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theres another advantage to the polymer 80 kits.. i believe these are third gen compatible, and the changes they made to new 5th gen glocks make new pistols incompatible with a lot of the aftermarket.. so a P80 frame, aftermarket slide, and gen 3 aftermarket can get you a brand new, fully customized "gen 3" type glock for the same price, or less than the ****ty gen 5s that nobody seems to really like
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theres another advantage to the polymer 80 kits.. i believe these are third gen compatible, and the changes they made to new 5th gen glocks make new pistols incompatible with a lot of the aftermarket.. so a P80 frame, aftermarket slide, and gen 3 aftermarket can get you a brand new, fully customized "gen 3" type glock for the same price, or less than the ****ty gen 5s that nobody seems to really like
Yeah, they are Gen's 1-3 compatible from everything I've seen. All the Glocks I've bought have been gen 3 & they had only been out a couple years when I bought my first one. I don't care much for the newer gens either. The design of the 80% frames are different than any other Glocks though too, the grip angle is slightly different, the texture & trigger guard are different & it has almost a bit of a beaver tail type extension that the factory Glocks don't That being said I really liked the differences so far. I'm sure everyone will have their own personal preferences with those, but that's my feelings on the differences. So yeah not liking gen's 4 or 5 is another reason for some people to do it. I would also add people who are getting their ability to buy firearms revoked for whatever reason, being a vet who needed financial help, or you a lawful user of medical marijuana, etc, etc. they can now at least have everything sent to them & build one without having to either lie on a 4473 or go without. Also, some people just like to build things.

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well.. clearly i can legally own guns, as many of my purchases, especially in the realm of sidearms required a 4473.. but i dont want everything i own to be on record.. i wouldnt mind having a handgun or two off the record as well as some of the rifles ive built from 80% receivers... the polymer 80 is one option, the only other one is 1911.. personally id rather go the 1911 route but if i wanted a plastic gun, polymer 80s the only choice

the custom work ive seen people do on glock frames, and actually pay more beyond the price of the glock to do is have the hump on the back of the grip removed, and the finger grooves removed, and then custom stippling.. with the P80 the hump is already gone, the finger grooves are gone, the trigger is already undercut all from the factory.. so to get all of that on a factory glock your paying hundreds more on top of the price of that glock.. and the smooth grip can be stippled in a way that looks factory since theres no existing texture they have to stipple over top of
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Some really good prices on complete 80% kits & the slide is already finished, including sights installed! They have several under $500. If you've been thinking about making one, this deal is tough to beat.

These 9mm kits are under $450!

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They even have them in 40cal for under $500.

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Lots of color options too.

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oh cool.. i notice polymer 80 now has a "hybrid" model that takes glock 17 slides and barrels, but has a glock 19 size grip.. so you can do a "glock 19L" build that uses common G17 slides and barrels instead of having to use a special barrel, or hack up a G17 frame.. they also make a white one you can leave white, or dye any color you want
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I've built (2) G19s and (2) G23s. Very easy to build even for the non-mechanical person.

Polymer 80 is coming out with the G20/21 frame. "Coming Soon(overdue)" at Midway. Looking forward to building a .45 ACP and 10 mm
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I grabbed a Diplomat. This has to be an easier build than the 1911 that has been languishing in my safe for the past 9 years.

Won't be able to play with it till this spring.
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I grabbed a Diplomat. This has to be an easier build than the 1911 that has been languishing in my safe for the past 9 years.

Won't be able to play with it till this spring.
a diplomat?
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if i did it, id probably go with this one, in white.. but not until after i buy a steyr aug in white.. i can have a collection of white austrian guns

https://www.polymer80.com/pistol-fra...pact-frame-kit
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I've built (2) G19s and (2) G23s. Very easy to build even for the non-mechanical person.

Polymer 80 is coming out with the G20/21 frame. "Coming Soon(overdue)" at Midway. Looking forward to building a .45 ACP and 10 mm
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Now that makes me happy. I'd really like a G20, especially if I can get a gen 3 that's NOT a short frame. I've seen a lot of gen 3 G20 SF's but not the regular ones. I guess that shows how popular, or maybe I should say how unpopular the short frames are.

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Finally got it finished. Took forever to get the slide. Messed around with one seller on ebay for about a month, finally gave up & then after Christmas found a new guy selling slides & he was great to work with. Matched the color perfect & even did the bull nose for no extra cost. The pics don't show the colors that great, but I think you can tell they match very well. The stainless thread protector will either get swapped out for a black one or I'll get a cerakoted one as well. Not sure about the barrel, maybe leave it but I would like the chamber area to be subdued, so haven't made up my mind 100% what to do. The first round I fed in was a FTF then a FTE but then I cycled (by hand) most of a mag through no problem. Trigger is HEAVY & has a ton of creep, but that can get fixed fairly easy too. Mags won't drop free, but that's the frame, cause there's nothing I work on in the mag well to screw up. They pull out quite easy, just won't drop free. Not sure when I'll get to test fire, but I feel pretty confident it will function. Might need a bit longer of a break in period than normal though. In the end I've got right about $440 in it. That's with no case or magazines of course. But it does have a threaded barrel!

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Looks good Chuck!
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Nice job Chuck, looks good!
Mind revealing your slide source? Would love to find a fair price on a slide, ever since these Glock 80 kits came out the parts prices went thru the damn roof.
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Nice job Chuck, looks good!
Mind revealing your slide source? Would love to find a fair price on a slide, ever since these Glock 80 kits came out the parts prices went thru the damn roof.
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This is the guy.

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The p80 19 and 17 are good. I like their 1911 grip geometry. The texturing is a bit too aggressive, but can be sanded. The p80 Glock 43 is super easy to buiid, but tends to have a gap between frame and slide. No experience with the other models.
if i were to do it i'd get the untextured grip, then either add a grip tape of my liking, or have someone stipple it
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if i were to do it i'd get the untextured grip, then either add a grip tape of my liking, or have someone stipple it
Way ahead of ya! Err, I mean, would be, had I ordered such a thing, mmmm, yeah, that's it!
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Looks great man.

I've saved that ebay seller too, for when I finally get around to doing this.

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