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80% Handgun Frames

80% Handgun Frames

Frames for Government and Commander 1911s, and Glock® Series-Compatible handguns.

Exercise your Second Amendment right and become the proud builder of your first or next handgun -- minus the brand-name price tags, extra fees, and high prices. These 80% pistol frames are not considered firearms under federal law and ship directly to you. You do not need to visit an FFL or pay for a NICS check and transfer fee. With frames available un-coated, anodized, and in different colors, you can start building a truly custom pistol from the ground up.

P80 Pistol Frames

The P80 frame is the perfect way to build a 100% Glock®-compatible handgun with factory or aftermarket parts at a lower cost. Made from a custom high-strength polymer, these frames take Glock®'s OEM design and add some upgrades. A slightly revised grip angle provides better recoil control, and wrap-around grip textures provide better comfort and feel. All P80 frames are compatible with any Glock® magazines, too.

Glock® and P80 Frame Compatibility

  • PF940C is compatible with G19, G23, and G32.
  • PF940v2 is compatible with G17, G22, G24, G31, G34, and G35.
  • PF940SC is compatible with G26, G27.

What's Included

Aluminum 1911 Frames

Not everybody enjoys polymer, striker-fired pistols. That's perfectly fine. We love the classic 1911, which is still arguably America's favorite handgun. That's why we've partnered with Stealth Arms to bring you a quality selection of 80% 1911 frames, ready for fabrication by hand with only hand tools required. If you want to build a full-size ("Government") 1911, these 1911 frames will provide a huge upgrade in look, feel, and weight when compared to a factory steel frame. In fact, they weight approximately 50% less once fabricated!

Completing your frame is relatively easy when you grab the Stealth Arms Phantom 1911 Jig. The jig provides the drill bits and handheld cutters required to fabricate your 80% frame into a completed, stripped 1911 frame. Once this is completed, your frame is considered a firearm under federal law and is 100% compatible with "retail" 1911 parts, including factory and aftermarket magazines, barrels, slides, and triggers. Not only do you save money by avoiding brand-name guns, you get to build a truly custom 1911 from scratch.

Read the guide: How to Build Your Own 1911.

The SS80 Frame: Glock® 43-Compatible

The G43 is one of the most popular carry guns on the market today. It's favored by undercover agents and seasoned CCL permit holders for its legendary reliability and perfect balance of size, barrel length, and capacity. The SS80 80% Frame, brought to you by the O.G. Glockstore, provides perfect compatibility with the G43 platform and maintains that same level of enhancement and performance as the P80 frames made for all other Glock® series.

SS80 Upgrades vs. The Factory G43 Frame

Based on the customer feedback and months of research and development, the SS80 is made with a much stronger and more durable nylon/polymer blend that is similar to the original 43 but actually dampens felt recoil and provides even better reliability. You'll notice the grip texture immediately. It provides a rock solid grip that feels good and is strikingly attractive. The frame is shaped with a double trigger undercut that allows you to get a higher grip on the gun, which reduces felt recoil and improves speed and accuracy.

Completing Your 80% Pistol Frame

Cutting and drilling either the P80 or SS80 frame is simple, and all machining steps are the same across each model. Either frame is completed with some very basic hand tools, including a Dremel, hand drill, vise, snips, and hand files. P80 frames do not include a jig or the required tooling. Jigs and bits can be grabbed here.

Click here for a guide showing how to cut and drill your polymer 80% frame.

Federal and State 80% Frame Laws

Under federal law, P80 frames, jigs, and Glock-compatible parts kits like these are not considered firearms. That means (in most cases) you can order your frame and jig and have it shipped directly to you. This does not require any special license or FFL, nor does it require submitting the Federal Form 4473 Background Check paperwork for ownership. Some states have banned 80% lowers and certain firearm parts, or have otherwise restricted the sale and ownership of products we sell. So, be sure to check your local and state laws. We can’t ship our products to certain states. Please check our Shipping & Return Policy before placing an order (see restrictions).


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DISCLAIMER: If you are new to the world of DIY gun building, you likely have a lot of questions and rightfully so. It’s an area that has a lot of questions that, without the correct answers, could have some serious implications. At 80-lower.com, we are by no means providing this content on our website to serve as legal advice or legal counsel. We encourage each and every builder to perform their own research around their respective State laws as well as educating themselves on the Federal laws. When performing your own research, please be sure that you are getting your information from a reliable source.

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