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broke-again124 10-09-2012 08:16 PM

Polymer frame vs. Alloy frame
 
Reliability and all things considered for ccw, which would you prefer and why?

ryguy00 10-09-2012 09:29 PM

there is no debate here. for ccw, polymer. period. they're plenty reliable and durable. Glock, sig, xd/xdm, etc. And there's not a alloy frame on the planet that can match them for weight.

for anything other than ccw, then you have a debate.

HOSSFLY 10-09-2012 10:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryguy00 (Post 970500)
there is no debate here. for ccw, polymer. period. they're plenty reliable and durable. Glock, sig, xd/xdm, etc. And there's not a alloy frame on the planet that can match them for weight.

for anything other than ccw, then you have a debate.

As much as i'm not big on "plastic" gun i pretty much agree for the most part for most folk-
Hell, i have a plastic gun for my "truck" gun-
But personaly when I carry I got steel on my hip (AKA-1911) ;)

broke-again124 10-09-2012 11:01 PM

Can't argue with those replies. Not one bit. Thanks

Polygon 10-09-2012 11:48 PM

For me, I carry polymer. It's all about the weight to me and polymer frames are more than proven.

KG7IL 10-10-2012 12:29 AM

Alloy 3" 1911. Fit makes weight less important.

Garadex 10-10-2012 12:33 AM

Alloy. It may weigh more but it has less recoil in case you want to use it at the range very often, and as stated earlier with a properly fitting holster it shouldn't matter all that much. And holding onto metal just feels better.

hoovco 10-10-2012 12:40 AM

I've heard really good thing about the XD-S. It's really thin and you can get it in 45.

JonM 10-10-2012 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by hoovco (Post 970801)
I've heard really good thing about the XD-S. It's really thin and you can get it in 45.

the triggers suck even by double action only standards. i strongly suggest handling one in person first. SA does have 7 round mags for em now tho

robertusa123 10-10-2012 02:15 AM

i like combat tupperware my self
light weight and sweety pockets cant rust plastic

keltec p32 32acp
kelteck p11 9mm luger


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