Anyone ever build their own Not-A-Glock?

Anyone on the forum ever build their own Not-A-Glock from a Polymer80 80% frame?

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No

http://www.polymer80.com

Nice try ATF. 

Ha. 

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Buy Build Shoot kit, $590.00

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Seriously though. I've helped with one. Pretty easy with basic tools. 

thedogofdogs - 

No

http://www.polymer80.com

Also:

r/polymer80

havomaster - 

Seriously though. I've helped with one. Pretty easy with basic tools. 

Seems so. And they’re just parts. Meaning you can order over the internet and have the kit shipped straight to your house. Or buy over the counter at a store or gun show without a background check.

The only thing you CAN’T DO is sell it after you build it.

How is the quality? 

Yeah. I've never fired it, and after the build the action was all kinds of rough. 

Had to go back in and fine tune it with a dremel. 

But it was straight forward. Has a decent slide and a nice polished barrel. Standard glock Mag and a magpul Mag fit it perfectly. 

Not bad for the price. 

Looks all sold out.

Not available to ship to my state. Lovely.

This has me very curious.

I am not a handgun guy. I know shotguns, wheel guns and hunting rifles. This seems like a perfect way to break myself in to semi auto handguns. 

Seems like being forced to build the kit yourself would make the subsequent stripping and cleaning that much easier as you get to know every last part of the weapon before you ever even fire it.

Am I on to something here or completely off base?

phydeau -
havomaster - 

Seriously though. I've helped with one. Pretty easy with basic tools. 

Seems so. And they’re just parts. Meaning you can order over the internet and have the kit shipped straight to your house. Or buy over the counter at a store or gun show without a background check.

The only thing you CAN’T DO is sell it after you build it.

Maybe not in your state. But  as long as it was built with intent for personal use only, you can most definitely sell it later down the road if you choose to.

IronHands -

How is the quality? 

It's all relative. The tolerances are all over the place in regards to the frame and slides and that often leads to tolerance stacking issues. The parts kits like everything have become hard to get,  or have doubled or trippled in price.

Its something you need to be able to problem solve and be willing to deal with issues IME. 

Ive done a few, and been around and played with probably close to 20 or more of them. Helped troubleshoot a lot of builds etc.

Altofsky -

This has me very curious.

I am not a handgun guy. I know shotguns, wheel guns and hunting rifles. This seems like a perfect way to break myself in to semi auto handguns. 

Seems like being forced to build the kit yourself would make the subsequent stripping and cleaning that much easier as you get to know every last part of the weapon before you ever even fire it.

Am I on to something here or completely off base?

You're right, I only had a simple understanding of how to disassemble my glock for basic cleaning until I helped build the polymer. 

Afterwards I knew exactly what was needed to remove and change my trigger, extractor, slide stop etc. 

It definitely does help you learn it inside and out. 

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17 that someone I know did. Has around 5k through it no problems as of now. One of the few that went straight to the range and ran a half case of ammo with no problems. The first few hundred rounds are often a lil rough IME. I always suggest doing what they do with factory Glocks and using grease/anti seize and shooting the fuck out of it before the next break down and cleaning. A lot of the problems tend to be rail alignment issues, tolerance stacking from the locking block and fitment etc.

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IronHands - 

How is the quality? 

As good as you are.

If you hack at the frame to remove the excess polymer, don’t bother to clean & finish the edges, and use a dead blow hammer to “install” your lower parts, then it might be finicky. If you take your time and take pride in the “fit & finish” then it will be as reliable as any Glock.

Altofsky - 

This has me very curious.

I am not a handgun guy. I know shotguns, wheel guns and hunting rifles. This seems like a perfect way to break myself in to semi auto handguns. 

Seems like being forced to build the kit yourself would make the subsequent stripping and cleaning that much easier as you get to know every last part of the weapon before you ever even fire it.

Am I on to something here or completely off base?

Honest to God, with the tools you already own and the mechanical ability you currently posses you could go from the box being delivered at your door to a functional firearm in two hours.

And that includes watching a 30-minute hot-to video on YouTube.

And at least an hour of that would be you with 1200 git sandpaper making it “perfect” because that’s just how you roll.

phydeau -
Altofsky - 

This has me very curious.

I am not a handgun guy. I know shotguns, wheel guns and hunting rifles. This seems like a perfect way to break myself in to semi auto handguns. 

Seems like being forced to build the kit yourself would make the subsequent stripping and cleaning that much easier as you get to know every last part of the weapon before you ever even fire it.

Am I on to something here or completely off base?

Honest to God, with the tools you already own and the mechanical ability you currently posses you could go from the box being delivered at your door to a functional firearm in two hours.

And that includes watching a 30-minute hot-to video on YouTube.

And at least an hour of that would be you with 1200 git sandpaper making it “perfect” because that’s just how you roll.

Lil wet sanding goes a long way lol. Definitely the longest part of the process for me lol.

I would think using a fine lapping compound or even toothpaste would help clean up the slide fit.

I have a 10mm 80% stashed away but never completed a build.