KE Arms Glock Slides, 3 New Slides To Dress Up Your G17 or G19

    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)

    KE19 Alpha in Action at the MGM Ironman 3 Gun Competition!

    KE19 Alpha in Action at the MGM Ironman 3 Gun Competition!

    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.

    ALPHA SLIDE

    The Alpha

    The Alpha

    This slide comes with rear cocking serrations and the ability to mount iron sights.  Basically a stock replacement that comes in some alternate finshes.

    BRAVO SLIDE

    The Bravo

    The Bravo

    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).

    CHARLIE SLIDE

    The Charlie

    The Charlie

    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

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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