The system relies on a DIY metal rail system which is added to a printed frame. Below is a list of said videos. This Glock 26 design is similar in construction and so the follow videos may be of use. The rails use a roll pin and screws in the rear. Rails can me made in Aluminum, Steel, or Stainless Steel.
The specs for the rails are minimum dimensions; aim to overshoot them slightly if you are manually milling them. The dimensions given are for CNC or a milling setup. You can always remove more material if the slide does not fit, it is much harder to material after the fact. Note: PLA will not stand up to hot environments. The gun itself will not hold enough heat to hurt the frame but a PLA frame sitting in a hot car will damage it.
Refer to the instruction videos above.
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In general, it is the same process as putting a normal Glock together but with the required rails. The only part that really needs hand fitting is the locking block. The locking block needs to be tight, so it may take a bit to get situated correctly. Important items to note about assembly are in the instructional videos.
Below are some additional notes:. Skip to content. Branch: master. Create new file Find file History. Latest commit. Latest commit 26cdb84 Jun 9, Materials Epoxy Sandpaper. Post Print Finishing of Frame Refer to the instruction videos above. Assembly Notes Important items to note about assembly are in the instructional videos. Below are some additional notes: Holes must be drilled to size. Do not try to hammer the pins in. They should go in easy.
If your front rail block is loose, consider a little JB weld or epoxy on the sides and front to steady it. A loose front rail can cause issues. If the locking block pin holes do not line up, do not try and force the pins through.
Yes, the rear rails are necessary; do not fire the gun without them. Check your rail height by pressing down on the barrel when the gun is in battery.First test of the frame.
DIY Steel Glock 17/19/26 Slide Rails
Fired prob 10 rounds through it. No issues found with it as of yet. It would take a long time for the actual frame to brake. The first thing to go on my frame would be the rear metal rails since they are held in by a strong glue but have shallow slots since there is not a lot of room back there.
I am redesigning the print a bit to allow me to actually put solid, connected rails into it mid print to help alleviate the need for glue since it will always be the first failure point. I am also modifying the design to add rear nylon rails along with the metal ones because the combo of nylon and metal on the front is proving to be very resilient and precise vs the only metal rails in the rear. I made the dehydrator they actually have on their site and that thing is amazingly good and cheap… then I just ran the nylon on the recommended settings and it was already pretty good then I just tweaked it a bit with calibration to get my printer zeroed in and that frame was printed with no issues at all, other than some minor warp when it cooled.
And as a minimum 10 hour print it had a good amount of time to mess up. He explains that the Nylon solves the single greatest bugbear of highly-stressed 3DP Fused Filament Fabrication parts, layer stratification and delamination:.
Normally, yes, 3D printed would have a weakness in the layer adhesion. Nylon specifically though has incredibly good layer adhesion when printed properly. The times I have managed to break nylon parts they have never delaminated and always broke across laminations randomly. It is pretty much the way even an injection molded nylon part would break.
The next iteration of the frame will be even better and will have an even longer potential life with no need for repair. I also have a few ideas for alternate frames based on the pistols in mass effect. Where did it come from? Cue the media meltdown now. Yes, it does shoot: View post on imgur. Responding to skepticism about the part strength, he wrote: It would take a long time for the actual frame to brake.
He explains that the Nylon solves the single greatest bugbear of highly-stressed 3DP Fused Filament Fabrication parts, layer stratification and delamination: Normally, yes, 3D printed would have a weakness in the layer adhesion.
Taulman nylon product page.This is the result of several months of experimentation in order to have a base Glock platform that the gun community can design around.
This had been done before in. Much of his original work was lost in a computer crash so we recreated his work. The key to this project is the DIY-friendliness. The system relies on a DIY metal rail system which is added to a printed frame. This results in longevity of use, reliability and safety, all while keeping the costs and complexity to manufacture low. The use of simple metal parts in combination with printed components holds a lot of potential for the future; FreeMenDontAsk is already working on other handgun models.
Even outside of gun making, this could be useful for a wide array of printed projects. The difficultly level of this build varies with the user. As time goes on the gun community with gain a better understanding for this design.
