Compact Pistol 80% Frame

Compact Pistol 80% Frame

A good compact pistol is the concealed-carrier's weapon of choice. Compacts offer respectable stopping power, sufficient capacity, and ergonomics in a form-factor firearm. But compact pistols can also require a premium price tag, especially at the local gun store counter. What if you could build your perfect compact shooter from scratch, customizing it in the process?

GLOCK-Compatible in 9mm and .40 S&W

It's no secret that GLOCK is one of the most popular series of handguns chosen by CCL permit holders, law enforcement, and military units. Our friends at Polymer80 introduced, by popular demand, a 100% GLOCK-compatible, compact 80% pistol frame to satisfy the builder's market and to offer you the opportunity to customize your new piece from muzzle to magazine. The PF940C 80% Frame, available in black or Flat Dark Earth, is compatible with the Glock 19, 23, and 32 (9mm, .40 S&W). 

Because the 80% frame is not completed nor functional, it is not considered a firearm under federal law. That means your frame kit ships direct to you without the need to go through an FFL or pay extra taxes or fees! Contrary to federal law, some states have banned 80% frames and gun-making kits. Please review our Shipping & Returns Policy before ordering, to ensure your state is not restricted.

Compatibility with Retail and Aftermarket Parts

Because the compact 80% frame is designed to work with all GLOCK components, it can be customized with any factory or aftermarket parts you desire. Particular upgrades include a stainless-steel locking block rail system, stainless steel rear rail module, and accessory Picatinny rail for attaching any light or laser.

Other Features Include:

  • Ergonomic, factory-type stippling
  • Reinforced polymer construction
  • Compatible with all Gen 3 Glock® components
  • Convenient Picatinny/STANAG accessory rail
  • Blank serialization plate for California builds
  • Extended beavertail for added control
  • Double undercut trigger guard

Includes Jig & Tooling

Completing the frame for final assembly is easy: The included jig and bits allow you to quick cut and drill the frame's fixtures for the slide, parts kit, and trigger. Included instructions walk you through step-by-step, and the entire process can be completed with basic hand tools in less than two hours. 

View our visual guide detailing how to cut and drill the compact 80% pistol frame.


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