Old car's old gun's


October 21, 2006, 04:00 PM
Do you prefer the older gun's that are steel frame as like the old car's that are steel frame. I know there alot of gun's that are stil made of steel. But the new drastic plastic has now come in and it seem's that more of you seem to enjoy the gun's that are steel as alot of people like the older car's that are steel.

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October 21, 2006, 04:14 PM
I like steel guns best. I think that's what you're asking?

(BTW, steel has no "e" on the end of it. Unless you're talking about Remington Steele.) ;)

October 21, 2006, 05:02 PM
there you go

October 22, 2006, 03:46 AM
You are comparing apple to orange. I judge guns and cars by how it feel in my hand. Steel or alloy guns always feels better to me than plastic guns, I guess I like the weight and the coldless of steel. Cars on the other hand are different. No matter what the car made out of, you can alway put your favorite steering wheel on it. :neener:

October 22, 2006, 03:50 AM
Nice analogy. :uhoh:

But although I like the fact my F150 has a steel frame, I don't have to carry my truck on my belt.

October 22, 2006, 09:55 AM
Flawed premise that people prefer cars and guns due to material composition.....I prefer cars made of both for the sake of their classic design, function, and performance. Have yet to find a composite firearm that measures up, however STI might come close.


October 22, 2006, 10:53 AM
I like both almost equally. IT seem though that I have been shooting primarily my steel guns more and I am only looking at steel guns as potential candidates for addition to the collection...go figure :cool:

October 22, 2006, 11:44 AM
My XD9 is a really good shooter, but I always reach for one of my HPs or CZs when going to the range!

I just like the feel of steel(e).

October 22, 2006, 12:14 PM
Favorite? Pick one?


October 22, 2006, 11:13 PM
I was a S&W revolver man until I bought my Glock 19. I still like the S&W's, but they feel more like antiques. I guess I've become a plastic convert. Just my 2 cennts.

October 22, 2006, 11:48 PM
Two of "my favorite things" are a restored 1972 Jeep CJ5 and my 1911s.

Did the obligatory phase with a Glock 17 which was unrewarding at best. Traded it straight across for two nice Security Sixes and felt like I got the best of the deal. Apparently the buying public in that area agrees because that was over a year ago and the Glock is still gathering dust in the showcase.

The Lone Haranguer
October 22, 2006, 11:52 PM
If it works, I don't care what it's made of.

October 23, 2006, 07:20 PM
STI 2011: Steel and plastic frame all at the same time.

I rather like mine.

October 23, 2006, 07:24 PM
Wow! For once, I'm not in the minority.:)

October 23, 2006, 07:30 PM
First choice: Aluminum Alloy:D
Second choice: Steel (carbon, not stainless):p
Finally, last: Polymers:barf:

I should note that my "old car", a 1973 F-250, has a symbiotic relationship with my G-19. I could care less if the rust under my seat infests the tenifer finish of my Glock, and the polymer holds up well to the constant jarring, rattling, bumping, etc.

October 23, 2006, 07:37 PM
Plastic (or "composite") frames are fine for a low maintainace, light weight, carry weapon. It's a tool. However, for my personal guns, I like to think long term. I shoot several guns that are over 80 years old, and one that's hit 95. They work great. I doubt if the plastic frames are going to remain stable, and resist wear, for nearly that long. Maybe it doesn't really matter, but I like to at least imagine my great grandchildren shooting my guns after I'm long gone.

October 23, 2006, 11:42 PM
Steel. In case I want to hit anything with either car or gun, I want to be able to destroy it.:evil:

October 24, 2006, 04:01 AM
I prefer plastic guns for carry. I am an HK addict. I think it really depends on the context. I think the 1911 is a sexy steel gun. I dislike polymer 1911s very much but I might buy one if I feel it will suit my needs.

Bazooka Joe71
October 24, 2006, 02:28 PM

Except for my toys, which are predominantly steel.:evil:

October 24, 2006, 04:43 PM
I drive a Mercedes C230 and a Land Rover Discovery - both of which are less well made than their less expensive Japanese analogues and it would be hard for me to give reasons why you'd want either over a better made and less expensive alternative other than they're what I wanted at the time.

I like old Series II and Series III Rovers but in all honesty,they're not very useful vehicles for normal transport,are impossibly slow,and are always leaking or broken in some way.I like old Brit and Italian roadsters and know not to get mad when,not if, my latest Fiat project blows its headgasket.I've never liked American cars of any age but I look at cars as something to keep me occupied in winter and dry when it rains except for my novelty vehicles.I have Japanese and European motorcycles for performance and fun but couldn't hope to afford any car that emulates the same acceleration and fun.Harleys or metric cruisers just don't cut it for me.

When it comes to guns,I own a 1911 and a Glock but don't have much of an emmotional reaction or attachment to either.I think both are seriously over-hyped by their cheerleaders and dislike the clunkiness of the 1911 the same way I dislike the cheap feel of the Glock but both work as advertized.I call for a happy medium in alloy framed SIG's but I think many other makes offer just as good looking and functiong autos for less $.I do like S&W wheelguns and I guess some comparisons could be made between them and American cars,except that my 30 year old Smith's don't tend to be rusted out or need any repairs.

In short,I like what I like and am just glad I have a bunch to pick from.

Anna's Dad
October 24, 2006, 07:01 PM
My first several guns were all plastic. Now that I own a couple of steel frames, I'm finding myself enjoying them more.

For CCW here in hot, humid Florida, though, plastic all the way!

October 25, 2006, 12:08 AM
I like S&W wheelguns and '57 Chevys. But i also own several Glocks and a XD40. Different tools for different jobs..

October 25, 2006, 06:54 AM
On a damn cold day, that plastic grip is much more plesant to wing lead about. But I really like my fullsize Witness too, but again, on a cold day, it's cold steel. Not too fun on an extended range session.


October 25, 2006, 01:01 PM
for carry and knockabout guns as they are lighter, less prone to surface wear and not as likely to freeze my hand to in cold weather. That said, my favorite is an all steel, wonder finish full size Witness 10mm which is my HD bedside companion, favorite take along in the woods and show off at the range gun. Just too darn heavy, long and tall for CCW.

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