I just finished a study of gun and gun owners and knowing your interest in firearms, I want to share with you some of my findings.
From what I have seen in gun magazines and the few TV shows, the great “debate” nowadays seems to be centered in the Steel versus Plastic controversy. After doing an exhaustive research I concluded that more than shooting based is a generational thing.
Those who own steel guns tend to be older or raised in a very conservative way. They grew up with erector sets and tinkering with machinery around the house or the farm and feel that the strength of steel is reassuring and the only way to go. However, those who go for plastic and especially Glock owners, are a younger generation who played with Legos and did not develop that intimate kinship with minute, well crafted parts and feel intimidated by what they see as unnecessary complications. They relish a weapon that “snaps” together rather than a meticulous crafted firearm. Steel scares them; there is no other way to put it. Also, their build is slight and reflects an urban and sedentary life without the hardships of barehanded labor. The feeling of a couple of pounds of steel bothers their column and the body “shung fei” goes out the window. I am almost convinced that the “gansta” fashion of pants halfway down the hips is not a true revolutionary fashion statement but the result of packing a 38 special or bigger steel gun in the waistband of a pair of sweatpants without a holster. Ganstas packing heat couldn’t keep their pants up and rather than admitting that they look stupid, they sold the idea of being cool by showing the tightie whities to all comers.
Now, if you see any episode of Cops, you will notice that gangbangers are using more Glocks due to the lack of weight compared to old steel but, unfortunately their fashion taste has remained poor.
I’ll email you later with a complete breakdown of neurosis by type of Glock. I know you will find it fascinating.
Dr. Seisgeismundo Fraude.