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Old 10-09-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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Reliability and all things considered for ccw, which would you prefer and why?

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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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.

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

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

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Alloy 3" 1911. Fit makes weight less important.

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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.

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

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

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