Polymer80 Rolling Out Large-Frame Glock and Kidon Brace Adapter – SHOT Show 2019

Polymer80, the company that makes 80 percent pistol kits, is rolling out a new large-frame Glock-pattern kit for DIY gunsmiths. They are also introducing a new multi-platform pistol brace adapter that works with scores of handguns called the Kidon Pistol Conversion Kit.

The Kidon Pistol Conversion Kit isn’t the first of its kind but it does one thing better than any of its analogs – it works with all sorts of handguns (around 100 different models is what they’re claiming). The Kidon allows users to fix an AR pistol brace to their handgun and use it with rifle accessories. It can also use stocks with handguns registered as short-barreled rifles.

The Kidon has a 12-o’clock rail for optics and other accessories including iron sights with a large cutout for the ejection port. The forend of the kit adds removable 3-, 6- and 9-o’clock rails for grips, lights and pointers and it comes with flip-up backup sights and an angled foregrip.

The adapter is ambidextrous with a reversible charging handle to suit different shooting styles. It works by locking onto the pistol’s accessory rail and clamping into place at the rear with a modular

The list of Kidon-compatible pistols is nice and long and it includes most Glock pistols, a solid selection of CZ pistols, Jericho pistols with rails, P-series SIG pistols with rails, newer P320 pistols, Beretta 92-series pistols with rails, Px4 Storm pistols, Grand Power and Canik pistols and more, including select FN and Heckler & Koch pistols.

Of course, the adapter also works with Polymer80 kits and Polymer80 will soon have an adapter insert for their new large-frame kit.

The new large-frame PF45 kit is made for people looking to build their own custom Glock-compatible handguns chambered for .45 ACP and 10mm Auto. There are also plenty of wildcat and proprietary cartridges that use the large frames.

The PF45 brings all the same features the PF940 frame does including a straighter, more slender grip without fingergrooves. It is compatible with Glock Gen 3 components and comes with a polymer jig to build the frame into a firearm.

The kit also includes the drill bits and pins necessary to complete the frame as well as a stainless steel locking block and stainless rear rail assembly. The PF45 with the jig has a suggested retail price of $170 and is shipping now.

The Kidon has a $525 price tag and Polymer80 expects to start shipping in February.

Visit Polymer 80 to learn more by clicking HERE.

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  • Ejharb February 10, 2019, 8:06 pm

    All the pics of people shouldering
    “Arm braces” I’d not be cought dead doing this.the bat effs are probably readying the mass raids as we speak. We should overturn the sb-anything law and own real sbrs/sbs
    Not this pistol with brace/shockwave crap

  • Sean February 4, 2019, 11:09 am

    Finally a large frame! I’ve been wanting to do a 10mm for a while. Thank you!

  • KG February 4, 2019, 9:53 am

    Isn’t this the same concept as the SIG APC?

  • Alejandro Macari February 4, 2019, 8:59 am

    When polymer 80 makes a nice glock 43 80% receiver ???

  • Shawn Miller February 4, 2019, 8:50 am

    I love pistol braces but I wish the gun rags and websites would stop showing photos with the brace being shouldered. The gun control nuts are watching……

    • Christopher Johnson February 5, 2019, 8:08 am

      It’s not illegal. Gun control nuts can go fuck themselves

      • Jeremy Jones February 7, 2019, 7:37 am

        While I agree with your sentiment, Shawn has a valid point. The racist/fascist/insert favorite ___ist gun control movement doesn’t need us providing them any extra opportunities to create arguments for further legislation especially given how the current political and legislative discourse in this country is completely, almost deliberately, devoid of facts and logic.

        We must offer them no compromise, should fight anything and everything they try to do, and take every single opportunity to point out that they are sub-human trash because of what they want to do and the methods they choose to use. What we must not do, what we can not do is help fuel their hysterics

        • Mahatma Muhjesbude June 28, 2019, 11:32 am

          You can perceive it another way. By attempting to ‘not fuel their hysterics or give them more ‘ammo’ to promote their agenda by showing pictures of shouldering braces, etc. You are caving to their incremental push for compete populate disarmament because, everybody (at least real warriors do) that their kind of mentality is akin to Islamist extremism. There’s no compromise (other than deceptive sidestepping) or capitulation or agreement in this war. It’s their way or no way. The sooner all you nit wits realize no amount of ‘low profiling’ your perfectly legal rights will gain anything except for them to introduce you sooner to the unannounced pre-dawn flash bang wake-up call as they roll in to seize all your shit! The sooner y’all wake up and force your reps under threat of losing their golden nest egg job to ban ALL gun control laws, pursuant to US 18-241-242 while at the same time prosecuting those trying to pass these unlawful gun control statutes.

          They’ve got us so skeered shitless that we’re petrified to ask our totally corrupted legal system to start prosecuting violaters of 241-2. It’s like everybody completely ignores crimes against the Constitution backed by specific written context and ample case law that amounts to a serious felony violation to even conspire to make a law banning any of our 2nd Amendment liberties.

          Bottom line, to paraphrase ancient warfare wisdom–and make no mistake–this is a war against you and your freedom, there can never be compromise with gun grabbers. In this type of contest If you are not winning, you are losing. there’s no stalemate or reasonable compromise. And we certainly are not winning at the moment. Especially with everybody so ‘apprehensive’ about people showing LEGAL equipment? When they should be non-stop on the websites and phone lines of their lawmakers instead.

          Join GunOwners of America. They don’t compromise or cave like the NRA. They’ll even tell you who to contact and send you pre-written cards to mail.

          Everybody thinks this election is about immigration, and economics, and Climate Change. Which is what they want you to imagine.

          In reality, It’s only about making everybody a criminal with illegal laws, and then disarming you. Easy Peazy.

          And nothing much else really matters when they take away what the Constitution gave us to keep them from doing just that.

    • Ejharb February 10, 2019, 8:11 pm

      Probably putting raids together as we speak.if I was doing this and was photographed or video
      I’d be waiting for my door to come in at 0 dark 30

  • johnnyraygun February 4, 2019, 7:45 am

    Looks nice, but for the price, one could buy a Sub2000 and keep your Glock as a side arm. I do not get the pistol conversion thinking, rifles yes, but if one must chase the cool factor, have at it.

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