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** New - Shortblock, Optic Ready - Brazos Lightning Unique, 9mm

Brazos Price: $1,500.00
Manufacturer: Brazos Custom
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Brazos Lightning Optic Ready Shortblock
Brazos Lightning Optic Ready ShortblockBrazos Lightning Optic Ready Slide for AccuracyX PlateRomeo3 Cut with Machined Flat at FrontAccuracyX Compatibility Chart

BYOG -- Build Your Own Gun!  The Brazos Optic-Ready Shortblock provides a solid foundation for building your own gun because we do the fitting of the major gun components for you.  We take a Brazos Lightning Optic-Ready slide, fit it to our MDS Frame, and then fit a Bar-Sto barrel to the slide.  Available only in 9mm.

This shortblock features:

  • Brazos modular double stack (MDS) 5" wide (long dust cover) frame with Wilson/Nowlin ramp.  The slide is fitted to the frame during the frame manufacturing process.  This ensures a precise and long-lasting fit, and it produces bearing surfaces that are parallel/square to the frame.
  • Brazos Lightning Optic-Ready five-inch unique slide that is flat-topped, has our trademark Brazos Custom lightning holes in the front, and rear bullet cocking serrations in the back. The slide has a rear optic plate cut that accepts the interchangeable AccuracyX Multi-Sight mounting plate*.  
  • Bar-Sto bull barrel, also with Wilson/Nowlin ramp, that has been fitted to the slide. The barrel has been chambered, the barrel ramp has been tuned, and the barrel muzzle has been crowned.
  • Slide stop fitted to barrel lugs and blended to the frame.


* The rear optic cut on the slide accepts the interchangeable AccuracyX Multi-Sight mounting plate that gives you the flexibility to run a wide range of reflex optics or even iron sights.  A lug milled onto the top of the optic plate cut precisely mates with a recess on the underside of the AccuracyX plate.  Three 6-32 TORX mounting screws further ensure that the mounting plate locks securely to the slide, holding the optic steady for precision and accuracy without loosening, breakage, or degradation over time.   

* Mounting plate and reflex optic are not included and must be purchased separately.

Romeo3 users: If you plan to use a Romeo3 sight you will need to install it using the AccuracyX mounting plate with the C-More footprint. The Romeo3 sight extends forward on the slide a little farther than the C-More plate. To allow for this extra length, we offer this slide with a flat machined toward the front of the optic cut. This setup will also work with the C-More RTS2 although there will be a narrow flat at the front of the sight. Select the "Romeo3 Optic Cut" if you want to use a Romeo3 sight or if you want to use the C-More RTS2 but might switch to a Romeo3 in the future. For all other optics, choose the "Standard" cut. .

You will find a wealth of information on our website,, that may help you with your build.  Check out our “how to” blog posts:

Special - 10% Off Parts!! With the purchase of a frame we offer a one-time discount of 10% that will be applied to a single online order of parts required to complete your build. Order parts with the frame or place a separate online order within 30 days of frame purchase. Toward the end of the checkout procedure you will have an opportunity to enter free-form “special instructions.” In this space, please identify the type of frame you purchased as well as the type of pistol you are building (e.g., “long wide frame for limited, 9mm”), and we will take 10% off your entire parts order. Remember that this is a one-time online discount so be sure to include all the parts you might need in a single order.  Sorry, magazines are excluded.

Special Shipping Requirements: Frames are marked with a serial number and, as such, are treated like complete pistols with respect to delivery. That means we must ship a frame to a dealer with a Federal Firearms License (FFL) who will then “transfer” the item to you. The dealer is your agent so please locate and make arrangements with a firearms dealer in your state of residence to do the transfer for you. Prior to shipping we must receive a signed copy of the dealer’s FFL. This document can be emailed or faxed to us at 254-622-3000. Please ask the dealer to reference your name with the document. Once your order is placed we will call to confirm all information.


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