I can use a dremel...now I'm a gunsmith

Discussion in 'Introduction Forum' started by Poly80-2a, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. Poly80-2a

    Poly80-2a

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    I'm sure we've all seen that title somewhere.

    Anyways, I wanted to say "Hey" to everyone and hope everyone is staying safe and healthy.

    I am new to the Glock platform and I am currently building a PF90v2 (Gen 3 G17). With plans for building a Gst-9 (Gen 3 G19) in the next few months.

    Building and taking apart is what I'm into. I hope to find similar minded folks to bounce ideas off of and problem solve.

    I look forward to future conversations!!
     
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    Welcome to GT!
     
  4. Poly80-2a

    Poly80-2a

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!!
     
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    Welcome. Dremel tools have certainly sent many to a gunsmith. LOL
     
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    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    Welcome from NW GA and remember..."A man armed with a firearm may be dangerous, but a man armed with a Dremel Tool is Deadly"!
     
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  7. Devilfish

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    I know where you're coming from. I've got two Glock 10mm's, a G20 Gen3 and a G20L on a Timberwolf frame. Both are in various stages of upgrades and completion. I don't have a drill press or mill. Otherwise, I'd try to tackle a Poly 80 in 357 SIG.
     
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    Welcome!


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  9. Poly80-2a

    Poly80-2a

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    Dremel with a dremel press will do whatever you need done. Im sure some will disagree but there are loads of builders that swear by them. The higher speeds won't crack poly. Get some quality bits and you're good. Nice to meet you also.
     
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    LinuxLover Ba-nan-nah-nuh

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    Remember that your Dremel is NOT to be used for animal or human dental work.



    That is all.............. but you KNOW somebody tried it.......
     
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    slamdunc JAFO

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    Welcome to G.T. from southern Illinois. Shooting/building is a great hobby, isn't it???
     
  12. Poly80-2a

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    Depends on who you ask..not sure if my wife will have the same answer as me but...oh well..

    Greetings from Nor-Cal!!
     
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  13. Devilfish

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    I'm thinking I'm about ready to give it a shot on doing a Polymer 80. Will it hold up to the high pressure 357sig ? I make so many changes/upgrades to the parts that I no longer buy the "completion kits". I use extended slide lock and slide release, magazine catch, billet extractor, ghost edge connector, springs, rsa, slides, and the list goes on....it takes a bit of effort to source and get the best deals, but I enjoy doing that.
    Greetings from Alaska and wishing my Pro 2A Brothers in CA and other screwed up States could enjoy the Freedom like the rest of us have, for now at least.
     
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    I've said many times over the years - you should have a certification/licence to own a Dremel. Especially those that hate me after I refuse to work on their gun after they screwed it up with a Dremel.
     
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    Watch some youtubes. No mill or drill press needed.
    Free hand with the dremel is recommended by some and a pair of fret nippers eliminates the need for a mill.
    A milling bit is included with the kit, but I've never used it.
     
  19. Poly80-2a

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    They make AR lowers outta poly. Not sure if the pressure from the sig is equal but you never know til you try. PF90V2 is the frame that takes the .357 sig. Give it a looksy. All the best!
     
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    Dremel press is recommended for doing the 3mm and 4mm pin holes. I used fret cutters for the tabs. The channel you can use an x acto knife to "edge" it. Multiple ways to remove material from a frame from round bits to router bits.