11 of the Best Custom Glocks – April 2023

ZEV Technologies OZ9 Pistol for sale

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.

Wilson Combat, Grey Goose and Faxon Firearms have joined the fray.

John Wick is sponsored by Taran Tactical, ZEV is pulling out all the stops with a custom metal handgun, and others are watching.

DIY Glocks are a Subculture

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.

A Glock can turn into an expensive pistol. We all know this by now, but the owners love the best Glock pistols.

So what are the best custom Glocks and Glock clones in 2023?

The War Poet, a custom Glock built by Shadow Systems and John Lovell of the Warrior Poet Society. It's RMR ready, and a hell of a combat pistol.

1. Shadow Systems War Poet with Holosun Red Dot

  • Price: $1,259.99

The Shadow Systems Multi Role Frame is the star here and the company teamed up with John Lovell of the Warrior Poet Society to create a match grade Glock 19 Plus.

An extended beavertail kills slide bite, interchangeable backstraps give a custom handgun feel. The optic cut slide is ready for an RMR, which is a big deal if you want to go competitive shooting, and the 416R steel barrel is suppressor ready.

Designed as a concealed carry that could also star as a tactical or range pistol, The War Poet comes with a 15+1 payload of 9mm ammunition. It’s also a lightweight combat pistol that would be a valid addition to just about any gun safe in the land. You can order yours with a Holosun 507c attached, too.

The Full Model Line

The War Poet is just the tip of the iceberg and there are a whole range of models for competition, fun and some Gucci Glocks too.

Buy your pistols from Sportsman’s Guide here.

Faxon Firearms FX-19 Patriot Compact. A reworked version of the Glock 19 to create what could be the perfect combat Glock.

2. Faxon Firearms FX-19 Compact

  • Regular Price: $1,020.99
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Barrel: 4 inch
  • Total: 8 inch
  • Caliber: 15+1

Faxon Firearms has made a big splash with its own firearms after starting out in the modding and aftermarket business. It has a range of AR-15s and now these Glock-based pistols.

This is not Glock frame work, it’s a Faxon PF940C frame with a 1911 style grip angle, beavertail protection, a match grade barrel, fiber optics and lots of other stuff. It’s optics ready, so the slide work isn’t a vanity project and the double undercut trigger guard and new grip goes well beyond custom stippling.

This is really a new 9mm pistol, more than Glock custom work.

All the deep slide cuts help you get a grip in the heat of battle, too. That’s kind of the point. And the accessory rail underneath is great for weapon lights.

Now these are Faxon Parts, Glock pistol ideals. Essentially this is still every bit as co-operative and simple as the Glock 19 on which it was once based. It’s just better, everywhere.

Lone Wolf Distributors LTD19 V2. Great modified Glock pistols

3. Lone Wolf Distributors LTD19 V2

  • Regular Price: $459.99
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Barrel: 4 inch
  • Total: 7.16 inch
  • Caliber: 15+1

Lone Wolf Distributors is one of the pioneers of the industry. If you needed parts, Glock custom work and a match grade barrel, they were one of the first.

Not just for you and me. The company supplied the frame work for the iconic Agency Arms NOC and plenty of other industry giants. LWD, then, are custom work consultants to the stars.

It makes sense that this gun is so good.

Why is Lone Wolf So Cheap?

What doesn’t make sense is why it is so cheap. This is an optics ready short frame Glock 19 with night sights, with a lot of slide work and a new frame.

It’s the LWD Timberwolf Frame, if you’re interested, which is slimmer and slightly more upright than the G19. The aggressive slide cut design leaves the tip of the barrel exposed. it’s a push check special, it’s a brave design and we like it.

For this money, this is a great 9mm pistol.

ZEV Tech OZ9 - A ground up rebuild of the G19 with a metal frame and all of ZEV Tech's custom Glock parts & accessories experience.

4. ZEV Technologies OZ9

  • Price: $1,496.00
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Barrel Length: 4.5 inch
  • Total Length: 8.75 inch
  • Caliber: 17+1

The Glock champion of the world is a ground-up new build with a steel frame. You got it, the ZEV Technologies OZ9 is a metal-bodied Glock Plus.

ZEV Can Sell You an AR-15 Too

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.

