ok honesty time.......

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    ok honesty time.......

    I am a avid S&W collector. Most of my firearms are S&W's and look like these.



    But sometimes I wonder if I am a S&W Collector or a Stainless steel collector. I mean Smith makes M&P's But I don't have any. I like 1911's because of the nice stainless steel. And they don't make plastic 1911's.

    But to be honest. I have shot a few Glocks before, But I made sure I washed my hands really good afterwards, Also made sure nobody was watching as I put it down

    I like Glocks, But I don't own any. But for some reason I want a HK USP .45

    So my question is, am I a closet polymer guy?

    Or am I just losing it

    Have any of you lost to temptation...........

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    Closet Polymer guy haha.

    I'm a coming out of the closet 1911 fan, now after shooting one 3 weeks ago and shooting it better than I do with my carry weapon after 2 years of practice lol.

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    They are all good. Even GLOCKs.

    Enjoy them, no matter what they are made of.

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    Borrow a few from some friends before you decide. HK's are quality, but lack the feel and basic shootability of the Glock. Find someone who will loan you each.
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    Pure Custom, I think they are putting something in the polymer. I forgot to wear the rubber gloves when I handled one and now I've got two Glocks.
    Washing your hands won't help, you've already been infected.
    We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!

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    Hello, my name is JD, and I bought my first polymer pistol last week after having had an all steel/alloy collection prior to this purchase with the exception of the wife's M&P...




    ...which was traded for a stainless steel S&W Revolver.

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    My first pistol was a Ruger P-95 (Polymer frame, steel slide.)
    I loved shooting that gun except that my hands would fatigue after 100 rounds.
    (Would get the "shakes".)
    When I got my 1911, I found that my hands never fatigued, even after 200+ rounds.
    I discovered that the balance of the 1911 was far better than that of that polymer framed 9mm. That 4" steel slide cycling really did it to my ability to recover after each shot. (Very top heavy.)

    Anyhow, all this is to say, balance is pretty important, and I don't know how other polymer guns measure up, but that P-95 gave me trouble.
    I'll bet Glocks are better, So many people here like them, I personally don't know.

    just my 2 cents.
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    Some problems are really not problems at all. You may just have to add to your collection
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    I was a closet polymer guy for years. Finally broke down and got a G21 last year. Not afraid to drop it or throw it if I had to. just give in to it. The stainless is beautiful to say the least, but for rough and tumble, I like the polymer.
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    Friend I think that you've lost it.
    I've shot a few of the glocks and I have to admit they are alright, but the only poly-pipper in my collection is a sig 2022 and she is a BEAUTY!!
    Good Luck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnutty View Post
    Pure Custom, I think they are putting something in the polymer. I forgot to wear the rubber gloves when I handled one and now I've got two Glocks.
    Washing your hands won't help, you've already been infected.
    That's priceless! No sense in denying those things that can be satisfying.

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    Wheelguns are HIGHLY underrated. Hold the line.

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    Hey...the M&P is your perfect solution if you have a Stainless addiction. It has a Stainless Steel Slide & Barrel. And with enough holster wear (like the one sitting on my hip) you'll actually see the stainless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kimberland View Post
    Wheelguns are HIGHLY underrated. Hold the line.
    +1

    My handgun herd was infected when I held my nose and acquired a Kel Tec P3AT. Found out I'm allergic to plastic guns. Makes my brain swell up in rebellion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kahrcarrier View Post
    They are all good. Even GLOCKs.

    Enjoy them, no matter what they are made of.
    I agree. I've always had fun shooting no matter what it is.

    I prefer semi-auto polymer guns, but I don't hate any other types.

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