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

Note BIG Mag Button Scallop, Double Hi-Grip Cuts & the 360 HI-WRAP "MEDIUM +" Stip-Tex...

Turn Around Time: Currently 8-10 Weeks...

ABOVE & BELOW: A Gen 4 G19 with a STIP-TEX "PANEL FILL JOB" in MEDIUM GRIT with Hi-Grip Cut & Rounded Trigger Guard...

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.

*PLEASE NOTE: In order to keep my turn around time reasonable, I CAN NO LONGER answer phone calls.

THE BEST WAY to communicate with me is via Email at 

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

BELOW: Low Wrap "Panel Fill" (Medium Grit) STIP-TEX on GEN 4 with a G1917 Grip Chop...

BELOW: G1917 Grip Chop with Hi-Wrap (Medium Grit) STIP-TEX, Hi-Grip Cut & Beveled Mag Well...

BELOW: A HI-WRAP (Medium + Texture) STIP-TEX. Note Double HI-GRIP CUTS; BIG MAG BUTTON SCALLOP & GRIP-N-RIP CUTS for stuck mags...

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

BELOW: Low-Wrap (Fine) STIP-TEX shown on a G42. This grit is just a bit grippier than the Gen 4 Factory Stipple...

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 8-10 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 = +$35)...

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...

Ergo (Roller/Cylindrical) Mag Button shown below available for GEN 1-3 MID-SIZE FRAMES ONLY... 

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...


*Please Note: As I continue to improve the QUALITY of my work and the EVOLVE the techniques used to carve & shape these Polymer frame guns, the prices are subject to change.  Email me and request the LASTEST Glock Work Order Form at this address: 

Also Please Note: The 'PANEL FILL' STIP-TEX JOBS are BY FAR the MOST POPULAR REQUESTED. Mainly because you can 'Mix & Match' the different GRIT textures (i.e., most clients prefer the Side Panels be done in a 'Softer Grit' than the Front & Back Straps, because the side of the grip panel rubs against the skin when carried inside the waist band). 3600 coverage also available on request.  

  [  ] STIP-TEX   Side Grip Panels ONLY on  SUB COMPACT FRAME (G26, G42, G43, etc.):       $45

Available GRIT:  [   ] FINE     [  ] MEDIUM     [  ] MEDIUM +    [   ] COURSE = TREE BARK 


[  ] STIP-TEX   Side Grip Panels ONLY on  COMPACT FRAME (G19, G23, G30, etc.):                         $55

Available GRIT:  [   ] FINE     [  ] MEDIUM     [  ] MEDIUM +    [   ] COURSE = TREE BARK


[  ] STIP-TEX   Side Grip Panels ONLY on  MID SIZE FRAME (G17, G22, G34, G35, etc.):                 $65

Available GRIT:  [   ] FINE     [  ] MEDIUM     [  ] MEDIUM +    [   ] COURSE = TREE BARK


[  ] STIP-TEX   Side  Grip Panels ONLY on  FULL SIZE FRAME (G20, G21, etc.):                         $75

Available GRIT:  [   ] FINE     [  ] MEDIUM     [  ] MEDIUM +    [   ] COURSE = TREE BARK


[  ] STIP-TEX FRONT & BACK STRAP on GEN 1 or GEN 4 SUB COMPACT FRAME (G26, G43, etc.): $45 Available GRIT:  [  ] FINE     [  ] MEDIUM     [  ] MEDIUM +    [   ] COURSE = TREE BARK


[  ] STIP-TEX FRONT & BACK STRAP on GEN 1 or GEN 4 COMPACT FRAME (G19, G30 etc.):          $55

Available GRIT:  [  ] FINE     [  ] MEDIUM     [  ] MEDIUM +    [   ] COURSE = TREE BARK


[  ] STIP-TEX FRONT & BACK STRAP on GEN 1 or GEN 4 MID SIZE FRAME (G17, G22, etc.):        $65

Available GRIT:  [  ] FINE     [  ] MEDIUM     [  ] MEDIUM +    [   ] COURSE = TREE BARK


[  ] STIP-TEX FRONT & BACK STRAP on GEN 1 or GEN 4 FULL SIZE FRAME (G20, G21, etc.):        $75

Available GRIT:  [  ] FINE     [  ] MEDIUM     [  ] MEDIUM +    [   ] COURSE = TREE BARK



[  ] STIP-TEX FRONT & BACK STRAP on GEN 2 or GEN 3 SUB COMPACT FRAME (G26, G43, etc.): $45 Available GRIT:  [N/A*] FINE     [N/A*] MEDIUM     [  ] MEDIUM +    [   ] COURSE = TREE BARK


