Polymer80 is introducing two new 80 percent pistol frames for 2017. These uncompleted receivers are compatible with Glock 19 Gen 3 parts and aftermarket parts. They are also compatible with Glock 23 and Glock 32 components.
The idea behind these kits is for home gunsmiths to build their own Glock 19-pattern pistol without have to start from scratch. Because these aren’t firearms they don’t need to transfer through an FFL for shipping. That means these receivers can be shipped right to your door.
The 80 percent market has been growing as fast as anything else in the world of firearms but this receiver represents a real milestone. Rifle kits make up the bulk of 80 percent receivers. Recently a few companies started to developed 80 percent handgun kits but the 1911 pattern dominates there.
Polymer80 put together a Glock 17-compatible kit not too long ago, and while the Glock 19-pattern kit was inevitable, it’s also a real breakthrough for 80 percent builders. This kit, the PF940Cv1, produces a real all-purpose handgun suitable for home defense, concealed carry and even competition shooting.
The PF940Cv1 comes in two versions, the Spectre textured frame kit and the smooth-surfaced Ready-Mod kit. The textured kit has a factory grip pattern molded into the frame where the Ready-Mod kit is featureless for users looking to develop their own grip pattern. Both have a $150 price tag.
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Getting the chance to build your personal compact service pistol isn’t the only reason to want one of these kits. In addition to being able to cherry-pick every component from bottom to top, these frames have a lot of nice features. At the front of the frame they have a full-length hardened accessory rail. The rail conceals a small steel serialization plate. The grips are straight without any finger grooves. And the trigger guard is deeply undercut to prevent “Glock knuckle.”
Each kit includes one frame, a machining jig, end mill, drill bits, a stainless steel locking block, a stainless steel rail block and a set of hardened steel frame pins. Users will need a trigger system, magazines, and the parts to build a slide assembly.
With the huge aftermarket for these pistols it’s entirely possible to build a PF940Cv1 frame without a single factory Glock part. Whether you’re searching for a gunsmithing project of intermediate difficulty or just looking to build the ultimate custom service pistol, this is one kit to be on the lookout for.