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OK, its official I hate plastic guns.

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    Steel, plastic, aluminum, zmack, and soon to be scandium. I don't have any molecular biases.
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    I like plastic, steel, alloy and wood used in guns.....and paper bags for groceries. The bags line my trash can under the sink and the steel and alloy guns lie in the safe....plastic on my hip or in my pocket..... Like and shoot all of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Talldog View Post
    I love my plastic guns, 3 Glocks, a SCCY, and a Ruger SR22. The only steel and wood gun I own is my NAA Black Widow.
    Yep. Have been carrying Glocks since my PD switched to them in the early 90's. When I retired I purchased my duty weapon for $1 and bought another Glock since then. They saved the lived of several of my colleagues and friends who needed to use a firearm to stop a threat. I have fired my Glocks with no issues for many years. I love my Kimber and my S&W Revolver and my other weapons but will always carry a Glock for personal protection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shootnlead View Post
    Seems like irrationality abounds on here, of late.
    Oh no, we are who we are. I am back up to four plastics. Can’t say I hate them, dislike fits better. Three of the four are small situational pistols and the last is a full size CZ with a hammer.
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    About as far from a plastic 9mm as you can get. I'll admit that my EDC is an M&P9c.
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    The only plastic I like is in a boob job.
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    Plastic guns have their place. I still carry a Sig 938 and mostly Colts every day. I do own several S&W plastic guns. They come out of the safe once in a while. I don’t do the grocery shopping in my house. My wife asked me 40 years ago to go to the store and get one thing, I came back with 3 bags of groceries. Never been allowed back in one.
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    Hopefully a bit tongue in cheek as I have zero issues with plastic guns performance and understand the pros of them and still don't like em much. Why do we all have to suffer the square slides and those damned rails on everything? One of the reasons a 1911 and similar(despite its weight and dimensions) carries so well is they actually rounded the top of the dang slide and made some effort to make them slim and smooth. I had a Sig P227 that was a great gun and I sold it after I got tired of the cheese grater on the dust cover chewing my leather holster to shreds every time I drew or holstered the gun. Take a look at the 1908 Colt pocket "hammerless" That is how an every day carry gun should be designed. Smooth, thin and easy to carry almost anywhere.
    Even my plastic HK has that annoying cheap spring in plastic sound when you push the decocker. "Ting!". Ugh!

    All in fun, sort of.
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    Some people apparently forget that Gaston created the G17 primarily for military use, not concealed carry.

    Carried all steel/aluminum hammered guns for decades, still do from time to time. The majority of carry today are striker fired polymers however. I'll carry both as I shoot them equally as well.
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    Stainless steel revolvers are my favorite guns to shoot. But plastic has a place in my stable with a 17+1 9mm for HD and an LCR for my pocket.
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    I have several plastic pistols. Don't hate 'em but I don't love 'em either. I tolerate them and can appreciate the advantages they offer in weight savings, ergonomics and stuff like that.

    But I WILL NOT own a plastic stocked rifle. Don't care much for the look of stainless, either. Mine are ALL hardwood and blued steel. Same with my two shotguns.

    Yeah, I'm old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabill View Post
    Plastic guns have their place. I still carry a Sig 938 and mostly Colts every day. I do own several S&W plastic guns. They come out of the safe once in a while. I don’t do the grocery shopping in my house. My wife asked me 40 years ago to go to the store and get one thing, I came back with 3 bags of groceries. Never been allowed back in one.
    That's it right there for me!

    I have both! It all boils down to one's "personal preference". I'm not bound by others opinions or views about what to or what not to carry (i.e. plastic vs steel)! Both plastic and steel serve me quite well and whichever one I "feel" like carrying that day; I carry!
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    It's amazing to me that the materials are an issue. Strength, durability, and utility for the purpose are what matter. In a weapon we can add reliability and accuracy. So, my most reliable and accurate carry weapon P35 - Hi Power. My 2nd most accurate and reliable carry weapon P99AS. The former is all metal with wood grips and is a sweet shooter but is HEAVY and SA only. The latter is also a sweet shooter, much lighter, almost as accurate, and is SA/DA with a decocker. One has 13 rounds the other 15-18 depending on magazine. When carrying all day the P99 is on my hip. It's also polymer and has night sights while the P35 is mostly steel and has target sights. Ah well, just means that those who come to dislike polymer after owning them help me get my new weapons at a discount on the used market.
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    For carry, I always go with what works best for me and satisfies my wants, needs, and requirements. For some years now, that meant Glocks, M&P's, and in the not too distant past, Kahr's. My current carry stable is about the best I have ever compiled. And yes, those are polymer semi-autos.
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    Not So Off-Topic Rant

    Bamboo fly rods made for centuries are three times heavier than graphite fly rods, have slow sloppy actions, break easily, and will develop a "set" (permanent bend) in them if you catch a really big trout. They cost 2-10 times more than quality modern, lightweight, crisp action graphite/polymer fly rods. The rod industry worked feverishly for the past 4 decades to perfect new state of the art fishing rods.

    Some guys love expensive bamboo and scorn the "newfangled plastic" rods. I don't. They work better. It's called technology. Hate it or love it, they're here to stay.
    Bamboo rods are prettier, though.

    I can appreciate a pretty gun, but don't particularly care if a gun is ugly, either.
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