Our Wallace series ported Glock 17 slide is a no frills, function driven design. When the cartridge is fired, gases push the bullet down the barrel and as it passes through the port some gas is vented out to counteract muzzle flip and reduce felt recoil. They are cut from a single block of  billet 17-4 stainless steel slides and  are manufactured with tighter  tolerances that allow an increase in accuracy and performance.

100% American made and manufactured.

The slide comes completely assembled with all internal parts, recoil spring, barrel etc. and ready to be slapped on your frame.

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  • 100% made in the USA
  • Machined from billet 17-4 Stainless Steel
  • APE Stainless Steel Guide Rod (Recoil Spring Assembly)
  • Optic Cut – Aimpoint Acro
  • Angry Bear suppressor height sights. (Includes both red and green fiber optic)
  • Each slide is painted and built to order please allow 7-10 days for shipment.
  • All camo cerakote please allow 14-21 days for shipment.
  • 10% Restocking Fee for all orders canceled/returned as slides are built and painted to order. 

Optics Cut (Red Dot Footprint):

  • Aimpoint Acro P1/P2

Barrel Specifications

  • Ported Flush and Crown – flush with end of slide / inward “crown” shape with “APE FLUTES”
  • Finish Black Nitride
  • Twist: 1/10
  • Quality: 416R Stainless Steel
  • Stress relieved and heat treated to RC 40-42
  • Polished feed ramp for easy feeding
  • Target crown and oversized lock up area
  • Made to work with Lead, plated or jacketed ammunition
  • Made in the USA

 DISCLAIMER: This product is not manufactured, authorized, endorsed, or warrantied by GLOCK. GLOCK does not warrant or represent that this product is compatible with GLOCK pistols. APE DEFENSE  is not affiliated in any manner with, or otherwise endorsed by, GLOCK, Inc. or GLOCK Ges.m.b.H. The use of “GLOCK” on this page is merely to advertise the sale of GLOCK pistols, parts, or components.


Your are APE DEFENSE slide has been specifically designed to have tighter tolerances which are instrumental in improving the accuracy of your firearm. As such, your slide will require a break-in period.

Here are some things you should do when installing and shooting your new slide.

  1. Ensure that your firearms magazine is removed and you have physically and visually cleared ensuring your firearm is safe prior to removing the old slide.
  2. Your new slide has been intentionally heavily lubricated and we do not recommend removing this lubrication as it will have with installation and the break in process. Due to the tighter tolerances adequate lubrication is a necessary part of the process with the slide and match grade barrel.
  3. Ensure that your frame rails are properly lubricated and does not show signs of extreme wear. We cannot guarantee proper fitment on 80% frames of homemade 3D printed hobbyist frames.
  4. Install your are new APE DEFENSE slide on your frame and rack it 20-30 times by pulling the slide to the rear and releasing it completely. Let the recoil spring do its job, do not ride the slide! Once you’ve racked the slide 30ish times , remove your slide, wipe it clean, reapply lubrication and repeat. It is normal to see slight underside cerakote wear and light barrel wear.
  5. Dry firing your new slide will help with the trigger bar/firing pin safety wear in process.
  6. Always use quality, full power ammunition. We CAN NOT guarantee function with reloaded  or remanufactured ammunition. We recommend using brass cased 9MM 115GR FMJ ammunition from the following manufacturers: Federal, CCI, Speer, Sellier & Bellot, Magtech, PMC.
  7. We recommend running  100-200 rounds of ammunition through your firearm and applying lube often during the break-in period.


  1. Andrew Bryant (verified owner)

    Really love this slide. Notably, it’s one of the only complete slide packages for the gen 5 17 with an ACRO. Fear not, you don’t have to settle for something sub-par. This slide is outstanding! Super tight fit & finish

  2. marcus.clegg (verified owner)

    I got the M81 and it looks way better than expected! Tight fit and really nice machining. Super happy with my G17 gen 4 wallace. Might get one for my 19 soon.

  3. Angel (verified owner)

    Great quality work!!! Absolutely love the finish. Very tight tolerances which is great. Looks like they really took their time in designing the slide!! Great work guys!!!

  4. Mark Winters (verified owner)

    5 out of 5 stars for me. I ran just under 300 rounds for my break-in session with 7 different loads, 200 of those being 115 Blazer and Aguila. I also ran 105gr Federal EFMJ, Browning 124gr, Hornady HST 124, Hornady XTP 124+p, Hornady Critical Duty 135+p, and Winchester Defender 147gr. The gun ran flawless on my lower (stock internals/trigger). Initially my ejection pattern was ‘straight up’ but that seemed to improve as the round count increased. Later while cleaning I noticed the screw on the recoil rod assembly had backed out a little – just keep an eye on that, or add some thread locker. All in all, flawless reliability and quality. Possibly the best value on the market considering what you get for the price, and this IS top-tier kit.

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