Glock unit and that’s just the start of the spec list.
The barrel is a Faxon Firearms threaded, match-grade unit. The slide is produced in-house from high-grade stainless steel and it is a complex design that is chunky enough to get a grip on your weapon just about every which way. It’s RMR ready, fitted with suppressor ready night sights and you can go full tacti-cool with this handgun if that’s the way you want to take it.
The extended mag offers five more rounds of 9mm , which is a serious competitive advantage that is also available any other number of ways, cheaper ways. As a cohesive unit, though, this tactical pistol, a Glock 19 evolution, could easily become your handgun of choice for target shooting, home defense and even EDC.
4. Danger Close Armament Glock 43X
- Price: $1,199
- Base Gun: Glock 43x
This gun is a largely cosmetic makeover, but it just looks awesome and the Glock 43x was already an outstanding carry pistol.
So these minor tweaks really do turn it into a little badass.
The company’s signature brain texture stippling is the standout mod, although the slide is perfectly formed as well.
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The Glock 43x has restored our faith in Glock as a concealed carry pistol contender. But there’s no getting round the fact it isn’t the most stylish handgun. Danger Close Armament has fixed that.
5. Taran Tactical John Wick Combat Master Package
- Price: $2,150
- Base Gun: Glock 34 Gen 3
If you want to live your own John Wick fantasy, you used to have to send TTI a Glock and wait up to 24 weeks before you can strut
Now Brownells is taking simple orders for complete guns.
Taran Tactical might not be the biggest name, but they do a lot of custom guns for the movies and you’d be surprised how many heroes and villains have carried TTI hardware.
Check The Rock Michelle Rodriguez and Jason Statham in The Fast & The Furious 8. Will Smith also handled a TTI in his version of Deadshot.
It is John Wick that has made Taran Tactical famous in the wider world, though, and it’s pretty much our favorite product placement deal ever.
John Wick is a brutal hero and this is a brutal looking gun. It’s actually a Gen 3 G34 under the skin. So, if you have one lying around, you might want to send it in. At this price, it’s one of the cheaper custom Glocks you can get.
They can also work on a Glock Gen 4, but you won’t get the scallop cut for the mag release with the newer gun. You can now order the John Wick Combat master Package for the Glock 17 and 17L too.
With the baseplate magazine extensions, this looks like a beast and the color coding really helps set ff the new slide. It isn’t quite as chopped up as the main players here, but it’s a seriously functional Glock. There’s no RMR cut, but you do get fiber optic sights.
The trigger guard has a single undercut and it’s a fairly basic mod job that just happens to look nigh-on perfect.
If you love John Wick as much as we do, check out the other guns from the film here
Where to buy Taran Tactical Parts
If you don’t want to go full John Wick and you just want baseplate mag extensions or other Glock parts & accessories for your DIY Glock build at home, you can find them here.
- Taran Tactical Innovations Glock Parts & Accesories at Brownells.
- Buy custom Glock parts from TTI at Rainier Arms
6. Statement Defense KM3 Signature
Base Gun: Glock 19 Gen 3
Statement Defense is a parts supplier that has steepped up to total tuning packages and has made a big impression with this treatment for the Glock 19.
This Glock tuning packages is as brave and plain confrontational as anything out there. We like it.
The Statement Defense trigger kit is as sharp as any here, the 3 window lightning cuts in the slide join forces with aggressive serrations that mean you can manipulate the slide any way you like.
It is RMR ready, comes with Combat Precision Fiber Optic night sights and an undercut trigger guard. The gun gets a complete cerakote finish that takes it well beyond the simple world of Glock.
Calling the new grip Battlecock stippling is, well, a bit weird. But we can overlook it this once as the new grip works a treat.
You can choose from a range of colors and finishes, and you can buy a gun with a RMR already attached. One that jumps out is this highly modified, black on black custom Glock G17 Gen 3 for just $1,999.
Statement Defense Glock Parts & Accessories
Get Statement Defense parts & accessories for your Glock handguns here. You can add a touch of flair to any DIY Glock build and you can mix and match with other manufacturers to build your perfect Glock.
7. Danger Close Armament Signature G19
- Price: $1,499
- Base gun: Gen 4Glock 19
The Danger Close Armament Glock 19 package has a couple of standout points, but the main one is that it already offers an upgrade kit for the Gen 5 Glock 19. This is a Gen 4 start point, but the finished gun looks remarkably similar.
This is one of the first aftermarket slides for the Glock 19. The rest of the package is mainly cosmetic work, apart from that amazing stippling work.
Danger Close Armament calls this stippling brain texture, and it’s an ingenious, hydrophobic, non-slip grip. It looks the absolute business, in its own unique way, and it could be the new standard. The Cerakote finished frame is intriguing, but it’s the stipple and slide that really rock here.
Danger Close Armament has left the internals alone. That could have been to get the gun to market fast. Or it might be a vote of confidence. We have said for a while that the Glock Gen 5 trigger is better, much better, and maybe you don’t need to mess round in there anymore.