Note: The included STL files are not high-poly. This should not show up in your prints but some may notice this in their slicer. To aid you in this project and to make this document MUCH shorter, below is a list of instructional videos. These videos are broken into different parts and are designed to show you things that are difficult to express in writing.
We reference these videos throughout this document, you should watch the videos carefully before attempting this build so that you understand this tutorial completely. The specs for the rails are minimum dimensions; aim to overshoot them slightly if you are manually milling them.
The dimensions given are for CNC or a milling setup. You can always remove more material if the slide does not fit, it is much harder to material after the fact. Aluminum or Mild Steel? The surface area lets them last a really long time. I have shots on one rail block, on another, and shots on my rear rails; none have worn beyond a thousandth of an inch and that is such tight measurement that it could be blamed on caliper reading.
I have used cheap Chinese aluminum off of Amazon; 1x. I will make a video explaining how to machine the rails at some point.
The dimensions are included in the package for people who are knowledgeable, crafty and willing to give it a try. The front rail can be secured by a cut down drill bit the same size as the pin hole in the block, or you can use a 3mm roll pin that is 28 mm. The rear rails work well with high quality M2. The rear rails must be tapped for M2.How would you like to build your own custom Glock 19? Well, with a little help from Polymer80 and Brownells, it can be a reality!
This article will walk you through the steps of building your own Polymer80 pistol, with parts from Brownells and a few others. I have parts links throughout the article, so feel free to click and explore…and if you use the links to purchase your parts, it helps support the Desert Guardian Projects in the future!
Let get started. Take everything out and familiarize yourself with the kit. There are many other parts needed to complete the build, but we will cover that shortly. Here we go:. What if I mess it up? Polymer80 PFc Frame Kit. These are available in a host of colors.
The following link is for the black version. This includes all of the parts needed to finish the lower. I like to customize as I go, so I opted for the Hyve gear in this build. There are many trigger manufacturers out there, so check them out…and triggers can be swapped later.
You can use the included End Mill Bit and a drill press, use a large file, or use a rotary tool, as I have decided to use in this build. STEP 1 : Insert the frame into the provided jig. It only fits one way, so this should be a simple step. The top rail that you are sanding down needs to be flush with the top of the jig. Be careful not to remove the red material on the jig.
You can also use a large flat file to finish it as you get close to the line on the jig. Gently touch up and remove and large burs with a razor or hobby knife. When you have finished the grind down to the jig line, use sandpaper to smooth it out. Using the rotary tool, slowly and gently remove the required material, shifting from front to rear, and gently working the tool into the tight spots.
The material to be removed is evident by a line on the polymer, but you can always refer to the Polymer80 instructions. Use a razor hobby knife to remove any burrs or trim as needed. This is a custom pistol…no need to rush it! STEP 4 : Drilling the pin holes. With the frame secured in the jig, it is time to drill the pin holes. There are two provided drill bits, one large, and one small.
They are used in the corresponding large and small holes. Pretty simple, right? Using your hand drill, gently drill the holes from one side, then the other, keeping the drill straight and true. Use the large bit for the large hole, and the small bit for the small holes.
STEP 5 : Finish up. Using your hobby knife, gently trim any burrs and clean out any excess plastic pieces.The very first available 3D printed gun was a mere single shot. The media outrage was palatable, and the creative minds started churning.
Yesterday, free speech advocate and absolute gun nerd, IvanTheTroll12 on Twitter released complete plans for a home printed Glock 17 receiver. But we suppose there should be an asterisk included because the rails themselves you'll [currently] have to form out of metal.
However, Ivan has assured his Twitter crowd that it only requires simple hand tools, though as always a milling machine will make it cleaner and faster. At least one block 1inx. The video for the release is pretty damn good too. This is the result of several months of experimentation in order to have a base Glock platform that the gun community can design around.
This had been done before in. Much of his original work was lost in a computer crash so we recreated his work. The key to this project is the DIY-friendliness. The system relies on a DIY metal rail system which is added to a printed frame. This results in longevity of use, reliability and safety, all while keeping the costs and complexity to manufacture low.
