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Your Thoughts Regarding Carry Handguns with Polymer Frames

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  • I Would Not Carry A Handgun With a Polymer Frame

    4 1.94%
  • I Prefer Something Else But Would Carry a Polymer Frame

    29 14.08%
  • I Have No Preference and Would Equally Carry Polymer or Something Else

    98 47.57%
  • I Prefer Polymer Frames But Would Carry Something Else

    67 32.52%
  • I Would Only Carry a Handgun With a Polymer Frame

    8 3.88%
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    makes no difference to me in the end as long as it goes bang
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    I'm original revolver guy, but had to sell them due to a financial problem. I now carry a HK P30s and love the the way it feels and shoots. I bought mine at a good price, but looked at Bud's today and saw a 4- S&W P30s for $599! That's a darn good price. Oh yes, I like my Walther P99, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by multistage View Post
    The original was the HK VP70, vintage 1968.

    I don't carry the original. I carry the descendants. USP, P2000, etc....
    I beg to differ. My post was the original Glock.
    The Glock 17 was the original glock model introduced to the public.
    That is what I am referring to.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockcoma View Post
    I beg to differ. My post was the original Glock.
    The Glock 17 was the original glock model introduced to the public.
    That is what I am referring to.....
    Then you should have made that clear in your first post. This thread is about polymer frame pistols and you posted that you carry the original, the Glock 17. Which is incorrect. HK made the original.
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    Most of my pistols are all steel.
    I have one poly framed pistol. The HK USP .45.
    I rarely carry the USP.
    I believe I shoot it better than the others
    but I carry it the least.

    Good Luck.
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    LCPs and LCRs are great arguments for polymer
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    So it seems again that I'm in the minority.

    I Prefer Something Else But Would Carry a Polymer Frame
    Only 14%! wow. I would have guessed higher!
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    'S ok, slayer61. You're in good company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    'S ok, slayer61. You're in good company.
    You're in good company regardless of your gun frame type, if the company you're in carries guns for the "good" reasons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Gotta reply that the blue steel guns I've always carried don't require a lot of maintenance, haven't corroded yet, and never suffer from downtime.

    Fifteen seconds "maintenance" with a RIG-impregnated rag at day's end is a small price to pay for having the benefit of carrying good ol' heavy blue steel.

    If one likes light weight, if he enjoys appearing trendy, if he just downright loves the "look" of the modern polymer tribe then well and good. But claims of low maintenance is not a good reason to carry polymer. Sometimes this "low-maintenance" matra begins to sound like laziness and neglect.

    Again, just one opinion.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shootnlead View Post
    And then, there is the reality that this mantra of "low maintenance" is the TRUTH...polymer requires less maintenance than steel...sorry, but it is true.

    Some of us have busy lives and there are other things to do than constantly dealing with preventing a steel handgun that is carried everyday in the hot, and humid south...from rusting.

    Following your train of thought, on the "laziness"...there should be no riding lawn mowers.
    I think the point bmc is trying to make is that while guns have different maintenance schedules, they should never be viewed as "low maintenance" items. While we understand that some guns may work/hold up better than others in neglected conditions, that should not be used as a reason to NOT check your gun each night or wipe the moisture off each evening, exc.

    Personally I have no real preference for whether the gun is polymer or metal framed, but I do prefer light weight, and generally the polymer framed guns are lighter.
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    I prefer metal guns like Sig and revolvers but am not opposed to poly guns and do sometimes carry one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reppans View Post
    Since I started AIWB carry I became particular about the firearm's action, internal safeties, and even frame material. I just can't get comfortable with cambered rounds with spring-loaded anything (half/fully-cocked strikers/hammers) behind that primer, and relying on hidden mechanical safeties, when pointed at my jewels/femoral 24/7.

    On my Glocks, for example, both the firing pin safety and drop safety are controlled by the same trigger bar, which is housed in the flexible polymer half of the gun. Although the polymer frame *seems* plenty stiff when attached to the metal slide, it just makes me cringe when I need to bend over and feel my gut pressing the gun sideways hard against my belt, and I am thin.

    Admittedly, it must just be personal paranoia as I've never heard of a gun inadvertently going off like this, but the verifiable physics of hammer down DA/SA pistols and revolvers just feel better for AIWB.... for me.
    I have the same mentality about this and am looking to switch guns/carry posting but am having trouble finding a gun that fits this besides revolvers. Wjat are you carrying AIWB?
    Quote Originally Posted by GraySkies View Post
    I chose a polymer frame gun because it was available at the time I was buying, it was relatively cheap, and still reliable at that price. If an all metal gun had come into my hands at that time, and met the cost and reliability requirements I had, I would probably still own it instead of the XD I carry.

    If I can shoot it well and I can rely on it to save my life, I otherwise don't care what it's made of.

    I don't have the luxury of being able to be a "collector" so they are just tools in the toolbox for me.

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    currently most of my carry guns are HKs but some times carry a Sig 239, 220 or a 1911, which reminds me, wasn't a company making a 1911 with a Polymer frame a couple years ago ?

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    Rock River Arms makes a poly 1911.
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    Ive carried polymer frame guns much more often than not. Polymer frame guns have been used for years in war, I think it will be just on my hip during normal daily activities.

    Quote Originally Posted by casurvivor View Post
    currently most of my carry guns are HKs but some times carry a Sig 239, 220 or a 1911, which reminds me, wasn't a company making a 1911 with a Polymer frame a couple years ago ?
    Kimber made one as well.

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