Strike Industries Glock Rail

Strike Industries has developed an innovative rail system for the Glock pistol. The rail attaches to a standard factory slide by locking into the backplate slot. Tension screws on the top of the rail prevent the rail from moving around. A side charging handle can be attached if desired.

The rail with charging handle attached.
Plastic prototype attached to Glock slide (top), optic attached to aftermarket Caspian Glock slide.

Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • I’m gonna be buying one of these…. any idea on a date that it will be available or a price point?

  • Andrew Tuohy

    I tried to look at the photos, but the number of crossed shadows from horrible SHOT Show lighting gave me a seizure. I’m going to have nightmares about that for quite a while.

  • hojo

    So… what sorts of accessories exist that are approved for mounting on the slide? It seems like they would need to be VERY robust to survive the pounding they’ll get on the slide, and pretty light to avoid interfering with the action. I guess what I’m saying is, don’t get too excited until you figure out what will actually work in this somewhat tricky environment.

    • Nater

      Trijicon RMR and similar sights. The Aimpoint T1/H1 Micro. I think that the RMR-type MRDS work better on pistols, though. I really wish they’d not get rid of the rear sight dove tail. It’d be nice to buy some taller suppressor sights that would co-witness with the red dot. That’s how the FNP-45 Tactical works, but it’s a pretty long slide. There may not be enough room on a Glock designed for 9×19/.40 S&W/.357 SIG/.45 GAP.

  • Komrad

    The prototype looks like it may have been made with a rapid-prototyper/3D printer. If so, it would be cool if they offered a download of the model either for free or for a low price, at least low compared to the actual product.

    But alas, the prototype, whether made with 3D printing or not, is probably not suitable for mounting and use with optics.

    • NikonMikon

      lol really? a company would offer the blueprints to their product for the masses to 3d print… are you on drugs?

      • Komrad

        Yes, I’m just tripping all sorts of stuff. It may very well be a poor business practice and I may have been hanging out on GNU forums too much lately. I may very well be wrong, but I don’t appreciate being insulted.

        If you think I’m wrong, say so (you did that) and provide a well reasoned argument as to why. Calling me a druggie is not a well reasoned argument and is fairly juvenile as well.

    • NikonMikon

      You know what’s juvenile? Expecting people to give things away for free. It’s also very self-entitled. Supporters of Richard Stallman’s hippie software utopia are incredible creeps and they irritate the hell out of me. It’s not a surprise you want this to be provided for free if you’re a supporter of GNU. Get a grip hippie, nothing is free.

      • Chase

        Komrad didn’t say, “They MUST release the model so I can print one, I have a RIGHT to their knowledge free of charge! I don’t care how hard they worked for it!” All he said was, “It would be cool.”

        Believe it or not, for-profit companies occasionally make the decision to release all or part of the specs/design/code/etc. of a product into the public domain. Freespace 2, which is a great old sci-fi space fighter simulation game, was released into the public domain a few years ago. It has a loyal and enthusiastic fanbase who develop mods and improvements for it. That’s just one example.

        There’s nothing wrong with creating a product and then exchanging it for your daily bread. There’s not even anything wrong with creating a product and using it to get filthy rich. But the attitude I get from your comment is that EVERYTHING must be private property, and we must NEVER give anything freely to one another, because that would be COMMUNISM.

        If I’m misinterpreting your tone (and I do that a lot), I’m sorry.

      • Komrad

        Pretty much what Chase said. I don’t really expect them to release it. I think it would be cool if we got some open source-ish gun designs going and that was where my thought came from.

        I by no means think that everything should be free and open, or even that most things should be free and open. Some things should be free and open, like court cases and records, classified documents that no longer have a need to be classified (obviously not stuff that is still relevant to national security or could compromise important assets), the legislative process, the electoral process, public spending, and other similar things should be open. Lawyers at criminal trials, public libraries, most public property, trails and forests, and the use of public roads should be free.

        Nobody should be forced to release something into the public domain until their copyright/patent/trademark expires and nobody should be forced to give away a product for free. If you think that is what GNU supporters think, then you are terribly wrong (well, at least about this Richard Stallman’s software utopia hippie). The GNU project is a fun way to get high quality software out to those who are interested and a great way for programmers to sharpen their coding skills.

