I've been hearing that for years. But somehow external hammer pistols seem to keep being made in great numbers.Striker fired pistols are the wave of the future.
So are polymer frames.
By your smart alec remark, I guess the Glock does not qualify as a "modern" gun as it was introduced a full 10 years before the "dinosaur" Colt 2000.Guns and roses are indeed the greatest band ever! I should have been more specific. Why are all modern striker fired guns plastic framed?
Weight and cost I'd say. Polymer is cheaper. I'm more a fan of steel, but I do appreciate the reduced weight of the plastics. If it didn't look and feel so "cheap" I'd probably enjoy shooting them, but I'll never again own one.Im guessing to keep the weight down.
Gotta disagree with Locotus on this one.It's a shame that Stoner didn't use a striker in the AR-15/M-16.
The lock time is much faster than a hammer, and accuracy is enhanced by faster lock time.