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 the best custom Glock work anymore, but it does work with Glock mags and accessories and the ZEV Technologies OZ9 really is the ultimate metal Glock.

Get ZEV Technologies 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.

Buy Glock guide rods through to slides, a slide lock and drop-in trigger groups for your bespoke Glock 19 gen 3, gen 4, 17, 34 and just about every other flavor of Glock here:

Shadow Systems MR920 Combat pistol. A cost effective custom Glock with frame work, slide cuts and other upgrades off the peg.

5. Shadow Systems MR920 Combat

  • Price: $649.99
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Barrel Length: 4 inch
  • Total Length: 8 inch
  • Caliber: 15+1

If you’re looking for a cost effective approach to the ultimate Glock 19, then a Shadow Systems MR920 might just be the simplest way to go rather than building a 9mm pistol yourself.

Again, this is a ground-up rebuild and a new gun, but it fits the profile of the Glock 19 and is clearly a modified Glock in spirit. The frame comes with aggressive stippling by Glock standards, a flared magwell and a new center of balance to reduce muzzle flip. These are all good things.

An extended beavertail kills slide bite, interchangeable backstraps give a custom handgun feel. The slide is ready for Trijicon RMR red dot, which is a big deal if you want to go competitive shooting. And the 416R steel barrel is suppressor ready.

Wilson Combat Vickers Tactical G45. A great modern Glock with some expensive touches. But is it worth the money?

6. Wilson Combat Vickers Elite Package

  • Regular Price: $1,760.99
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger
  • Barrel: 4.49 inch
  • Total: 8 inch
  • Caliber: 17+1

You really have to know, and care, to spot the differences between a common or garden G19x, G45 and this $1,700+ pistol.

Wilson Combat and Vickers Tactical always produce good pistols, but the bang per buck seems to be getting a little on the thin side here.

Vickers Tactical took care of the frame modifications to create a new plastic pistol with similar goals to many others. That being a 1911 grip angle, single undercut trigger guard and custom stippling for Glock, an improved mag release/slide stop and match grade barrel.

This is a limited edition gun, but this custom gun is almost endorsed by Glock…

Have a look at the top Wilson Combat handguns here, and you might find a great 9mm pistol you like more.

Grey Ghost Precision Combat Pistol For Sale. AN awesome custom Glock 19 with a real USP. Buy your pistol online now.

7. Grey Ghost Precision Combat Pistol

  • Regular Price: $1,439.04
  • Base Gun: Glock 19
  • Caliber: 9mm Luger

This is a properly practical EDC.

Grey Ghost Precision don’t need us to sell their skills, you know all about their rifles and Glock parts & accessories. Now it has made its own pistol, the Grey Ghost Precision Combat Pistol.

This is a great compromise of style, improved functionality and actual practicality, as well as a price tag that is almost seductive in this company. You could also buy a serialized frame for just $139 and put your own slide and internals on there, but availability is starting to dry up.

Now this 9mm pistol does look a bit ‘Operator’. with that exaggerated double undercut trigger guard But then, they all do in their own way.

The chunky non-slip finish that reminds me of a weird waterproof sleeve for a mobile phone just works aesthetically, ergonomically, everywhere. This goes beyond slide cut treatments, top serrations and optic cuts.

It looks shockproof, like you could drop this custom gun off a cliff and it would survive the fall. That could make it the best Glock.

Where to buy Grey Ghost Precision Glock Parts & Accessories

Grey Ghost Precision made its name with performance aftermarket parts for Glock GES handguns and now it has produced its own pistol. If you want to take full advantage of the massive parts inventory then check out the best places to buy online here.

Buy a slide cover plate, mag extensions, guide rods and more.

John Wick 2 Glock 34 with TTI Combat Master Package. It's the pistol from, John Wick 2 and a great handgun.

8. Taran Tactical Innovations John Wick Combat Master Package

  • Price: $2,549
  • 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 a year before you can strut round with the actual handgun John Wick used in Chapter 2.

Lead times are a bitch…

This could be their best Glock ever, though. It is certainly the most famous working advert for TTI Glock accessories. From the magazine extensions through to the custom slide porting, almost everybody knows this gun.

John Wick has made Taran Tactical Innovations famous, and pretty much our favorite product placement deal ever.

More Bullets Always Help…

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 with extended controls and a subtler finger groove pattern. You get fiber optic sights too.

