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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Mike J, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. Mike J

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    Many times I have seen negative posts about polymer framed handguns. Something along the lines of, "they might work but dang they're ugly". To be honest I've always somewhat agreed with them (I still admire the appearance of a nice revolver or 1911). I owned a few other polymer framed pistols before I got my M&P 2.0 Compact. They were all okay but when I got it I thought, "Dang, I actually kind of like how it looks." So my question is do you have a polymer framed pistol that you think isn't repulsive looking. Maybe you even think it looks kind of nice. If so please post a pic. Here is mine,

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    image.png I like the looks of the M&P 2.0s, and I really like the looks of my limited edition canik tp9sfx.
     
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    I love the look of the Shield line. All business with a bit of class. I think my Shield .45 looks like a weightlifter wearing an off the rack suit from Men's Warehouse.
     
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    While long time fan of Glock 17/19/26 and transitioned to Glock 22/23/27, I enjoyed M&P 40/M&P 45 that were much more "ergonomic" and nicer feeling in the hands and less "blocky".

    M&P Shield 9mm continues with same "ergonomic" features with nicer feeling in the hands along with USA made TCP 738 that I think is actually cute.

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    I like the minimalist looks of glocks and this long slide one looks cool to me.
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    I like the looks of the full size M&P and also the sand colored Canik. Just like, not love. Some of the Walther offerings are OK too. That said none of them are going to take a blue ribbon over most steel guns if I'm the looks judge.
     
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  7. whm1974

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    Who cares if a gun looks ugly or not? Form should always follow Function....
     
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    Come on man! Zero holster wear & no magazine in it, nice gun but it needs some character in a hurry. Get to wearin' that thing out.
     
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    20191225_094654.jpg I like mine ugly & bulldoggy.
    Been carrying this one since November of 2012.
     
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    I’m still looking for the Unicorn myself.
     
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    The best looking plastic I have, in my opinion.
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  13. Mike J

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    I actually thought about putting this in Handguns: General Discussion but I thought it would get more action here as there are more polymer framed autoloaders. It's all good. In all honesty I am just sick of the news & the politics lately. I thought this might make a fun thread.
     
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  14. Hangingrock

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    Functionality has a beauty all of its own thus polymer framed semiautomatic handguns.
     
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    I can't lie, she's kinda homely too. But she's got character ...
     
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    1. Plastic
    2. Not that ugly


    Pick one.




    LOL just kidding, just kidding
     
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    HK P30L.

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    As a revolver and 1911 owner I can honestly say that a long slide Glock doesn't look as bad to me as the other stuff. Maybe it's because you don't see them every day. If I found a used one i'd consider picking it up if the price was right.
     
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    :D :rofl:
     
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    :D :rofl:
     
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    I find the sfx and other race guns more attractive than the average poly pistol. I really like the eaa Witness P match.

    I also like the little gray p80c.


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    I’ve always liked the p99.
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    I like the look of Glocks. Practical. No need for racing stripes or accent lines. The beauty is in the function.

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    I also like S&W revolvers, lever action rifles and Ruger single actions.
     
  25. commygun

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    Not my photo, but I always thought that, for a poly pistol, the Sig 2022 is a handsome semi-auto.


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