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i prefer metal frames 48 75.00%
i prefer polymer frames 16 25.00%
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:01 PM   #11
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I'm with Joe on this one, I like them both. I prefer each for different uses, hard not to like a metal frame pistol as it's what most of us are use to then again polly frames cut the weight (I carry enough of that already). Most of my pistols are steel frame but I carry a polly frame most of the time. S&W M&P 45 is my prefered carry pistol, it's not a 1911 but IMHO does a fine job of keeping me and mine safe in the world we live in.

Where does aloy frames fit in? still wanting a S&W airweight 38 snub nose.

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I decided to get rid of all my Tupperware guns a while back. And somehow I still ended up with a Browning Pro-40. I keep saying I"m going to trade it off but it's not got gone yet. The FNP is for the most part the same pistol and they are around 200+ cheaper. Just strikes me odd is all.

Anyway..I much prefer a metal weapon over poly framed ones. But I look at firearms as more than tools and see many (especially older) firearms as works of functional art. I just don't get that vibe from poly framed weapons. Most of them I've use worked fine. I just didn't feel the love for them they way I do a steel framed 1911, Sig Sauer, to the oh so lovely BHP

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There is no substitute for steel when it comes to a pistol whipping.

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I like the xd40 but I also like the metal frame as well.

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Each has it's uses. Too bad there isn't an "either / or" choice. I would pick that one. If you want super accuracy, like for competition, I would go with steel. For basic utility, like Duty Carry, I would go with poly. They take the elements better.

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The biggest reason I like the Browning Pro/FNP is while it is a poly frame it has a hammer. It's got the safety adn de-cock too for those that really need those features.

Glocks are supposed to have a lower bore axis to reduce felt recoil. THe striker is supposed ot be what allows that but truth be told I couldn't see much of any difference between a 9mm Glock and a 9mm Sig. So I'm not all that sure that it's enough of a plus for me personally. Glock and the XD both are fine weapons. They will work when called upon. I just don't feel the love with either of them. And for me carring a government frame 1911 all day is not uncomfortable. A good holster and a good belt and I get to where I hardly notice it.

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I picked metal because as of right now, that's what I own. However, the last time I was at the range, I had the opportunity to dump a 13 round clip down range from a S&W XD40. I have to say, it was a nice feeling pistol. It didn't have as much recoil as I was expecting and it was fairly accurate for me too. Of course, I still carry my 1911 every day, being as Kentucky is an open carry state.


tldr; I like metal but have nothing against polymer.

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polymer does have it's place, no doubt about it, i myself am looking for a semi-auto to carry. this gun will be polymer framed, my s&w model 340 works fine, i just want another tool for when my dress alows for something larger. thanks for everyone's input on this, i can see that most people agree that metal is the favorite, just not always as practicle. i have yet to find a polymer pistol that i am totally happy with. i had a bad experience with the glock 36, i think this is where i got turned away from them.

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I just cannot warm up to the plastic guns,I was all set to purchase one but just couldn't do it.

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