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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenWolf70 View Post
    How about a Glock that holds like a 1911? The Polymer80 fixes most of the issues with Glocks, and if you replace the barrel with an aftermarket barrel, it fixes all of the issues with Glocks. So a Glock clone that doesn't feel like a 2x4 in your hand, can shoot cast bullets, does not give fired rounds the "Glock Bulge" and just simply looks better. Then it has the good things about a Glock, like accuracy and reliability.

    It is not about the cost since you really can't sell them. It is about making something with your own skills that ends up being better than the original.

    There is one major drawback....they are more addictive to build than ARs.
    I'd just get a 1911 and fix EVERYthing. Well, I say that, don't have a 1911 at the moment. I'm quite happy with my TH9c, instead. I'll likely get another 1911 some day, but GLOCK? Not in MY lifetime.
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    LOL, most of my Glock clones do not have a single Glock part on them. I have 1911s and I love them, but my clones address a number of issues with the 1911, such as 17 versus 7 rounds in the magazine, weight, etc.
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    I have had 3 Glocks "Perfection" eh Well kept Taurus is the same. The Lowers are like a Ar style build jigs needed can be fun. Then you have Barrel/slide internals as well as slide stop and mag release these are piece meal or kits some sites have whole kits to purchase. It is a project fun to do with kids and grand-kids when weather is bad. Are they fun/reliable nice to pass down YES time consuming YES. If ya do it worth the cost some gripe no others point out great stress relief and some gripe unregulated firearm. Me eh fun to do I passed it along
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    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan View Post
    It certainly doesn't sound that cost effective. Of course, I've never actually WANTED a Glock.
    It's not cost effective but it teaches you how to build a handgun. I like the feel better than a real Glock but my choice would be the S&W M&P any day.
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    I believe that Polymer 80 is now selling serialized frames. The advantage to building one is that it's to your specifications. You can pick the color on your polymer 80 frame and I think the texture. You can order slides through Brownells which are very reasonably priced and they're cut for optics and you can get them with windows or without. The skys the limit. Quite a few people buy a glock then put in aftermarket triggers, have the frames stippled and slides cut for optics or more aggressive serrations. Sometimes building one might be more cost effective then buying a glock and then turning around and having the slide and frame work done.
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    You just missed the sale on those serialized frames at Midway, or Brownells, I forget. But they were going for $75 in the G17 and G19 sizes and either Black or FDE.
    Battle of Wanat: 10 years ago last 13 July, 1LT Brostram was killed in combat killing the last enemy combatant in the outpost. The LT went to the point of decision and made the difference that turned the tide of the battle. The original investigation found the Bde Cmdr, the Bn Cmdr and the Co Cmdr at fault for dereliction of duty. If you want to see what a sarcastic silver star citation reads like, pull up the company commander's silver star.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    ARRGGGHHHH...IT"s ALIVE !!

    poking around for something else, I found this which probably has every answer in it...why re-invent the wheel?

    https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/s...ck-frames.html


    However...for current times...is there any cost advantage currently?
    Not really. This is the cheapest complete kit I've been able to find: https://thundertactical.com/product/...ete-build-kit/ When you add in the cost of a magazine and your labor it's cheaper to just buy one.

    Though those who are buildng their own are doing it for reasons other than cost savings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    So it sounds as if a basic build is around $500.00 Plus 250-300 if it gets fancy. If I succumb to the Glock urge, I'll most likely be searching for LE used equipment.
    Overall, I think it is much easier to just buy a stock Glock. I’ve got three and two are convertible to other calibers. I bought mine for carry and didn’t want to face the old “home built” vs “stock self defense” weapon. Then again, I’m only a 40 minute drive to the Smyrna Glock mfg and aftermarket improvements facility to just drive over there if I want to significantly modify the frame.
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    Figures. I definitely would have bought one for that price.

 

 
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