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I just cant jump off the polymer band wagon!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by thefamcnaj, May 25, 2011.

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  1. thefamcnaj

    thefamcnaj Member

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    Hey guys
    I went to the gun store today all jacked up to get a 1911 or a sig sauer(one with the alloy frame)...and what did I walk out with....a beretta px4 storm. Yes, another polymer gun. I've been saying for the longest time that I was going to get off the polymer band wagon. No matter how hard I try I cant, I just love the guns: glocks, xds m&p's, hk's etc. Has anyone else got hooked on the polymer guns and cant go back, or am I the only one?
     
  2. mgmorden

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    Can't say that I'm with you there. If you get stuck on either the "debate" between metal and polymer frames you're going to end up limited. I enjoy shooting both types. The next two guns on my wishlist are a Ruger SR1911 and a Ruger SR9 :D. And an older stainless Ruger Service Six is probably #3. You got you're bandwagons you're trying to get off of, I've got mine (though the last gun I bought was a Walther, so there's still hope).
     
  3. HK Jake

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    I don't even think of a gun as polymer or steel; I bought the one that was comfortable, shot well, is extremely reliable, etc.

    The whole polymer versus steel "thing" never entered my mind! :cool:
     
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    Seems to me that the main issue, instead of polymer vs. steel, should be weight compared to durability and comfort, and picking a gun with the attributes that will work for the purpose you intend.

    Having said that, I also tend to like polymer more because I don't hate technology. Why should I think steel is the only material worth making a gun out of? If in the future they develop an even stronger and lighter material, then I'll jump on that bandwagon as well.
     
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    Well being an older guy and buying guns over the last 40 years naturally I like steel. But I have to say I like the Glock and Taurus polymers I do have. I know Taurus has its detractors but it and the Glock will shoot all day along with my 1911 and Hi Power. Hard to dislike a reliable gun, especially when it's lightweight to boot.
     
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    M either.

    I've owned Glocks and a MP Compact, but after almost 8 years of carrying an alloy RAMI, really LOVE my new RAMI P.

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    meh. i like my glocks, but i like my CZ's and 1911's better.
     
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    I was recently able to get off the band wagon. My shooting buddy is a 1911 man and Im a glock man. So when we go shoot we spend more time BS-ing about which is better than shooting. We went gun shopping a few weeks ago and I wanted a glock 36 (didnt have a 45 in my collection) but somehow I walked out with a para 1911. It is my first 1911 and I will never tell him that I like it.
     
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    Being on the wrong side of 65 I cast a very critical eye on polymer handguns for several years. I am slowly beginning to try them. I bought my first a few months ago, a Glock g23 and although it's butt ugly it feels and shoots great. It took me a few hundred rounds to trust it enough to carry. I still give my carry 45 a long look before I take the Glock with me.
     
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