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Why Were Polymer Pistols Created?

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    For those of you that want Polymer frame and 1911 you can have both. Checkout the BUL Transmark range of 1911 style pistols. Some nice carry models there too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McPatrickClan View Post
    I was wondering if anyone knew why polymer pistols were created.
    Probably to give 1911 guys something to complain about
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob72 View Post
    Cost and weight, primarily. The HK VP-70Z was the first poly pistol, IIRC, developed sometime in the late 1960s, produced from 1970- the mid 80s.
    Here's a H&K VP70M.
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    Because there was a need, and someone filled it. The American way, or was it the Austrian way. I don't know or care, just glad some one did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heylin View Post
    For those of you that want Polymer frame and 1911 you can have both. Checkout the BUL Transmark range of 1911 style pistols. Some nice carry models there too.

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    Have you used these? Range report? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by heylin View Post
    For those of you that want Polymer frame and 1911 you can have both. Checkout the BUL Transmark range of 1911 style pistols. Some nice carry models there too.

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    I actually like the full-size Government model, although it's still pretty heavy, even with the polymer frame. Looks like one can be had for around $750 NIB, and they have a 13+1 capacity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OPFOR View Post
    They don't rust, they can tolerate a lot of substances that metals can't, they allow for infinite shapes and sizes to be made much more cheaply...
    That pretty much says it all. OTOH, even though a own several polymer guns, I still prefer all metal on most of my guns.
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    Have you used these? Range report? Thanks
    I almost got one but the dealer\importer here in NZ shut shop. Before buying (or attempting to buy) I read a ton a reviews and also looked up everything I could find about the company.

    In short, the guns cost very little when you compare them to more expensive 1911 but the features they offer as standard are up there on more expensive pistol

    - tuned trigger
    - bull barrels
    - ramped
    - tuned extractors
    - flared mag wells
    etc etc

    Most of their employees are involved in IPSC or shooting and use BUL pistols, their IPSC edition M5s are trigger tuned and test fired in their custom shop.

    The reviews I read were all positive. I think a true measure of a company is one were its owners and employees trust and use their own products in day to day and competition.
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    Cause of weight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Of course tacticool is tacticool - and it also has nothing to do with effectiveness or efficiency.

    As far as I know all the commonly desired design features wrapped within the currently popular modern handguns predate World War II. Only the polymer doesn't. When ray guns supplant metallic cartridge arms then we'll have seen a real break through in firearms. Until then polymer is just another way put firearms into the hands of the shooter.
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    Same reason the M 14 gave way to the AR,, not sayin one is better, both are good for specialized tasks. Also less expensive does not necessarily mean "cheaper". I shoot deer with a .308, and although I do not own a Polymer handgun I am not opposed to owning an XDM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnieNWillis View Post
    Can you beat a Glock's reliability and accurracy with an out-o-the box pistol?
    It's called a SIG...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnieNWillis View Post
    I know there are people (traditionalists I suppose) who hate polymer frame pistols, but you have to ask yourself one question. Can you beat a Glock's reliability and accurracy with an out-o-the box pistol? Polymer may be cheaper to manufactue, but that doesnt mean it's inferior.
    Yes, I can beat a Glock's "reliability, or at least match it.

    The gun that can do that was created in 1935. It's called a High Power.

    Granted, if I was going to wade around in salt water, or other "harsh" environmental conditions were present, I'd grab my Glock before the "traditional" gun. Not because it will function better or be more reliable, but because it will stand up to the elements better and it's plastic, so I consider it like Tupperware. When it gets "ratty" just throw it out and buy a new one.

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    I believe the reason they made polymer pistols was because Chuck Norris got bored of round house kicking bad guys in the face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikerRN View Post
    Glock, the Perfect Disposable Pistol.
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    Sorry Biker but anything that costs me over $500 I just can't think of as disposable.
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