        I am perfectly aware that there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch (I read “The Moon is a Harsh Mistress” too), and I have no expectation or desire for every company to release everything.

        I apologize for being such a creep and irritating you by thinking Linux (Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo and others), Open Office, Firefox, Chrome/Chromium OS and browser, 7-zip, Truecrypt, uTorrent, Python, Tor, Foxit, Blender, Golly, and numerous other open source programs are well made and efficient. I didn’t realize that people making programs for fun and releasing them for free was so irritating and creepy.

      • Komrad

        @myself, I forgot Android OS and Wiki in my list

        I guess everyone whould stop using Android based phones, Firefox, Chrome, and Wikipedia because it is irritating and creepy.

      • NikonMikon

        So let me get this right, you never really thought they would actually do it so your comment was purely a vehicle for you to spout your hippie bullshit? Makes sense.

      • Komrad

        Not exactly.

        A few weeks (months?) ago on this blog, there were a few articles about gun parts being printed on 3D printers. I believe there was an AR-15 lower receiver and a 5 round magazine for an AR-15. I know for sure that the guy who designed the all plastic 5 round magazine was just an average guy and he released the whole thing (sans spring which was somebody else’s design) into the public domain. I don’t remember if the lower receiver was available for download or if somebody made it as just a one off thing.

        Anyway, I saw that the plastic prototype looked like it might have been made on a 3D printer. I literally “thought it would be cool” (can’t use italics here) if it were available for download.

        It had nothing to do with my “hippie bullshit” or any other ulterior motive other than the possibility of yet another gun part being available for download and use with 3D printers.

        I only brought up GNU as a joke. It was supposed to be a light piece of self-depreciating humor (lol, I so stupid, it because Stallman). It was you that for some reason felt the need to express your obviously strong feelings about Richard Stallman and GNU and resort to ad homonim attacks.

        Perhaps I took too much offense at the drugs thing or being called a hippie, but I still don’t appreciate it.

        If you would like, I could post my email and we could have a more reasoned discussion (instead of you insulting me and me using sarcasm right back) or perhaps we could simply agree to disagree, but I don’t really like where this debate/argument is going and it hasn’t been exactly civil. I would like very much for it to end without any bad blood between us (even if we never meet again).

    • Tinkerer

      Hey NikonMikon, I see a lot of hate coming from you. Are you on drugs?

      • NikonMikon

        woah woah woah, mad props to you, you’re VERY clever man. i guess thats why you call yourself the tinkerer?

      • Komrad

        At this point he’s just trolling. We can just ignore him.
        He’s worse than Lance though.

      • NikonMikon

        No actually I’m serious.

  • Maigo

    Going to put the point of aim rather high

  • StarWolve

    I’m interested in this, but I also questioned the slide mounting. I think it might be okay for a small LED flashlight, but that would make it a “night use only” weapon, unless you could find iron sights or optics that could handle the beating for daytime use.

    I have a G30 that I absolutely love, but it is older and doesn’t have the mounting rail on the receiver. I have looked at trigger guard mounted lights, but for the price, I just practice shooting with my Surefire grasped with my off-hand. I do have a Sure-fire scout light, which might be able to handle the beating mounted on the slide, but I question whether the weight would adversely affect the action.

    • fw226

      StarWolve: You might want to check out the Crimson trace lights that attack to the trigger guard and don’t require a rail instead of putting a light up top where your sights belong. Here’s a link (or, check out the other blog posts here):

  • Ken

    I’m having trouble visualizing how it attaches since the Glock backplate pushes up from the bottom. How would you do that with a rail on top of it unless it’s two pieces; a backplate replacement and a rail that attaches to that?

    • SL

      It’s 2 pieces!

  • Bob crane

    It’s funny that people will Fucking whine and argue over the most stupid fucking bullshit,. Especially gun people, we argue the most of anybody! And it’s usually someone that’s WRONG trying to make a point to someone who is RIGHT, and their only defense is to whine to the other person about their spelling!

    • David/Sharpie

      Or that they’re hippies or communists….