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BERSATHUNDER9HC 01-28-2013 12:27 AM

why are all striker fired pistols made of plastic?
Why are striker fired pistols always plastic? Im guessing to keep the weight down. Any feedback is appreciated

c3shooter 01-28-2013 12:52 AM

They're not. You just don't get out much. Striker fired pistols have been around a LONG time- longer than the polymer guns. Ever look at a Baby Browning, A Jennings- or a Luger?

danf_fl 01-28-2013 01:21 AM

H&K had the PSP P7. Interesting as it is a "squeeze cocker".

robocop10mm 01-28-2013 01:45 AM

Colt All American 2000. Available as a steel frame or polymer frame. Bad timing on Colt's part. Introduced tight before the 10 rd mag limit law. Wonder 9's floundered for a while.

BERSATHUNDER9HC 01-28-2013 03:01 AM

I see now
Guns and roses are indeed the greatest band ever! I should have been more specific. Why are all modern striker fired guns plastic framed?

kryptar19 01-28-2013 03:25 AM

Polymer is NOT plastic....

mi77915 01-28-2013 09:20 AM


Originally Posted by kryptar19 (Post 1113215)
Polymer is NOT plastic....

No disrespect, but I think you should listen to this video.....

SSGN_Doc 01-28-2013 09:41 AM

The more correct thing to say is that plastic is a polymer but not all polymers are plastic.

Egg is a polymer.

SSGN_Doc 01-28-2013 09:47 AM

The drive to polymer/plastic framed guns isn't only limited to striker fired guns. The trend in most handguns is gradually moving towards polymers. Mostly due to cost and competition in the market place. To remain competitive manufacturers need guns in the same entry level price point as competitors. So most introduce gunsthat are built to be competitive in price. Polymers help keep cost down. Striker fired pistols are also cheaper to produce because they often have fewer parts.

You could check out Sig for polymer framed pistols with more traditional hammer fired DA/SA and DAO configurations. And they run close in price point to striker fires pistols.

kryptar19 01-28-2013 02:13 PM


Originally Posted by mi77915
No disrespect, but I think you should listen to this video.....

I stand corrected..sorta.

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