Polymer80 pistol project build

Discussion in 'Glock' started by ItstheHOFF, Sep 23, 2020.

  1. ItstheHOFF

    ItstheHOFF G&G Evangelist

    3FA391F7-E0F2-4D1F-8E1F-CDB5B5D95B64.jpeg 5A95573D-968B-4B8F-96E4-43A8E52B3407.jpeg 2A9723F6-1D9D-40F3-AD54-0CDCA0D9B527.jpeg A9B9AB3E-A628-4FDC-BE5D-D6E55FB06508.jpeg 6886E507-7626-460E-A1CA-3BFE3F234FCB.jpeg I’m starting my first build with this polymer80 kit. It’s kinda cheating honestly. All the parts are here, everything. The slide is fully assembled already so I don’t even have to do that. Just gotta do a little milling and drilling, then assemble the frame and you have a full pistol. Sent to my door, no FFL. And no serial number ;)
    Wish me luck on my craftsmanship, I hope I don’t mess it up.
     
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  2. ItstheHOFF

    ItstheHOFF G&G Evangelist

    FCD2D129-0FDC-4F24-BFCB-BA887B4299C2.jpeg D52F0901-9618-4208-A763-58D025A9F61D.jpeg D93EBB9D-420A-4A54-A6A4-C276458C4664.jpeg EBF58570-0544-4EB5-9B90-080339A83B23.jpeg The milling took way longer than expected, not a quick job. I have no idea how well I did, but it functions. By no means am I pro at this yet. Also I don’t know if it’s my craftsmanship or just the way the trigger is, but it feels like quite the heavy pull. I’d say it’s around a 8-10 lb break. My buddy pulled out his px4 storm for comparison, and the double action on that was just slightly heavier, which I would have guessed was at 12 lb. Other than that, everything seems fine. I love the way it looks too actually.
     
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  3. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Hmm, I hope that trigger pull get a wee bit better. Other than that looks and sounds like you are doing okay.
     
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  4. ItstheHOFF

    ItstheHOFF G&G Evangelist

    3A5C225F-AFC3-41F3-989C-81DEF620033E.jpeg 32395C67-9201-4111-9040-5FC32BE554DD.jpeg Forgot to load the fully assembled pics
     
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  5. TACAV

    TACAV G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Is it function testing ok? Cant wait for the range report!

    Im interesting in doing one of these myself. Ive seen some really good ones come out and Ive seem some really.... meh ones (and a couple outright disasters).... but so far you seem to be doing pretty well!

    Hope you like it!
     
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  6. ItstheHOFF

    ItstheHOFF G&G Evangelist

    Yes it’s passing the function test.

    I might sell it, I dunno. If I shoot it and get attached I’ll end up doing tons of changes to it. It has blackout rear sights and I’m not a fan of that. Night sights all the way. It only came with one mag so I’d get some 17 mags and of course happy sticks. Definitely lighten up the trigger pull. There’s so much compatible with it the possibilities are endless. I think it’s just a good idea for a bugout gun. The G19 is the most popular handgun worldwide for years, so there would never be difficulty finding parts for it.
     
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  7. ItstheHOFF

    ItstheHOFF G&G Evangelist

    759270BF-AD28-469A-88D3-D9F45EA038DD.jpeg I started a budget mag button extension project. Just found this piece of plastic laying around the garage and looked like a mag button to me. Shaved it down flush and going to epoxy it to the P80 button. C9EC85A0-F1AE-4A40-9E88-6E8F49AFBBA5.jpeg Trying to duplicate what I put on my G20, but can’t find hardware this tiny so epoxy it is.
     
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  8. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    That's one thing I miss about having local Radio Shack stores. Many of them had a great assortment of tiny nuts, bolts, screws, washers that were suitable for use in many applications besides the electrical trade that they were intended for. At one time we had several of their stores right here in Denton, not no more though...
     
  9. animalspooker

    animalspooker G&G Evangelist

    YOU CAN'T SELL IT?!?!? Can you? I thought you 'legally' had to keep those?
     
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  10. rando

    rando G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    I was waiting for someone to catch that. I dont think you can sell them even if serial numbered.
     
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  11. ChaZam

    ChaZam G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Well, it depends...
    But it probably doesn't do the OP much good to say so on a public forum shortly after they built it.

    https://www.criminaldefenselawyer.c...ll-or-give-my-homemade-gun-another-person.htm
     
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  12. rando

    rando G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    Looks like that article is from a lawyer? It states you still need to do a FFL transfer and background check. Looks like one of those things where the BATF could still come back at you.
     
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  13. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

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    AFIK, you can build all you want for YOUR OWN USE. Selling them is a BIG BATFE No-No!! That is MANUFACTURING WITHOUT A LICENSE.
     
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  14. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

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    VERY COOL!!!!

    I would like to do a few of those myself!
     
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  15. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

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    I checked ALL of the pistol and AR lower kits, and NONE of them are In Stock!:eek:

    Heck of way to do business.:(
     
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  16. ItstheHOFF

    ItstheHOFF G&G Evangelist

    Ok so, I’ve thought of a “loop hole,” if you will. Say I bought the kit, got intimidated by the level of craftsmanship required and decided not to screw it up so I just sell it.

    Who’s to say whoever I sell it to didn’t build it after I sold it to them??
     
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  17. ItstheHOFF

    ItstheHOFF G&G Evangelist

    I got lucky, the website I bought it from said it was the last 1 in stock! You just can’t pass that up!
     
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  18. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    information: for a few $$$’s. No “iron bar” hotel for me :)

    quote:
    The Gun Maker's Original Intent
    The key in determining whether a homemade gun can be legally sold or transferred rests with knowing the intent of the maker when the gun was first created. Relevant factors in determining the transferor’s intent may include: the length of time between the creation of the firearm and its transfer; the specific reason for the sale or transfer; and whether the maker of the firearm frequently sells or transfers homemade firearms. For example, a time lapse between creation and sale of many years, a reason for sale that has no sinister overtones, and a transfer that is one-in-a-lifetime for the transferor, would indicate an original intent to keep the gun. By contrast, quickly transferring a gun right after its creation, to someone who could not legally possess a firearm, by someone who regularly transfers such guns, would indicate a lack of intent to keep the gun
     
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