What is a Glock 19 Custom Slide and Its Usage?

Purchasing a Glock 19 custom slide for your pistol is a great way to customize your gun. Not only will it add a unique look to your handgun, but it will also help you increase your firearm’s accuracy. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your purchase.


Getting a custom Glock 19 slide can be expensive. Consider looking into an aftermarket slide instead. These are made to fit Glock 19 pistols and come in various styles. You can choose from stainless steel, black nitride, or cerakote finishes.

Some Glock 19 slides are built with forward serrations, which provide a good grip. The forward serrations will be milled on the drop, usually including the Glock logo. The front serrations are also optional.

Some Glock slides also include vertical front serrations, which provide an additional gripping surface. This can be added to the Top Surface serrations for an even better grip. The Enhanced Grip Feature (EGF) cuts are also a great addition to the slide. These cuts are much more efficient than the traditional serration cuts and provide a solid platform for racking.

RMR cuts

Several manufacturers make glock 19 custom slides cut for red dot sights. These are primarily for Glock pistols that are not fitted with MOS gun versions. They are perfect for EDC pistols that will be used on the job. Some can be equipped with other optics, such as the Holosun 507C optic. These are great for collectors and people on a budget.

The CMC Kragos Glock 19 RMR slide is a good upgrade for Glock 19. It accepts aftermarket parts and is designed for the Holosun 507C optic.

Another manufacturer, Faxon, offers a Glock 19 RMR slide cut for the Holosun 507C optic. The slide is made from stainless steel, and it is bead blasted. It is available in a variety of colors and finishes. It is also available in a fully enclosed slide.

Tenifer treatment

Unlike the earlier generation Glocks, the Glock 19 slide is not smooth. Instead, it has many serrations inspired by the BattleComp muzzle brakes. These serrations help in clearing malfunctions and aiding in weapon manipulation.

Glock pistols are known for durability. Their barrels are made from quality steel and have been shot over one million rounds. They are also immune to corrosion. In addition, their polymer frame and high-strength steel ensure that the pistol has a sturdy construction.

GLOCK pistols have a trigger system that uses a firing pin lock and drops safety. They also feature a white dot front sight and an integral accessory rail that allows the user to attach laser sights and flashlights.

Glock also uses nitrocarburizing treatments on all their guns. This process hardens the metal to provide corrosion resistance, scratch resistance, and lubricity. However, the chemicals used in the process can be restricted in some places.

Lightening cuts

A custom Glock slide can be a fantastic and fun way to improve your pistol. However, it would be best if you were careful to avoid making the mistake of cutting corners.

Many companies make quality custom slides, so you don’t have to shell out a small fortune to get a Glock slide with a fancy finish and the ability to perform all of the functions of a standard Glock slide.

Many companies make slides with lightning cuts or the more impressive “windows.” Windows are a nice touch because they reduce the weight of your fall and your gun’s recoil.

The Lantac Razorback slide is one of the more unique slides on the market, with bead blasting and pre-hardened stainless steel. The bead-blasted finish makes the decline more durable and prevents the slide from corroding. The fall also features a proprietary Lithium-Ferro coating.

Compatible with Gen 3 – 5 models

Several models, notably the Glock 42 and 43, have a standardized magazine that works across all models. However, it’s common for a particular model only to have one optic-ready variant. So if you’re looking to make the switch, you’ll need to be creative.

The Glock 42 has a frame measuring a little 1.26 inches long, compared to the Gen 5 model, which measures up at a more modest 1.34 inches. In addition, the new model boasts many other changes, including an updated locking block and a more sophisticated spring-loading disassembly lever. The new model also boasts a new skeleton atop the weapon of choice, a redesigned magazine catch. As for compatibility, the best bet is to check with your local dealer to see what models will be in stock before you make the switch.