When Plastic Guns Fail .........

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by JohnHenry, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    Nope. We can't carry in the state of Illinois and if I could it would be my Beretta 92.

  2. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Nope, I carry a steel frame wheel gun. That needs to go to the Barbie factory for meltdown and repurposing.
  3. firefighter1635

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    FEMA Region V
    I never have liked the feel of plastic guns. Gimme good 'ole steel guns.
  4. jstgsn

    jstgsn Well-Known Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Milford, Delaware
    I've fallen a couple times this year. Nasty bruises from each one. I would imagine if I fell that hard, my least worry would be my gun, as the fall would have probably killed me.
    I'll stick with the gun that is convienient to carry, cause if it ain't convienient and I ain't carrying it, it's ......ahh you've heard it all before.
    Would like to see the agents bruises. ewwhhhhh!
  5. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Nope, my 1911 is tough.
  6. Blackhawk Dave

    Blackhawk Dave Member

    Nov 20, 2008
    Denton, TX
    Got an older XD, never a lick of problems.
  7. ponycar17

    ponycar17 Active Member

    Feb 17, 2005
    South Carolina
    If I was riding my 4-wheeler after the zombie apocolypse because I had enough gasoline stored to use for several years, and I happened to be fat enough to break my pistol if I fell on it in an awkward position because I had enough food for years to come, then yes, I'd definitely place blame on my shotty-built 'plastic' pistol... Darn...

  8. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
  9. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Not to worried about my glocks, they're pretty tough. I have a G19 that made it despite being worn by a suicide bomber, pulled it out of the carnage and it shoots great. Beat up, but just fine.

    Never cared for the HK's much although I have shot the 2000, it's a nice shooting pistol but not my first choice.

    I'd call that a freak accident to the gun. But, it is a pro to having an all steel gun. Even metal ones can be damaged like that too though, just not quite as easily; just remembered my Beretta 92 that was dropped by one of our guys (I was on con leave so my junior had my pistol) on a parachute jump. Destroyed it completely, chewed the backstrap so bad the slide would not move not to mention cracks in a couple other places. It fell roughly 200' or so I believe. Got a new one as it was deadlined forever.
  10. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Look on the bright side, it can be recycled. I sure am enjoying my 1911 and they are addictive.
  11. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I know, parts gun it is!

    Hard to beat a good 1911 (literally too!), I would trade all the Beretta's in world for one nice .45 (sorry beretta 92 fans, I'm a 92 hater thru and thru)

    another pro for a steely gun is when it runs outta boo-lits, you can start whacking people with it! Not that a Glock or XD would feel great to the face, but solid metal would be far more effective.
  12. time2shoot

    time2shoot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    Brandon SD
    I own only one "plastic" gun.
  13. Hugh357

    Hugh357 Member

    Feb 15, 2012
    I have found my plastic XDM 9mm to be more than adequate. If you don't like plastic and will not use it then I suggest you get a pair of old fashioned roller skates and enjoy the thrill on the interstate to work.
  14. Brass Tacks

    Brass Tacks New Member

    Jan 9, 2012
    NW Arkansas
    a tube of super glue and it will be as good as it ever was :D
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