For the Purist

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by meandmy45s, Apr 24, 2006.

Is a Polymer Frame 1911 Blasphemy?

Poll closed May 4, 2006.
  1. Yes

    11 vote(s)
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
  1. meandmy45s

    meandmy45s New Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Well most fans of the 1911 are purists in my estimation and feel as though plastic should be left to the domain of credit cards and beach toys, not firearms. However, is this distaste for the material or specifically the glock and its clones?

    Therefore, I was wondering whether you would by a 1911, with a polymer frame? Is that still a 1911 in your estimation or is that blasphemy?
  2. stash247

    stash247 New Member

    Oct 18, 2003
    Central Texas
    I'm a gentle person, and Blasphemy, a strong word!
    Also I am old, and, so less adaptive of changes in style, and direction.
    I guess a gun should look and feel like a gun, IMHO.
    I've shot the 1911 for over 40 years, and it feels like a gun, and looks like one, since I know few others.
    The K-frame Smith, likewise, fits the bill. I own a dozen or more, J-frames, fine revolvers, but not as natural as the K.
    I use plastic articles to wash the car, clean the toilet, and entertain the dogs, not, for defense, or offensive, purpose, as their reliability scares me!
    It took 'til 1968 for me to trust an alloy framed Colt, a .45 Commander! Turned out to be a darned fine pistol; I still own and shoot it!
    Purist? I really can't say, with conclusion. Pragmatist? Definitely!!!

  3. tupperware is for glocks, h&k's, and rugers, not 1911's.
  4. corpis66

    corpis66 New Member

    Dec 12, 2002
    central MS
    well damn, for once i AM the only one that voted no.... :D
  5. So did I, corpis. :D A polymer 1911: An idea whose time has come! :p
  6. meandmy45s

    meandmy45s New Member

    Apr 22, 2006
    Wilson is producing a polymer framed 1911 chambered in 45acp and soon to be 9mm. They claim it will shoot 1.5" at 25 yrds. As an owner of 1911s and Glocks, I say its time has come.
  7. 45Smashemflat

    45Smashemflat Active Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Plastic 1911? That's like a steel Corvette.......
  8. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    SA makes a polymer frame LW 45. I owned one until it was stolen last year. I loved it. Accurate as heck too.
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2006
  9. 1wildbill

    1wildbill New Member

    Apr 9, 2006