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This is a discussion on Poly 1911 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I realize there hasn't been a successful poly 1911 to date. I just read an article discussing the Rock River Arms Poly 1911. Anyone else ...

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    Poly 1911

    I realize there hasn't been a successful poly 1911 to date. I just read an article discussing the Rock River Arms Poly 1911. Anyone else have any thoughts on this. I really want a 1911 but money is always the issue. if this gun is affordable, is it worth the risk?


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    The thought of a polymer framed 1911 sounds horrible to me. Iron all the way.

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    Just looked at it, and that is DISGUSTING.

    I have a Springfield 1911A1, and it has been flawless. I also have a Taurus 24/7 Pro in .45, and that has some serious magazine issues. Also, a couple teardown/assembly issues that have only appeared recently. Not to mention that you can't pistol whip someone properly with a polymer frame- it just bounces off.

    I WILL NOT own another polymer frame pistol. It's either all steel or not at all.
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    Call me old but guns should be made of metal and holsters made of leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    Call me old but guns should be made of metal and holsters made of leather.
    Yep, you're old. But I agree entirely.
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    I don't understand the point, unless it has a higher mag capacity.

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    RevolvingMag wrote: "Not to mention that you can't pistol whip someone properly with a polymer frame- it just bounces off."

    I like where your heads at!!!!

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    My EDC is a polymer gun, but if I was able to get a 1911, it would be metal. Nighthawk, Dan Wesson, Ed Baer, Springer, Colt, it doesn't matter, I really want one.
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    The newest DETONICS is looking mighty fine. I am a traditional 1911 guy but, I really like the looks of this gun with regard to capacity, reported ergonomics, lack of a grip safety & it's supposed to have a sweet trigger.

    I have not had a chance to see one up close or handle one as of yet...but, I'm extremely interested.

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    Me - I'm ready to see a little innovation. I'm not skeered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    My EDC is a polymer gun, but if I was able to get a 1911, it would be metal. Nighthawk, Dan Wesson, Ed Baer, Springer, Colt, it doesn't matter, I really want one.
    Why not one of each? You only live once.....of course the wife might make that once a living hell for you when you come home with all of them!
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    IMO making a 1911 in a poly frame is like putting a 4 cyl engine in a corvette. There are just some things that shouldn't be done.
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    Im a fan of how a Poly gun looks! Hence the reason i bought a XDm 9mm. when i hear about the coveted 1911, i definitely
    don't think poly! I think im going to save a few more months and get the real thing.

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    I don't see me getting one, at 32+oz, I think I'd just as soon have a 27oz. Colt lightweight Commander,or 35oz all steel O1991 Government Model..
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    Kimber went down this road,poly frame,double stack,same thickness as a standard 1911,they could'nt get great sales,doubt RRA will get this going well either.

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