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[–] HarveyKlinger [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So far so good with mine. I wouldn't hesitate to build another. While a brand new Glock is a little cheaper, the Poly80 lower feels really nice and they're super easy to complete. Still on the fence if I want to try one of their AR lowers but I may build a 19 and a 43 (once it's available).

Gotta be honest. I was a little hesitant on that first trigger pull, hoping it wouldn't end catastrophically.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Anything you gotta check before firing? After assembly that is. I screwed up your username and dobt know if it will ping you after I edit the post.

https://voat.co/v/DIYGUNS/2488872/12429805

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[–] avgwhtguy1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

pics pls

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[–] speedisavirus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I really want to build one of these or an 80% AR but I'm afraid I'll fuck up the milling. I need to clear up some space and get the proper tools. I would use them in other projects and in my state it's easier to build my own pistol than buy one.

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[–] HarveyKlinger [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I can't speak for any other companies, but if you fuck up the Poly80 built, they'll send you a new one for free. It has a lifetime warranty as long as you don't intentionally try to ruin it. And I had no special tools. I did it all with a hand file, a drill, and a pocket knife. I made a punch by grinding a nail.

If you live in Comiefornia, it's the only legal way to get a Glock 43.

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[–] speedisavirus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Not sure if it would be legal here for me as I don't have a handgun license and who knows it could just be flat out illegal. Maryland. If it can be done like that I shouldn't have a problem with my tools. I hate to spend the money and screw it up but if they will replace on a folly I feel better about it.

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[–] Plavonica 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

How does it feel to fire a gun you assembled and somewhat built yourself?

Looking into an ar15 80% kit myself, mostly because I like guns and DIY stuff. Thinking that a gen1 jig and the tools I currently have should be enough.

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[–] HarveyKlinger [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It went from reluctance to satisfying. I've seen pictures of Glocks that have exploded so I was a little nervous. I built it for two reasons. The first was, Illinois wants to make them illegal so who knows how long I'll be able to have a kit shipped to my house in Illinois. The second reason was I wanted to know the construction and workings of Glock pistols intimately. I figured after I got done building it I'd know where everything goes and what it does. I may not know the name to every tiny little part but I can disassemble and reassemble a Glock in just a couple of minutes. So it was definitely worth it for me.

Are you looking at the Poly80 AR15 kit or one of the aluminum ones you need a REAL jig for? I'm debating both ATM.

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[–] Plavonica 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Aluminum. Didn't know they made them in poly until today honestly.

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[–] HarveyKlinger [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

80percentglock.com is where I got the slide but I honestly wouldn't call it shitty. If you have any issues with anything he sells, he'll work with you and replace it if necessary. What I bought was a slide, complete upper and lower parts kit. So for a G19, here's the complete upper kit: https://80percentglock.com/10-off-applied-at-checkout-10-off-customized-complete-aftermarket-upper-kit-for-your-g19/ A total price of less than $300 is worth considering. The reason I initially got it was because I didn't want anything with serial numbers (barrel/slide). Price-wise it's excellent and the quality is good. I stopped and saw my FFL buddy a couple nights ago and brought it so he could see it. He loved the slide and was ordering one himself.

If you don't have the 80 percent kit already, you can buy the entire kit with everything you need to complete the build for much cheaper than anyplace else (about $440 total): https://80percentglock.com/10-off-the-whole-package-for-your-aftermarket-g19/

I chatted with the seller quite a bit throughout the process and I wouldn't hesitate to buy from him again. He stands by everything he sells and a lot of the parts of the kit are Glock parts.

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[–] Voopin__Voopin 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Thank you for the elaboration on this company. Thats where I was planning to get my slide as well.... $199 versus like 300 everywhere else. Poorfag here :)

So is there any kind of safety checks one should perform after assembling ine of these? Im getting together parts for a build.

Ive seen go/no-go gauges advocated for building an ar15 to check headspace. Basically is there any checks you gotta do with a pistol before firing it?

@I_do_jiu_jitsu

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[–] Mylon 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

That's a helluva lot of money and effort for a do it yourself build. I'm happy I got my pistols for under $400 each and they worked just fine out of the box.

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[–] HarveyKlinger [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

If you live in a state that respects the 2nd Amendment, I agree. Here in IL, they are trying to make anything and everything illegal. The less that they know about, the better. I don't mind spending a little extra for that. Nobody builds them to save money. They mainly do it for the unregistered nature of it (which is still legal).

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[–] kbearcat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

$100 for frame on sale.

I'm not sure when, where or why but I got my lower for $60, shipped. Of course I've paid through the nose for it since -- $40 for a lower kit, $120 for an upper kit, $150 for a barrel ... no slide yet. And since I bought the muzzle device one month, when I was so sure I wanted 10mm (the poly80 frames aren't available in that size yet!) I can't even put my fancy brake on the .357 sig barrel I bought.

Also, the guy at the gun shop selling some of the parts I ended up getting, said I would also need a slide (recoil pin? Something) alignment tool, which he had for $120, and a slide adapter to use a long slide on a short frame. I went looking online that day for the part, and couldn't find it though. Any guesses?

And, if I just slap the (.357 sig) barrel in it, will I need to do anything weird to make a working gun? Can't find instructions for anything except straight forward G17 builds, which I don't currently have planned.

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[–] i_scream_trucks 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Sounds like you ended up doing a home build glock by buying hand made parts then replacing all of them with oem bits thereby building a full oem glock...

Wouldnt it be cheaper and easier to buy the glock on one piece?

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[–] HarveyKlinger [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Not really. I didn't replace any parts that wasn't purchased from the initial build. 1/2 the parts were Glock OEM. The rest were aftermarket but made in America.

I have a couple newly purchased Glocks - my conceal carry guns. The Poly80 versions don't cost that much more but the beauty is that they are completely void of FFL paper work and the lower itself offers some improvement over stock Glocks. Also, for me it was academic. Had I not built one I'd still be clueless on how to disassemble/reassemble a Glock to every single piece. That by itself made the project worth it to me.