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I finished my P80 g19 build last week, and finally got to test fire it yesterday.

I'll withhold final judgement until I pass the recommended break in round count...I probably put right over a hundred so far.

I had a few issues that didn't entirely make sense to me but suspect the biggest issue was the recoil spring rubbing inside the frame...which I worked on again and think it should be good?

Gun would fire a round, then give a light primer strike, I'd eject it, it would fire and the cycle would repeat...then it would fire an entire mag with out issue, but then repeat the light primer cycle again.

It had the worst behavior when using my gen 2 mags...thinking the spring and followers need replacing? Best function was with a magpul 21 rd mag.

Like I stated, upon my return from the range I did more material removal in the recoil spring area, and will take some ~1000 grit paper to the rails. Then hopefully next week I can test again.
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Current issue with my G19 P80 build is the take down lever flat spring is sticking up into the recoil spring channel. Reading an old thread on ar15.com it mentions to cut a part of the leg off that spring.

https://www.ar15.com/forums/Handguns...sue/13-183222/
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I watched a video of a guy cutting off a bit of that spring. I did not cut mine, but did have trouble with it during the install. I even had the take down bar fall out of the gun the first time I put it all together and worked the slide a bit. It was a problem for sure getting it into the correct position all the way, but once there, so far so good.
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if you have to remove part of the spring in order to get it to fit.. then it would seem the polymer 80s still have some R&D to do because that shouldnt be something you have to do to get the gun to work
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Well, I finally got back to the range with the p80.
I did more work removing a tiny bit more material for the recoil spring channel, plus I decided to remove that tiny bit of flat take down spring as I couldn't figure out just where the slide would hang up, and thought why not?
(if cycled slowly it would sometimes get stuck before going into battery, but would go home with little effort)

Had a single issue on the second round, fail to fire, but then it ran like a dream once I re chambered a new round. (just used gen 3 and up mags and some of the mag pull ones)
Only issue I am finding is after around 150 rds one of the pins started to walk out. Otherwise good to go.

I'll be trying out more of these p80 kits when funds allow.
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Midway closed out their smooth white frames awhile back and I've been sitting on this 26 for awhile.

Just got it ready for the parts that'll show up on Monday.

A little Star Wars theme going on.
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I like the idea of a white frame, that should look pretty cool. I'm leaning towards a "g26" size for my next build as well.

I put another 150 rds in my "19" size gun and only had a single failure, it was the same thing, gun fired, then light primer strike, eject, and shot fine for everything after that. If I ever get it to ~ 500 rds without any failures I'll consider it good.

Still having an issue with the pin walking out, I just keep taping it back in and keep going. I'll look into it later.
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I like the idea of a white frame, that should look pretty cool. I'm leaning towards a "g26" size for my next build as well.

I put another 150 rds in my "19" size gun and only had a single failure, it was the same thing, gun fired, then light primer strike, eject, and shot fine for everything after that. If I ever get it to ~ 500 rds without any failures I'll consider it good.

Still having an issue with the pin walking out, I just keep taping it back in and keep going. I'll look into it later.
I have a 19 and this 26 in white. The 26 was smooth. Both were 60% off else I’d not have gotten them.

But I have an addiction to building these.

The stippling in the white 26 is interesting because it burns so you can blend the black into the outline.

They have the frames out for the 20/21 now so 45 ACP and 10mm are available. Not too many slides out for these so a factory complete upper is the way to go.
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I wonder if the white frames are similar to the lighter colored polymer accessories like hand-guards, magazines, grips, etc. & can be fairly easily dyed to whatever color you want. I haven't seen a lot of great deals on the frame kits lately, unless it's a complete build kit & always in 9mm. I've seen complete build kits for the 9mm for $450. I'd really like to do one in 10mm & another in 40 but a 27 & 22 this time. Hard to find the slides for some of them, at least at a reasonable price. If I could find a complete build kit for a G20, 22 or 27, at a comparable price to those 9 kits, I'd snap at least one up real quick.

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Finished.....
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Factory slide I'm guessing? Off ebay or somewhere else? Looks like if I want to do a 20 or a 27 build, I'll have to roll the dice with a used slide off feebay. Even 22 & 23 slides aren't that easy to find.


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I know where to get them new.

But they are expensive.

But then again polymer80 builds aren’t cheap. LEO turn ins are cheap.
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I know where to get them new.

But they are expensive.

But then again polymer80 builds aren’t cheap. LEO turn ins are cheap.
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Depends on when, where & how you build. One of the sites had complete 9mm kits for $450. You can probably get a used LEO trade in cheaper, but I doubt a new one. I built my G23 for $440. Again, I could probably find a used one for less, but not getting near a new one for that. Since I also don't want a Gen 4 or 5, & I like the 80% frames even better than the gen 3, I'm probably not going to be getting any factory new glocks anytime soon unless it was a helluva deal.

Here's just one 9mm example, it comes with the slide assembled & a match grade barrel for $439. https://80pbuilder.com/radius

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Put 50 rounds of Winchester 185 FMJ through it today. This is one of the smoothest and accurate pistols I own. Very well balanced in my hand.
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I've built two of them. One is a 19 and the other is a 23. Both of them are super smooth guns and very reliable.
They have their Glock 43 frame coming out soon. I'm tempted to do one of those and use it for a summer carry gun.
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Current issue with my G19 P80 build is the take down lever flat spring is sticking up into the recoil spring channel. Reading an old thread on ar15.com it mentions to cut a part of the leg off that spring.

https://www.ar15.com/forums/Handguns...sue/13-183222/
I had the same problem with one. In my case, there was a little piece of plastic debris down in spring slot from when I finished the frame which was keeping the spring from completely seating. Hit it with a blast of compressed air to remove the debris...good to go.
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