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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-02-2019, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Any Poly 80 (G17 or G19 style) owners here, and if so what has been your experience with them, Pic's maybe?


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I have a G17 made in late 80's. I got it used a police trade in. It was well used. I got it to see how long it would hold up not crack. Condition - plastic is worn smooth. Slide is worn and is showing signs of finish color change. The barrel is well worn showing the most wear. First it shows where crossion was on the barrel and caused damage like pitto g in one area only deeper. Where the barrel moves through the end of the slide into lock up shows extreme wear. The best way to describe it is metal movement or upset. The barrel metal is worn down a lot as is the hole in the slide. Easy yo see . I would like to know how the gun shot before the wear but I do not. My guess is the wear has caused the gun to loose accuracy maybe a lot. At 15 yards it will hold a three inch group worth cheap ammo on a great day . It can be larger. I changed to a lone would bbl and it didn't help a lot.
With either bbl in battery you can move muzzle around easly. Maybe I should mention this gun only has two pins not three.
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I’ve been wanting to build a polymer 80 glock as well. Will be following this
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Guess my post is off base. I wasn't thinking 80 percent frames woops
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Yepper, I was talking about the Polymer80 kits you can complete yourself with Glock style parts.

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I thought there would be at least a few people here that had completed one.

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I can't believe I'm the only one on this web site that has one. I thought they were a little more popular than that. Guess people just aren't up to the challenge of some DIY projects anymore.

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Since most around here don't seem to have any experience with the Poly80 pistols you guys/gals should check out the Mar/Apr issue of American Handgunner. There is an article on building one. Hopefully it'll spark some interest around here and we can get some discussions going about them..

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I’d like to build one, got into building the AR’s and a glock would be a fun project. What tools does a full build require?
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You can use anything from a Milling Machine all the way down to a hand file, a drill press, hand drill or a Dremel tool for the holes and a couple of punches. I think a lot of people use a Dremel tool or file and a hand drill. After my first one it took about 15 minutes to complete the second one. Don't waste your time in getting the lower as the 'Anti's' are always trying to close this avenue of getting a frame.


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