This is a full parts list; everything you'd need to build a Glock 19 Gen 3 in 9mm. I'll include alternative parts if you'd like to build something with a bit more character/performance.
With all the parts in front of you, it may take an hour or two.
Without the tools or know how, you will want a gun smith to seat your iron sights if you opt for a non-Glock upper.
Brush up on your laws and be familiar with them. These are the spooky ghost guns people freak out over. Manufacturing your own firearms are legal (in most states) unless done so with the intent to sell/distribute. I can't link to some domains, but I'd look at brownells, midway, cheaperthandirt, glockstore, and optics planet. I just want to keep things simple & enable others to build while they can.
For a pistol, you'll need to purchase three main parts. Make sure everything is for the same Generation/Caliber/Model.
Pricing will vary.
Total Cost: $650 for all the parts you need for a mostly OEM Glock (minus the lower you finish)
Total Decked Out Cost: $2,009 before shipping
Unfinished Lower Receiver: $80-150 - Comes with a jig, rails, & pins. You'll need a hand drill and a dremel or file
Brownells Exclusive Aggressive Texture P80 ($145) > - I recommend this lower. The grip is better, in my opinion, than the standard P80. Select 19 for the model, 9mm Luger, and your preferred color.
Lower Parts Kit: $50-90
Brownells ($50) > Typically out of stock. If it's in stock, buy an extra for your next build. Definitely the best price, normally restocks within a month.
GlockStore ($90) > Way more expensive, no difference in quality, but it's almost always in stock.
Complete Upper Receiver: $450-800+
GlockStore OEM Glock Upper ($450) > This is your standard Glock upper, with iron sights installed. Lowest price I've seen. Select 19 & Gen3
If you want more character, you can go with a different upper. I'd recommend including a threaded barrel if you aren't going with stock Glock as you may end up adding other components I'll include below.
Grey Ghost Precision Complete Upper ($675) > This is a match grade barrel in a custom cut slide with a great upper parts kit already installed.
Go to optics planet, search either: "V1 w/Threaded Barrel” (UPC: 815421025965) or "V2 w/Threaded Barrel" (UPC: 815421025996)
- Obviously feel free to look around for other "Glock 19 Gen 3 Upper Receivers", you can buy upper parts & install them yourself, but this is a bit of the easy way
If you don't get the OEM Glock upper, you'll need iron sights.
Whether or not you get a red dot, I highly recommend XS Sights. The F8 is perfect for a 1/3 co-witness with a red dot, and even without one, they are, in my opinion, the ideal sight.
XS F8 Night Site Set - $130 (Midway) > Make sure you select “Compatible with Glock 19”
Additional Parts for performance/character. Some of all of the below are points of contention for some folks, but I dig them.
Trigger – Stock trigger is fine and comes with your lower parts kit, but I like flat faced triggers. Look around & feel out your preference. You don't need a 'drop in' trigger as you already have half the parts from the lower parts kit.
Overwatch Precision TAC (Overwatch Precision)– Select “Small – Gen 1-4 G17, 19, etc,” and then the colors you want
Tungsten Guide Rod – I like the weight and not using polymer which can fail over time.
Glock Gen 3 Tungsten Guide Rod (Glockstore) - $60 – You’ll want to select Glock 19, 15lb
Light - For bumps in the night/blinding bad guys. Surefire is a great alternative, but I went with...
Inforce APL 400 Lumen - $100 (Amazon)
Red Dot Optic – This is like shooting ducks in a barrel
Trijicon RMR Type II – 3.25 MOA - $469 (Amazon)
Flared Magwell – Helps you get the next mag in quickly. Acts like a funnel. I like it because my hand is just a little too large for the grip & it provides more surface area. Look for magwells from Polymer80, Magpul, Zevtech, Agency Arms, etc. I went with...
Zev Pro - $100
Compensator – Keeps you flat between shots. There are a lot of options out there, but I went with...
Agency Arms 417 Comp - $100 (Brownells)
Obviously you'll also want some magazines, ammo, and a holster (I recommend T-Rex Arms: $65-80 (TRexArms))
Feel free to message me with questions. I just like building