The trigger guard undercut is a fairly basic mod job that just happens to look nigh-on perfect with the Glock 17 Gen 4 and Glock 17 Gen 3. Different, but just as good.

If you love the films as much as we do, check out the other guns from the film here

Where to buy Taran Tactical Parts

TTI offer full build services for Glock, if you havean endless budget. If you don’t want to go full John Wick and you just want a cover plate, mag extensions magazine floor plates,, magwell, trigger parts, red dot plate or an extended slide release.

Glock accessories for you to build a Glock build at home, you can find them here.

Agency Arms NOC for sale. The original tuned Glock built as a shop window for the company's parts and upgrades.

9. Agency Arms NOC

  • Price: $3000
  • Base Gun: Glock 19 g3

The Agency Arms was the first truly bespoke pistol based on the Glock.

It is based on a Glock 19 frame profile, and the slide and compensator fit a Glock 17 Gen 3 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. And Agency has pulled back from the market.

LWD Supplied Frame

The frame comes from Lone Wolf Distributors and it brings some 1911 influence with it, including finger groove removal and steel full length guide rods. That also includes a change to the grip angle and a higher beavertail, with an extended magazine release and other premium features.

Was it worth $3000? To some folks, yes.

Where to Buy Agency Arms Barrel and Glock Upgrades

It’s almost inconceivable to build a custom G19,17 or 34 without at least some pistol parts or components.

From the flared magwell through the ostentatious slide and a polished gold barrel and niight sights, you choose. Maybe even a guide rod, magazine floor plates or an extended slide lock. Firing pin safety upgrades are also available.

You can even have an Agency Smith & Wesson these days…

Wilson Combat Paul Howe package for Glock

10. Wilson Combat Glock 19

  • Price: $2000 (Estimated)
  • Base Gun: Glock 19 Gen 4

Wilson Combat made its name with seriously expensive 1911s and rifles. Now it has joined the Glock party.

Pricing isn’t as clear as it is with the more established 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 laser work, match grade barrel, modded slide and Armor Tuff coating will set you back around $1,700.

You can obviously spec a threaded barrel on your polymer frame pistol. And Gen 4 finger grooves, if you want. We would want the finger groove removal service, though.

Paul Howe Package For Glock is Nice

The Paul Howe Signature package for Glock is a new offering, and we like it. We also do like that Armor Tuff finish.

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 pistols and some window dressing.

You can just buy a few Wilson Combat guns, parts, and your 1911s here.

Donald Trump Glock 43x Limited Edition. Because why the hell not? Get yours here.

11. Trump Edition Glock 43x

  • Price: $699.99

Now this is an intriguing collection of ideas that might just sum up your personality in a custom Glock 43x.

A drop in barrel, a battle worn finish, Donald Trump and the White House laser engraving work on the side. There’s a lot of things going in for a subcompact pistol honestly, but it is topped with standard Glock sights, no magazine extension and OEM parts & Glock internals.

The G43x has got some wild versions out there, but this Donald Trump Edition might be the most dramatic.

Other Striker-Fired Pistol Options

You can buy a tuned Sig Sauer P320, CZ P10, a Smith & Wesson Performance Center or even Sig P320 X line pistol off the peg or wait for the build service. Custom Sig Sauer pistols are big business now, too, and the likes of Danger Close Armament are waiting for your money with products and parts there.

The Sig Sauer P365 has a solid aftermarket support system too.

Drop in Glock Barrels

Glock barrels just pull out and drop in, replacing OEM Glock factory parts, which makes it easy to upgrade and maintain. It’s a nice feature that has led the likes of True Precision, Grey Ghost etc to build an entire niche industry around the best Glock barrels.

And it means you keep busy switching OEM Glock factory parts out.

Custom slides for the Glock
The Glock Slide Sub Culture

The Glock slide industry is a monster that keeps on growing as people seek to add a dash of flair to the perfectly function polymer pistol.

Slide milling is now a thing of the past and you buy the parts off the shelf. Slide milling can still be fun, though, if you’re good at slide milling. But an optic cut is easier.

Get Glock slides from half of the companies above and you’ll change the look and feel of your 9mm pistol in minutes. It can also help you fit a much broader selection of Glock sights.

You can get a Glock slide for a G19, G43, G34, just about everything really.

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