Polymers For Firearms

Engineering polymers and elastomers are the perfect solutions for use in firearm components. They provide lightweight, high strength, high stiffness, dimensional stability, and excellent chemical resistance to meet the most demanding requirements. There are a wide variety of different types of polymers that offer specific benefits, and these polymers can be easily modified to meet almost any performance requirement. Engineering polymers have been successfully used in firearm components for many years because of the many benefits they bring.

Engineering polymers offer multiple advantages in firearm components including:

  • High Dimensional Stability
  • Excellent Chemical & Stress Cracking Resistance
  • Excellent Fatigue Resistance
  • Lower Overall System Costs
  • Reduced Weight
  • Improved Performance
  • Design Freedom
  • Product Differentiation
  • Reduced Recoil
  • Resistance to Moisture / Corrosion

Typical firearm components that can be produced from polymers are:

  • Grips
  • Magazines
  • Butt Stocks
  • Recoil Pads
  • Handguards
  • Trigger Guards
  • Pistol Frames
  • Lower Receivers
  • Optic Mounts
  • Picatinny Rails

Engineering polymers most commonly used in various firearms components include glass-reinforced nylon, glass-reinforced polyester, glass-reinforced polypropylene, glass-reinforced polycarbonate, acetal, long-fiber reinforced thermoplastics, high-performance polymers like polyphenylene sulfide and polysulfone. As well as thermoplastic elastomers like SEBS, TPV and TPU.

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Entec Polymers has one of the broadest product ranges of engineering polymers and elastomers as well as years of experience in the firearms market. Let us help you select the best engineering polymer to meet the needs and requirements of your firearm components.

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