Grey Ghost Precision has announced the availability of the newest addition to its Glock slide lineup. The new slide is dubbed the SPG-43 (v1 and v2), an aftermarket upgrade to the Glock 43 9mm pistol.

This is news in a couple of ways, not least of which because they’re engineered and cut in house — that’s different from the majority of slide “manufacturers” who typically source their blanks from the same couple of OEM locations. The V1 and V2 are the slide cuts and milling profiles. V1 being an aggressive block cut and the V2 a more subtle “geoscale” profile.

“We manufactured these slides from 17-4PH stainless steel to have tighter tolerances than a factory slide with better serrations for improved handling, all without compromising reliability,” Grey Ghost says. “The Grey Ghost Precision SPG43 is everything we wanted in an aftermarket slide upgrade, because we carry the 43 ourselves even after we’re off the clock.”

Grey Ghost maintains close ties with 1ST Group, TF Brown’s 4th Bn, 2nd Ranger Batt, and other units in the SeaTac area. (Photo by Pat Dufriend)
Grey Ghost maintains close ties with 1ST Group, TF Brown’s 4th Bn, 2nd Ranger Batt, and other units in the SeaTac area. (Photo by Pat Dufriend)

The first 400 slides sold will be limited edition.

As best we can determine, this is currently the only aftermarket Glock 43 slide available.

GGP is a service disabled, veteran owned PNW company that maintains close ties with 1ST Group, TF Brown’s 4th Bn, 2nd Ranger Battalion and other units in the SeaTac area. That is why many of you reading this now have likely seen their distinctive skull patches in various deployed locations, including such vacation hotspots as Manbij and Saakow.

The new Glock 43 slides are currently for sale on the Rainier Arms website, but will be appearing on the GGP site shortly.

Specs listed are as follows (for both V1 and V2):

● Made from American 17-4PH Stainless Steel

● All critical dimensions held within .003dz

● Strategically placed patterns for ease of use and function

● Limited Edition Grey DLC coating

● Ready to accept all GLOCK or aftermarket OEM G43 components

● Ready for GLOCK or OEM components to install right away

Grey Ghost Precision had this to say about the new slides:

GGP Walkoff: “Whether you already have the Glock 43 pistol, or you are looking to finish an 80-percent build, GGP has got you covered.”

Gear Scout contributor Pat DuFriend is a former Marine infantryman and retired Security Forces SNCO turned policeman. He has been a patrolman, K9 handler,K9 supervisor, patrol supervisor, SWAT Sniper/Team Leader, Detective Captain and Watch Commander.