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Polymer 80 Brought Their New Unfinished Pistol Frame And Jig To SHOT



SHOT Show 2016 polymer pistol frame
SHOT Show 2016 polymer pistol frame

Polymer 80 Spectre

The ability to build your own pistol isn't really anything new.

People have been building 1911 pistols for years, though their reliability is questioned. And, the fact that you have to pay close to, or more than, $1,000 for one is ridiculous.

How about the option to build an untraceable, un-serialized polymer pistol based off of a Gen 3 Glock for about $700 (the cost of everything you need, minus any taxes).

Say hello to the Polymer 80 Spectre. The Spectre is an 80% finished polymer pistol frame that comes with the jig and all the tools you need to finish it (minus a drill press) for just $155 (according to the interview below taken at SHOT Show 2016). (as a side note, it's available right now for $135!)

SHOT Show 2016 polymer pistol frame

Polymer 80 Specter Top View

They then recommend Lone Wolf for the rest of the parts. The barrel is $100, the assembled slide is $324, the trigger is $17 and the frame internals/other miscellaneous parts will run another 50-100 bucks. Of course, you could shop around and get cheaper parts, as well, if you have the patience for that sort of thing.

The end result will be a versatile handgun. Because it is based on a Gen 3 Glock 17, there is a range of calibers you can use, with the replacement of minimal parts. You can have one chambered in 9mm, .40S&W and .357 SIG.

SHOT Show 2016 polymer frame

Photo taken from Polymer 80's website

The Spectre isn't available for purchase yet, but is coming to the market within the next couple of months. Personally, I can't wait to build mine. When I do, I'll document the entire process in video for you to watch. That way, you can learn from any mistakes I make.

Stay tuned for this one, friends. It may forever change the pistol market. Are you looking forward to it as much as I am? Leave a comment below.

Here's the video taken by my cameraman, Teddy V while at SHOT Show.

Make sure you subscribe to the Gun Carrier YouTube Channel, because I'll be putting up interviews, gun reviews and other stuff in the coming months.

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