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Old 09-14-2013, 02:09 AM   #11
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a great portion are poly but....

when you refine it to great carry guns the vast majority of those are aluminum framed versions of steel or fullsized guns.
Yeah with 1911's and revolvers
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I have a couple plastic guns. Personally I prefer a steel and wood gun. The weight makes it feel like a real gun, not a toy.

I don't mind poly guns, but they're just not my favorite. I actually own more of them than I do steel guns right now, but that'll change in the future.
You don't mind poly guns and they're not your favorite but you own more of them than steel guns? Things that make you go humm? Sounds like denial my friend, lol jk. I know exactly what you mean but I could only hope to break even one day as far as steel vs. Poly. Part of it is that poly guns are typically cheaper as well
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Around the turn of the 20th Century cast metal guns became the rage. Casting gun parts and frames cut cost and upped production. You see these historical failures stacked at gun shows. Today we don't see them as new and unique we call them junk. What will next generation call plastic pistols.
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Yeah with 1911's and revolvers

You don't mind poly guns and they're not your favorite but you own more of them than steel guns? Things that make you go humm? Sounds like denial my friend, lol jk. I know exactly what you mean but I could only hope to break even one day as far as steel vs. Poly. Part of it is that poly guns are typically cheaper as well
I know its odd. I just started buying poly guns before I bought any steel guns. I thought they must be amazing and so much better because they're new and blah blah blah. Again, I don't mind them, but I've definitely had a much better time with every steel gun I've shot I'm the last year or so.

The only reason I haven't bought more steel ones is because of money. All of our biggest impediment to buying every gun we want.
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polymer guns have their place. very reliable, lighter weight, higher capicity, decently accurate and cheaper to produce in larger numbers. they are more resistant to weather, sweat and just don't require the same attention as steel pistols do.

i don't get the same emotional attachment to my polymer pistols like i do my steel ones, but they have a place and function that i feel they fit into. they don't have the same beauty we find that many of our steel pistols do, but they do the job they were designed to do with not much fanfare and drama. they just do what needs to be done and go on about business.

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AXX, That is what they said about the Edsel.

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AXX, That is what they said about the Edsel.
they were a flop then, but can command premium prices now from collectors!
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Yep and Ford will Damn sure never build another one.

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My first edc was a Ruger Security-Six. At the time it was a light weight option.
Now I carry a Sig P239 9mm.
I love em all. I hang onto the wood and steel, but I'll still snatch up polymers.
They're all machines, the joy is in the mechanics but the beauty, ah, that's the wood and the artists detail to metal finishing.

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I plan to buy 4 more steel guns in the future, but the number of polymer guns that I want is unlimited. They just keep making more and more awesome pistols.

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polymer guns have their place. very reliable, lighter weight, higher capicity, decently accurate and cheaper to produce in larger numbers. they are more resistant to weather, sweat and just don't require the same attention as steel pistols do.

i don't get the same emotional attachment to my polymer pistols like i do my steel ones, but they have a place and function that i feel they fit into. they don't have the same beauty we find that many of our steel pistols do, but they do the job they were designed to do with not much fanfare and drama. they just do what needs to be done and go on about business.
I agree 100%. I now carry a Glock because it does the job well, is light and easy to replace if needed. My steel pistols tend to do the job too but are heavy and I'd rather not lose one.
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