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Chemical composition of Glock frames?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by PMDW, Dec 27, 2004.

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  1. PMDW

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    Here's a question for you... Does anyone here know what's in Glock frames? Obviously it's a polymer, but what kind exactly?
     
  2. Marko Kloos

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    It's a nylon composite, but I forgot exactly which kind of Nylon.
     
  3. JohnBT

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    FWIW, somebody told me it was nylon 6 or nylon 6,6.

    I'd always thought they were made from recycled Leggos or something. ;)

    John
     
  4. armoredman

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    Leftover six pack rings mixed with seagull poop.
     
  5. Lone Star

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    Achtung! You forum members vill lissen gut here, as we not repeating zis for common peoples to be reading, ja?

    Is actually leftover strudel, mixed mit caffe grounds und stale whipped cream zat iss allowed to freeze und is den ground into particulate matter und formed under great pressure in zecret machinen.

    Verstehen Sie, Amerikaners?

    Lone Star
     
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    Heard Nylon 6 also..........
     
  8. Big Mike

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    Yes, Nylon 6, thermoplastic, 6 carbon chains long, polyamide.
     
  9. Warner

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    Shaken......not stirred! :neener:

    Bond, with a Glock?

    Ya think?

    Nah.
     
  10. mfree

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    I do believe it's a matrix of hydrogen and carbon atoms :)

    And Lone Star, you have it confused. What you describe is the formula for Trabant sheetmeta.... uh, bodywork :)
     
  11. TheFederalistWeasel

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    Nylon 6 also called Polyamide 6 it’s primarily made from recycled PVC pipe, funny how your handgun was probably some ones sewer line.
     
  12. Guns_and_Labs

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    I thought I read that it wasn't straight Nylon 6, but a proprietary hybrid polymer version of Nylon 6. I'm sure glockfaq has the answer somewhere...
     
  13. PMDW

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    Looked around on glockfaq and couldn't find it. It didn't help at all that their search function is broken. Now all I have to figure out is what else they add to the nylon 6. Thanks guys.
     
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    Looked around again and found it.

    "Anyway, I did a little research and got a smattering of information on the Glock plastic "formula". One source says "more highly guarded than the Coke formula". From 3 human and 5 technical sources, Glock uses an out-sourced proprietary hybrid polymer mix with a base of Nylon 6."

    I guess I'm not getting ahold of any of that in its unmolded form. Oh well.

    Anyone know what's in USP frames? :)
     
  15. Gabby Hayes

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    Recycled Glock frames from all those kaBOOMs. :neener:
     
  16. stzd8

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    will they melt if put on fire?

    Say with this issue I wondered what happened if a glock fell on a fire, will it melt like any other plastic stuff out there?
     
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    From GlockFAQ (http://www.glockfaq.com/generalinfo.htm#polymer):

     
  18. Thrust_Per_Squeeze

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    The fact that old MarkCo refers to an injection molded part as "cast" leads me to believe he's talking out of his ass.
     
  19. DrewH

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    Interested in the "carbon black", does that have anything to do with color? Do the green frames have the same percent of carbon black?
     
  20. 1BLINDREF

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    What is the Glock frame made of?

    Glock frames are made out of plastic explosives :eek: :neener:

    (just kiddin Glock fan boys)
     
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    Puppy tears and unicorn giggles?
     
  22. CWL

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    Doubt there is just 'one' formula.

    All manner of additives are used to improve any number of properties deemed beneficial to performance. This is constantly improved-upon. What additives used & in what ratio will be known only to the resin supplier and Glock.

    I would bet money that the polymer composite used has been 'tweeked' many times since Gaston pressed his first G17 frame.
     
  23. CountGlockula

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    Plastic...plain plastic.
     
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    New troll or old troll under a new name?
     
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