Polymer Flex video


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Cogster1
April 26, 2006, 09:39 AM
I know this has been discussed/shown around here before, but I can't seem to find a link to the video. Does anyone have the slo-mo video of the polymer frame gun while firing? It shows the flex of the "plastic." I've searched for flex, contortion, bend, and a few others with no luck. I told my father-in-law about the video and he is interested in seeing it for himself. Thanks a lot.

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Lo.Com.Denom
April 26, 2006, 06:28 PM
A rather cool vid of a Glock 18 in slo-mo:

http://www.kurzzeit.com/

Go to "English"--> "examples" --> "Video" and it's the second one down.

Cogster1
April 27, 2006, 08:57 AM
LoCom - Thanks, but I thought there was a video that you could actually see the plastic warp as it was fired. The gun was possibly a Walther P99... I'm not sure about the whole thing though.

RNB65
April 27, 2006, 10:02 AM
I don't understand the preoccupation that some people have with polymer guns flexing while firing. The wings on airplanes also flex when in use but that doesn't make them unreliable. The long term track record of the Glock speaks for itself and makes these concerns moot (and I'm not a Glock fan).

Cogster1
April 27, 2006, 10:15 AM
I never said I thought it made them unreliable. I just thought the video footage was pretty amazing to see. I just bought a Walther P99 9mm and a H&K USPc .40.

RNB65
April 27, 2006, 10:27 AM
Nice guns! If you need someone to break them in for you, let me know.

:)

Lo.Com.Denom
April 27, 2006, 05:00 PM
Maybe you have to enlarge the frame to see it, but the polymer flex is there to see. Certainly it was the first thing that I noticed, when viewing that video anyway... OK, it was the second. The first was "Cooool! An 'Eighteen goin' cyclic!! In slo-mo!!!"

I don't understand the preoccupation that some people have with polymer guns flexing while firing.

Me too. Everyone probably noticed that the bullet was well on its way to the target, before all the wobbling and flexing took place on that G18. Can't see how that would significantly affect accuracy or durability.

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