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Old 05-11-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
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Default Polymer .45 ACP, yay or nay?

I've been kickin around on what kind of full-size handgun to get. I decided on the M&P 45 but a friend told me if I was gonna go with a.45, that polymer wouldn't be the way to go.

Do polymer .45 acp handguns have more problems than the metal framed handguns?

Should I save some more and get a 1911?

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Old 05-11-2011, 11:12 PM   #2
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im not a fan of polymer frames in centerfire guns. they feel like plastic to me

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I think you should save some more money and get both.

I have the M&P 45 and never had a hiccup with it. Bang every time like a $2 hooker. And she holds more rounds than the 1911, so very good for defense and lighter to carry.

But I also have a 1911 in forty five and every gun guy should have one. A Classic, and great if you need to pistol whip someone.

I wouldn't give up either.

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I have the M&P 45 and never had a hiccup with it. Bang every time like a $2 hooker. And she holds more rounds than the 1911, so very good for defense and lighter to carry.
How's the accuracy on that M&P 45?
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I've got an XD45 with thousands of rounds thru it and not a single issue. It was my first pistol and while I don't shoot it as often as some I can still shoot it well.

I've also got a Kimber and carry it regularly. It too has been reliable as a rock and is my weapon of choice for carry and range duty alike.

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How's the accuracy on that M&P 45?
Better than I am. As good as my 1911s. But the trigger is not as good. As with most striker fired pistols the trigger has a long take up. And at first it was rough, but has smoothed out after a couple thousand rounds.
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Take this for what it is, my opinion, but you cannot go wrong with a good 1911. I have never shot a more accurate gun, I have never held anything that just fell so badass as a 1911. As soon as I got my first one in March, I cannot stop dreaming about a complete (if thats even possible) collection! Just my 2 cents.

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Here's my opinion, save up and get both. I think every gun enthusiast should have at least one 1911.
Personally, I prefer a steel framed gun, but there's nothing wrong with polymer framed guns.
I own two Glocks, (9mm) a Keltec, (.32) used to own a Sigma (.40) and haven't had any problems with any of them. I'm actually trying to save up for another 1911 AND an XD45

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Here's my opinion, save up and get both. I think every gun enthusiast should have at least one 1911.
Personally, I prefer a steel framed gun, but there's nothing wrong with polymer framed guns.
I own two Glocks, (9mm) a Keltec, (.32) used to own a Sigma (.40) and haven't had any problems with any of them. I'm actually trying to save up for another 1911 AND an XD45
I have a Sigma now, and it is no problem at all. The trigger could be better but you get used to it and I am purely accurate with it. ALTHOUGH I would like to sell it and help fund the XD I want.
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I'm not a fan of polymer frames either, I only have one in 9mm that's because it's so much lighter to carry. But for range trips and fun shooting, it's a steel frame all the way for this guy!

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