You may remember a few weeks back we reported on a company called Precision Syndicate that made a custom Glock handgun with a red and grey paint job, making it an homage to the 1980s era Nintendo Home Entertainment System accessory, the Nintendo Zapper.
It caused a bit of an uproar on Facebook from non-gun people who were very upset that a real gun slightly resembled a video game controller that hasn’t been sold in at least a couple decades. Even though the company said it was a one-off firearm, it seems the Zapper Glock is back, in a slightly different form.
On April 25, Precision Syndicate posted on their Facebook page: “It’s back!! Sort of…the Glocktendo level 1 slide from Retro Armory.”
This comes after the following message was edited or deleted from their FB page, according to Recoil:
“In light of the ‘Nintendo Glock’ drama, we feel that the media and our fans need to know that this firearm will not be mass produced nor will it ever be. This is a one off custom build for a friend of ours. Do to the thousands of emails and messages we have received in the past 2 days we have been unable to contact everyone in a timely manner, please be patient we will get to you as soon as possible. Thank you all for your support! Oh, and please… keep your guns locked up and away from children, it’s common sense.”
It seems there will be a few options for anyone interested in a Zapper-tribute Glock. You can order just the slide from Retro Armory to put on your existing Glock pistol, which come in three different patterns with increasingly aggressive machining and serrations, named after the stages of the old-school Duck Hunt game: Level One ($500), Level Two ($575), and Final Stage ($650).
Or you can send your Glock to Retro Armory and they will put on a new light grey slide, and Cerakote all the controls like the magazine release button, slide release, and take-down lever in red, and the frame will be done in a darker grey for $600 for a more complete look.
If you don’t have a Glock, they can help you out with that too. Retro Armory will send you a new pistol with their custom paint job for $1200.
If you don’t want your factory slide anymore, you can trade it in when you send RA your gun and get $100 off your full-build pistol order.
Currently, RA will work with Glock 17, Glock 19, and Glock 34 pistols. You can just order slides for Gen3 pistols, but you have to send in your firearm if it’s a Gen4.
You can check out the site for Retro Armory. It doesn’t look to be very filled out other than the Glocktendo, but it does hint at an interesting direction the new company’s headed in:
“Thank you for visiting RetroArmory.com the home of Future Weapons. Retro Armory is tearing apart the archives of American History to bring your favorite Heroes and Villains weapon to life. Have it be Real Life, Movies or Comics we have our eye out for the next Retro Build. We also like you are real guns guys and know that price is a huge factor. We will work hard to keep our overhead low to keep your cost low at all times. Thank you once again for visiting us and we hope to serve you soon.”