Polymer80’s New 80% Glock 19 Frames

    Polymer80 80% frame

    Polymer80 is close to shipping its new 80% complete compact Glock pistol frames, and many dealers have begun to take pre-release orders.

    As many of you know, Polymer80 has been working on developing a compact Glock frame for many months, and has been showing prototypes on its social media pages. Based on its R&D plus the feedback offered by current customers, the product has undergone a number of changes, but now appears ready for prime time.

    The new frames are 80% complete, meaning that it is not a firearm and can be sold directly to a customer without a transfer through an FFL. Once in your possession, you can complete the lower into a fully functioning firearm (subject to local laws, of course) with some basic tools and a few hours of time.

    For what it is worth, I’ve built a handgun with one of the company’s Glock 17-sized 80% frames with a Dremel tool, a drill press and X-Y vise, a finishing file and a bit of fine grit sandpaper. I found that it was easier than an 80% AR lower to machine, though hand fitting is required.

    The new compact 80% frame will work with Gen3 G19 and G23 parts. The kit will include a jig and bits/end mill needed for completion. You need to provide the drill and other tools. The MSRP will be $149.99, though after initial demand dies down, I suspect you will be able to find them on sale from time to time for less money. The company expects to ship in February.

    Richard Johnson

    An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.