The use of simple metal parts in combination with printed components holds a lot of potential for the future; FreeMenDontAsk is already working on other handgun models. Even outside of gun making, this could be useful for a wide array of printed projects.
Now, this write-up will be thorough so bear with us. This Readme is broken into four sections: 1. Tools and Parts List 2. The Rails 3. The Frame 4. Assembly 5. The difficultly level of this build varies with the user. As time goes on the gun community with gain a better understanding for this design.
So why do this instead of building up a Polymer80 frame? For the same reason you want to build up from a Polymer80 frame—Because You Can.You can build your own Glock handgun at home! In fact, under federal law, you can build any standard firearm at home. One of the benefits to this process is that you have a lot of choices you can make about the firearm you are going to build at home. Your state may require markings.
We recommend using the Polymer 80 frame for your pistol build. Do not be confused here. An object is considered a firearm once it is able to be readily converted to expel a projectile.
This means sometime before it is finished, the ATF will consider it a firearm! The Polymer 80 frame kit comes with a polymer pre-frame, a jig to help you finish the the pre-frame into an actual firearm frame, the necessary drill bits to create the firearm, and the front and rear inserts for the frame rails. Textures: The Polymer80 kit is available in a standard textured grip, an aggressive texture, and ReadyMod variant that comes with a smooth grip that is ready to be custom textured via stippling with a soldering iron or with a laser.
You can either purchase all of these parts together in a kit or you can purchase each part individually. The simplest and least expensive option is to purchase a complete kit. Some of the most commonly customized parts for Glock pistols include triggers, connectors, and magazine releases. The connector is a factory 5 lb connector and the magazine release is the factory extended release.
As far as I know, nobody makes a non-Glock trigger housing. This kit comes with a 3. If you want a Glock-style trigger, you might as well go with one of the kits above. The Zev Tech trigger is amazing. However, I have adjusted these too light and had reliability issues.
This trigger kit comes with a neat feature: a set-screw in the trigger housing that allows you to easily adjust for over-travel. I have large hands, however, and the lip on the bottom of the trigger is not for me.
Apex makes a whole lot of great upgrades for popular pistols. These are just the top three Glock replacement triggers based on my experience. When it comes to defensive use, I prefer a factory Glock with factory parts for reliability.The initial cuts were done with a Dremel tool and emery cutting wheelthen refined with an x-acto knife and sand paper.
Why would you use that rail? Compact or full size glocks ftw. You guys make me sick, all these fancy new handguns are shit compared to a good old fashioned Colt. No, those suck too. No man, I mean the Single Action Army. Revolvers are coming back, these Glocks are just a fad. I am considering a g26, what are some of the negative aspects of the subcompact glocks? I figured since glock was so consistent it would be like having a smaller g19 and a similar shooting and maintenance experience.
Are there major drawbacks? Ah, I see your point. I think after learning this I shall keep my g19 for carry. It just seemed grass is always greener on the other smaller side.
He actually made his own out of kydex, its in the thread. I always find fabrication so captivating. The idea that you can make something that most people cannot is very attractive. So you take a compact pistol purchased for concealability I would guess, I mean what other reason would you buy a compact?
Then you hack it up horribly to add useless stuff to it to make it less concealable. But if this is really your goal it seems chopping the grip on a 19 would be a better option. But then I just recently picked up my first subcompact Glock 27 and learned how much I dislike them. The purpose of the sub-compact and I have 3 Glocks: 22, 23 and 27 is for the best in concealability.
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Adding anything to it defeats the purpose. I carry all three and have added nothing except a mag extension on the They are supposed to be concealed after all. Does this affect the strength or integrity of the compact? WTF for? Subscribe to the daily email mailing list:.
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Anyone plan on doing this mod? No need to argue between s and Glocks everybody knows that CZ wins hands down. LOL — well played Reply. I present you with an award. I have learned! Great idea…but how do you get a holster for it, other than custom made? Genius Reply. Plastic makes perfect. Lol Reply.