So far in the pre-SHOT Show press release bombardment I think these new products from this new company are the two things I’m most excited about. And the products I’m most excited to get my hands on. New from Alpha Foxtrot — www.BuiltAF.com — is their AF409c aluminum GLOCK-compatible pistol frame and their MF409c modular GLOCK-compatible pistol frame. Many more photos and details follow . . .
First, the AF409c:
You probably have the gist from the photos and one-pagers, but what we’re looking at here is a machined and hardcoat anodized 7075 aluminum pistol frame with steel rail inserts. It’s dimensionally compatible with Gen3 GLOCK components, but it changes up the ergos and features.
For instance, an actual Picatinny-spec rail graces the dust cover and an awesome looking thumb rest (practically a “gas pedal”) is machined into either side. Rails, locking block, and pins are included.
All at an MSRP of $249. I’ve been wrong before, but I think these things are going to be incredibly popular.
A limited number of frames is already available via the “Buy Now” link on Alpha Foxtrot’s website. Keep in mind that these are legally firearms so will have to be shipped to your FFL for transfer and won’t be available in certain states.
Next up is the MF409c, which is the first modular frame I can recall with GLOCK-compatible parts fit. The aluminum grip module (trigger guard, grip, beavertail) is a separate piece from the steel rail module (dust cover, locking block area, slide rails, top of the grip area, etc). The rail module is the serialized “firearm” component.
While this definitely opens up the possibility of swapping around all combinations of short and long slides on short and long frames, it also allows for a lot of fun with colors.