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Old 09-13-2017, 1:24 PM
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Anyone have any experience with this DIY Glock frame? On sale today for $50. Mifht be worth a go for that price-in a free state where ghost guns still roam freely.

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Old 09-13-2017, 1:54 PM
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I'd recommend buying one of the V2 versions with metal rear rails. Easier to do a good job on, and it should last longer.
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Old 09-15-2017, 10:36 PM
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I agree with Junkie. I built a couple of the V1.5 and a compact version that is just like the V2 that will be out soon. Definitely worth the extra $$ to get the metal rear rails and it'll save you time and headache.
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Old 09-16-2017, 5:26 PM
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I picked up one of those a few months ago when MidwayUSA was running a similar sale. Like the others have mentioned, you should wait for the V2 if you want to have a serial# placard and more sturdy rear rails.

However, if you don't mind a little extra work and have a small mill or X-Y table, you can do what I did. IMO, you can't beat the price. If you keep an eye out, they may run the sale again.

I milled out a 7/16" wide pocket through the front rails on the dust cover. There is enough of the rails left to still mount a flashlight or laser. I milled it about .012" below bottom of the rails then epoxied in a piece of stainless steel. I doubt it will come out without destroying the dust cover and integrity of the frame.

Before epoxying the placard to the frame, I electro-chemically etched the information onto it. I've serialized several firearms in this same manner. You can see how deep the etching gets. I use a 12V 10A battery charger, q-tips, and salt-water.



You can also see it's currently in a CA compliant SSE2 configuration using the Inlander Arms bolt-action conversion with a 9" Lone Wolf barrel.

Here's the mill setup and results before securing the placard:



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Old 09-17-2017, 2:28 AM
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That is a pretty amazing job. Where did you find a thin enough piece of metal to cut that from?
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Old 09-17-2017, 2:45 AM
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IS that plate permanently embedded. If it can be pried out then might not pass and does that glock have 3.7 ounces of stainless material incorporated into it per regs.
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Old 09-17-2017, 9:31 AM
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I picked up the stainless steel sheet at the local Ace Hardware. It's .012" thick. I picked it up a while ago for a totally different project.

As for being able to pry it out, I doubt it. All the edges are filled with 2-part epoxy, which is rather hard. (harder than the polymer itself) Short of drilling it out or other such drama, I don't see that happening.

As for the 3.7 ounces, those regs haven't kicked in yet. I'm going to vol-reg it prior to then anyway. If, for some reason, I need to add that, there are a couple of empty chambers between the back strap and magwell which I could epoxy in a couple of stainless steel bars. I didn't see where said metal must be one single piece or even completely visible.
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