Glock Stippling & Glock Custom Work Personally done by Virginia Gunsmith D.R. Middlebrooks.

Turn Around Time (Frame Work Only): Currently 6 to 8 Weeks...

ABOVE & BELOW: A Gen 4 G19 with a STIP-TEX "PANEL FILL JOB" in MEDIUM GRIT with Hi-Grip Cut & Rounded Trigger Guard. The Cost on a Customer supplied frame is $185...

NOTE the HI-GRIP Cut area & Rounded Trigger Guard is blended in nicely...

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These Gift Certificates are good towards CUSTOM GUNSMITHING work by D.R. Middlebrooks at the Tactical Shooting Academy located near Williamsburg, VA.   To purchase Gift Certs just go to the Menu Bar at Upper Right of this page and click on "TACTICAL SHOOTING STORE". Or send and email to the link below:


DISCLAIMER: Modifying of the Slide or Frame void the Manufacturers 1-Yr. Warranty.  

CUSTOM SHOP HOURS: My shop is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. This closed shop policy allows me to get my work done in a timely manner without interruptions*. If you need to come by the shop, please email me at to schedule an appointment.

To Request a Glock Work Order Form please Email me at 

SHIPPING YOUR HANDGUN: Scroll down to the bottom of this page for more info. 

ABOVE: A Gen 4 G1917 'Grip Chop' Job featuring STIP-TEX LOW-WRAP (Front & Side Panels Only) with a BACK STRAP 'Panel Fill' (Medium Grit); Mag Well Bevel; Hi Grip Cut & Pro-Sights: Just $475*

*On a customer supplied frame...

ABOVE: Gen 3 G17 with Grip Chop (ala G1917); FULL HI-WRAP (Medium Texture) STIP-TEX; Hi-Grip Cut & Mag Well Bevel. Cost is just $275*

* On customer supplied frame. S&H extra

ABOVE & BELOW: A Gen 4 G17 with FULL 360 HI-WRAP (Medium Texture) STIP-TEX. Note Double HI-GRIP CUTS; BIG MAG BUTTON SCALLOP & GRIP-N-RIP CUTS for stuck mags & Ext Slide Release. Cost is just $335*

*On a customer supplied frame...

BELOW is a "SISTER" gun to the one above. This one's a Duty/SWAT Gun for my LEO Client...

BELOW: FULL Wrap (MEDIUM) STIP-TEX shown on a G43 (Note Hi-Grip Cut & Mag Well Beveling...


FULL Hi-Wrap pattern is shown below on a Gen 4 G17 (w/G19 GRIP CHOP) and (MEDIUM texture) STIP-TEX...

Turn Around Time on Complete STIP-TEX packages runs 6-8 weeks...

For those who want to retain the Finger Groove Humps/Bumps on the front strap I offer a "Paneling" STIP-TEX Job as shown below (otherwise the finger Grooves must be removed which is extra)...

Note how I fill in the "Panel" sections around the grip frame...

G17 below with COURSE "TREE BARK" texture...

Note Flat Backstrap Mod (below Right) and the factory ROUND HUMP (shown below Left)...

On Gen 3 & 4 G19's & G23's I bevel the front of the mag well to blend with the rest of the factory mag well bevel...

Below: G42 with Mag Well Bevel & Hi-Grip Cut which affords a higher grip for more purchase on this small gun...

BELOW: Hi-Grip Cut on 43 under trigger guard (top) compared to factory radius (bottom)...

Hi-Grip Cut under trigger guard (shown above top) affords a higher grip and prevents "Glock Knuckle" as shown below...

The High Grip Cut under the trigger guard also allows you to get your firing hand higher on the gun...

DOUBLE Hi-Grip Cuts allow BOTH hands to get higher on the gun...

Rounding Trigger Guard aids in reholstering and when shoving the gun into your pocket or inside your pants. See pic below...

G30S shown below with a Scallop around mag release for better access. Note: The thumb rest/bumps on sides of the grip panels DO need to be removed for this to look really nice and be totally functional...


