Full FDE has been a staple in the Lipsey’s Exclusive catalog for several years and now boasts the popular Vickers customization. The Full Flat Dark Earth Vickers Tactical G17’s and G19’s feature the RTF2 frames along with Tango Down extended slide catch, mag release and magazine base plate. A matching FDE grip plug with integral GLOCK tool is also included. The front sight is a green/yellow tritium Ameriglo Pro I-DOT with the Wilson Combat U-Notch rear.
LAV is a big fan of the RTF2 grip texture. The RTF2 is an aggressive texture that was featured for only a few years on Gen 3 Glocks. The original RTF2 guns had the new “fish gill” slide serrations which Larry did not like. Not only were they not visually appealing, they actually were not as effective as the standard vertical serrations. So as a base gun LAV spec’d out a RTF2 Gen 3 with standard vertical slide serrations. He also liked our FDE color frame guns, so he requested that color as it had never been done in a RTF2 frame.
LAV has several GLOCK parts that are produced by Tango Down and Wilson Combat. At that time (there are additional parts now) Tango Down made the Vickers Tactical Slide Release, Magazine Catch, and Magazine Base Plates. Wilson Combat produces the Vickers Tactical Battle Sights that include a plain rear U-notch and tritium front sight. Obviously, his perfect GLOCK would have these parts on them as they are true improvements to the use of the pistol. We thought it would be cool to run these with a LAV serial number to make them that much more special.
With this info in hand we approached GLOCK to see if they would be interested in doing this project. After some negotiating, we came to terms and the project was given the green light. 2500 G17’s and 2500 G19’s were agreed upon and the only caveat was that GLOCK would not install the Tango Down parts at the factory but would install the Vickers Sights. Tango Down made up special parts kits that could be put in the box for installation by the dealer or the end user.
To say these guns were a success is a major understatement! The run sold out extremely fast with guns selling online for way over MSRP when you could find them.