80% Glock style builds

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80% Glock style builds

Postby Flowmaster » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:12 pm

The Polymer80 brand Glock style frames are really popular in my area. Have you folks had any experience with them? They are about the same price ($150ish) no matter the texture, size, or color.

The lowers come with a jig and are apparently pretty easy to finish up. A lot of people are doing Glock 17 style builds with the full size frame or Glock 19 style builds with the "compact" Polymer80 frame.
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Re: 80% Glock style builds

Postby FergusonTO35 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:35 pm

I think it's pretty cool, however I do worry about them becoming the target of a new ban. Not just on 80% receivers, but maybe even a requirement that other parts like barrels and slides have to go through an FFL. I am really surprised that the gun haters haven't made a big stink about it like bump stocks.
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Re: 80% Glock style builds

Postby jeffchance » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:46 am

I did 2 AR-15 style lowers and they had issues. Absolutely NO support or response from mfg either.
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Re: 80% Glock style builds

Postby Flowmaster » Wed May 02, 2018 8:22 pm

Polymer 80 just came out with their subcompact size Glock 26/ Glock 27 style frames. They use Glock parts or aftermarket parts intended for Glocks.

I know of one dealer that has a bunch of police trade in guns that are mostly 40 caliber Glock 27s. Apparently a lot of police departments have a 40 cal Glock 23 as a primary for officers and 27s as either back up guns or detective/undercover guns, also in 40 caliber. With these new 80% frames coming onto the market, the dealer is literally sitting there and taking apart all of his 27s. The whole reason is so he can take those parts kits and sell them at the gun shows to accompany those Polymer 80 subcompact frames. He will probably go and sell off his stripped 27 frames at some point.
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Re: 80% Glock style builds

Postby FergusonTO35 » Thu May 03, 2018 7:24 am

There are FFL's who buy new Glocks, strip the frames, and sell the remainder as parts kits for the same or more as the new gun costs. PSA already does this with AR kits minus the receiver.
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Re: 80% Glock style builds

Postby Flowmaster » Fri May 04, 2018 2:48 pm

Yeah its crazy what some people are paying for parts kits. I've seen them at shows for the Glock 19 and they're brand new Glock factory parts for $500. Even with one mag included with the parts kit, the dealer is still left with a $50 receiver/frame, another magazine (or two), the factory box, cleaning tools, manual, and lock. All of those things have some value.
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Re: 80% Glock style builds

Postby FergusonTO35 » Fri May 04, 2018 5:28 pm

New stripped Glock frames go for $100-150.00 on Gunbroker so they are making out pretty good. Another thing I don't like is that all the 80% Glock frames I have seen are just butt ugly, as in JIm Waldorf designed ugly.
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Re: 80% Glock style builds

Postby adam01364 » Fri May 04, 2018 6:38 pm

FergusonTO35 wrote:as in JIm Waldorf designed ugly.
Now that's funny! :lol:
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Re: 80% Glock style builds

Postby Flowmaster » Sun May 06, 2018 6:04 pm

Wow I had no idea that glock frames brought that kind of money online. I saw some set out at shows for 50 and thought that was the going rate.
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Re: 80% Glock style builds

Postby FergusonTO35 » Mon May 07, 2018 6:40 am

Oh yeah, they sure can. Uncommon variants like the RTF version can go for the price of a new gun.
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