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will that be metal or plastic sir?

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i prefer metal frames 48 75.00%
i prefer polymer frames 16 25.00%
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Old 08-03-2010, 05:14 PM   #21
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When Glock hit the US market years ago, I was very skeptical and resistant to go with "combat Tupperware." As an old school pistoleer, I had a fondness for American iron. When Glock's compact .40, model 27 was new, I bought one and carried it as an off duty gun. I carried it for a while, but was never fond of it, cuz it just didn't fit my hand well and I was kind of spooked by the lack of a positive safety. After retirement from the PD in 2001, I dumped the Glock and went with another S&W, a compact .45.

A couple of months ago, after serious personal research, I bought my second polymer frame, a Springfield XD, sub-compact .40. I'm very impressed with the pistol and how well it shoots. I like the grip safety, the workmanship seems to be excellent and it fits my hand like a glove. Very easy to conceal, using the 9 rd. mag with a Pearce grip extender for my "pinky" finger. I carry a 12 rd. mag for reloads.

I still have all of my metal guns, but for now in the summer heat, the XD is first up in my carry batting order.

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Old 08-03-2010, 06:00 PM   #22
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I prefer a metal frame, but i also like high capacity & the .45 caliber. While i might prefer the feel of a metal frame for aesthetic reasons, my first "go-to" handgun is the XD45 with its plastic frame & 13+1 of .45 & its reasonable cost.
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Old 08-04-2010, 01:42 AM   #23
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Me and my poly framed Beretta PX4 .40 warmed up just fine, super accurate, comfortable, and recoil snap isn't to bad. For my next one after I get my AR will probably have to be some hunk of metal to see what all you old guys are talking about.
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Only shot a metal gun once (CZ Shadow) and was more accurate. However my small & dodgy wrist condemns me to plastic
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I know this is an older thread but wanted to share that I started as a plastic guy. Being a newbie, I was heavily influenced by the fact that most LE agencies shifting to plastic and thought there must be a very good reason for it (and there is...lighter & cheaper). Price definitely swayed me but somehow, the weight factor got spun as a positive instead of negative (for me...lighter gun = more recoil). Unlike LEO's, I won't be carrying my HD gun for extended time.

It took some time...but I finally saw the light
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:23 PM   #26
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I don't have anything against polymer frames, but I seem to lean toward metal frames.

I currently own:

Sig 226
Sig 220
Sig 225
Beretta 92 FS
Beretta 92 FS Inox Brigadeer
Ruger Vaquero (2)
Ruger Security Six


Glock 22
Springfield XDM-9

The XDM is still NIB and I'm already considering selling it....I just can't seem to jump on the Polymer bandwagon no matter how hard I try.

See what I mean?
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by danf_fl View Post
I prefer metal, but feel that some sort of plastic does have it's place. Just not in my hands as the only firearm I have to rely on.

I agree plastic does have it's place. Preferably in the refrigerator with food stored in it.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:21 PM   #28
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I'm waiting for the next quantum leap in plastic dependability before

moving away from steel. It's more of an "I work my @$$ off for my money." thing.
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