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I HAD A HAMMELI MOD 280 (22/32CAL) A GREAT COMPETITION
TARGET GUN.
BUT WHEN IT COMES TO PLASTIC GUNS ( GLOCKS) & ALIKE THEY ARE TOYS (LOOKS LIKE WATER PISTOL I ONCE HAD)
DONT GET ME WRONG I SAY THIS WITHOUT EVEN SHOOTING
ONE, BUT I CANNOT SEE MYSELF EVER CONSIDERING TO BUY
ONE OF THESE TYPES OF HANDGUNS.
I'LL STAY WITH THE REAL LOOKING STUFF :roll:
 

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I, too, thought this way once; now I own several "plastic" pistols. I carry a handgun every day for one reason or another and find the lighter weight of a polymer framed pistol to be a great blessing. Comparably sized guns have the polymers being nearly half a pound lighter for the same calibers. This adds up over the course of a day if you are standing or walking for a large part of it. Polymers are also much more resistant to sweat and other environmental problems than blued guns (I know there is stainless steel but I have had two of them develop pitting from moisture). Plus cleaning is easier, I just toss mine in a vat of cleaner (it is approximately one gallon in size and can hold up to two guns) and let soak. A couple hours later I blow it out with compressed air and then oil the metal parts. kWith a steel gun I have to remove the stocks as the wood or often the plastic is not compatable with this solution. here a polymer has another advantage, in the winter it can get well below 0 degrees Fahrenheit and a plastic gun does not seem to get as cold nor does it stay cold as long as an all metal gun. That is a very important factor at times.
Overall I find traditional steel to be more pleasing to the aesthetics but from a purely practical standpoint, polymer guns have many advantages.
 

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I once hated the plastic pistols and dismissed them as ugly plastic toys. Now I've read so many positive reviews on them that I am willing to buy one and am researching several. Don't knock it until you try it. See if you can rent one then make up your mind.
 

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I have yet to find one that feels good in my hand... or has a good balance for my particular style (?) of shooting. :?
 

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Paul, have you handled any of the polymer framed 1911 style yet? I never picked one up, just curious what you thought of them.
 

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I have not had the opportunity to handle any of them. I saw a post by someone on SA's new offering, but that's it. Sorry. :?
 

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ausiebob said:
FOR & AGAINST
I HAD A HAMMELI MOD 280 (22/32CAL) A GREAT COMPETITION
TARGET GUN.
BUT WHEN IT COMES TO PLASTIC GUNS ( GLOCKS) & ALIKE THEY ARE TOYS (LOOKS LIKE WATER PISTOL I ONCE HAD)
DONT GET ME WRONG I SAY THIS WITHOUT EVEN SHOOTING
ONE, BUT I CANNOT SEE MYSELF EVER CONSIDERING TO BUY
ONE OF THESE TYPES OF HANDGUNS.
I'LL STAY WITH THE REAL LOOKING STUFF :roll:
ausiebob... your killing me, I love Glocks. There very well made, almost indestructible, and as accurate as any handgun you have shot.
I tell you what if you ever get to east Texas look me up and we will go shoot some, you'll see. :wink:
 

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Whatever. They could be made out of peanut butter fudge for all I care. Just as long as they work. Glocks have an excellent reputation of doing just that.
 
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