Steel frames on a Glock.....whats the point????

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Kentucky_Guy, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. Kentucky_Guy

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    just picked up the new issue of combat handguns...they had an article on the new aftermarket steel frames for glock that you just pop your slide on top of....

    WHY????? I dont think it even looks good...just my opinion...
     
  2. Brass Nazi

    Brass Nazi NO BRASS FOR U!

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    A lot of people prefer an all steel weapon.
     

  3. JesS2K

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    Personally, I think it's brilliant for what it is designed for, ..the competitions.

    It gives Glock more advantages over the polymer frame. First, glocks are top heavy. You put a stainless steel slide and barrel on it, and it's going to be even heavier on top. If you ever shot a gun with heavier bottom, especially at the front, you'll notice how steady the gun is while cycle, more so on the way back to the target.

    Second, weight does help temp the recoil

    Third, the frame made to have tighter lock up, slide to frame fit, eliminate play in trigger housing. All adds up to better accuracy achievement.

    Forth, steel frame doesn't flex like polymer.

    Fifth, I like the feel of all steel gun, and that's important for me! Not that I don't like polymer, I have a bunch of polymer guns, plus rifles. I just really like shooting steel guns.

    I'm not a nay sayer, I like cutting edge, innovative, educated designs, and quality materials. Some do works, and some don't. This one is sure one of the best, substantial, Mod for Glock out there. Only thing I wish they could accommodate is ability to add after market magwell.

    The look? Well.., that's in the eyes of the beholder.. ;)
     
  4. BuffaloBo

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    Steel frame...aye? I wouldn't mind shooting one if for no other reasons to see what the felt recoil would be like, or the weight, or how it would effect your point of aim, etc, etc...

    I'd then consider if I'd buy one.
     
  5. rick_reno

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    It’s a niche looking for a market.
     
  6. opzero

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    If I owned a MechTech CCU(Glock model), then I would get one of those CCF frames. That way it could sit on there all year long..
     
  7. JayAK

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    well played sir
     
  8. duncan

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    Well, was just talking to a gunshop owner.

    He has a G19 slide but the shooter had a kaboom and toasted the frame.

    Glock won't just sell the frames anymore.

    There is a market.
     
  9. Blitzer

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    I would have to get the slide Magnafluxed for cracks before I paid for a Kaboom part!

    Checked out the link, sweet option. Maybe a way for me to get a smaller grip and better meld with a Glock!
     
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    Hello....I am new to this forum, but not to Glocks. I have been shooting a Glock (G22, Hynrid) in open class IPSC for about 4 years now. Over the years, I have slowly modified the gun with help from several sources, C. Vanek trigger, High-Gear Race Guns slide mods, and now a CCF SS raceframe. I have ~1000 rounds on the gun in competition and I found it to be a flat and soft shooting considering the short barrel

    A few pics for your enjoyment.
     
  11. RacingGLOCK35

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    I was reading an article stating that the CCF race frames are not allowed in competitions, I also saw that on here.
     
  12. RacingGLOCK35

    RacingGLOCK35 Iceman Killeth

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    correction...IDPA competitions
     
  13. matt2ace

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    Legal for IPSC limited and open only.
     
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    RacingGLOCK35 Iceman Killeth

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    Don At PC Senior Member Millennium Member

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    They are also not legal for GSSF Competitions in any category, if that is your game.
     
  16. SCC

    SCC just me

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    I DO THINK THEY WILL replace but you have to send the old one back they will cut it up
     
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    Next product will be a steel body for your Corvette to replace the fiberglass.
    :upeyes:
     
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    id like to see somebody put a caspian slide on one of these race frames and have a pistol with no glock parts at all, then enter one of the big matches and still get their azz kicked by sevigny and his almost stock 34.
     
  19. Joe D

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    The frame is legal in ESP with a G34/35 slide. Not with a G17/22 slide. Don't ask me the reasoning behind that decision.
    Based on what I have read it might not make weight with a G35 top end. It might with a G34 top end.