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Candyman
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Polymer 80 build

Post by Candyman » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:36 am

I decided to do a Polymer 80 GLOCK 19 build.
At first I was just going to build a frame and swap the upper from my Glock 19 Gen3 , but changed my mind.
I got the frame and frame kit from Brownell’s
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I went with the Coyote tan with the abrasive grip.
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Today I ordered a Swenson barrel and slide, along with a slide kit to duild the slide. The only thing I need now is a set of sights.
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Re: Polymer 80 build

Post by Rich Jordan » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:56 am

Watching with interest. I'm wishing I had bought one or two when they were on sale quite cheap last year. I think those were first gen models though and they had some issues.

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Re: Polymer 80 build

Post by HTRN » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:01 am

Theyre coming out with a subcompact frame in March, and supposedly a 10mm/45acp sized frame later this year. :ugeek:
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Re: Polymer 80 build

Post by Rich Jordan » Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:14 am

HTRN wrote:Theyre coming out with a subcompact frame in March, and supposedly a 10mm/45acp sized frame later this year. :ugeek:
At last, real calibers.

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Re: Polymer 80 build

Post by HTRN » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:54 am

I keep thinking a polymer80 kit, along with a PA10 parts kit, along with some magpuls and a case of 175 grn fed gold medal inside a 4 inch pvc tube might make for a good idea...
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Re: Polymer 80 build

Post by NVGdude » Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:10 am

HTRN wrote:I keep thinking a polymer80 kit, along with a PA10 parts kit, along with some magpuls and a case of 175 grn fed gold medal inside a 4 inch pvc tube might make for a good idea...
We are thinking along similar lines.

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Re: Polymer 80 build

Post by Candyman » Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:04 pm

Well, I do have a habit of over doing things.
My plan was just to build the lower with the parts from the 19 Gen 3, but I ordered a lower parts kit with the frame. I ordered a Swenson slide and barrel from MidwayUSA along with a slide parts kit. So I built the gun with all new parts.
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The first step was to remove the extra pieces from the top rail. I don’t have my drill press set up so I did it by hand.
I started with a sanding drum on my dremel.
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I then switched to a high speed cutter bit.
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The next step was to mill out the barrel block.
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then drill the pin holes.
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Next was to put it all together.
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Re: Polymer 80 build

Post by Rich Jordan » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:30 pm

Looking forward to the range report. I doubt these will go on sale anything like last year but I'm keeping eyes open just in case.

I'm hoping one of these will also work with a Mech Tech CCU to get a Glock-magazine fed carbine on the relatively cheap.

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Re: Polymer 80 build

Post by Candyman » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:38 am

I went to the range last week. The red 6 and blue 3 were shot at 25 yards the rest were shot at 10 yards.
The gun really feels good in the hand. I like the flat trigger but need to shoot it more to get used to it.
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Re: Polymer 80 build

Post by Rich Jordan » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:38 am

Thanks. I'm regretting all the more not buying one or two of the kits last year when a site was clearancing them.

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