There will be an aftermarket drop-in trigger in the end, and it will be so much better that it will be worth it. But for now, we’re happy to acknowledge the Gen 5 Glock 19 is a big step forward when it comes to firing the thing.
Where to buy Danger Close Armament guns and parts
Danger Close Armament has given the custom treatment to the Sig Sauer P365 Nitron, the M&P Shield, the Glock 43 and the CZ P-10.
There are more on the way, these are pretty tight cosmetic and stippling packages and we’re sure they’ll find a market. but where do you buy Danger Close Armament slides and barrels?
8. ZEV Technologies G34 Dragonfly
- Price: $1465
- Base Gun: Glock 34 Gen 4
We love the G34 concept for a custom Glock. This was a custom gun conceived at the outset for better accuracy thanks to a longer barrel and other touches.
The 17+1 capacity is a nice touch and you can even get magazine extensions and go the full 30-round route if you want a home defense monster.
Glock designed the G34 as a target shooter’s gun and it turns out every week in shooting competitions round the country in stock form. So, if you’re going to throw the kitchen sink at a gun in terms of match-grade mods, it makes sense to do it to the best possible base weapon.
This is the price for black on black and you’ll need a gold barrel and ejection port cover to complete the look in the picture. Honestly, though, black on black is kind of enough in the flesh, so to speak. The gold can be a just a little bit gangsta.
An Agency Arms slide can cost almost $1,400. ZEV sell stripped slides through Brownells for just $499.99 and that is a bargain in this company. A lot of parts end up on sale, too, so if you like DIY gun build projects then you can save a fortune and build an epic gun from the parts bin.
But that’s just the start of the Glock modifications.
ZEV triggers are widely considered the best in the world and one of them on its own will transform your spongey Glock trigger. A new slide stop is part of the tuning package.
This gun comes with a steel guide rod, ISMI recoil spring, a ZEV triggerspring, skeletonized striker, a striker spring, a stainless steel firing pin safety, an aluminum backplate, extended mag release and custom stippling. So, basically everything.
It’s a great gun and it should cost about $2000 when you’re done negotiating on a complete gun. If you’re going for a modified Glock, then get the best, most accurate gun you can. This might just be the one.
You don’t need the full works, of course. You could build your gun out over time with ZEV Technologies parts & accessories that you can buy online here.
Bargain Glock Parts & Accessories
If you are building a DIY custom Glock then you can upgrade over time and pick your moment to buy online and save big money.
Keep an eye on these links, which are set for the sales and discount section of the major Glock parts & accessories aftermarket manufacturers.
- Buy custom Glock parts at Brownells.
- Glock Accessories and Parts at Rainier Arms.
- Get cheap Glock Gen 5, 4 or 3 at Cabelas. Complete Glock line for sale.
9. Agency Arms NOC
I wasn’t going to include the Agency Arms NOC, because it is really a bespoke pistol and we cannot really call this a modded Glock anymore. It’s a new thing entirely.
But, it is based on a Glock 19 frame profile, and the slide and compensator fit a Glock 17 profile. So, well, yeah, it kinda fits here and we slowly relaxed the rules as the tuners started creating custom guns based on Glocks.
So here we are, it’s a free for all now.
The frame comes from Lone Wolf Distributors and it brings some 1911 influence with it. That includes a change to the grip angle and a higher beavertail, but you can actually buy Lone Wolf Distributor parts, do the work yourself and save a lot of money..
The rest of the gun is precision Agency Arms parts and it is the result of years of tinkering. Is it worth $3000? Honestly we can’t see how. But, if somebody owns one and wants to tell us we’re wrong, we’re all ears.
10. Agency Arms Urban Combat
- Price: $2,299
- Base Gun: Glock 19
You can have a custom Agency Arms Glock 19 or 17 in Agency Arms’ Urban Combat spec. We went for the custom Glock G19, just because it’s on sale right now.
Sale is a relative term, because this is still obscene money for a polymer gun.
This is a complete gun, stripped, fettled and fixed by Agency Arms. It’s the gen 3 Glock 19, turned into the perfect handgun. So the grip is smoothed out to let you get that high-grip position, the trigger guard is perfectly undercut, the stippling is, well we’ll get t that, and you get other touches like the new trigger, extended magwell, match-grade barrel and all the other goodies.
Agency Arms has become the public face of custom Glocks. This is, in part, down to some seriously sharp marketing. It’s also because they make damn good guns. The Agency Ams Magwell was so good, Glock basically copied it in the Gen 5.
If you really have a custom Glock itch and you want it for your EDC, your range gun, home defense and just about everything else, then you could do a lot worse than this RMR-ready lightweight special. Is it the best custom Glock in the world? It’s certainly close.
The Agency Arms magwell, trigger set and slide are basically beyond reproach and the Agency Arms barrel is a top seller on its own. You might feel better with a ZEV Technologies alternative, but that’s a subjective thing.
Again, you can buy a few Agency Arms parts & accessories for your Glock without spending thousands of dollars. Check out the full range here.
Where to Buy Agency Arms Glock Parts & Accessories
It’s almost inconceivable to build a custom Glock 19,17 or 34 without at least one part from Agency Arms. From the flared magwell through the the ostentatious slide and match-grade barrels, Agency Arms has you covered.
