Custom work by Red Creek Tactical makes this versatile Glock 35 incredibly accurate while remaining perfectly suited for duty or defensive use. The use of a KKM barrel made this pistol “laser” accurate!

As the opportunity to attend the Glock 25th anniversary 250 pistol class at Gunsite neared, it was time to slect a pistol. Having always wanted to put together a Glock 35 for regular use in tactical classes, this was the perfect opportunity. The Practical Tactical is the perfect platform for tactical schools and ballistics testing.

Glock mid-sized pistols have always presented issues for me. Finger grooves tend to beat my rather large hands up quite a bit, especially on long range days with high-round counts. Out of the box they are certainly adequate, but for my long-term use some alterations were in order. It was time to turn to my good friend Ernie Bray at Red Creek Tactical. We talked about the project, and it turns out he had been wanting to put together a similar pistol. I wanted to build a G35 with a grip reduction, some trigger work, new sights, and the addition of a KKM 40/9mm barrel. He also wanted to try some new ideas he had on stippling the polymer frame.

The Dawson Precision slide stop provided smooth and solid operation while remaining low profile.

The barrel change allows the operator to use the weapon in either caliber. Given the cost of ammunition, the ability to simply swap out the barrel and magazine to a 9mm was intriguing. Larger calibers may be my preference for carry, but attending classes with high round counts gets hard on the joints. The ability to easily go through a 500-round day in training was a huge positive for me. Allowing me to test ammunition in both calibers with one weapon was a bonus. The grip reduction was a must, and the trigger work would be nice. So, a third generation Glock 35 was picked up and sent to Ernie for the work.

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