Statement Defense customizes OEM Glocks with high-end features
By Daniel Terrill
Jason Brous, owner of Statement Defense and Brous Blades, at his booth during TriggrCon 2018 in Bellevue, Washington. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com)
At a convention center full of people wearing tactical pants and tight T-shirts, Jason Brous looked slightly out of place in a baggy black bowling shirt and flat-billed cap during last month’s TriggrCon. But his customized Glocks tagged with his signature aesthetics fit right in.
“Glocks are like legos for grownups. Everybody likes to put together their own kind of sauce. You know what I mean?” Brous said. “We do complete guns because we find that some people just don’t even want to assemble them or put them together or send pieces out, they just want to buy one that looks good and is ready to go.”
After a decade in the knife business, the Santa Barbara-native launched the brand Statement Defense in January to offer customized Glock pistols with high-end modifications. “I like guns and I wanted to make money doing something I like,” he said, explaining why he opened the shop. “That’s how I started the knives, too.”
Describing his process, Brous said he tinkers with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts until he makes it “look different from what’s out there.”