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schmeky
September 15, 2008, 10:36 AM
Can't believe I actually "like" a polymer pistol. I am an open minded traditionalist, you know, metal frames, manual safeties, etc. I have owned several Glocks, still own a couple.

But, the M&P series has won me over.

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SureThing
September 15, 2008, 11:10 AM
Poly is a great thing. My only complant is the guns poly guns are not as cheap as I think they should be, considering how much cheaper is to make a poly framed gun.

IMO, any poly gun should cost no more than $400.

CountGlockula
September 15, 2008, 12:42 PM
Yup, polymer saves your fingers and hands from stupid cuts from handling an all-metal pistol.

Tennessee Ned
September 15, 2008, 12:51 PM
Poly is a great thing. My only complant is the guns poly guns are not as cheap as I think they should be, considering how much cheaper is to make a poly framed gun.

IMO, any poly gun should cost no more than $400.
I just got my Steyr M9-A1 a couple of weeks ago for $355 plus tax and so far I love it. I've been calling it a rich man's High Point.

ruger4d4
September 15, 2008, 01:04 PM
I am a revolver and 1911 guy. But I must admit my M&P compact .40 gets carried alot.

Loosedhorse
September 15, 2008, 01:21 PM
Not me...my Glock. And that's a good thing.

After I bought my first Glock, I started noticing on how many days I was choosing it for carry instead of my pretty pistol, because I was going to be out in the rain, or rolling around in the dirt, or maybe taking a spill off my bicycle...

After a while, I noticed that the Glock had received a whole lotta of dings from such carry assignments--the type of things that would have made me go :what: if it happened to a nicely finished steel gun.

But, the Glock was born ugly, and after a few scratches it's just--still ugly. And that's it's real value: it's the over-used ball-peen hammer in your tool box, not that delicate needle-nose you keep in a protective sleeve.

So: ugliness as a reason to pick a carry pistol? Yes!

(As a secondary consideration: happens to shoot well and not jam. And it doesn't shred the lining of the fancy sportscoats my wife likes--so my Glock has already saved my life).

passintime
September 15, 2008, 01:38 PM
I have owned several poly guns, but the only one I have kept and intend to keep is my Ruger P95. Everything else is steel or alloy.

krs
September 15, 2008, 01:49 PM
OK, Schmeky, WHY the M&P over a glock, an XD, a Ruger, a Kahr, a UNameit??

Of all the tupperware why does this particular bowl strike your fancy and earn such a public expression of adoration?

Is it Love at First Sight...........thereby beyond explanation and for a romantic, needing none?

jocko
September 15, 2008, 02:04 PM
I never put a price on what my life is worth. If I wanted cheap, I would own a kt, but my life is worth more to me than that.

hags
September 15, 2008, 02:10 PM
Can't believe I actually "like" a polymer pistol. I am an open minded traditionalist, you know, metal frames, manual safeties, etc. I have owned several Glocks, still own a couple.

But, the M&P series has won me over.

I have to agree. I own one Glock a model 17L. The M&P series with the longer barrels are really nice and do appeal to me for both duty and sport.

schmeky
September 15, 2008, 03:32 PM
OK, Schmeky, WHY the M&P over a glock, an XD, a Ruger, a Kahr, a UNameit??

Of all the tupperware why does this particular bowl strike your fancy and earn such a public expression of adoration?

Is it Love at First Sight...........thereby beyond explanation and for a romantic, needing none?

I have a first generation G17, had it for a long long time. I have shot it quite a bit, done the trigger improvement stuff. I have to put forth "some" effort to shoot it accurately, but it is a great shooter.

Had a G19, sold it. Have a G34 too.

I was in a gunshop in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and spotted the M&P45 just the way I would want a pistol, no mag or internal safety, and an external manual safety. Did the Burwell trigger job myself. Ergonomics were excellent for me, better than my Glocks, again, for me.

Took it to the range with some handloads and was amazed at the accuracy and how the M&P manages recoil.

Like enough to buy another, specifically a 9mm.

I have handled XD's, but haven't shot one. A plan on trying one the first of the year.

ambulldog
September 15, 2008, 03:48 PM
I was only an all metal and hammer kind of guy before I got my XD.

passintime
September 15, 2008, 03:52 PM
I never put a price on what my life is worth. If I wanted cheap, I would own a kt, but my life is worth more to me than that.


I think what he means is, the guns should be cheaper due to cheaper raw materials.

blackcash88
September 15, 2008, 04:00 PM
Kahr PM9 for the win!

MrAnteater
September 15, 2008, 04:13 PM
More capacity, less weight, lower prices....... What's not to like?

Mad Magyar
September 15, 2008, 05:42 PM
less weight
= more hurt.....:) I just haven't been able to cross that threshold....

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