[  ] STIP-TEX FRONT & BACK STRAP on GEN 2 or GEN 3 COMPACT FRAME (G19, G30 etc.):          $55

Available GRIT:  [N/A*]  FINE     [N/A*] MEDIUM     [  ] MEDIUM +    [   ] COURSE = TREE BARK


[  ] STIP-TEX FRONT & BACK STRAP on GEN 2 or GEN 3 MID-SIZE FRAME (G17, G22, etc.):         $65

Available GRIT:  [N/A*] FINE     [N/A*]  MEDIUM     [  ] MEDIUM +    [   ] COURSE = TREE BARK


[  ] STIP-TEX FRONT & BACK STRAP on GEN 2 or GEN 3 FULL SIZE FRAME (G20, G21, etc.):        $75

Available GRIT:  [N/A*] FINE     [N/A*] MEDIUM     [  ] MEDIUM +    [   ] COURSE = TREE BARK

*Note: Items marked thus [*] means that GRIT is NOT AVAILABLE on GEN 2 & 3 Guns. This is due to the Factory course checkering (which I call 'Gator Bumps'). See below for costs to Remove Gator Bumps and/or to Flatten Back Strap.


[  ] Remove Gator Bumps on Gen 2 or Gen 3 Back Strap (to allow for FINE or MEDIUM Stip-Tex):  $30-50


[  ] Flatten Back Strap: Helps Reduce Grip Size & makes gun point lower. Price includes removing

      Factory Gator Bumps. STIP-TEX is extra. Price varies depending on the grip size.                  $40-60 **


** GEN 4 GLOCK DISCLAIMER: The Flat Back Strap Mod will prohibit the use of the interchangeable back straps


[  ] Flatten Front Strap: Helps Reduce Grip Size. Price includes removing Factory Gator Bumps & Finger  

      Hump/Bumps.  STIP-TEX is extra. Price varies depending on the grip size.       $40-60


[  ] Grip Chop Jobs: Cut Grip length for shorter Mags $80-120    Bevel Mag Well after Grip Chop. +$30-40


[  ] Stip-Tex extended magazine base pad (i.e., G26, G27, G42, G43, etc.):      $20 (per mag pad)


[  ] Texture Dust Cover (Memory pads for thumb & trigger finger): $30     [  ] Texture Slide Plate:        $10


[  ] Furnish & Install (Glock OEM) Smooth Face Trigger: (9mm/.357 Sig or .40 pistols ONLY)                $25


[  ] Combat Carry Trigger Job (4.5-5# Pull): $75*           Combat Match Trigger Job (4-4.25# Pull): $95*




[  ] Scallop Relief Cut around mag button area (price includes removing thumb bumps).                  $25-50


[  ] 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


[  ] Bevel Mag Well Up Front Only ($20)   [  ] Bevel Mag Well ALL the way around (when possible)      $40


[  ] Grip-N-Rip Half moon cuts on both sides of mag well for stuck mags in case of sand or grit        $40


[  ] Polish Feed Ramp to improve feeding and makes it easier to clean                                                  $20


[  ] High Grip Cut: Relieve area underneath rear of trigger guard to prevent Glock Knuckle                    $35


[  ] Double High Grip Cuts: Underneath trigger guard for higher grip with the off hand                          $70


[  ] Round Trigger Guard: Remove "Square Hook" from front of trigger guard, round & blend       $40

STIP-TEX Extended Base Pad (as shown below) on G26, G27, G42, G30 etc.: +$20

STIP-TEX Compact Frame (like G19, G23, G26, G30): $115**

STIP-TEX Mid Size Frame (like G17, G22): $135**

STIP-TEX Full Size Frame (like G20, G21): $155**

** Add $25 for Hi-Wrap STIP-TEX coverage (Note: Finger Humps and Thumb Bumps must be removed = +$35).

Textured "Memory Grooves" on forward sides of frame (this is for the Off Hand Thumb and Trigger Finger): $15 per side



Textured Slide Plate (shown below) on the rear of slide is as functional as well as cosmetically appealing: $10


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