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Old 09-15-2013, 07:12 AM   #21
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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.
being an older fellow now, i came to polymer pistols late in the game so to speak, just because of their newness. at first i was hesitant in ever wanting one, much less owning one. after a few, i am changed in my views of them. they fulfill a need and do it quite well.

i don't think they will ever fully replace steel or alloy pistols, but will co-exist right along beside them. i will probably never have the same feeling for them like my steel and allow pistols, just as i don't for my wifes Chevy Cavalier, but they are quite useful and do a great job as they were designed to do. i can't fault them for doing that.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:48 AM   #22
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It took me a while to consider a 'plastic' gun.

Then I started looking at all the places plastic us used. Exterior side mirrors are a good example. Stand up to snow ice heat rain. Yes you can crack the housing. Metal fails as well and oftentimes does before plastic. It is the plasticity in metal that makes it work in a gun to begin with.

I think the wood and blued steel is the look you want in the gun case. Polymers aren't too pretty. But given a choice I'd rather carry a polymer than the extra weight of all metal. If I get close enough to 'pistol whip' someone I'm saving my pistol and using my fists btw. Who pistol whips these days lol?
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Old 09-15-2013, 05:09 PM   #23
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Who pistol whips these days lol?[/QUOTE]

Apparently hiwall, lol. I heard of a guy I know that got pistol whipped about 8 months ago. Might still be a little more common than you think, lol
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I love the look of blued steel and walnut, however poly makes a more comfortable carry most of the time. My trigger on my Ruger SR is getting better and smoother with use. Not bad at all!
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