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WillWorkForAmmo 12-29-2012 07:02 PM

Polymer vs steel
 
Ok I was wondering what's the difference? Sorry for the stupid question bit new to guns.

kytowboater 12-29-2012 07:05 PM

Ones plastic, ones metal?

WillWorkForAmmo 12-29-2012 07:21 PM

So it's as simple as a trade off of weight for durability or is there something I'm missing?

kytowboater 12-29-2012 07:24 PM

What is your specific question? Some people like the plastic frame guns, others prefer steel. Plastic weighs less, I like steel. I've owned both and prefer the steel.

Chainfire 12-29-2012 07:32 PM

The plastic ones may be better in the long run. When they are deactivated by order of the President, you can still store yesterday's leftovers in them in the fridge.

qwiksdraw 12-29-2012 09:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chainfire (Post 1070902)
the plastic ones may be better in the long run. When they are deactivated by order of the president, you can still store yesterday's leftovers in them in the fridge.

lol !!!!!

qwiksdraw 12-29-2012 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chainfire (Post 1070902)
the plastic ones may be better in the long run. When they are deactivated by order of the president, you can still store yesterday's leftovers in them in the fridge.

Good one!!!!!

:D

cswann1 12-29-2012 09:26 PM

It's not only a means to reduce weight, but also a polymer frame drastically reduces the costs of manufacturing a gun. An all metal gun is more expensive not just because the material itself is more expensive but the machining/finishing process and all the overhead that comes with it adds to the final product price.

danf_fl 12-29-2012 09:54 PM

I may be a little old fashioned, but I like metal.

"let them try to pry this cold metal handgun out of my hands!" sounds better than "Yeah, it's plastic".

JonM 12-30-2012 01:22 AM

with plastic frame guns they only balance well with a full magazine. as the magazine empties they get really nose heavy lose balance and get more difficult to point quickly. all metal guns even aluminum frames lose very little in balance as the mag runs dry.


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