Polymer 80 Glock Kits - anyone build one? - Page 7 - Survivalist Forum
Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > > >
Articles Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files


Notices

Advertise Here
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
You might be a Survivalist/Prepper IF... Cool Hand Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 2047 05-02-2020 01:21 AM
Polymer 80 Slim83 Rifle Forum 21 02-25-2020 11:11 PM
Deciding what Glock. Bobcat In The Woods Pistol and Revolver Forum 202 07-30-2018 07:48 PM
How to make EDC, car kits, GHB, and BOB all blend together? murex Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 13 10-02-2017 01:11 PM
Glock 17 9mm 50rd Drum Polymer Black (KOREAN) Cope's Distribuitng Cope's Distributing 0 10-05-2016 09:56 AM

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-03-2019, 06:12 AM
Belnik Belnik is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,155
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 2,968 Times in 1,608 Posts
Default



Advertise Here

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.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Belnik For This Useful Post:
Old 08-03-2019, 04:19 PM
drobs's Avatar
drobs drobs is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 8,206
Thanks: 12,159
Thanked 8,148 Times in 4,128 Posts
Default

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/
Quick reply to this message
Old 08-03-2019, 06:57 PM
Belnik Belnik is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,155
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 2,968 Times in 1,608 Posts
Default

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.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to Belnik For This Useful Post:
Old 08-04-2019, 11:45 AM
justin22885 justin22885 is online now
Awesome
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 16,198
Thanks: 0
Thanked 27,098 Times in 8,709 Posts
Default

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
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to justin22885 For This Useful Post:
Old 08-30-2019, 03:42 PM
Belnik Belnik is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,155
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 2,968 Times in 1,608 Posts
Default

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.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Belnik For This Useful Post:
Old 09-07-2019, 12:26 PM
0002S's Avatar
0002S 0002S is online now
μολὼν λαβέ
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The stars at night are big and
Posts: 3,278
Thanks: 2,502
Thanked 4,579 Times in 1,846 Posts
Default

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.
Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to 0002S For This Useful Post:
Old 09-08-2019, 12:28 PM
Belnik Belnik is offline
Survivor
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 2,155
Thanks: 1,593
Thanked 2,968 Times in 1,608 Posts
Default

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.
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-08-2019, 01:13 PM
0002S's Avatar
0002S 0002S is online now
μολὼν λαβέ
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The stars at night are big and
Posts: 3,278
Thanks: 2,502
Thanked 4,579 Times in 1,846 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Belnik View Post
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.
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-08-2019, 01:36 PM
Chuckleberry Chuckleberry is offline
I love this Forum.
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: NoDak
Posts: 4,841
Thanks: 6,223
Thanked 13,553 Times in 3,852 Posts
Default

`

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.

.
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-10-2019, 09:56 PM
0002S's Avatar
0002S 0002S is online now
μολὼν λαβέ
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The stars at night are big and
Posts: 3,278
Thanks: 2,502
Thanked 4,579 Times in 1,846 Posts
Default

Finished.....
Quick reply to this message
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to 0002S For This Useful Post:
Old 09-15-2019, 07:08 PM
0002S's Avatar
0002S 0002S is online now
μολὼν λαβέ
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The stars at night are big and
Posts: 3,278
Thanks: 2,502
Thanked 4,579 Times in 1,846 Posts
Default

Soon.......
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to 0002S For This Useful Post:
Old 09-15-2019, 08:00 PM
Chuckleberry Chuckleberry is offline
I love this Forum.
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: NoDak
Posts: 4,841
Thanks: 6,223
Thanked 13,553 Times in 3,852 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 0002S View Post
Soon

`


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.


.
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2019, 08:03 PM
0002S's Avatar
0002S 0002S is online now
μολὼν λαβέ
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The stars at night are big and
Posts: 3,278
Thanks: 2,502
Thanked 4,579 Times in 1,846 Posts
Default

I know where to get them new.

But they are expensive.

But then again polymer80 builds aren’t cheap. LEO turn ins are cheap.
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-15-2019, 08:38 PM
Chuckleberry Chuckleberry is offline
I love this Forum.
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: NoDak
Posts: 4,841
Thanks: 6,223
Thanked 13,553 Times in 3,852 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 0002S View Post
I know where to get them new.

But they are expensive.

But then again polymer80 builds aren’t cheap. LEO turn ins are cheap.
`

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

.
Quick reply to this message
Old 09-22-2019, 02:04 PM
0002S's Avatar
0002S 0002S is online now
μολὼν λαβέ
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The stars at night are big and
Posts: 3,278
Thanks: 2,502
Thanked 4,579 Times in 1,846 Posts
Default

P80 21 - completed

Quick reply to this message
Old 09-23-2019, 08:48 PM
0002S's Avatar
0002S 0002S is online now
μολὼν λαβέ
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The stars at night are big and
Posts: 3,278
Thanks: 2,502
Thanked 4,579 Times in 1,846 Posts
Default

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.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to 0002S For This Useful Post:
Old 09-25-2019, 10:42 AM
AK_guy's Avatar
AK_guy AK_guy is offline
Eh kay vs eh are dood!
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 3,304
Thanks: 5,001
Thanked 3,883 Times in 1,644 Posts
Default

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.
__________________
Get your concealed carry permit.
Quick reply to this message
The Following User Says Thank You to AK_guy For This Useful Post:
Old 11-02-2019, 08:08 PM
0002S's Avatar
0002S 0002S is online now
μολὼν λαβέ
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: The stars at night are big and
Posts: 3,278
Thanks: 2,502
Thanked 4,579 Times in 1,846 Posts
Default

Quick reply to this message
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to 0002S For This Useful Post:
Old 11-04-2019, 09:00 PM
lyle gorch lyle gorch is offline
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 10 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drobs View Post
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.
Quick reply to this message
Old 03-29-2020, 03:02 PM
Chuckleberry Chuckleberry is offline
I love this Forum.
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: NoDak
Posts: 4,841
Thanks: 6,223
Thanked 13,553 Times in 3,852 Posts
Default

`

A couple weeks ago I tested out my BCA 9mm conversion barrel in both my factory G23 & the 80% build I did. Using cheap alum. case ammo since I can't pick up the brass at the indoor range, I did a 10 shot semi-rapid fire at 7yds & it did a 2" group. Not bad straight out of the box for a $40 conversion barrel. The group in the pic was actually fired with the 80% build, but by the time I got done fighting to get a pic of factory G23 without too much glare or too much shadow & realized I should've taken them with the 80% build, I didn't feel like doing it all over again. Both frames put together very similar groups using that ammo. Also tested some steel case Tula crap ammo to make sure it functioned fine in the barrel & it did. The thing I didn't like is I fired some of my carry ammo through the factory barrel & it wasn't as accurate as that blazer ammo out of either barrel.

.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	- - - - -.jpg
Views:	12
Size:	73.8 KB
ID:	300534  
Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks



Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Survivalist Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Gender
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © Kevin Felts 2006 - 2015,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net