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Old 12-29-2012, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default Polymer vs steel

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

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Old 12-29-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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Ones plastic, ones metal?

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

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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.

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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.

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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 !!!!!
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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.

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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".

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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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