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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Metal or polymer framed pistols?

Simple question which do you prefer?


I am an all metal guy, but I have 2 plastic hand guns.
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Simple question which do you prefer?


I am an all metal guy, but I have 2 plastic hand guns.
Same here. I'd have an all metal SIG but my FNP-9 is comparable operational wise and a couple hundred dollars cheaper.
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post #3 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-23-2010, 12:51 PM
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Metal for the guns I shoot a lot. Polymer for every day carry.
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Same here. I'd have an all metal SIG but my FNP-9 is comparable operational wise and a couple hundred dollars cheaper.
How much do the FNP guns usually run? I am thinking about getting a new 9mm and am very satisfied with my current FN pistol.
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Of the 9 handguns I own, only 1 is a polymer frame, and that is a Sig Mosquito .22 LR.
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Of the 9 handguns I own, only 1 is a polymer frame, and that is a Sig Mosquito .22 LR.
Still having problems with that gun by the way?
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I don't really care either, though of the seven handguns that I own only one is polymer, which is the carry...
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Still having problems with that gun by the way?
It's just a cleanliness issue related to the .22 LR.
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I like 1911s for carry becaue of the grip. And thickness. If I could find a polymer gun with that id.buy one.

What you might call solitude is something i look forward to.
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Polymer does everything metal does and more.

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Polymer does everything metal does and more.
Yea, they melt......
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If your gun is hot enough to melt, you're doing it wrong

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How much do the FNP guns usually run? I am thinking about getting a new 9mm and am very satisfied with my current FN pistol.
Right now you can find the FNP series 9mm for under $450. I paid $430 out the door for my FNP-9 SA/DA USG w/decocker in FDE. I'm sure the reason being that they have a new model out they are calling the FNX. I think it addressed some of the minor complaints with round indicators and stiff springs out of the box. Some of the FNP's I've been reading about need a 100-200 round break in period. Mine hasn't had a single malfunction in the 700+ rounds I've fed it. Overall I'm extremely please with my purchase. Parts and accessories are a bitch to find though.
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If your gun is hot enough to melt, you're doing it wrong
The heat doesn't necessarily need to come from the gun itself. An outside source can come into contact with the frame and melt it. I've seen someone lay a hot gun near a Glock and leave an imprint in the grip.

I have had my AR hot enough to melt the handguards.
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No Preference here.

If it goes boom when I pull the trigger, I like it!


I've got a couple 1911's, couple Glocks, an HK USP, and I dig 'em all

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I like them both. I have a Colt 1911 and a Glock 23. They both shoot completely different, but one is not worse than the other.

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Metal for me plastic just doesn't feel right to me.
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post #18 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-25-2010, 10:42 AM
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Just so its reliable, durable, comfortable, accurate, and not too heavy, I don't care what the frame is made of. I've seen good and bad metal and polymer framed pistols.

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No Preference here.

If it goes boom when I pull the trigger, I like it!


I've got a couple 1911's, couple Glocks, an HK USP, and I dig 'em all
yep.

its still "we the people"right?

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Simple question which do you prefer?


I am an all metal guy, but I have 2 plastic hand guns.
then it sounds like you're not "an all metal guy"

its still "we the people"right?

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post #21 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-29-2010, 08:42 AM
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I feel that polymer frames make for a very unbalanced gun. Although they are lighter, I would rather have a balanced gun over a light gun.
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