Wilson Combat Offering GLOCK Customization

Wilson Combat is joining the ever-growing crowd of gunsmiths and shops that offer customization and enhancements for the ever-popular GLOCK line of pistols. Wilson Combat has been one of the premier names in 1911 custom pistols and 1911 customization for longer than I have been old enough to own a gun. The Berryville, Arkansas based company has more recently expanded into the AR-15 platform and even more recently they embraced the Beretta design by offering customization and guns.

Wilson Combat recently announced on their Facebook page that they are now offering custom work for the most popular handgun in America. They now offer such things as premium sights, magazine well funnels, slide customization, slide laser engraving, popular aftermarket triggers, barrels, custom finishes, and frame stippling for the GLOCK 3rd generation and Gen4 models in all calibers. It is interesting to me to note that Wilson Combat’s stippling follows their signature Starburst pattern made ubiquitous on their 1911 grips.

Wilson Combat hinted on social media to customers that this is not the complete extent of the GLOCK services that they will offer, but that they plan to expand the list of customization options in the future.

You can see more of the Wilson Combat GLOCK customization here at wilsoncombat.com and find the pricing for all the work offered here on the order form.

Scott is a firearms enthusiast and gun hobbyist whose primary interest is the practical application of gun ownership. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he hosts and blogs for The Firearms Podcast, a podcast and blog about gun stuff by gun people. Scott is a 20-year veteran of the USAF and been a member of his base, state and the All Guard marksmanship teams. He can be reached via email at scott@thefirearmspodcast.com


  • BattleshipGrey

    After 35 years they finally gave in to the stipple.

    • …or they realized that they could make money by paying an intern to sit down and play with a soldering iron.

      • FWIW: Their frame texture pattern is probably laser engraved. It is much faster and more consistent with complex patterns.

        • Giolli Joker

          That could also explain the fact they offer the service only on latest generations: fixtures and programs defined for Gen 3 and 4, not big enough market to develop for 1 and 2.

          • Zapped 02

            Basic grip dimensions across the gen 1 to 4 are the same, they changed the checking and finger grooves.
            The Willson looks like they sand it flat and brand it.

  • Bill

    Why the later generations? My Gen 1 could use a makeover, except it’s already kind of battle-worn looking.

  • Jtx

    It’s sooooo easy to stiple a grip why spend more than the $10 a soldering iron or hot knife works. Or even some steel mesh heated in the oven then carefully laid over the grip.

  • M.M.D.C.

    Is burning their logo on a Glock brand Glock gonna earn them a lawsuit?

    • FearlessFarris

      Not likely. It’s not as if they’re claiming ownership of the firearm design, or doing anything else which might reasonably cause confusion in the marketplace. I’m guessing Glock is just happy for whatever helps sell more Glocks.

    • Gun Fu Guru

      Many companies do it. They are free to include their logo in their stipple job.

  • Gregory

    Looks like crap.

    • Jared Vynn

      $139 crap just for stippling.

  • Black Dots

    Given how much money people spend on their Glocks after buying them (and how many parts they replace), and the increasing prevalence of Glock pattern parts on the market (80% frames, barrels, slides, etc.) I’m surprised people haven’t just taken to building “Glocks” like they have with ARs.

    For example, If you bought a G19 and then replaced the slide, barrel, and trigger with say, parts from Zev Technologies, you’ll spend about $1,700. Building one with a polymer lower and the same parts from Zev will cost around $1,200 (if you’re into that kind of thing).

    • 2wheels

      I don’t know how common it is, but I’ve seen a few people online who’ve built “Glocks” with absolutely 0 actual Glock parts.

      I was considering doing it myself just for the novelty factor until I realized that it would cost more than I was willing to pay.

      • Jared Vynn

        I doubt it will be as common as AR building until you can build a Glock for less than you can buy one like you can with AR’s.

        • 2wheels

          Yeah when you can get a Glock for $400 or so bucks it’s hard to justify building your own unless you really really want to.

          It’ll be interesting to see if the aftermarket can eventually bring their prices down enough that you can build a Glock cheaper than you can buy one.

