[Shot Show 2019] POLYMER80 Releases .45acp Frame

    I have been speaking with the good folks at Polymer80 for last few weeks about a possible series. I stopped by their booth at range day and found their new release. For you .45acp fans they have come through. They now have an 80% frame for the well-loved (or hated by some) Glock 21. Although it is not on their site yet, I promise it is real. They say it will be available in the next couple of months

    I am sure the majority of our readers are well familiar with 80% receivers, but to for those who do not. Polymer80 will sell you a kit which includes an incomplete receiver, and a jig as well as the bits/blades needed to complete it. All you need is a drill press and patience. Completely legal. ATF letter is at their site. (You can view it here)

    BUT WAIT, (its a one-stop shop for a (pseudo) Glock)

    Polymer80 actually sells everything you need to build your pistol. Barrel, trigger, pins and on and on. Build it how you want it, without having to do any upgrades. I like that. Rarely do I buy a pistol that does not seem to need something, be it a trigger upgrade of some sort or night sights so, you can build what you really want!

    The 80% .45 frame in jig, ready to be created

    I know of a number of people who have bought these kits and have created a pretty nice pistola! Of those, a few say the ergonomics are superior to the original Glock. At range day I was able to put a few dozen rounds down range with their .45. I have to agree for me it is a comfortable handgun. I enjoyed shooting it.  Nice trigger, good reset and accurate. The grip angle is natural and comfortable. Possibly superior to the Glock 21, but I would need them side by side to say

    Check out Polymer80’s site >>>>> HERE

    TFB readers, you guys have experience with Polymer80 kits? What was your experience?

    Mike R

    Mike spent his entire adult life riding an ambulance throughout the Southwest US. He found humor in long in-depth philosophical conversations with crack heads and other urban street survivalists.

    His highest point was being invited to instruct for some “special” medics in the military. A 30 year gun enthusiast, he started down the path of reloading to keep up with his desperate need of more ammo. Reloading is like medicine, you never stop learning.

    He can generally be found at the local range picking the brains of the old timer, looking for brass, and banging away at gongs. He reloads everything from .32 to .45, .223 to 7 rem mag.


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