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Old 01-13-2018, 11:47   #1
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A couple of Polymer 80 Builds

I have had the opportunity to shoot a few Glocks. In my opinion they have their pros and cons.

Pros: Their simplicity. Very easy to work on. Tons of aftermarket accessories and OEM parts available for very reasonable prices.

Cons: The grip. Complete deal breaker for me. Feels like I'm holding a turd in my hand. This is the reason I never owned a Glock.

Enter the Polymer 80.
They are a company in Nevada that makes 80% polymer frames with a grip similar to 1911 that takes Glock parts to complete. They currently make 2 versions.
PF940V2 This one is G17/G22 size. You can use this frame to build a 9mm,
40 S&W, or 357 Sig, depending on what parts you use to finish it.

PF940C This one is G19/G23 size. You can use this frame to build a 9mm,
40 S&W, or 357 Sig, depending on what parts you use to finish it.

There are many different colors and textures of frames for you to choose from. Frames come with a one time use plastic jig, drill bits, and and end mill. They run from $120-$150 shipped.
There are tons of videos on YouTube of people finishing their frames. Super simple to do. One guy finished his with a cordless drill, wire cutters, exacto knife, and a file. He built it on the tailgate of his truck an a shooting range, assembled it and fired it when he was done!
The frame is outstanding! So much better ergonomics than a Glock.
I recently built 2 of them.

PF940V2 9mm I used a black textured frame, A complete upper I got off of Ebay from 80% Glock that included a US made 416 stainless slide, a US made ported 416 stainless barrel and a US made upper parts kit. I used a OEM Glock lower parts kit with a DNZ polished 3.5 # minus connector.

https://imgur.com/a/DGY57

PF940C 9mm I used a Coyote color frame, US made black Melonite 416 stainless slide from Swensen. A US made 416 stainless match barrel from Storm Lake. A Ghost Edge 3.5# connector. Glock OEM upper and lower parts kits. I also used a set of Truglo TFX Pro sights.

https://imgur.com/a/6tw1U

These things are so addicting. Once you start it's hard to stop I'm probably going to build one in 357 Sig next.
These guns are a pleasure to shoot! They are even more fun to build!

Robert
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I just picked myself up one of the not a Glock 19’s and a brownells slide... the frame has a great feel to it, I just started and already want 5-6 more... always wanted to do a 1911 too, but the jigs themselves get quite pricey!
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Those look good and your post is somewhat inspirational. I need to keep reminding myself I don't need any more projects.
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I’m waiting on frame and slide kits as well as a barrel and a gen 4 trigger housing. I’m stealing the ejector off the gen 4 housing it and swapping it into the gen 3 housing.

I went with an Agency arms black nitrided barrel too, think the flared barrel muzzle looks bad ass!

There is also the pf940sc... or not a Glock 26!... this is a very cool gun because basically it’s a gen 4 gun. It has a gen 4 slide and recoil spring... but still keeps the gen 3 trigger housing... you could play with longer slides and recoil assemblies and grab a few mag extensions to use 17 and 19 mags.
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