Re: Plastic vs 1911
I am a 1911 fan.
I've not gone to insulting GLOCKheads, other than to call them GLOCKheads when we get into these discussions. As a matter of fact, I have repeatedly stated that my preference for a 1911 is purely subjective.
HOWEVER, I object to the constant proselytizing that the GLOCKheads engage in whenever anyone disagrees with their choice. It tends to make one wonder if they are actually secure in their choice, since they seem to need to reinforce it so loudly all the time.
My wife and I had a choice when we first picked out a handgun. We looked at several choices. The GLOCK was one of those choices.
We didn't pick the GLOCK. It actually felt HEAVIER when we held it than the all-steel CZ75BD. Later on, I thought about why that should be and realized it had to do with balance. You *have* to have some steel in a handgun. You just can't make one out of all polymer, yet. GLOCK puts all their steel in the slide and barrell. Since the frame is polymer, the gun felt heavy because it felt out of balance in our hands. We also didn't like the blocky grips. SWMBO has larger hands than I do and she didn't find the GLOCK comfortable. So, we chose the CZ75, instead. It was more comfortable and felt lighter in our hands. Was this an insult to the talent of GLOCK? Nope. Just a choice.
Later on, I had a chance to try out a 1911 made by Kimber. I fell in love with the gun. It felt right and shot like a dream. Sure, it's got a smaller-capacity mag than the CZ or a GLOCK. But I still like how it fits in my hand and how well I can shoot with it. So I bought one and have enjoyed owning it ever since.
Would I ever buy a GLOCK? Don't know. If this GLOCKhead foolishness keeps up, probably not. I tend to be a contrary cuss. Keep pushing something at me and I'll tell you to go to heck and might even give you directions.