I want to build a race gun. Simple as that. I don't compete, and i'm not an incredible shot that it is going to make me that much better of a shooter, but who cares! It will make me happy seeing my firearm complete. I decided last Friday that i'm going to follow through and start the build. So first off let me say this. I have decided to not build this firearm to compete in any specifc class. I am running a Glock 34 for my local plate shooting and have decided I wanted to build a custom Glock race gun, just because. If it fits in any class then cool, otherwise i'll plate shoot locally and use it for fun at the range. I'm going to be keeping a running list of parts in this first post. At the end of the build I will post a part list with prices, where items were purchased, the buying experience, as well as any other info you may be interested in. As a photographer, you can expect a lot of high quality photos as the build progresses. Lets start: I picked up a used Glock 17 Gen 3 this past weekened. I scored it for a great deal at $389 + tax at a great gun shop. It is like new with all original parts and case included. Well I got the base firearm so lets get ordering parts. Going into this build, I want an accurate, low recoiling, fast firearm. I want a smoother, lighter trigger than factory. Most of all, I want the Glock reliability to remain intact. Because of this, and the fact I am using factory 9mm ammo, I have decided to not run a comp. I may try one later on, but for now i'm going to leave that alone. Upon getting the Glock 17 I knew it was time to start ordering parts and getting the complete vision together. For everything so far, i've ordered from Glockworx.com and Glockstore.com. This past weekend I spent a couple hours browsing online for what I want the gun to look like and what parts I want to put into this build to go with my ultimate vision. Trigger - I've decided to go with a ZEV Tech Fulcrum trigger from Glockworx. With adjustable overtravel and reset, as well as a smoother, lighter trigger pull it seemed like a no brainer. Ordered with red safety and black trigger. Guiderod - After reading about guiderods, i knew a Zev Tech Tungsten guiderod was the way to go. It is around 50% heavier than stock, so it should help to reduce muzzle rize. I've coupled this with a 12lb recoil spring. Magwell - To help make reloads easier and faster i've opted for a Zev Tech Speed Feed Magwell in Black with a large insert. This will not only make mag changes quicker, but should also help add to the weight to tame recoil. Barrel - Since not going with a comp, I wanted a good, well known barrel that offers accuracy. KKM was the obvious choice. I ordered up a KKM Match drop-in barrel. Not only should it give me the accuracy that i'm looking for, but will really offset the build with it's stainless steel finish. Sights - I was debating what to do here and figured I'd go all out and run a reflex sight. After reading reviews, i've decided to go with a C-More STS 7 MOA red dot. I've ordered the dovetail mount as well, but it will not be used. Why you ask? Just wait..... Grip - I've ordered Falcon grip to really get a solid hold when firing. This may not stay on very long though as I have plans for the grip frame. Custom work -Slide - After seeing a forum members custom slide work from Glockworx.com i've decided to send out my slide for some custom milling. I've emailed Ray Wong to discuss what I was looking for and i've shipped out the slide this morning. Turn around time is around 45 days. I will be getting the C-More sight cut on the slide which will allow the dot to sit lower, more inline with where the front sight would be. I will also be getting some really sweet milling on the front of the slide. Not only will it allow you to see more of the barrel, but it will also lighten the slide slightly. Grip frame - I first plan to shoot it without any grip work to get a feel for it. I eventually plan to get the grip frame modified by Glockworx as well. I plan to have the following done: Double undercut trigger guard 360 Standard Stipple grip Round trigger guard Remove finger bumps/grooves Reduce angle of backstrap As soon as I start getting parts in, I will start documenting the build with lots of photos and info. This is the biggest firearm project i've taken on besides normal cleaning of firearms Hopefully everything goes smoothly and no issues arrise. Hope you all enjoy the build. As I mentioned I will be updating this thread with part photos as they arrive, install photos, and info on ease of assembly, issues, quality, etc. Enjoy!