Shadow Systems Releases LFT Hybrid Grip Slide for Glock 17, designed in partnership with Dan Brokos

Introducing the LFT Hybrid Grip Slide, Created in Partnership with Dan Brokos


Plano, TX (September, 2018) – Shadow Systems, a US-based manufacturer of pistols, parts, and accessories, is proud to announce the release of the LFT Hybrid Grip Slide for Glock 17, designed in partnership with Dan Brokos of Lead Faucet Tactical.

Dan Brokos spent 25 years in the Army Special Forces, including time as the in Charge of Range 37 at Fort Bragg training Green Berets. Brokos has since retired from service but continues to train top Law Enforcement organizations as well as civilians through his training company, Lead Faucet Tactical.

From his extensive combat and training experience, came the LFT Hybrid Grip Slide, which solves some of the key problems Dan has seen with pistol slides in training and combat environments.

The LFT Shadow Systems slide was designed based of years of my and my teammates’ experience. It is inevitable that you will tap rack your slide at some point. Not everything happens in a perfect environment: think cold, wet, rain, stress, gloves, and night! This Slide allows positive rack no matter the condition you are in physically. The small things matter when it comes to combat shooting—it’s not about looks (it does look cool, but I am not a SEAL)—it’s about performance and functionality for any austere environment.”
– SGM SF (R) Dan Brokos 

The LFT Hybrid Grip Slide features a front gripping surface that incorporates Shadow Systems’ proprietary directional serrations alongside a patch of grip tape. Each of the two grip surfaces on the slide has proven benefits in different conditions and with or without gloves.  Combining the two means positive control at all times. Racking the slide also feels significantly easier for those with a weaker grip who have trouble overcoming the recoil spring.

Shadow Systems’ LFT Hybrid Grip Slide for G17 is engineered to optimize performance in muddy, wet conditions, and extreme cold, with and without gloves. Machined from hardened 17-4 stainless steel, the slide features aggressively raked front and rear serrations, commercial-adhesive-backed grip tape, and precisely executed chamfers and radiuses throughout. The LFT Hybrid Grip Slide also features an optics mount cut for the Trijicon RMR miniature red dot sight.

The slides are coated in cutting edge hard-use finishes–DLC is renowned for its hardness, lubricity, and deep black color. The commercial-adhesive grip tape used stays put where it is placed, through rough treatment in all conditions.  Includes hardcoat anodized cover plate, cover plate screws, and RMR mounting screws.

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About Shadow Systems
Shadow Systems Corp. is a privately held, Plano, Texas-based manufacturer of premium firearms and firearms parts. Each product is designed and manufactured in the USA by a team of Veterans and former Law Enforcement Officers. Everything we create is engineered to be used and abused, as real hard-use tools should be.

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