A Glock stripped slide refers to a slide assembly for a Glock pistol that does not include the barrel, recoil spring assembly, or internal components. It is typically used as a replacement part or as the starting point for custom slide modifications. One reason a stripped slide may be considered special is that it allows a gun owner to customize their pistol by choosing their own barrel and internal components, potentially improving performance or aesthetics. Additionally, a stripped slide can be more easily modified with aftermarket sights, slide cuts, or other customizations.
Some gun enthusiasts may also consider a stripped slide to be special because it is a key component of the Glock pistol, which has a reputation for reliability and durability. The slide plays a critical role in the operation of the pistol, moving back and forth to chamber a round, extract and eject spent casings, and reset the trigger. As such, a high-quality stripped slide is an important factor in the overall performance of a Glock pistol.