          • Swarf

            If that happens, I’ll be in. Until then, no Glock necessary.

  • 2wheels

    To each his own, but it kinda blows my mind to see the amount of money that people are willing to spend on cheap utilitarian guns like the Glock.

    • FearlessFarris

      It’s like buying a bone stock Toyota Camry and then trying to make it a Lexus F-Sport through aftermarket parts.

      It’s okay to like your Camry, they’re perfectly fine and reliable autos. It’s great to aspire to own a performance car. But they’re two different things.

    • ProudAmerican

      Speaking as a Glock fan boy, I completely agree.

      Suum cuique. To each his own. If someone wants to pimp $8k or whatever on a Glock, be my guest.

  • Alex A.

    The top of that slide looks sharp.
    IMO laser guided stippling just doesn’t have the same look or feel as SSVI, danger close, agency arms, stip grips and cold bore. There’s a ton of other really good stipplers (did I just invent a word) and with lasers there’s no soul put into it.

    • Harry’s Holsters

      Agreed but this is some of the best laser stippling I’ve seen. And Agency’s stippling doesn’t look that great in person on the guns I’ve seen. The same goes for salient. The others are in a whole other league. As the cost of the laser setups on control systems go down we’ll see people putting our SSVI, Danger Close and Boresight solutions grade work.

      • Alex A.

        When your right your right, and you sir nailed it. I haven’t seen agencies work up close in my hand, but I do like their designs but not the 2K price tag that comes along with it lol.
        It’s only a matter of time I think till laser stippling has the same idk what you’d call it, individuality? Depth? As something done by hand. Hopefully.

  • TheNotoriousIUD
  • Trotro

    I’d never pay this much for what amounts to some stippling but unlike most on this comment section…..*raises riot shield*…I think it actually looks kinda cool.

    • 2wheels

      I think the pattern on the grips looks pretty cool too (I like it on Wilsons 1911s too). But I agree, the cost definitely outweighs the cool factor.

  • Mystick

    Wilson Combat? Why doesn’t it say “1911” with a huge billboard ad on the side for the manufacturer?

    That sigil is like one swastika away from being an NSDAP item :/

    • Swarf

      And you just know that once they get in to certain hands, they aren’t one Swastika away anymore.

    • wetcorps

      The nazis ruined eagle sigils for everyone. Truly an evil bunch ^^

  • Joe Schmo

    Frames look like Grade Z stippling. Its barely a step above Agency or Zev.

  • Vitsaus

    Wilson wasn’t going to pass up a chance to charge you lots of money for nothing special.

    • Swarf

      Did someone say 1911?

  • feetpiece _

    No undercut trigger guard? What’s the point then?

  • Harry’s Holsters

    I’m glad to see a bigger company taking the use of lasers seriously. Takes out a lot of variables and has a lot of potential for others once the cost comes down.

    I would have liked to see the frame machined to take away the finger grooves.

  • Dickie

    I like it just for their slide finishes. I like the colors they offer. Other than that i prefer the stock frame.

  • Kurt Ingalls

    LMAO!!!!!….this article was designed and written to bring out the hate in people……gotta love it!!!! 🙂

  • Jake S.
  • Treyh007

    Spend 1500 on a 500 Glock……. Nahhhh Man. Who else thinks that dragon/fish scale stippling looks like total dog sh*%? Never understood the pimp-Glock craze. It’s one thing to put in a $60 Ghost trigger kit and some Trijicon N sights but all that other pretty crap just isn’t for me. Like the fella below said to each his own!

  • Stand Your Ground

    Which option is “tack driver”?

  • Mark Horning

    If I were paying to customize a Glock the #1 items would be to cut off the stupid god-damed finger grooves.

  • Lee M Attinger

    I don’t like stippling all that much but I think they did a pretty decent job. But whatever, do what you do best and hate away.

  • LarryNC

    That is just sad and pathetic.

  • DaveGinOly

    But…but…I thought Glocks were already perfect!!

  • Vee

    How to make an ugly gun uglier.