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    So NGF... which do you prefer in your pistols?

    Steel or Polymer?

    Personally I prefer steel. I've never had a bad experience with polymer pistols, nor have I ever heard of anything bad happening to them. I just think they look tawdry personally. They don't look like real guns. And yes I know that looks matter very little when it comes to performance... but I don't care. I have to like the way a gun looks before I buy it... and I just don't like how polymer looks.

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    It doesn't matter to me, I'll own anything that is dependable. It's not the plastic that makes the gun and if there is ever a person on the other end of it, he isn't much going to care either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rongokid View Post
    So NGF... which do you prefer in your pistols?

    Steel or Polymer?

    Personally I prefer steel. I've never had a bad experience with polymer pistols, nor have I ever heard of anything bad happening to them. I just think they look tawdry personally. They don't look like real guns. And yes I know that looks matter very little when it comes to performance... but I don't care. I have to like the way a gun looks before I buy it... and I just don't like how polymer looks.
    This is an old issue but that's okay. I happen to agree with you, but I also realize that both spcecies are fine depending on your preference. You can add to your argument that the reduction in weight of polymere is insignificant, and the undesireable gain in recoil is siginificant. I don't think we can say that the Glocks and its competitors are not good because they obviously are, but it's kind of like telling somebody that a Subaru can do everything that an F150 or a Silverado can do. Maybe it can is someways but you won't catch me in a Subaru an time soon. That 's my analogy and opinion.
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    What is it a Glock can't do that any other steel gun can?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luvs2Play View Post
    What is it a Glock can't do that any other steel gun can?
    Control recoil as much.

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    Is this a scientific investigation or personal observation? I personally don't know, but since I have no like calibers in steel and plastic, I have to believe only what I have done. I have no problem with my plastic guns in controlling recoil, so if all steel is better, I would be awsome! Unfortunately we have no where to rent guns within 120 miles from here, I'll have to take your word for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luvs2Play View Post
    Is this a scientific investigation or personal observation? I personally don't know, but since I have no like calibers in steel and plastic, I have to believe only what I have done. I have no problem with my plastic guns in controlling recoil, so if all steel is better, I would be awsome! Unfortunately we have no where to rent guns within 120 miles from here, I'll have to take your word for it.
    Here's an actual range report that I experienced: Myself and two friends fired my 40 cal Beretta 96; recoil and accuracy were fine with everyone. Glock 40 cal: gun was jumpy with obviously more recoil and accuracy was down among all three of us. Reliability was equal with both guns.

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    Well what I would like to know is if there really is so little difference between plastic and steel (and from all my research and experience, there isn't) then why are plastic gun owners so vehement about defending their decision? Because there is so little difference in functionality, to me, it all comes down to aesthetics.

    Oh and I'm sure steel is a little bit better for pistol whipping lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by rongokid View Post
    Well what I would like to know is if there really is so little difference between plastic and steel (and from all my research and experience, there isn't) then why are plastic gun owners so vehement about defending their decision? Because there is so little difference in functionality, to me, it all comes down to aesthetics.

    Oh and I'm sure steel is a little bit better for pistol whipping lol
    Did you recall the scene in "Saving Private Ryan" when the 45/1911 was empty and the Sargeant used it as a throwing weapon? I'd much rather have 1911 to slap or throw at my adversary than a Glock. I also wonder if Glocks will hold up to extreme heat as well as all steel guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coach1299 View Post
    Did you recall the scene in "Saving Private Ryan" when the 45/1911 was empty and the Sargeant used it as a throwing weapon? I'd much rather have 1911 to slap or throw at my adversary than a Glock. I also wonder if Glocks will hold up to extreme heat as well as all steel guns.
    What heat are you talking about? Nobody I know puts their gun in an oven just for kicks. Plastic guns will stand up to every bit of abuse as a steel one, the difference is the plastic will not look as beat up. The only difference is that some people don't like plastic, it is new technology. Just like the first cars, horses were better and more reliable. Plastic is cheaper to make and buy, steel has the looks and feel of real iron. Both do the job of sending projectiles down range. The melting point of nylon 6 that is what the glock frame is made of is 428*.
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