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      I voted for plastic but I like both. A well made metal gun with wood grips is really hard to beat for feel but I shoot my Glocks more than any of my other guns, steel included. One thing I've noticed coming from Iowa with the cold winters and hot summers there, polymer frames tend to be warmer than steel in the winter and cooler in the summer. Our local IPSC group shoots every month rain or shine. In the middle of winter when it might be 0 or lower, the polymer frames feel noticeably warmer than the steel frames. Not a big factor but just something I've noticed.

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      I voted plastic mainly because of my Glock- I didn’t want to make it angry. If you are talking the looks department I would say metal wins hands down. My Glock got hit with an ugly bullet but it works every time so what can I say. I would like a beautiful 1911. Ohhh, Ahhhh.

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      Quote Originally Posted by martial_field View Post
      I voted for plastic but I like both. A well made metal gun with wood grips is really hard to beat for feel but I shoot my Glocks more than any of my other guns, steel included. One thing I've noticed coming from Iowa with the cold winters and hot summers there, polymer frames tend to be warmer than steel in the winter and cooler in the summer. Our local IPSC group shoots every month rain or shine. In the middle of winter when it might be 0 or lower, the polymer frames feel noticeably warmer than the steel frames. Not a big factor but just something I've noticed.
      This got me thinking. As a plumber who lived in Iowa (Iowa City area) I know that PVC expands and contracts quit a bit with temperature differences. Does this happen with polymer frames? Ummm?

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      Maybe a tiny bit, but most of the polymer guns have been tested aat extreme temp ranges. I've seen some manuals give U the temp info before...

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      You need a "Both" option. I have both and like both and don't prefer one over the other--yet.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
      Take it easy on my P7, MIke........
      Don't get me wrong, Charlie! I think the P7 is one of the best fighting handguns ever designed. I just don't think, as a practical matter, it's worth four times as much as a Glock. If it were $700-$800, I think it would be a much more reasonable choice.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Lnd Svyr View Post
      You need a "Both" option. I have both and like both and don't prefer one over the other--yet.
      You only have two guns one plastic one metal, which one do you give up?? I love them both but would keep my plastic if I had to choose.

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      I use to always down talk plastic. For many years it was only metal for me. Then I found my HK's and I got to tell ya I really like what the plastic has to offer.


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      Quote Originally Posted by -gunut- View Post
      I use to always down talk plastic. For many years it was only metal for me. Then I found my HK's and I got to tell ya I really like what the plastic has to offer.

      I think you need to get a couple more magazines gunut.lol What do you mean "what the plastic has to offer"???

      I think plastic offers us a lighter, which means higher capacity firearm which gives us a better concealment firearm. I also like the lines (looks) that plastic gives us.

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      Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy View Post
      What do you mean "what the plastic has to offer"???

      I think plastic offers us a lighter, which means higher capacity firearm which gives us a better concealment firearm. I also like the lines (looks) that plastic gives us.
      That is essentially what he means....

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      Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy View Post
      I think you need to get a couple more magazines gunut.lol What do you mean "what the plastic has to offer"???

      I think plastic offers us a lighter, which means higher capacity firearm which gives us a better concealment firearm. I also like the lines (looks) that plastic gives us.
      lol As you said, it is lighter and you can get higher capacity. they also look swell! You get all this in a very durable package.

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      I took all my 45's to the range today and have to say the best shooter was the S&W 1911. I still love my plastic more but if I shot competition I would use the S&W1911.

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      Plastic is for toys and tupperware.....

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      I chose metal.

      I prefer metal and wood, I'm a 1911 guy. The only plastic pistols I've ever really liked are the HK USP series. I have 3 of them.

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      Talking paper or plastic?

      My issue weapon just went from plastic to metal and I am very greatful Sig Pro 2340 to Sig P 226. but then I went from a leather holster to a plastic one for off duty wear, Strong leather pancake to a blackhawk CBC. A plastic holster? am I going senile? Good holsters are leather!!!

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      Hey, the split isn't too great, and at 1 time, the poll was tied. There is still a lot of polymer fans out there.

      I think U should get what ya want - I just get irritated when someone insults the other...

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      I like the feel and sound of metal. The real reason poly is so popular is how do you say... "good profit margin". The look of poly guns is cool they have much more freedom in design which i like. But I always feel like plastic guns are gonna break in my hand. I know for the most part not true. Truth is metal guns are dying away, literally look at the market. Another 20 or 30 years all guns will be made of plastic. Wait till they start making revolvers out of poly. It could happen

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      I don't think they will do away with metal. What you will see is new improved metal. Already they are making lighter weight pistol with different metals. I just bought an Airweight 38+p. I'm surprise they haven't produce more auto's with the lighter weight metals. Hope to see it around the corner.

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      I think I may have said it further up the thread - but for years, while I did occassionally own a Glock, I much preferred metal guns - especially 1911s.

      Over time, tastes change, however. Not, all of my guns are polymer, and I'm saving to buy a polymer Ruger 22/45 target 22. So, I like the polymer guns the best now

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      Thumbs up That will be plastic sir

      I'll drink to PLASTIC anyday

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