POTD: Laser Engraved Bat Glock

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

Alpha Laser Engraving posted a video on Facebook and their Instagram of a Batman themed Bat Glock.

The Bat Glock frame and slide were laser engraved. Not all laser engravers can accomplish this type of engraving. A simple CO2 hobby laser can engrave Glock polymer but it is not powerful enough to engrave into metal.

As you can see in the video above and photos below, Alpha Laser Engraving went with gold Titanium Nitrided accents to give the Bat Glock a black and yellow aesthetic akin to Batman.

I have two complaints. Batman does not really use firearms. Sure there are exclusions like Frank Miller’s Dark Knight and the recent film Dawn of Justice he uses a SCAR16 and 1911.

Here is a video that explains how and why Batman does not use guns. Although there are some examples where he does.

The second issue is the weapon light. Alpha Laser Engraving cerakoted the words “Bat Signal”. This is clever until you think about it. The Bat Signal is not something Batman uses. Instead it is supposed to be a paging service to summon the Dark Knight to the rooftops of Gotham Police Department to have a confab with Commissioner Gordon. It would be more aptly labeled as “Bat Light”. Similar to how the 1970’s Batman portrayed by Adam West labeled things in the TV show.

I like the creativity and the look of the Bat Glock and if you are a Batman fanatic then I could see how one could appreciate all things Batman. But I find this to be contradictng to the character.

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  • Hugo Stiglitz Hugo Stiglitz on Jun 26, 2018

    I gotta get me one of those!

  • Alpha Laser Engraving Alpha Laser Engraving on Jun 26, 2018

    Thanks for the article and the comments! We built this gun for a customer and he had a list of requests, we hope no matter what your opinion is you can appreciate the work that was involved in a build like this. thanks