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    Glock frames with straighter grip angle

    I've been looking at getting an aftermarket G19 Gen5 frame and switching over my internals, mostly because I like the more upright "1911-style" grip. What are some of the recommendations? ZEV looked good, but considering that their frames are pretty inexpensive, I didn't know how well they held up in terms of quality and durability compared to ones like Nomad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoringGuy45 View Post
    I've been looking at getting an aftermarket G19 Gen5 frame and switching over my internals, mostly because I like the more upright "1911-style" grip. What are some of the recommendations? ZEV looked good, but considering that their frames are pretty inexpensive, I didn't know how well they held up in terms of quality and durability compared to ones like Nomad.
    This is what has been my only issue with Glock. But by the time ZEV came out I was pretty locked in on handguns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pappabear View Post
    This is what has been my only issue with Glock. But by the time ZEV came out I was pretty locked in on handguns.

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    Same here. I can shoot my Glock generally pretty well and I love almost everything about it, but I do prefer a straighter grip angle.
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    I think the Zev frames you are referencing are more like grip modules than a complete frame. If they are the ones I see on their website, it's just the grip portion that connects to the actual chassis with a pin - kind of like a Sig 320 or P365. If I'm wrong and they have a complete frame I'd love to know. Since you have a Gen 5, the new Nomad Enhanced frame might be a good option for you. Many of the other aftermarket frames are designed for Gen 3 parts and require extra parts to adapt Gen 4/5 slides, etc.

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    I really like the feel of the polymer 80 frames. I know it's me, but the grip just bugged me. Especially the damn S curve on the back of my early Glock 17.

    ETA: Don't think polymer 80 takes Gen 5 though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by utahjeepr View Post
    I really like the feel of the polymer 80 frames. I know it's me, but the grip just bugged me. Especially the damn S curve on the back of my early Glock 17.

    ETA: Don't think polymer 80 takes Gen 5 though.
    Here's what I don't understand. Gen 5 has been around for nearly five years now, and yet the majority of aftermarket Glock parts are still all for Gen 3 and 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoringGuy45 View Post
    Here's what I don't understand. Gen 5 has been around for nearly five years now, and yet the majority of aftermarket Glock parts are still all for Gen 3 and 4.
    Could patent issues have something to do with the lag?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamondback View Post
    Could patent issues have something to do with the lag?
    I suppose, I have no idea though.
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    ....or some issue with import restrictions. Glock always has kinda gone with the beat of it's own drum though, so I would bet it has something more to do with just Glock being Glock. I have to admit, I must be one of the fewer lucky ones, for I find the 22.5 degree grip angle more natural, and when in the Marines, always had to work harder at lining up the sights on a 1911.
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    One thing about the Gen 3/4/5 and aftermarket parts availability is that most all of the aftermarket frames work with Gen 3 parts. While Joe Gun Owner might buy an off the shelf Gen 4 or 5 and shoot it 100 rounds a year, the folks buying aftermarket frames are probably more likely to buy up various bits and pieces to complete, modify, or rework the frame or slide for competition/carry/play.

    While the Gen 5s have their additional oddities the Gen 4 shares most stuff with the earlier generations and can even use the recoil spring with an adapter.

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