Polymer80, known for its polymer AR-15 an AR-10 80% lower receivers and kits, is ramping up production on the Spectre. This pistol frame is compatible with small-frame GLOCK components, and will accept factory or aftermarket full-size or longer GLOCK slides. This means it can be built as a 9mm, .40 S&W, .357 SIG, or even .45 GAP. Since it’s only 80% complete it isn’t considered a firearm, and can ship right to your door with the jig and bits necessary to complete that last 20%. TTAG will have a review sample in January. Polymer80’s press release, a couple other photos, and a compatability matrix follow. . .
Carson City, Nevada (November 7th, 2015) – Polymer80, known for its approach to 80% frames and full “do it yourself” rifle builds, is developing the industry’s first 80% polymer pistol frame. Aptly named the “Spectre,”• this frame is compatible with Glock’s 9 mm & 40 caliber slides.
“Protecting our 2nd amendment is more important than ever,” said David Borges, Co-owner of Polymer80, Inc. “Our goal is to make polymer manufactured products the new standard in the 80% firearms industry. This is a significant step in the right direction for our company.”
The product mix in the 80% pistol market has always been slim, with only 1911 frames available in steel or aluminum.Polymer80 is determined to focus on firsts, therefore, after completing their research, listening to customer requests, and evaluating capabilities of manufacture, Polymer80 chose to go in the direction of a Glock17 compatible system. Key reasons stated by the company are the wide compatibility of a Glock17 – system, which can provide 3 different calibers in 9mm, S&W 40cal and the SIG 357 depending on the slide chosen by the user to finish the pistol. Additionally, on the 100% or finished firearm side, there are very few custom manufactured Glock compatible frames available for purchase, with all of them requiring an FFL. Currently there are no 80% Glock-compatible frames available anywhere in the world.
“When we develop an 80% product, we do it with a specific system in mind.” said Loran Kelley, Co-owner of Polymer80, Inc. “Much like with the AR-15 and .308 Lower Receivers, we needed to design a complete kit which included not only the frame, but a jig and all the drill bits necessary to make the milling process flawless. This will allow our do- it- yourself hobbyists and firearms enthusiasts to have the best possible experience building their own firearms. We strongly believe that the highest personal satisfaction is achieved by building your own firearms. The loyalty of customers to our products is proof. They have a greater sense of pride and appreciation when finished with the build process, and as a result, many customers love our finished products more than their store bought firearms.”
The “Spectre” 80% pistol frame kit will include the following items upon release:
80% Polymer Pistol frame & Jig System
Custom Locking Block (made from Hardened Steel) with Rails
Drill Bits & End-Mill Bits
Polymer80, Inc. is taking new steps to raise the funds necessary to complete the project and start production in January 2016.
“Once we received a Determination Letter from the ATF regarding the “Spectre” we decided to take the next step and move forward with a Pre-Release Sale on our website www.polymer80.com,” said Alex Brodsky, VP of Marketing at Polymer80, Inc. “The response so far has been overwhelmingly positive for the pistol frame, in fact we broke all sales records the first day of the Pre-Release Sale. We would like to thank all our loyal customers for their support, as we try to raise additional funds to move this project along.”
For more information about the “Spectre” you can visit Polymer80’s store page at:
For product questions about the “Spectre” 80% Polymer Pistol Frame please visit our FAQ page:
http://www.polymer80.com/Spectre-FAQ_ep_46-1.html or call us at 1-800-517-1243.
For any dealer inquiries please contact Dan McCalmon (707) 580-8030
For E-store questions please contact Alex Brodsky (925) 457-7270
About: Polymer80 was started in 2013 by David Borges and Loran Kelley in Vacaville, CA. Since 2015 the business resides in Carson City, NV. Polymer 80, Inc. designs and develops innovative firearms accessories and products that allow the customer to participate in the build process. This provides a fun learning experience and a greater sense of pride in their completed firearm.