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Building Your Own Glock: Things To Know

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Are you interested in building your own Glock? Perhaps you’re a gun enthusiast who wants to try your hand at customizing your firearm. Maybe you’re looking to save money by building your own Glock rather than purchasing a pre-built one. Whatever your reason, building your own Glock is a rewarding and educational experience.

In this guide, we’ll take you through the steps of building your own Glock, from the legalities to the tools and parts needed. We’ll also cover customizing your Glock, safety considerations, and more. Let’s get started.

The Legalities of Building Your Own Glock

Before you begin building your own Glock, it’s important to understand the laws and regulations surrounding firearm building. While building your own firearm is legal in many areas, some states or countries have specific requirements or restrictions.

To find out what the regulations are in your area, consult with local law enforcement or firearm experts. It’s important to ensure that you are following all laws and regulations, as building a firearm illegally can result in serious consequences.

Tools and Equipment Needed for Building a Glock

To build your own Glock, you’ll need some specific tools and equipment. Here are some of the most important items you’ll need:

  • Glock armorer’s tool
  • Punch set
  • Hammer
  • Vice
  • Bench block
  • Gun cleaning kit
  • Torque wrench
  • Glock parts kit
  • Polymer 80 frame kit
  • Glock magazines

These tools and equipment will help you build your Glock safely and effectively. 

Parts Needed

In addition to tools and equipment, you’ll need specific parts to build your Glock or consider a complete build kit. Here are some of the parts you’ll need:

  • Glock slide
  • Glock barrel
  • Glock recoil spring
  • Glock sights
  • Glock trigger assembly
  • Glock magazine catch
  • Glock magazine release
  • Glock slide stop lever
  • Glock connector

You may also want to consider purchasing custom Glock parts, such as a trigger kit or a slide with a different finish. Custom parts can enhance your Glock’s performance and make it uniquely your own.

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Step-by-Step Guide to Building Your Own Glock

Now that you have your tools and parts, it’s time to start building your Glock. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you:

  • Assemble your tools and parts.
  • Follow the instructions included with your complete Glock parts kit to assemble the frame.
  • Install the trigger assembly, magazine catch, magazine release, and slide stop lever into the frame.
  • Attach the slide to the frame and add the recoil spring and barrel.
  • Install the sights onto the slide.
  • Test your Glock for functionality and accuracy.

Customizing Your Glock

One of the benefits of building your own Glock is the ability to customize it. You can add a custom finish to your slide, install a trigger kit for a smoother pull, or add custom grips for a more comfortable feel. Popular customizations include:

Before you start customizing your Glock, be sure to research each modification to ensure that it will be safe and effective.

Safety Considerations

Building a firearm can be a dangerous activity if proper safety precautions are not taken. Here are some safety considerations to keep in mind:

  • Always wear safety goggles and ear protection.
  • Keep your work area clean and organized.
  • Ensure that all firearms


In conclusion, building your own Glock can be a fulfilling and enjoyable experience, but it’s important to approach it with care and attention to detail. We hope this guide has been helpful and informative, and wish you success in your Glock-building journey.