It’s little surprise the Glock series of handguns is one of the most popular handguns on Earth – but why? Between all its available calibers and frames, its capacity, ergonomics, and lightweight but rugged polymer design, the Glock has a model for everyone.
But should you merely buy your Glock? Or should you build it?
Yes, we’re now offering Polymer 80 Pistol Kits for the Glock platform!
Here are the top four reasons why you should build your Glock with a Polymer 80 Pistol Kit:
#1: Building a Polymer 80 Glock Takes One Day!
Thanks to the Glock frame’s polymer construction, building a Glock at home is incredibly easy. Although the Polymer 80 frame is robust and combat-ready, it can be machined, drilled, filed and sized up with basic hand tools at home.
That means you can take a hunk of plastic, drill a few holes and cut some material, and boom – you’ve got a legal, by-definition firearm ready for a parts kit, slide, barrel, and the works. You can quite literally build a Polymer 80 Glock in a single afternoon with no experience required.
#2: Building a Polymer 80 Glock is 100% Legal in all 50 states
You can legally build a firearm at home and no paperwork or government regulations are directly involved. As long as you can legally own a firearm in your state or locale, you can build a Polymer 80 Glock. Because our Polymer 80 kits are not considered firearms, they ship directly to your front door!
That means no dealing with FFL transfers, PICS checks, waiting periods, or dealer fees. Purchase your Polymer 80 frame and jig, pair it with a slide and parts kit, and get to building. Be sure to check your local laws first – some states require serialization of your frame before you build it.
#3: Building Your Glock is Cheaper than Buying
Building your Glock will be much less expensive than simply buying one at the gun store. In fact, completing a Polymer80 frame and buying a parts kit and assembled slide – regardless of series or caliber – will land you somewhere in the $500 to $600 price range.
That’s less than the MSRP on most Glocks! What’s more, you get to pick the exact parts you want to complete your piece – no paying extra for accessories, trigger components, or slide parts that you’ll simply end up replacing.
#4: Building Your Glock Will Make You a Better Shooter
That claim may sound too good to be true, but think about it: Perhaps one of the biggest barriers of entry to becoming a great shooter can be found in a lack of familiarity and confidence on the trigger. Having a fundamental understanding of your firearm – and there is no better way to earn that than by building it yourself, from scratch – will allow you to possess better control over your piece when it’s time to pull the trigger.
And let’s not forget that in building your Glock, you’re creating a firearm already customized and tailored to you! You pick the grip pattern and style. You decide which sights you want. You get to pick out your slide, barrel, and all the accessories that’ll make your firearm feel like it’s part of you.