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Oh wavygravy, I've only been carrying on with this thread, having fun.
I have to say though that I truly don't believe that this "new crop" of "black plastic" guns we see now are any better than those I admire. It's apparent that the market currently defines "better" differently than I do.
And, that's ok.
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Yep. If I ever have any kind of disposable income, I'd actually love to own a $4K Garrison bamboo fly rod and a really top-tier 1911.
For now, I'll have to stick with ugly graphite rods and polymer pistols, I guess.
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OP has revolver avatar and dislikes plastic guns, shocking.
I'm not inclined to disarm for a concert, game, (entertainment) and I ain't going on a plane or cruise.
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Theres the 2011, plastic. A 2 pound 1911.
I have fond memories of mine
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I'm a revolver guy and I'm still having a hard time liking my LCR. (Compared to my other revolvers)
But above all, I'm a gun guy, and have a ton of plastic bottom feeders. I like them all a lot, and have no problem at all carrying any of them.
But,,,,,,,,, I'll take ANY of my all steel revolvers over my very favorite plastic gun any day.
OP, I can relate.
Years ago I left the polymer game for 1911s. This past summer, I decided to give them a try, again, thinking I needed a higher capacity 9mm polymer. Well, I tried a Walther Q5 Match, Sig P365 (higher capacity pocket gun), and a Sig P320 XCarry. While I liked and shot the Q5 and 320 well, I didn't want both of them, and ended up trading the Q5 for a CZ SP-01. The 320 was gone soon after. I have decided to keep the Sig P365 because it fills a niche very well for me. I guess I'm just a steel gun type of guy as well.
Matter of fact, I ordered another CZ today as an upgrade to the one I got a couple weeks ago.
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I have owned many polymer guns (both striker & hammer) and tried them all for EDC. Then I found myself always carrying my Kimber SIS Ultra over the lighter higher capacity polymer guns. There's just something about the 1911 platform that suits me better than polymer guns. So, my plastics have gone to my kids (they love them) or sold. The only exception is my P226 on the nightstand. I've never felt under gunned with 7+1 and a spare mag.
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Besides Glocks, there never ( still isn’t) a polymer design that does it for me. The Glocks are a very good gun, and have served me well over the span of a career and then some, but they just don’t bring the enjoyment that the older designs do.
Oh, I’ll keep the three I have. They are great guns and are capable of filling in here and there.
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Well, I like guns. I particularly like guns that are really well suited for their purpose. I'd rather shoot a nice ol' revolver, a 1911, or some other old classic, like my P-38. But the warm fuzzies from a solid old classic only go so far. I'd rather carry a lighter, higher-capacity, and (in most cases) more reliable modern pistol. For a practical, effective SD handgun in today's world, I have to go with a plastic fantastic most of the time. Never drank the Block Kool-aid, but have been sold on M&P's for quite a while, and most recently, the P365 has raised the bar for a CCW.
Ours was the metal-framed one, putting its date of manufacture at sometime prior to 1942, if I'm not mistaken. We never had a Model 500 until we moved to a new house in 1971! That ol' plastic M500 of your grandma's looked downright space-age the first time I saw one! Sort of a Glock telephone!
Anyway, about the guns...
I think you know how much I appreciate the look and feel and soul of a good ol' walnut and steel handgun, be it a classic Colt revolver or a 1911, and I'd far prefer an old steel-and-wood gun to tupperware on the range. But for a handgun to tote around for actual, potential social use, I'll take the P365, M&P Compact, or Shield!
As for caliber, well, the .40 S&W is one I just could never warm up to. Guess it fills need I don't have! If a 9's not big enough, I'll go with .45!
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