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I know some of you have experience with the polymer 80 glock lowers. Maybe one of you can help. My biggest complaint with blocks is the grip angle. Is it possible to get a polymer 80 that makes the grip angle more vertical?
 

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I think all of them are that way.
 

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It depends on which one you buy, but yes, they can have a better grip angle. I think lone wolf has one that copies the 1911 grip angle.

I bought one of the poly80 17 frames, it has a better angle, but it's still a huge grip. Mine's been sitting in a drawer for a year or so, once I looked up the prices to finish it, it's cheaper to buy a different gun... so that's what I did. :)
 

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I thought the point of all aftermarket Glock frames was to change the angle.

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I thought the point of all aftermarket Glock frames was to change the angle.

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That maybe, but I thought the main point of the polymer 80 frames was to have yourself a scary 'ghost gun'. Either way, I've never really see any side by side pics or laid my hands on an 80 frame so it's hard for me to imagine the difference.
 

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Yeah the P80 grips are different than Glocks. They won't exactly fit a G19 holster, they are wider than glock. You can use the large frame glock holsters for them.
 

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All the Polymer80 Glock type frames have grips with the 1911 angle, or more upright than a Glock. Just visually, I have never measured them, but my G23 looks thicker in the grip than my PF-940CV1. The trigger guard on the Polymer80's looks strange, until you use a two hand hold on one. Then they make complete sense, and you wonder why no one else is making trigger guards like that. They are undercut enough to give you a high hold, and the top of your off hand middle finger fits in the little second undercut, placing your off hand index finger comfortably in the forward hook and your thump fits right on the little shelf in front of the take down lever. It is one of the most comfortable parallel thumbs holds that I have experienced on any semi-auto pistol. I have said this before, if I were Glock, I would buy out Polymer80 and put those frames on my production Glocks. The Poly80s are that much better than OEM Glock frames.

None of the Polymer80 frames will fit in a Glock holster. The trigger guard is different enough to cause that. Polymer80 keeps a list on their website of those companies making holsters that fit the Polymer80s.

BTW, Brownnels has finished Polymer80s with serial numbers, only thing is those must go through a FFL. I know some people freak out about the whole ghost gun thing, so you can get one with a serial number. If you just want a serial number, get it done with a laser. I tried the stamps and they just don't work.

I will try to get some side-by-side pictures up for you tomorrow.
 
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That maybe, but I thought the main point of the polymer 80 frames was to have yourself a scary 'ghost gun'. Either way, I've never really see any side by side pics or laid my hands on an 80 frame so it's hard for me to imagine the difference.
I thought that was the purpose of "GUN SHOWS" you know where you can buy guns with filed off serial numbers, them silencer thangs on them so nobody can hear them when they are shot, and they don't do none of them federal filing thangs?
 

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Well you guys can say what ever you want to but honestly IF its comfortable in your hand then its really NOT a Glock!-------:icon_rolleyes:
 

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I thought that was the purpose of "GUN SHOWS" you know where you can buy guns with filed off serial numbers, them silencer thangs on them so nobody can hear them when they are shot, and they don't do none of them federal filing thangs?
A ghost gun with a silencer is quieter than a regular gun with a silencer, duh!
 

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(Shakes head and quickly walks away without commenting)
 
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Back on Topic now.

Comparison of a G23 with a PF940Compact

Firearm Gun Trigger Airsoft Gun accessory
Firearm Gun Trigger Gun accessory Airsoft gun
Backpack Luggage and bags
Handgun holster Airsoft

Hope this answers any questions.
 

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It doesn't look the same with a picture as live, but this is the best I could do.

Gun Firearm Trigger Airsoft gun Gun accessory
Firearm Gun Trigger Gun accessory Airsoft gun

Hope this answers your questions.
 
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It doesn't look the same with a picture as live, but this is the best I could do.

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Hope this answers your questions.
Thank you sir! Your pictures are quite sufficient for my lack of understanding.

I'm guessing, from what I can see, that the front of the grips are pretty much the same, but the backstrap is where they make it more vertical?
 

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When I lay my trigger finger straight out along the frame above the trigger guard, it feels natural with the Poly80 frame. But with the Glock frame it feels like I must raise my finger higher, slightly less comfortable with the position of my other fingers on the grip. This is a subtle difference, but the grip angle of the 1911 (same as with the Poly80 frames) is more natural and slightly more comfortable. You will notice the difference more when you shoot, the Poly80 frame just points more naturally and is therefore quicker when moving between targets than the Glock.
 
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I'm thinking that if you change the grip angle too much, OEM glock mags won't work in it unless you really bulk up the grip area.
 
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On the Gen3 frame the front strap angle is pretty well set, but if you look at the back strap you will see a large cavity. This gives the manufacturer a lot of room to change the angle of the grip without affecting the way the magazine sits its well at all.
 
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