Customer Testimonials

Great Lakes Custom Works does a really nice texturing job, their work is top notch. I’ve had it done to a few of my guns, they’ve always really consistently produced good, steady work. – Chris Costa – Owner, Lead Instructor – Costa Ludas

My department recently purchased new duty and off-duty Glock pistols. Striving for the perfect fit and proper grip, I reached out to Brad and he performed a grip eduction, Michigan package and chopped backstrap meld on a pistol as a demonstration piece for us. The work was flawless and made a huge difference for our smaller-handed shooters as well as ensuring proper grip. We had Brad work on most of our duty pistols as well, and all our off-duty pistols. We decided to go with the RMRcc optic on our off-duty pistols. Brad had our slides cut for the RMRcc and a rear sight notch in front of the optic. From inquiring about options through receiving our pistols back and firing them on the range, Brad was amazing to work with. His work is perfect, customer service is top notch, and his communication was great. I can’t recommend Great Lakes Custom Works enough, especially to other police departments. You owe it to your officers to give them every advantage if they ever need to use their weapon, so set them up for success and have their pistol tailored to them.
– Officer Geoff Daley, New London Police Department, New London, New Hampshire.

“When it comes to life-support gear, I am all about, ‘functionality over form.’ With work done by Great Lakes Custom Works, you get both done perfectly in one package. 
I consider grip work done by GLCW to be a necessity for all of my carry and teaching handguns and cannot recommend them enough.” – Erik “Trek” Utrecht Owner & Lead Instructor, Michigan Defensive Firearms Institute (MDFI)

I have been blessed to be around some wonderful vendors in the frame modification world.   It’s hard to believe I would be flirted by grip work at this point of my career.  However the grip work that GLCW has performed on my competition, carry and teaching guns is absolutely second to none.  I love an aggressive texture and it can end up looking a bit questionable.  GLCW has delivered a service that is not only functional but looks pretty rad at the same time.  Everyone says their guy is the best.  I would take GLCW over any of them at this point.   – Jeffrey Wild Owner, Lead Instructor DMI Performance

Have known the owner for years and as with everything he does TOP SHELF!! Extremely quick turnaround times compared to others I’ve used and the work is perfect every time. I have them do all of my personal Firearms from carry to competition. We use & recommend GLCW for ALL of our Custom Grip Modifications in the Gun Store I own. I don’t recommend anything in my industry unless I know & trust them 100%. Give these guys a try you wont be disappointed. – Mike Green Owner, Not Just Guns

From my service Glock to my backup, to the several guns our students use, the work is consistent, detailed and worth every penny. Definitely some of the okayest grip work in the industry. ? – Eric McBride LEO, Owner & Lead Instructor, Muncie Threat Assessment Center (MTAC)

I’m a retired LEO from Florida. Throughout my career, I worked several high risk assignments where my gear had to work! I’ve also taught shooting and combatives, both for LE and in the private sector for over 20 years – same thing, when teaching and running demos, my gear has to allow me to perform. For the past three years, GLCW and Brad have been my go-to for grip modifications on my polymer pistols. Their texturing is simply outstanding and provides a rock solid grip even in the Florida heat and humidity. Brad has stippled new guns, re-stippled old guns, chopped, and reshaped over a dozen of my pistols. The turnaround and customer service are top notch. As shooters, they understand not only what you want but also what you need. – Bill Quirk Owner, Lead Instructor Defensive Training Group

The crew at Great Lakes Custom Works does a phenomenal job. Their textures are right in that sweet spot, where you get plenty of traction but it’s not overly aggressive. Even more impressive are their grip reductions. A smaller diameter grip allows me better access to the controls of the gun, and theirs is expertly done. I’ve had the chance to get hands on a lot of the work that’s out there as a firearms instructor, and have zero reservations recommending their work to anyone who is looking to get the most out of their firearm. – Tim Nelson Instructor, Michigan Defensive Firearms Institute (MDFI)