GUN question about frames

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  1. Otsego Hive

    Otsego Hive Wait, what? We're being swapped?

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    my dad and i were talking about a new pistol the other day. i'm kinda prtial to either a glock 19 or walther p99, but he's very against guns without steel frames. i was wondering what the opinions of other gun fans are.
     
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    Redmouse Just looking...

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    I dont see anything wrong with polymer frames. It just makes it lighter when you are carrying it. Most major firearm manufacturer uses polymer frames. Glocks, Walther/S&W, H&K etc. Even SIG has produced a polymer pistol. I guess your dad is an old styled 1911 fan?
     
  3. Otsego Hive

    Otsego Hive Wait, what? We're being swapped?

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    he's got a hard on for the colt 45. as far as he's concerned thats the best gun evar. he wants something that can be passed down(we have a few old S&W that we got in the same way)
     
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    Redmouse Just looking...

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    The only Colt I've had any experience with is the Defender. It's a nice pistol. Absolutely nothing wrong with it. It's just a personal prefrence between polymer and steel frame. Personally, I don't have a prefrence for either. I'd try to get one of each :big grin:

    I guess in his case, he wants it to be a family heirloom. Seems like he wants to be remember as a Colt .45 kinda guy. Nothing wrong with that. You could always pick up a polymer framed pistol later yourself if you want to pass that on. I believe HPS inherited a pretty nice Glock. It has just as much history and sentimental value to it just as if were a 1911 of some kind.




    Sorry if I went out to left field on this subject here...
     
  5. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    There are Glocks with excess of 300,000 rounds through them. The Marines' 1911 need a rebuild every 50,000 rounds or so, and the frames are usually retired at 150,000.

    Anyone who thinks a polymer handgun frame is less durable than a steel or aluminum one doesn't know what they're talking about. Polymer is lighter to carry and flexes to absorb recoil.

    But a steel frame 1911 would make a fine heirloom. :big grin:
     
  6. Otsego Hive

    Otsego Hive Wait, what? We're being swapped?

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    so is a polymer frame just as durable with just as much longevity as a steel frame? or is it comparable?
     
  7. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    the mer-folk generally pass down glocks to their children :eek3:

    not all polymer frame guns will be as reliable as the next.. but yes, a glock will be just as durable (most likly more duarble) than his colt .45 ... plus you wont have to take it to a gunsmith out of the box to get it fire without a fail to feed or eject :o
     
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    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    :eek3:


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  9. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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  10. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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  11. Pure Energy

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    My dad is the same way. He thinks i'm nuts for all my poly guns, but I think he's starting to sway since he shot my XD.
     
  12. footratfunkface

    footratfunkface New Member

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    the 17 can only fire underwater continuously with the underwater kit, which glock will not sell to civilians.

    otherwise, if you insert the mag underwater, then fire, you get the first shot. but, i know you have to cycle it yourself after that, because the slide won't recoil enough. what i DON'T know is whether or not it will function at that time.
     
  13. Possum Stomper

    Possum Stomper The Great Bird of the Galaxy

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    its realyl not practical to shoot a gun like that underwater anyway right, its basically to showcase how well built the gun is
     
  14. itchiban

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    Well if its a family heirloom type thing, then I say spring the money for a nice 1911. It probably engraves better than the tupperware. :big grin:
     
  15. Jago

    Jago It helps if you hit it.

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    from the glockfaq.

     
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    well, folks, there you have it.
     

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