Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by KarateHottie93, Jun 10, 2022.
Ive gotten rid of more poly guns, but they are cheaper and easier on my budget. I like the heft and feel of metal, aluminum included, but beyond that I don't care what the things made of.
My hands don't care what material lies beneath. Do I go home at the end of the day, that's paramount.
I think if you are the type to be especially attached to your guns, you are more likely to have that extra fondness for a wood and steel example than for a polymer example. Whether it’s because it’s been in the family or your collection for a long time, because it’s beautiful and “they don’t make ‘em like this anymore,” because it’s in excellent condition and you know it would be very time consuming and expensive to find another of that model in same-or-better condition…. I think all these considerations can get wrapped in the mantle of “sentimental” when it comes to selling guns. In other words, reasons that are just a little beyond pure considerations of function, utility, and bang for the buck.
And I’ve heard many, many guys say they’d never, ever sell a particular gun. I have never heard this in relation to a polymer handgun.
But I sure do appreciate the construction effort that went into a metal framed gun. Probably the reason I’m so drawn to revolvers. The metal kind anyway.
Not to say that I don’t have poly framed guns, because I do. I just see my poly framed guns as the proverbial “tools”.
Metal guns can be tools as well, but most of my metal framed guns weren’t bought to be tools. Most of my metal framed guns were bought and are fired for my personal enjoyment, not defense.
Couldn't agree more.
Well...that concept does make a lot of sense. I don't think I've ever seen a polymer gun with a living soul.
That is basically it though
And plastic....all things plastic elicit feelings of disposable, cheap, zero craftsmanship.
I doubt anyone has looked at an old hand engraved revolver and not thought at the very least, that looks nice, someone put in a great deal of work on that one, that scene is well done. Show that same person a glock where someone has taken a hot iron to melt groves in the plastic and that same person will go, he melted it, are they really that cheap.....well no they are not that cheap to buy, but make, a bag of plastic BB's can be melted down to form a Barbie doll or glock, the plastic and molds are no different, and require just as much talent to make.
That is why I don't "like" plastic guns, none of that has thing one to do with how they work.....it has everything to do with how I "feel" when using them.
I have my “heirloom tools” that I’ll pass on and I have “travel/truck” tools that I use but if stolen I can live with it.
I see guns in a similar way. Wood and metal guns are heirloom and if I like them, become safe queens and future hand downs.
Polymer guns are SD/HD guns.
I've said this many times about my SR9c..
That I know of I’ve never sent a revolver down the road. I once gifted a SW 329PD to one of my best friends son. I don’t consider that letting it go. It’s still in the circle of trust. And I have a brand new, unshot one in the safe I replaced it with.
Last rifle I think was a SIG 522 to the godson. It was tactical poly. I call it ‘The Hammer of the LBJ’s’ (Little Brown Jobbers). He uses it to thin the gophers on his aunts sheep leases in Wyoming. I made sure he had extra Black Dog Machine mags and 50 round drums to go with it. He is after all my godson.
Although polymer is a sign of a advanced industrial civilization, we haven't caught instinct to value it yet as polymer is so much more disposable than say wooden, glass or metal tools.
Also I believe wood reminds us more of our natural roots than polymer does. Feeling in our hands the wood, same wood as the trees there are around us.
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