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Glock Glock and other Composites

Discussion in 'Glock' started by SPOCAHP ANAR, Jul 21, 2002.


    SPOCAHP ANAR G&G Enthusiast

    A friend of mine has a glock .40 and I have held the Taurus version and like the feel of the weapon, but for some reason I just don't like the idea of plastics(polymers). Its not based on any articles or stories I have heard-its just something that I have a dislike for. I guess it is something I would have to get use to.

    What are your opinions on these types of guns?

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    I had a problem with polymer guns too until I bought my Ruger P95DC. These guns and other types are no beautys in the classic sense, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The savings in weight means you can carry more comfortable and also not worry too much about corrosion and such (my Ruger has a stainless slide).
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2002

  3. jerry

    jerry Since 2002 Forum Contributor

    I'm kind of a classics guy myself. I'm fond of good wood, fine metals and workmanship. The poly's are working tools, not pretty to look at but functional. I have an old magazine article where they took some Glocks when they first hit the market and abused them. They dunked 'em in a mud bath, one photo shows a 4WD rig parked on one. Then they slammed thousands of rounds through them. They passed. If I thought I would riun into that kind of stuff, I'd consider it. 'till then, I like the traditional look and feel of wood and steel.
  4. Logansdad

    Logansdad Guest

    I have a Glock...I also have composite stocks on my Remington 870 Marine Magnum and my Marlin 60 SSK...
    I will change the stock on the Marlin because I love laminated stocks and one is available from the factory...
  5. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    Composites do not dent or rust, and are generally lighter and cheaper than metal, and can easily be molded into complex ergonomic shapes. I have no problem with well designed frames of any material.
  6. As far as outdoor conditions go--composite.
  7. I was at the range today, shooting my Glocks and my CZ. Suddenly, it started to rain. Guess which gun had to be put away? Yup, the CZ. After the shower, I simply shook the water off the Glock and continued shooting. ;) Polymer guns, at least in Glocks, are extremely durable. My G23 has almost 69k rounds through it. Hell, she's just gettin' broken in... :)
  8. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie


    I have owned/do own, and have carried on duty several poly's. I swear by Glock. I also carried a Ruger P95DC as my first duty weapon. Excellent gun. I was later issued a Sig SP2340 in .357 Sig, another excellent pistol. Never had a problem with the poly's. I do however live to carry my Kimber 1911!
  9. jerry

    jerry Since 2002 Forum Contributor

    1911 w/ Poly frame?
  10. oneastrix

    oneastrix G&G Newbie

    I think Kimber still makes their 1911 w/ a poly frame, but mine is a Custom Royal. One of the one's that was made in Clackimus, OR.
  11. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    Colt still makes a polymer frame .45.
  12. Cyclops

    Cyclops G&G Newbie

    Poly 1911: Kimber has one & so does Wilson. Don't know about others.

    As for polymer guns in general. I HATED them...felt like my son's super soaker w/ a bad trigger :nod: Then, while I was on my quest for my 45, I bought a USP 45. :jaw: WOW! It quickly became my favorite gun. 10,000+ rounds later, I have learned to appreciate polymer pistols. Perhaps you just haven't shot the right one for you, yet :target: ;)