Compact Pistol Kit

Compact Pistol Kit

A compact pistol is the perfect, do-it-all firearm: Small enough for carry, it serves the daily CCL permit holder well. Large enough for downrange accuracy, it makes for an ergonomic shooter when practicing or hunting as a back-up piece. But configuring a compact pistol usually means doing some custom work -- after all, most retail guns come with needless features or sub-standard components. We took the time to carefully configure these compact 80% pistol kits with these considerations in mind!

What's Included

All 80% kits shown include the necessary components for assembling a working firearm once the included 80% frame/receiver is properly cut, drilled, and/or fabricated to completion. GLOCK-compatible kits include the necessary and bits for completing the included polymer frame blank. Sig Sauer P320-compatible kits include the required chassis jig and bits, too!

Completing Your 80% Frame

Whether selecting a 1911, P320, or GLOCK-compatible kit, the process require for completing the 80% frame/receiver is relatively simple: Holes must be drilled for the hammer, trigger, and applicable safety assemblies, indicated by the included instructions. Some basic cutting is required to properly seat the barrel and slide assembly, which can be completed with simple hand tools. All kits include written instructions for completing the frame/receiver.

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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, 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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