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Old 02-14-2013, 10:00 PM   #71
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The Glock was introduced in the early '80s, 1982 I think, so it actually has been around for a few decades. Overall it came out of the gate reliable but as you said there have been nagging problems, even with the recent Gen4 models. Early on there were problems with some polymer frames until they got things resolved. The main thing though, the Glock from day one was designed around a polymer frame while the AR wasn't. No doubt polymer receivers will get better and good for you guys who like them. Myself, I already have four 7075 lowers so don't have an urge to grab just anything at panic pricing.

Now Glock is a different story for me, I'm a fan and have a 1992 G22 Gen2, 2004 G27 Gen3 and 2010 G23 Gen4. No problems with any of them.
You could always decide to "loan" me a 7075 lower to play with....
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Sure, in the '70s they had a shower enclosure with a concealed Glock 1 Gen0 in a flip-top compartment next to the soap and toiletries. You could get matching towel racks too.
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The Glock was introduced in the early '80s, 1982 I think, so it actually has been around for a few decades. Overall it came out of the gate reliable but as you said there have been nagging problems, even with the recent Gen4 models. Early on there were problems with some polymer frames until they got things resolved. The main thing though, the Glock from day one was designed around a polymer frame while the AR wasn't. No doubt polymer j will get better and good for you guys who like them. Myself, I already have four 7075 lowers so don't have an urge to grab just b at panic pricing.

Now Glock is a different story for me, I'm a fan and have a 1992 G22 Gen2, 2004 G27 Gen3 and 2010 G23 Gen4. No problems with any of them.
Believe it or not, as much as I love poly I dont care for the feel of Glock.
I prefer my 1911, big fan. I know, the same guy screaming the gospel of poly lowers. I do however own an xdm in .40 . If it had a decocker i would prob designate it my carry gun. Not bashing glock, I just love the cocked and locked 1911. I have been looking for a 10 mm that wont blow up in my face and so far glock is the only one I can find, ironic, huh?
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Old 02-15-2013, 04:47 AM   #74
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I'm also a 1911 fan. Still have the Colt I bought in 1976 and carried over 35 years. Fine pistol. Also love the S&W 5906 but today go with the .40 Glock.

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I had an interesting conversation today with fella named Rick wright that I bought my FMK poly lower from . He has been working with FMK over the past year trouble shooting common problems with polys . In his opinion this new one has really been tested and beaten up to a point that he feels that this poly is worth the money. He said the main thing is that if you are assembling and unI assembling your rifle a lot a polys not the best choice due to the threads but I'f your not all of the time breaking the stock down its worth the $ . Ill sure let you guys know when I get some rounds thru it.

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My wife is babysitting my nieces this morning, so I have an opportunity to catch up on my gun shows. I'm watching Shooting Gallery, and to my surprise, Michael Bane is talking about a lightweight AR configuration using the ATI Omni poly lower. First time I've seen anyone on one of these shows give a poly lower the time of day.

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I just sold my spare NFA lower this morning. They are commanding a premium still here.

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Does anybody know anything about FM
K Palmer a1 Patriot. I guess it has a lifetime replacement guarantee no questions asked. only reason of thinking of getting 1 is because any lower is hard to find right now.

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Ive heard they can crack under extensive firing id buy Aluminum but i guess it depends on how much you'll use it

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^^ that's the kind of info I dislike. No offense to you M4, but the whole "I've heard" "I read" "my uncle's cousin's cat's F@#K buddies 3rd kittens little sister said" and so forth. This kind of question really is wanting factual info. It's the same problem I've run into. Very few people answer it from a factual basis. Quentin, while using excellent data, gives the best perspective from a non-owner. Polyman says he's beat the dogchit outta his and never had an issue. But the continuation of the "I heard" or "I read" myths from the internet do nothing but confuse those looking for real data. Like when people say steel case ammo shoots "dirty." It's the same friggin thing. The only difference is the casing, when steel, doesn't expand like brass and allows the residue's to flow past the shell and back into the chamber, hence causing quicker and thicker buildup, which is perceived as "dirtier" by some folks. It's not the round is dirty, it's the package it's in isn't as functional

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