Polymer80 Launches Exclusive FDE 80% Frame with Brownells

Brownells, a purveyor of fantastic firearms products, is on a bit of a tear recently. Using their buying power, Brownells has been expanding products under their own brand and focusing on releasing Brownells’ exclusive items. Latest in that trend is their partnership with Polymer80, which has yielded the Brownells exclusive Coyote color.

The offering uses Polymer80’s newest frame design, compatible with Gen 3 Glock components and featuring Polymer80’s much-improved metal slide rail designs. The latest version includes numerous features sure to be enjoyed including a triggerguard undercut, a small beavertail, and correct spec Picatinny rail with multiple slots.

Not content with just the color, Brownells has expanded the exclusive offering across three models of the 80% Glock 19 frame. Two options come pre-textured, the “Textured” version is noticeably grippy, but for those not wanting to stipple or ever lose a grip an “Aggressive” option is also available which covers the sides, front, and backstrap with hand-grabbing facets.

However, for those wanting to stipple their own, like it smooth, or simply have utterly massive hand strength to hold the 9mm steady under duress and recoil a “ReadyMod” smooth sided version is also available.

Pricing for the Brownells exclusive Polymer80 frames is consistent at $149.99 for the frame, which includes the tools, jig, and instructions to turn the frame into a working handgun.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Bill

    I’m intrigued. Is a drill press or other bench tool absolutely necessary?

    • USMC03Vet

      If you dont have Parkinson’s, a Dremel tool should be fine.

      • valorius


      • Gary Kirk

        And if you do, ya just wind up with an 80% Taurus..

    • Harry’s Holsters

      Dremel is easier unless you have a mill. My next one I build will be on my buddy’s mill.

      Some advice from someone that screwed up building his. Meaning me. Only drill through one wall at a time when drilling the pin holes. I’ve always been taught to drill straight through but that didn’t work here. And you may need to ream the holes a little with the bit when assembling the frame.

  • D

    Hard to believe that any gun could feel worse in the hand than a Glock, but the Polymer earned that distinction in spaces. I sent mine back 30 seconds after opening the box.


    I wish someone would make a steel/aluminum/alloy frame for Glocks. Then I could build the longslide of my dreams…

    • USMC03Vet

      All metal Glock? Why don’t you just divide by zero and destroy the universe while you’re at it.

      • DR.NUMBERS

        and a different grip angle! 😉

    • Gary Kirk

      Well, most “steel” or “aluminum” that are used are alloys in the first place.. But, understand where you were trying to go there..

      Hell, steel in and of itself is an alloy..

    • Raptor Fred

      CCF Raceframes used to make aluminum and Stainless frames for the Glock. Anything over 9mm and locking blocks would crack with great regularity. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/89487c6fff891fbae2a1d1fa07414cd04f14faa1c9ba95026ef8e0eadf7f27ac.jpg

      • DR.NUMBERS

        Thanks, too bad about that. Want one in 10mm.

        • Raptor Fred

          That would have broken in half very nicely. The idea is great, unfortunately this design did not lend itself to strength.

      • feetpiece _

        I have one collecting dust in the safe since the small parts dried up.

      • Ken

        My stainless 9 broke off its locking block leading edge. It has been hanging on the workshop wall for several years. I’ve often wondered if it would still shoot ok with that piece broken, perhaps with some sort of polymer buffer. Haven’t tried it though. Oh well.

        • Anonymoose

          Redesign it so it can flex a bit, like the newer Delta Elite vs the original reinforced Delta Elite that cracked, and I would totally buy one.

    • Brett baker

      Doesn’t Lone Wolf make one?

    • Edeco

      Yeah really or extra-stiff polymer. I like the grip angle, I mainly one-hand them as the firearm gods intended. But the finger grooves and relief under the trigger guard don’t fit me and the floppiness doesn’t feel great.

      A stiff, simplified Glock lower would be the bees knees.

  • valorius

    Where does the safety go?

  • Gary Kirk

    “Utterly massive hand strength to hold the 9mm”.. Really? But I am definitely interested in this..

  • Raptor Fred

    At least they got all of the cut outs and recesses correct. It’s too bad Glock is paying absolutely no attention to what Glock shooters actually want in design features on a Glock. Hence the gigantic chop em up and stipple em aftermarket.

  • None

    Why is the smooth called the ReadyMod variant? Why not just call it the smooth one?

  • Ark

    I still haven’t seen a single compelling reason to do this over simply buying an off-the-shelf Glock 19 or secondhand Glock 19 frame assembly.

    Well, circumvention of certain legal requirements aside…

    • MattCFII

      For fun of it. Plus I had an extra Glock 19 slide laying around due to getting an RMR slide, not to mention my Advantage Arms .22 slide.

    • USMC03Vet

      Well ze government will never know about it. There is no paperwork on it. That is the only benefit but of course it costs more than just buying a build handgun.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    Polymer80’s CS is top notch! I had an issue with mine and they have a replacement part mailed out the same day. Very pleasant to deal with.

  • Badwolf

    How about making the frame compatible with sig mags or cz mags.

    I want to make a glockencztein pistol

  • Sur Komm

    Make a G43 frame, so us little people in commie states can make one since we can’t buy one……lol

  • ClintTorres

    I’ve always wanted to build a $700 Glock 19…not.

    • Anonymoose

      How much would you really spend if you replaced the sights, trigger, and barrel on a police trade-in vs building one, though?

  • Stephen Paraski

    How about a 21?