Love my Kel-Tec PF9
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Love my Kel-Tec PF9
"An armed society is a polite society"
Fact #1: Polymer (the kind the Glock is made from) will take much longer to degrade than metal when exposed to any elements.
Fact #2: Collecting guns is great, I prefer to pass my "tools" in functioning good condition to my kids. So I will get the best preforming, easiest to maintenance, straight shooting "tools" that exist. My Glock fits the bill,in fact since my Glock is the ONLY weapon/ tool to be tested the way it has and pass- I am still waiting for a better one...
Oh and yes check the link, if you can find a 1911 pistol out of the box that can take that punishment and work just as well, I will personally drive to where-ever you live and give you My G23 with 5k rounds of ammunition.
Rule of Honor
I'm not buying that.
Using the cheapest ammo (WWB) would cost $200,000.00
But I do like my lightly used Kahr PM-9, H&K P-30, and my Ruger P-345.
(that were outlined in the previous article?) This particular test had put over 100k rounds through a Glock in a weekend. It is really not that hard to put that many rounds through a gun, especially if you are testing it.
Seriously though, I am happy you enjoy your guns. However, lightly used means you cant shoot as well as those of us who have put thousands of rounds through our guns, after all no one is a born shooter, all shooters must work hard regularly.
Feel free to see the post directly ahead of yours for test results, thanks!
Rule of Honor
Steel (or alloy) vs. Polymer framed pistols? Whew! You've kicked an over-worked hornet's nest here. We're very fortunate to have; more great choices, in more varieties, from more reputable manufacturers than any other pistoleros in history! Anyone here can confidently suggest at least a dozen of their person preferences, with very little chance of an authentic piece of "bad advice". Stick with tried & true, proven designs. If you're drawn to something more modern or revolutionary, then best stick with tried & true, proven manufacturers (they have the most to lose by introducing a dud). (*In no particular order); GLOCK, S&W, HK, SIG, Ruger, Walther, Kimber, Colt, Springfield, Rock Island, CZ, FN, Browning, Kahr, (who am I leaving out guys?) Kel-Tec, Taurus, Armalite, et al. have a lot more people who (steel or poly framed) swear by them...than swear AT 'em. = Reliability, dependability, durability, capability & owner loyality. Think of the differences more as "features" rather than "advantages", because the first is an objective choice while the second is purely subjective (and therefore dependent on who you go to for advice). Try, pack & (most importantly) shoot as many options as you can...then decide which of the features most suit your own criteria. Personally, I've never bought a handgun I didn't like something about, there's just some I like a whole lot more than others. That's the BEST part about having a world of options.
There are only TWO kinds of people in this world; those who describe the world as filled with two kinds of people...and those who don't.
I'm just saying I like the idea of leaving my firearms as heirloom to the next generation. They dont have to be collectors to be valuable within a family.
As far as the plastic guns taking longer to degrade I will need to look over and maybe fire a couple of 75 to 100 year old plastic guns for myself. You may be right i don't know.
My 130 year old steel gun is still shootin fine.