How DV8 slides are made

DV8 Dynamics is proud to produce all DV8 Glock and Springfield slides from the scratch; starting from raw billets of raw steel–sourced from USA suppliers and completely machined in-house here in the USA.  When you purchase DV8 Dynamics products, you are not only getting the highest quality product available–you are also supporting small business and USA manufacturing.

CNC machined from Solid bars of 17-4 Steel Billet

All DV8 slides start life from USA sourced high-quality raw billet 17-4 stainless steel–arguably the best material available for producing pistol slides.  While other producers may use less expensive 410 stainless or even cast steel, we chose a higher grade of steel to provide our customers with a strong and more durable pistol slide product.

Starting from 12′ 100lb bars, each is saw cut to length per slide.  The resulting cut bars are deceptively heavy–weighing more than 5 pounds each prior to machining!  In the end, we machine away more than 85% of the weight, resulting with slides weighing 10 ounces or less; while being lighter yet stronger than your factory slides!

A quick look at one of our state-of-the-art Haas VF-4SS 4 axis CNC machining centers.  This one holds 40 tools in it’s automatic tool-changer; of which our aftermarket Glock and Springfield slide machining requires the use of nearly all of them during the cutting and drilling operations!

Slide Blanks

After a lengthy hour and a half CNC machining cycle–using over 35 different tools and over 400,000 lines of code, all the underside operations including the muzzle and striker slot operations are complete. 

At this point, the model and caliber have been determined and the proper identifying markings CNC engraved.

Final Operations

Using the stage one blanks, we can match up custom customer slide orders with the cut style, add red dot optic cuts (such as the Trijicon RMR, Burris Fastfire III and Vortex Venom) as well as any custom modification requests.

Order your DV8 Glock or Springfield slide today!