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Old 08-08-2013, 01:26 PM   #11
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It ranks right up there with a polymer framed Colt Single Action Army.

Ok, I don't want to be a snob, but why? It doesn't strike me as anything more than a novelty.
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I feel the same way about a polymer 1911 as I do about fake boobs. Let's not go there.
Please don't put your 1911 anywhere near your mouth!
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Polymer 1911? Like ugly chicks and tricycles. Don't let your friends catch you with it.
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I dont see how it could work. The frame was designed with steel in mind at stress points. Much like ar15 designed with certain formulation of aluminum in mind.

Polymer can work fine in firearms when its built from the ground up with the strengths and weakness of polymer in mind as evidenced by various poly pistols and things like the scar series of rifles.

The problem with the 1911 is your substituting a weaker substance in key stress factors for a stronger one. Can it work?? I dunno. But i dont want to be an early adopter of one until its figured out
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When I see people with an all steel Glock I"ll get a poly 1911.
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Felt recoil of polymer framed pistols is different than metal framed.

If it runs a 1911ish slide on top with a poly frame, then it is not a 1911.
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Well I see most of the 1911 owners here just flat out don't like it. I can tell you that the one I had worked and worked well actually. I do miss that gun and now especially since I rarely see a poly 1911. Yes it was different but different is good sometimes. People use to see me with that gun and curiously ask if it was a plastic 1911. I would say "yeah wanna try it out?" They would shoot it and usually be amazed. Some did leave with a sarcastic grin on their faces though. However one guy did say "don't they make enough plastic guns, u gotta get a plastic 1911?". Another said " wow that's nice, i hope they don't start making all 1911s out of plastic though", that made me laugh. By the way these were usually older guys with all steel guns.
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Mr. Jones, you described me perfectly as one of the "older guys with all steel guns."
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I'm sorry polymer Has no place on a 1911
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The only thing I believe should not be polymer is a revolver. Everything else if it works it saves cost and weight. Key words: if it works
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