- Get discounts on Agency Arms Glock parts at Brownells.
- Buy Agency Arms guns and custom Glock Parts at Rainier Arms.
11. Salient Arms Stryk A Strike One
- Price: $1,995
Salient Arms appears to have dropped off the map of late.
Maybe the company was just ahead of its time, because Salient Arms paved the way for the likes of Agency Arms and ZEV Technologies. It was one of the first Glock tuners and long ago revealed plans for this custom gun.
The Salient Arms Stryk A Strike One is actually out there, though, and you can find it at odd gunbrokers around the country. Check Gunbroker.com or just Google it to find actual guns you can buy right now.
You will get a fluted match grade SAI barrel coated in Titanium Nitride, fiber optic sights and a total upgrade on the internals. It’s a good gun and you can see how it has influenced the current generation of Glock-based custom guns.
12. Wilson Combat
Price: $2000 (Estimated)
Wilson Combat made its name with seriously expensive 1911s and now it has finally joined the custom Glock party.
Pricing isn’t as clear as it is with the ore established custom Glock players, because Wilson Combat tends to do bespoke work.
Based on the guns for sale on its website, though, we think a Gen 5 Glock 19 with all the trimmings, including the starburst grip stippling, match grade barrel, modded slide and Armor-Tuff coating will set you back around $2000.
Is it worth it? Well unless they fit their own internals, we don’t really see how it stacks up and you might be paying for the name with this one. That’s a lot of money for largely factory parts.
You can just buy a few Wilson Combat parts, for your Glocks and your 1911s, here.
13. Suarez Guttersnipe G43
You have to send your Glock to Suarez to get this price, but you’ll get a serious weapon back. It doesn’t just come with an RMR-milled slide, it comes with a red dot sight attached, as well as a new slide, polished internals and custom stippling.
The Guttersnipe package is a pretty solid deal actually, and you can pick and choose what you want if budget is an issue.
It isn’t the prettiest custom Glock here, and it’s the worst name by a long, long way. But it is one of the most effective weapons. So there’s that….
14. Nomad Defense Frame only
- Price: $200
- Base gun: Gen 4 Glock 19
This is for the DIY custom Glock builders among you. It’s a shortcut, it’s a way to save money when you’re building a Glock and it’s an awesome foundation for your finished gun.
The Nomad 9 Frame fixes pretty much every minor issue with the old Glock 19. The Beavertail is extended, the stippling is much more aggressive, the trigger guard is undercut and the magwell is flared. It’s totally done for you.
This stippling looks better than at least one high-end Glock tuner that will remain nameless, and a few of the others too.
It’s built in to the original design, not grafted on, and this is an integrated frame that could prove the final solution for Glock builders. At this price, it saves hours of work and means you can’t mess up your Glock with the details.
15. Patriot Ordnance Factory G-Series
- Price: $458.91 (Slide only)
It’s just a slide for now, but Patriot Ordnance Factory is clearly dipping its toe in the Glock parts water to see if it can make money from custom gun parts & accessories.
The AR-15 specialist just won our best AR-15 for $1000 award with the entry-level POF Constable and now it is raining on Agency Arms’ and ZEV Tech’s parade by stomping into the lucrative Glock tuning space.
The slide looks decent and its priced below the absolute top line offerings. You could even say this slide is good value and it certainly changes the character of the gun. Not only that, it means you can get the most from the slide. You can even push check it if you want, and it’s ready for the RMR or just about any other sight.
There are more than enough cocking serrations for just about anybody, it looks good and it’s a cohesive design. It might be the best of the custom gun slides for an EDC as it isn’t quite as perforated and fragile as the ZEV dragonfly. It’s this or the Agency Arms and this has a more natural sense of style.
I don’t buy the felt recoil BS, it’s not shaving that much weight off and I think that’s mostly in your head. It looks cool, though, and that might well be enough. We hope to see more from POF, as a fuill POF Glock conversion could be a total winner here.
16. Alphawolf Signature Series Grey Man
Alphawolf is the signature line of Lone Wolf Distributors, who sell vast quantities of Glock parts & accessories on the open market.
You might also know the name because Lone Wolf Distributors makes the cutting edge frames for the hugely expensive Agency Arms NOC.
It’s almost perverse, then, that Lone Wolf Distributors focuses on the low-budget market with its Glock slides and parts.
17. TTI Combat Carry G43
- Price: $2,399
What gun will John Wick carry in the third film? I will hazard a guess that he’s going to switch his G26 for a G43, because it’s ready and waiting for him.
This is a tight interpretation of the compact Glock, with custom porting on the slide and the trademark mag extension. WHat is that grip tape all about though?
It’s all you need for a firm grip, but it looks like a DIY solution rather than the finishing touch on a $2,400 handgun.
It’s a crazy price for such a small gun, we do agree, but it’s there if you want it! It’s like a designer purse gun for the lady, or a kinda over-engineered sock gun for a guy.
And John Wick might use one, which you know is kind of cool.