Thanks for the review on glock's in general Jack. I have basically the same feelings as you. They are good guns, they do go bang every time the trigger is pulled but do I want one? No. I prefer guns made of metal, as do you. That is why I carry a CZ75 Compact in the 9mm flavor, all steel. there is one comment that disturbed me that the glock guy told you.
we'd like to sell a new gun to our high end users once every 8 -10 years
we dont make them to last more than that for sales , but also so we can move our customers into the future as we are constantly updating and researching and improving the system
I've never heard of a factory glock guy, or for that matter any manufacture, admit that their guns are only made to last a specific timeframe. That is another reason I personally like steel guns. At leist i'll be able to pass them to the younger generations in my family and they'll still be good to shoot well after i'm gone.