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Re: Anyone else not a huge fan of polymer singlestack 9mms?
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2018, 10:08:55 AM »
I have been tempted to buy that higher model 45ACP PX4 in FDE a few times. But, while I have had good luck with several PX4s in 9mm and 40, I shot someone's PX4 in 45 once. It jammed up every 2 or 3 rounds. Always put me off a bit whenever I remember that incident.

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Re: Anyone else not a huge fan of polymer singlestack 9mms?
« Reply #21 on: August 28, 2018, 01:04:09 PM »
I also prefer the feel of double stacks & I shoot them better because they don't twist around as much in my hand. All my carry pistols have Hogue grips leaves on them, including the double stack .45.
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Re: Anyone else not a huge fan of polymer singlestack 9mms?
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2018, 01:22:21 PM »
I'am not a fan of anything polymer, if it ain't all metal I don't want it.
I have tried out a few and really don't like the feel of them .

although i've not tried myself, i feel a polymer framed gun wouldn't
work as well for pistol whipping someone like an old rusty 45 auto
would. (although i do have both. .)
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Re: Anyone else not a huge fan of polymer singlestack 9mms?
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2018, 08:46:08 PM »
although i've not tried myself, i feel a polymer framed gun wouldn't
work as well for pistol whipping someone like an old rusty 45 auto
would. (although i do have both. .)
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Re: Anyone else not a huge fan of polymer singlestack 9mms?
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2018, 11:26:15 PM »
I have never owned one or shot one. But all this talk has got me curious.

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Re: Anyone else not a huge fan of polymer singlestack 9mms?
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2018, 09:17:04 PM »
I spent my hard earned money on a glock and I found it to have very poor ergonomics and substandard operation and performance of its trigger in comparison to other pistols I have used.  Also I found that I do not like striker fire pistols as I prefer the options and flexibility of a DA+SA pistol.  The plastic frame was far too light for me and felt odd in comparison to metal frame pistols.  After about a year of trying to accept my glock I simply had so many negatives with trying to use it that I eventually decided to sell it.  The pistols that did end up working very well for me was the Beretta 92FS and the CZ-75.

I just recently looked at and briefly held the Beretta PX4 Storm and for the first time I am seriously considering a non-metal framed pistol but I still need to do more research as I have found conflicting positive and negative information about them.
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Re: Anyone else not a huge fan of polymer singlestack 9mms?
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2018, 01:28:55 PM »
. . . . I simply had so many negatives with trying to use it that I eventually decided to sell it.  . . .
of course, this ^ ^ ^ applies to every firearm. if you're not comfortable with it, or have
no confidence in it, you'll never do worth two sh*ts with it. that's ^ ^ ^ what i do and
have done. sell it on move on
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Re: Anyone else not a huge fan of polymer singlestack 9mms?
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2018, 06:19:58 PM »
Just not a fan of plastic guns.