A poly frame 1911. Good or bad?

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A poly frame 1911. Good or bad?

Postby darwin » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:22 pm

http://rockriverarms.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=559

I am of two minds about them. They ARE lighter at just over 32 oz. A steel frame 1911 is about 6 or 8 oz heavier. My Commander sized Springfield Champion is 29 oz.

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Postby GhostlyOne » Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:50 pm

Well, I am also of two minds about them. I know that poly (Clorox bottles) have proven themselves to be viable weapons. I just do not like the feel of them. That may be because the first poly I shot was a Glock, and Glocks do not fit my hand well. Just me I guess. The weight issue is not one that bothers me. I carried a M1911 for years for Uncle Sam and these smaller iron mongers do not bother me. One of my carry guns is a Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan in .44 Mag which weighs in at 45 oz. At this time I do not own any polys, do not plan to buy them.

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Postby darwin » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:50 pm

It sounds like you are of one mind about them. :D

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Postby GhostlyOne » Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:14 pm

Personally, yes. I would not, however, presume to tell anyone else not to purchase one, To each his/her own.

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Postby Lighthorse » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:29 pm

I own poly and metal frame guns. I prefer the feel of metal frames. I own a CZ clone with an alloy frame that is just as light as a poly and has a more rigid and solid feel by far. I guess it's all about preference and application.

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Postby GhostlyOne » Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:38 pm

Yep!

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Mixed reaction

Postby erle » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:56 pm

Darwin, I still have mixed reaction to these poly frames. For me, it depends on the caliber. I have a Glock 23 that I shoot with a 9mm barrel & I really enjoy it. However, when I use the .40 or 357sig barrel, & shoot a bucket of ammo, the recoil is just too much for the light poly frame.

I find that I much more enjoy shooting my .45 all steel Ruger SR1911 Commander when I shoot a lot.

My S&W M&P in 357sig packs quite a whallop since it is poly. Since it is the regular size frame I can handle it a lot better, but only for a box or two.

No doubt, the poly frames are lighter for carry.

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Re: Mixed reaction

Postby rrgramps » Sat May 17, 2014 7:30 am

erle wrote:Darwin, I still have mixed reaction to these poly frames. For me, it depends on the caliber. I have a Glock 23 that I shoot with a 9mm barrel & I really enjoy it. However, when I use the .40 or 357sig barrel, & shoot a bucket of ammo, the recoil is just too much for the light poly frame.

I find that I much more enjoy shooting my .45 all steel Ruger SR1911 Commander when I shoot a lot.

My S&W M&P in 357sig packs quite a whallop since it is poly. Since it is the regular size frame I can handle it a lot better, but only for a box or two.

No doubt, the poly frames are lighter for carry.

I put a 9mm on my Glock 23 also. Much more pleasant to shoot at the range.

My Sig p229 though, just feels better, and I am more accurate with it.

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Postby rowe_s » Sat May 17, 2014 9:19 am

I'll be the renegade here. I prefer tuperware pistols. Double action only, simi auto. Both for practice and carry. Mostly shoot 40 s&w. One thing I like about poly is I don't have to spen much time cleaning. When I do have to shoot revolvers I only fire it double action.

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Postby Sparky45 » Sat May 17, 2014 11:13 am

I have two metal frame 45's and two poly. I tend to prefer the metal over the poly (Springfield XDm's) for no other reason than feel. The poly's function extremely well, as do the metal frame semi autos, I just like the feel of the metal framed guns. Think I'll sell my XDm's.

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Postby Hawkmoon » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:05 pm

BUL from Israel made a polymer 1911 -- maybe they still do. And Wilson Combat had one for a couple of years, but they dropped it because it didn't sell. I can't imagine why Rock River Arms, of all people, decided to come out with one. The decision makers at RRA must be on crack.

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Postby AKshooter » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:34 am

I'm madly in love with my Colt Gold Cup but for carry it's a Springfield XDS in 45ACP. :D
I'm a metal and wood kind of guy, I can't seem to -bond- to plastic framed guns but they do have a useful purpose.


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