Polymer framed pistols
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  1. #1
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    Apr 2009

    Polymer framed pistols

    I'm in the market for a new 9mm pistol but have one nagging question. Just how long will a polymer frame hold up before the solvents leech out and the "plastic" becomes brittle?

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    Member falchunt's Avatar
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    May 2009
    You will not have any problems with that as far as I have heard....I don't know anyone who has run into a similar problem.

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    Senior Member James NM's Avatar
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    Jan 2007
    New Mexico
    Well let's see. We're at about 30 years and counting with plastic handguns, and about 50 years and counting with plastic rifles.

    So I guess the jury is still out?

    I guess you could wait another 20 or 30 years, just to be sure though. After all, there's no sense being in the beta test group.

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