* PRICES GOOD as of 10/22/2016, but subject to change after that.



COURSE (TREE BARK) Texture is extra. ADD + $20 to the prices shown below.


For HIGH-WRAP (texturing high up under the beavertail area) ADD + $20 to the prices shown below.


If you NO Texture on the Grip Panels (texture on Front & Back Straps only) Then the price is reduced 50% Off the prices shown below.



(Please Note: Panel Fill is Not Available on G42 or G43. Use 360 WRAP instead).


STIP-TEX SUB COMPACT SIZE FRAME (i.e., Glock 26, Glock 27, Glock 42, Glock 43, etc.): $80


STIP-TEX COMPACT SIZE FRAME (i.e., Glock 19, Glock 23, Glock 30, etc.):  $100


STIP-TEX MID SIZE FRAME (i.e., Glock 17, Glock 22, Glock 34, etc.):      $120


STIP-TEX FULL SIZE FRAME (i.e., Glock 20, Glock 21, Glock 22, etc.):  $140


 STIP-TEX Dust Covers (Memory Pad for Trigger Finger & Thumb): ADD +$30


 STIP-TEX Slide Plate (looks good & makes it easier to remove): ADD +$10


STIP-TEX Hi-Cap Extended Magazine Base Pads: ADD +$25 Per Base Pad


Furnish & Install Pro-Sights* (Specify Front & Rear Blade Choice)____________________: P.O.R. *


* All Glocks EXCEPT G42 & G43


LABOR ONLY to Install OTHER AFTERMARKET Sights: $25-$50      [  ] Sight-In with my Ammo: +$20


Furnish & Install Ergo (cylindrical) Mag Button on Gen 1-3 (9mm/.357 Sig or .40 pistols ONLY): $20


Furnish & Install Glock OEM Extended Slide Release lever (9mm/.357 Sig or .40 pistols ONLY):     $15


Grip-N-Rip 'Half Moon' cutouts on both sides of mag well for stuck mags in case of sand or grit:       $40


Hi Grip Cut under rear of trigger guard (prevents Glock Knuckle): $35   [  ] Double Hi Grip Cuts:   $70


Round Trigger Guard: Remove "Square Hook" from front of trigger guard, round & blend: *             $50


Mill Slide for Forward Cocking Serrations (makes it easier to 'Press Check' the chamber):         $100**


Mill Slide for Electronic Red Dot Sight (i.e., RMR, Delta Point, etc.): P.O.R. **


** These Mods require Slide to be refinished. Cerakote or Black Max Nitride finishes are now available.


Cerakote Slide (Satin, not Gloss) in any Cerakote Color: $75


Laser Engraving on Slide (i.e., Logo, Name, Words, etc.) 




Furnish & Install (Glock OEM) Smooth Face Trigger:                  $25* 


Furnish & Install APEX (NON ADJUSTABLE) Aluminum Trigger: (9mm/.357 or .40 pistols ONLY): $95*




Combat Carry Trigger Job (4.5# Pull @ Center of Trigger) using ALL OEM GLOCK PARTS:          $75*


Combat Match Trigger Job (4.0# Pull @ Center of Trigger) using ALL OEM GLOCK PARTS:          $95*


Combat Match Trigger Job with APEX Aluminum Trigger & ALL OEM GLOCK PARTS:                    $195*




G42 or G43 Combat Carry Trigger Job (approximately 3 lbs lighter Pull, Crisper & Reliable):        $95 

WARRANTY DISCLAIMER: Modifying of the firearm can void the Manufacturers Warranty. Glock is a federally registered trademark of Glock Inc. and is one of many trademarks owned by Glock, Inc. or Glock Ges.mbH. Niether D.R. Middlebrooks nor the Tactical Shooting Academy is in any way affiliated in any manner with, or is endorsed by Glock Inc. or Glock Ges.mbH. The use of Glock on this page is merely to advertise the sale of Glock pistols, parts, or components and custom services on Glock pistols. For genuine Glock inc. and Glock Ges.mbH products and parts visits glocks web site at  


Handguns can be legally shipped to a Federal Firearms License (FFL) Gun Dealer via UPS or FedEx or USPS (yes, the POST OFFICE). Be sure to follow UPS and FedEx guidelines.

