Aftermarket accessory makers have long supplied Glock and Smith & Wesson fans with a myriad of options to elevate both the performance and looks of the pistols, but now aftermarket makers are diving into the production pool offering their own out-of-the-box, complete pistols.
Tricked out, customized guns are nothing new but accessory makers interest in providing their own complete set-up seems to be on the rise. Companies like Faxon Firearms, Zev Technologies and Shadow Systems previously devoted time to aftermarket slides, triggers and custom services, but now bring their own pistols to market.
Faxon Firearms announced its pistol, the FX-19, ahead of SHOT Show. Divided into two models, the Hellfire and Patriot, the FX-19 brings Faxon’s classic style in an all-in-one package. Curt Staubach, Director of Marketing at Faxon Firearms, told Guns.com that the appeal of the FX-19 comes down to little parts working together to create a better all around pistol platform.
“For us, it’s a lot of small improvements that add up to greater whole,” Staubach said. “From the more aggressive texturing on the top of the frame to get a better grip with your off-hand, to the subtle stepped front serrations on the Hellfire slide that catch your thumb and index finger on press checks, we sweated the small things to put together a solid and reliable package that just works and feels good.”