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I Don't Like Polymer Guns Because....

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by kokapelli, Jul 19, 2014.

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I don't Like Polymer Guns

Poll closed Aug 18, 2014.
  1. Don't Like Polymer Guns

    61 vote(s)
    25.7%
  2. Like Polymer Guns

    176 vote(s)
    74.3%
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  1. skoro

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    I prefer all metal, but I have polymers that I like pretty well.
     
  2. Ed4032

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    It is the future, especially for carry. Light weight, durable and cheap to produce. But my love for steel and walnut will never fade. Torn between two lovers. Feeling like a fool. Wait that's a song. Never mind. I'm going to the range. Not sure who I'll take. Maybe both. Love triangles are so complicated.
     
  3. Waveski

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    Sorry , but there is nothing cool about polymer. Can't buff it ; can't jazz it up with a new set of walnut. If it does not please my eyes , I don't want it.
     
  4. frankiestoys

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    I don't necessarily dislike like them I just don't prefer them I've owned several but just never seem to warm up to them , I'm kinda old school I guess ... i like 1911's , revolvers ,Sigs (p series)and Beretta(92) just to mention a few .The polymer guns have there place and often make good edc guns WTS some of the aluminum frame pistols can also do the same thing. There's no right or wrong answer just preferences .
     
  5. Cocked & Locked
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    I've got three PLASTIC guns but don't really like them. Kel Tec PF9 & P32, and a S&W Shield.

    I've owned Glock 17, 17L, 19, 20, 23, 27 pistols but never could really find anything about them I liked...obviously I tried, then I sold them.

    Like Waveski said a couple post up, "...can't jazz it up with a new set of walnut".

    like this...

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    So Forth and So On...
     
  6. kokapelli

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    This is now turning into exactly what I was trying to avoid when I said "I would like to see actual problems experienced with Polymer" rather than how you feel about Polymer.
     
  7. ritepath

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    I have both....I don't care.

    I'm having a bit of an issue with my next pistol.

    CZ75 or CZ P-09

    Maybe a Canik and a Ruger 9E

    Or just a plain ole g34 or g20

    Or save up some more and get a p226
     
  8. Saleen322

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    Polymer has its place and they brought a lot of new people to shooting. They are inexpensive to make, accurate enough for what they are designed to do, and handle exposure to the elements well. I own one and it has done everything the manufacturer advertised it would do. I plan to keep it.

    That said, I have dozens and dozens (....and dozens and dozens, etc :D) of metal guns. I have no plans (or need) for another poly pistol but I will continue to purchase metal firearms. YMMV
     
  9. Cocked & Locked
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    Uh Oh...sorry :eek:
     
  10. Hurryin' Hoosier

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    I doubt it. John Moses had taste.
     
  11. usp9

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    Polymer rules. Less rust and less weight.
     
  12. GEM

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    I don't like Polymer guns because they don't let me practice malfunction drills as much as my all metal more expensive 1911.

    Otherwise, I find the topic a big Yawn.
     
  13. DeepSouth

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    That's because their aren't really any problems associated directly with the polymer, it holds up well enough for basically everyone.....It's just boring.
    Many People don't like them and therefore they voice that opinion when a thread is titled "I don't like Polymer guns because....."
     
  14. Broker

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    I like SOME polymer guns. Glocks, not so much. I have polymer Kahrs, S&W M&Ps, & Sigs that I really like. I don't like ALL metal frame guns, either. BHP's for example. Many actually love 'em. I could never warm up to them. And I'd rather have a good slingshot & a pocket full of ball bearings than to carry a Glock. I can shoot the slingshot MUCH better. My opinion only, of course.
     
  15. Billy Shears

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    Exactly. What did you expect? You're not going to see many accounts of such issues, because there aren't many such issues. Polymer-framed guns have been around long enough now to prove themselves basically as durable and reliable as steel-framed guns. I mean, what sort of issues are you expecting people to have? Most of the potential failures a polymer framed gun could have have been taken into account and engineered out by the manufacturers. Steel is still used for slide rails, and numerous internal parts where the structural properties and heat resistance of steel are needed, and polymer is used where it suffices, and if the design is a good one (and most of the best selling ones are these days), the guns work as well as guns generally ever do for their intended purposes.
     
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    yea. I cant think of to many "problems" that can be attributed just to the polymer.
     
  17. Deus Machina

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    I can't attribute any of my complaints to the material itself, really.
    I've just never found one that I like as much as my alloy-framed guns. The trigger always feels wrong somehow. Weird disconnect points, or the trigger action is off, or there's not obvious disconnect point, or it's just plain squishy.
    Or the grip just isn't as nice.
    If you need a complaint, I guess I do prefer how my alloy-framed guns balance.
     
  18. ljnowell

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    My first gun was polymer. I inherited another. All of my other guns are all metal. Not that i wouldn't ever buy another polymer gun, in fact I have my eye on one now, it just happens I have been on a revolver kick for a few years now.
     
  19. tarosean

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    He would sue from all the patent infringments of his :)
     
  20. Chocolate Bayou

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    They remind me too much of the toy guns we used to play with as a kid. But really, I have a couple of XD's in 9mm that I like for polymer guns, but the feel of all metal with 8 rounds and a hammer, carried cocked and locked makes me feel a lot better than a striker gun with 18 rounds. Just my preference.
     
  21. jimbo555

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    I sold my glocks. I had intermittent fte's that required ejecting the mag. and turning it upside down to get the case out. Only polymer handgun I have now is a ruger lc9. It works fine but I don't carry it anymore. I have returned to revolvers.
     
  22. Armor Snail

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    Who says you can't put nice grips on poly frames? Can't think of any other one though at the moment.

    290RS maybe.
     
  23. 460Shooter

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    A while ago I saw a picture of a Glock that had been totally chewed up and spit out by a large dog of some kind. Obviously with an all metal gun, the chances of it surviving in a functional state may be better as the dog would probably realize it just isn't any fun, though the grips would certainly get messed up.

    So the only problem I can think of that is directly attributed to polymer is that it is less resistant to a ill trained pet's need to chew on things. Otherwise it holds up well.
     
  24. Captains1911

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    I like reliable guns that fit my needs and I can shoot well, regardless of the material they are made of. It just so happens that polymer guns fit this bill better for me than non-polymer.
     
  25. huntsman

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    I don't like them period(they're Plastic), but I own two and so far haven't had any issues with either. Sorry for the personal bias but that's all I got.
     
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