Are you a gun builder looking for a way to build your own custom Glock pistol? Look no further! With P80’s 100% Glock®-compatible pistol parts kits, you can customize and build your own custom Glock pistol with ease. This blog post will provide you with the necessary tools and steps to build your own Glock pistol from scratch.
What You’ll Need
Building your own custom Glock pistol can be a daunting and exciting task. To get started, you’ll need to gather the necessary materials. The most important component is a Polymer80 (P80) frame kit. This kit comes with all of the parts and pieces that are needed to construct the frame of your pistol, including the locking block, trigger mechanism housing, slide rails, and locking block pins.
In addition to the P80 frame kit, you’ll need other parts and tools. For starters, you’ll need the necessary gun-building tools such as a drill press, hammer, files, drills, and punches. You’ll also need a complete parts kit for your specific model of Glock pistol. This includes components like slides, magazines, trigger assemblies, and more. Additionally, you’ll need additional sights and accessories like lasers, optics, and aftermarket triggers. Finally, make sure to have plenty of gun lubricant on hand to ensure that your gun works smoothly.
Building the Frame
If you’re looking to create your own custom Glock pistol, the first step is to build the frame. This process can be a bit tricky and requires some knowledge of gun building and mechanics. Thankfully, there are a number of parts kits available from trusted manufacturers that make it easier for gun builders to assemble the frame quickly and accurately.
These kits typically come with all the necessary parts for building a Glock frame such as the frame itself, the slide, trigger, springs, guide rods, safety features, and more. Depending on the kit you purchase, you may also get tools for the installation of the parts.
Before you begin building your frame, it’s important to read through all the instructions carefully. It’s also a good idea to practice assembling the frame with all its components before actually putting it together. This will help you familiarize yourself with all the parts and ensure that everything fits properly when you put it together.
Once you have all the parts out, start by attaching the slide to the frame. You’ll need to make sure that the slide is lined up correctly with the rails on the frame so that it moves freely when you pull back and push forward.
Next, install the trigger guard and magazine release button. After that, attach the magazine catch and safety lever. Make sure to use the right size screws for each part and to tighten them properly.
Then, insert the recoil spring into the slide followed by the guide rod. This is an important step as it ensures that the slide works correctly when cycling rounds through the gun.
Finally, install the grip of your choice and attach it to the frame. Once this is done, you’re ready to move on to installing the sights.
Assembling the Barrel
For gun builders who are looking to construct their own custom Glock pistol, one of the most important steps is assembling the barrel. Assembling a barrel involves threading the barrel into the slide and tightening it with a wrench. You’ll need to be careful as you do this to ensure that everything is properly aligned and securely tightened.
Once the barrel is properly threaded and tight, the next step is to attach the recoil spring assembly. This includes inserting the guide rod into the frame and then attaching the guide rod bushing and finally the recoil spring. To make sure everything is correctly aligned, make sure that the guide rod bushing is properly lined up with the groove on the top of the frame.
Finally, you’ll need to attach the barrel lock plate to the slide using a small Allen wrench. This will secure the barrel in place, allowing it to fire safely.
Once you’ve completed these steps, your custom Glock pistol should be ready for action! Be sure to read up on proper maintenance and safety procedures for firearms before shooting your new gun.