New 80% DIY Cut Glock 17 Frame for CCW


A rendering of the first-gen FC-G17 with a full-size 9mm Glock 17 slide assembly and compact Glock 19 magazine. (Photo: Full Conceal)

A company called Full Conceal is working on an 80 percent Glock-pattern pistol — if it can be called a pistol. The Full Conceal FG-G17 is a minimalist 80 percent frame that breaks down into a pocketable handgun kit about the size of a cellphone or checkbook.

Instead of a conventional pistol grip, the FG-G17 uses a Glock magazine as a grip. The grip portion of the gun’s frame stops right at the trigger guard. While this makes the gun somewhat useless unloaded, it also makes it extremely concealable.

When not in use as a grip the magazine tucks away in a frame-mounted magazine holster parallel to the bore. Inserted into the holster the magazine acts as a trigger guard safety that helps prevent objects from unintentionally pressing the trigger.

Right now the FG-G17 is in development, but the company is planning to debut their kit at the 2017 SHOT Show next January. They expect to have pricing and availability information at that time.

Obviously, the design is a collection of compromises. The grip looks awkward and the gun must be assembled before it can be used. Keeping a round in the chamber may also prove dangerous.

With a round chambered and the magazine in the carrier it’s still possible for something to get into the trigger guard, leading to the real risk of negligent discharge. And the user may muzzle his or her own body removing the magazine from the carrier while assembling the pistol.

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But these compromises are all in pursuit of one goal: to create a pocketable full-size pistol with a full-length sight radius. Plus it looks like a fun project.

As an 80 percent kit the FG-G17 can be shipped directly to buyers without having to transfer through an FFL. By itself it’s not a firearm, just an expensive hunk of polymer.

Eighty percent kits have been popular with home gunsmiths for years. An 80 percent receiver or kit includes non-functioning parts that must be altered or completed and built into working firearms.

Most 80 percent kits are based around AR- and AK-pattern guns but recently kit manufacturers have been breaking into pistols, with Glock-pattern kits the most common after 1911s.

Glock kits make a lot of sense because unlike 1911s and a few other patterns they require little to no fitting and few special tools. Glock slide and barrel assemblies are easy to find on the aftermarket and magazines are cheap and plentiful.

With the FG-G17 builders complete the kit, add a slide assembly and a mag and they’ve got themselves a full-sized, polymer-framed … thingy. Because in the end, the FG-G17 is still only about two-thirds of a gun.

About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. His ambition is to follow Thomas Paine, as a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

{ 24 comments… add one }
  • David December 1, 2016, 11:28 am

    Send me one,let me check it out

  • Dilligaf November 27, 2016, 11:26 am

    glocks…..ewww. A Sig is much better than a glock….or a Kimber…..anything is better than a glock!

  • AB November 26, 2016, 12:53 pm

    Good Grief

    • Steve December 27, 2016, 8:06 am

      Gun grabbers will have a ball with this one. And what they propose will effect everyone. I don’t see the need. I can see the danger of using a magazine for a grip too.

  • Mickey D November 26, 2016, 12:10 am

    Glock 43. Try one, you will like it.

    • Ray S April 10, 2017, 7:59 am

      Glock 43. Try it you’ll like it. I tried it.Some glocks fit everyone some don’t.
      Springfield XDS 9,40,45 Try it you’ll love it. And no plastic sights

  • P. Cooper November 25, 2016, 5:04 pm

    The Samsung 7 Edge catches on fire (no kidding!) and is being recalled. Does the Glock modification have any special features like that?

    • Cameron Houston November 25, 2016, 9:24 pm

      You do know that is the Note 7 that had the problem not the galaxy s7 edge which has sold over 26 million of them with no fire hazard right?

  • carl laviolette November 25, 2016, 2:54 pm

    I love Glocks I own 23 of them, but this is just stupid. Has to be a joke.

  • Bruce November 25, 2016, 12:12 pm

    The Magazine Latch Spring extends into the lower front grip. The portion that has been cut away. Will you have to hold the magazine in place when using the gun?

  • srsquidizen November 25, 2016, 12:06 pm

    Uh, excuse me Mr. Abdullah, but I’ll need to present my response your jihad attack just as soon as I get my pistol put together here…won’t take but a jiffy.

  • Charlie November 25, 2016, 10:29 am

    I have had two Glock handguns. Went back to 1911 models for steel frame and the HK for the lighter model. Glock ????? Not for all shooters! This new one interesting. Do not see any real practical application.

  • Big balls November 25, 2016, 9:57 am

    really wow .if it makes you feel good

  • Danny November 25, 2016, 9:56 am

    Going full retard ?

    You never want to go full retard,,,,!,,,

  • mike November 25, 2016, 9:23 am

    they already make this…its called =glock26

  • Gary November 25, 2016, 8:51 am

    But but you could insert you laser where the clip is kept and THEN you’re all set.

  • Chris Gomez November 25, 2016, 5:50 am

    I see this as a toy. A project for those who tinker or a younger shooter just on the market. Otherwise buy a small Glock and stake your life on a pistol 100℅ made at the factory.

  • Chris November 25, 2016, 5:08 am

    just buy a g26

  • jayson November 25, 2016, 4:26 am

    This is one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen.. And dangerous. It exposes the firearm mechanism to all kinds if trouble… Not to mention it has NO practical use. RIDICULOUS!!!

  • Onigoroshi November 25, 2016, 3:27 am

    So why not just take a hacksaw to your stock Glock and cut 2 inches off of the grip? Oh, that’s right, because it’s fookin stupid!

  • DRAINO November 24, 2016, 8:58 am

    Yeah…neat gimmick…..but no thanks. No practical use as far as I’m concerned. I prefer my CCW to have the mag firmly seated, filled, and one in the pipe. Otherwise……what’s the point??

  • SuperG November 23, 2016, 11:22 am

    I think it is a great idea. I always read where criminals wait for you to lock and load before they attack.

    • jayson November 25, 2016, 4:27 am

      No doubt…how friggin dumb.

    • carl November 25, 2016, 2:58 pm

      Yea… Please Mr. robber wait till I get my gun out put the mag in and chamber a bullet.

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