KE Arms has announced their new line of slides for Glock pistols. I had the pleasure of shooting with some of KE Arms creations at Superstition Mountain Mystery 3-Gun this past April, and while I am personally on the fence about using an optic on a pistol, I can attest to the workmanship of their builds and components.
These slides are made in the USA from 17-4 Stainless Steel, and heat treated to a Rockwell hardness of 42-43. These slides come ready to accept OEM internals, barrels, and guide rods. All of the slides come in three finishes: Black Melonite, Blasted Stainless, and NP3. (NP3 is a “teflon” like coating we have discussed before)
The KE19 slide is compatible with all Glock 19 Gen 3 OEM components.
The KE17 slide is compatible with all Glock 17 Gen 3 OEM components.
This slide comes with rear cocking serrations and the ability to mount iron sights. Basically a stock replacement that comes in some alternate finshes.
Machined to accept the popular Trijicon RMR. The Bravo features front and rear cocking serrations and more aggressive angle cuts on the sides of the slide. The slide is also capable of accepting traditional front/rear iron sights. The slide includes KE Arms RMR cover plate anodized black (which will allow you to use your pistol without the RMR).
The Charlie Slide features front and rear cocking serrations, aggressive contouring on the sides, bull nose on the front, weight relief cuts on the top and sides. It is available machined to accept the Trijicon RMR or Leupold Delta Point Pro. RMR model includes rear sight dovetail and cover plate if you do not wish to use the RMR. Deltapoint Model is machined to accept the Deltapoint Pro with Leupold Rear Sight unit. No cover plate is supplied with the Deltapoint model.
Whether you are building a pistol from the ground up, or upgrading your current pistol, KE Arms slides make an excellent choice. They are currently only showing the KE17 variants on the website:
- Alpha: Black Melonite ($299), Blasted Stainless ($299), NP3 ($449)
- Bravo: Black Melonite ($439), Blasted Stainless ($438), NP3 ($589)
- Charlie: Black Melonite ($549), Blasted Stainless ($549), NP3 ($699)
You can find more information on their website: http://www.kearms.com/products-for-glock