Until today, I was convinced I'd heard just about every pro and con concerning polymer frames. However, a friend of mine brought up the likelihood of a quality polymer-frame handgun such as a Glock succumbing to age in a less-than-graceful way. According to him, he has heard that eventually (though certainly not in one's own lifetime) the polymer material used in firearms, among many other things, will degrade to a point that renders the firearm unserviceable, regardless of proper maintenance. This crazy-sounding statement involved something having to do with the gradual release of gasses from the material, ultimately affecting the structural integrity of the frame. Yes, I'm aware just how nuts that sounds but I believe Iâ€™ve actually read this (rumor?) once before, that's precisely why I'm asking. I'm fairly convinced most my guns will easily survive me; I would be tickled if some of my favorite handguns such as my K9 or Kimber were to find their way to the hands of an appreciative descendant. However, I'm curious about the feasibility of handing down a Glock several generations after hearing this crazy talk. I am almost certain this characteristic attributed to polymer is unfounded, but I would rather know for a factâ€¦ for academic purposes. Thanks in advance.