ALL HANDGUNS WILL BE RETURNED FED-EX OVERNIGHT AIR, insured for the replacement value with adult signature required. The ONLY other way I will return ship handguns is through the POST OFFICE to your local FFL Dealer (See info on that below).

U.S POST OFFICE: THE BEST WAY TO SHIP HANDGUNS is to go "Dealer to Dealer" via U.S.P.S. (United States Postal Service) Priority Mail which is flat rate (that means they don't care about the size or weight). The post office will even provide FREE Priority Mail Shipping Boxes and offer FREE PICK UP from your FFL (Federal Firearms Licensed) Dealer. This is really the most cost effective way to LEGALLY ship your handgun while being in full compliance with U.S.P.S. RULES.*


Step 1. Go to the post office yourself and pick up some FREE Priority Mail shipping boxes (Small, Medium & Large). This will save your FFL Dealer time (and you money). Take the boxes home and figure out which one best fits for your gun box. Fill out and SIGN the Custom Work Order Form (I will email  it to you) and then put it inside the box with your gun.

Step 2. Simply take the package (unsealed) to the FFL Dealer and have them ship it to us via USPS. Be sure to tell them THIS IS NOT A GUN TRANSFER as you are simply sending it to me for "repairs or alterations". A 4473 Form is NOT REQUIRED as you already own the gun.

Step 2A: Be sure to include a copy of Postal Service form 1508 (I will email YOU a copy so you can print it out for your local FFL Dealer). This form simply states the gun is being sent "Dealer to Dealer".

Step 2B: Tell him (your FFL Dealer) I will email a copy of my signed FFL when I get his email address.

Step 2C: Give him my contact info (I will email YOU that too).

Step 3. All your FFL Dealer will have to do is go online ( and click on "Schedule a Pickup" from the menu bar across the top. Then just follow the easy to use directions from there. and set a date for FREE Pickup (they will pick up when they deliver his mail. They will also pick up any other packages he may have). The FFL Dealer can then print out a USPS shipping label.

Step 3A: Tell your FFL Dealer they will need to sign the PS Form 1508 (which you gave him) and he will then give it to the mail carrier along with the package. Be sure they insure the package for replacement value of the gun and have ADULT SIGNATURE REQUIRED for delivery. Then send me the tracking number so I can watch for it (otherwise, if it gets lost I won't know anything about it).

NOTE: I return the gun to him the same way. I will insure the gun for replacement value and require an Adult Signature. It will be returned back to the FFL Dealer (who should call you when the package arrives back at his gun shop).


The EXCERPT SHOWN BELOW WAS TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM the  U.S.P.S. (United States Postal Service) website found here:

432.23 Manufacturers, Dealers, and Importers

Handguns may also be mailed between licensed manufacturers of firearms, licensed dealers of firearms, and licensed importers of firearms in customary trade shipments, or for repairing or replacing parts.

432.24 Certificate of Manufacturers, Dealers, and Importers

A federal firearms licensee manufacturer, dealer, or importer need not file the affidavit under 432.22, but must file with the Postmaster a statement on PS Form 1508*, Statement by Shipper of Firearms, signed by the mailer that he or she is a licensed manufacturer, dealer, or importer of firearms. The mailer must also state that the parcels containing handguns, or parts and components of handguns under 432.2d, are being mailed in customary trade shipments or contain such articles for repairing or replacing parts, and that to the best of their knowledge the addressees are licensed manufacturers, dealers, or importers of firearms. Registered Mail service is recommended.

My FFL # 1-54-181-08-7M-01411. 

Ship guns to me at the address below:



D.R. Middlebrooks c/o

D&A Imports, LLC
7366 Colonial Trail E.
Surry, VA 23883

Questions? Email me at