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Sneak Peek – Vulture Custom Pro Carry 9

Launching SHOT Show 18, the Vulture Custom Pro Carry 9 is based on a Poly80 18 V2 frame combined with a custom slide. Additionaly, they will be introducing some of their own parts. As it us based on a Poly80 frame, they put a serial number on it for purchase and/or transfer.



14 Responses to “Sneak Peek – Vulture Custom Pro Carry 9”

  1. Hodge175 says:

    How many boutique G19’s are there on the market, they do look cool, but 2400 dollars for a polymer striker fired pistol? Is it 2000 dollars better than a regular Glock?

    • BillC says:

      $2400 (or more) custom 1911, nobody bats an eye; $2400 (or less) custom Glock, everybody starts losing their minds.

      • BillC says:

        And no, that wasn’t a post defending Vulture Equipment. Never even heard of them. Although, I don’t even know anybody who’s put serious use or round counts into a Poly80 frame. For $2400, it does seem sketch to me to use a Poly80 frame. It also seems sketch that they are selling ETS mags right next to the “Custom Carry Pro”, for the same price as Magpul mags. ETS mags belong at the top of a dumpster fire.

    • Geoff says:

      You have to remember that the optic alone is more than the pistol itself. Certainly some you’re buying blue label. So that’s 40% of your $2000 pistol right there. Frame stippling runs what $150-$250 depending.

      I have an ATEi G19. It’s not as sexy as an Agency or similar but it doesn’t have to be. There’s nothing added that doesn’t have a function.

  2. Dave says:

    I don’t care if folks want to spend that kind of money on a plastic gun. The only thing that is confusing to me is the 80% frame (from a consumer standpoint). I thought the whole point of 80% frames was so that you could have a frame without tyranny involved, I mean the satisfaction of completing it yourself. If I’m paying someone else for it, and having to deal with Uncle Sugar, I’d rather have a real glock frame.

    • SSD says:

      There are a couple of companies out there using 80% frames to finish and build their own pistols.

      • Dave says:

        The fact that more than one such company exists doesn’t make it any less perplexing to me. Good on them, I’m happy for folks to find a way to make money and for others to be willing to give it to them.

        I just don’t understand it, and for my money, I’ll just use a “real” frame. I would feel the same about anything else. I’d rather use an old Colt frame to build a 1911 than pay someone to build an 80%. Doesn’t make my opinion right, it’s just my opinion.

    • Payce says:

      Some people prefer the aftermarket frames over the standard Glock ones and would jump on this.

      • Rob says:

        I’m with Dave. 80% is still relatively unproven, and in my mind, the only benefit is the lack of serial number and the benefits that go along with that.

        Why use it if you have to put a serial number on it? Because you want the issues coming from an aftermarket frame? You think a couple guys making these in their shop in their backyard can do better than Glock? They cant. Neither could Timberwolf or RaceFrames.

        (I know the 80% advertises a more upright ‘1911’ grip angle, which might have been a valid argument 15 years ago when people didn’t know better. Trust me, you can make the move from a 1911 to Glock very quickly. In short order you will adapt to the new grip angle and your index will be on point.)

  3. Kit Badger says:

    *Not unique to this slide*

    But have people experienced problems with holes cut all the way through the slide for lightening (or aesthetics)? Seems like it would just be a invitation for debris into the slide / barrel/ guide-rod.

    Or at the least, a magnet for lint. 🙂

    • EzGoingKev says:

      I do. I look at the pricetag and wonder how cheaper would it have been without all the stupid machine work that was not needed.

    • Rob says:

      Have people experience problems with debris in the slide cuts? Probably not, as the people that have these pistols aren’t likely to be using them in those conditions or rolling around in the dirt with them (unless its for a instagram or youtube video.)

      The Beretta 92 is weirdly enjoying a little renaissance right now (Wilson Combat is offers their version, for example). I personally think the open slide combined with sandy conditions of the GWOT helped cement it’s poor reputation in the Military (along with breaking locking bolts.) Sandy conditions aren’t a factor for 99.9% of the population, so it can get away with the open slide.

  4. james says:

    You heard of a safe queen, that is a drag queen

  5. SamHill says:

    I am a little surprised to see people still raging about “plastic pistols.” Didn’t that get settled a couple decades ago?

    I could see all the anger if this was a China knock off company stamping out fake Glocks for US shelves, but these are Americans putting in time on these products. If you don’t want a $2,000+ Glock (modified Glock, Glock-look-a-like, “plastic pistol” et all) don’t buy it, but there is damn sure a market for them. We see them all the time, and this trend will have its day in the sun. No big deal.