Metal or Polymer magazine (WHY?)

Metal or Polymer magazine

  • Metal magazine

    Votes: 27 35.5%
  • Polymer magazine

    Votes: 27 35.5%
  • Neither

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Both

    Votes: 22 28.9%

  • Total voters
    76

Howard1955

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I'm old enough (just barely, of course) to remember the days before the word 'polymer' was popular. In those days, plastic was the word. Plastics have come a long way, but to me they're still 'plastic'.

Plastic guns were toys - cap guns and squirt guns - and that association is still strong for me. When I pick up a plastic gun at the gun shop and dry fire the thing, it reminds me of a squirt gun. Completely different experience when handling an all-metal gun.

I do have a plastic handgun, and love it now that I'm used to it. Fortunately, when it's fully loaded, the added weight gives it a different feel. Nice and solid.

Same thing applies to the magazines. An empty plastic mag makes me think of the G.I. Joe toys that were around when I was a kid. Once they're loaded, it's better - but still not as good as a hunka iron in my fist.

The other aspect of this is durability. If I take care of my 'wood and steel' guns, they'll be around for my great-grandchildren to use. But I don't have much confidence that a plastic gun will still be functioning after 100 years, even if it's well cared for.

So I vote for steel. But I'll use plastic if need be.
 

Andy54Hawken

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What is this "Polymer" or "magazine" you all are speaking of?...:eek::p:D
Just kidding... ( sort of )

I too associate plastic ( polymer ) with toys and toy guns.
I know , I know , the AR 15 design is 60 odd years old and you should never mistake a real gun for a toy gun.
I also know that the plastic of today has come a long way from the plastic of my youth...
But it just doesn't hold a near and dear place in my heart as does wood and steel. ( or brass )
Andy
 

EPS

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I have both I hear people say they would never use polymer OR pmags but I never had a problem with them I just buy what is on sale lol last I checked I had 60 Pmags and 20 metal ones and still looking for more also have 8 metal AK MAGS and and 20polymer AK mags
 

clearconscience

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I use pmags. I know them and trust them.
I know they won't fail or break through regular use.

Metal to me means rust. Even though I doubt the metal mags will, I like the feel and use a the pmags.

However, if I didn't have or could use pmags I would buy metal ones.
Imve use other plastic/polymer mags and they were junk.
 
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What is this "Polymer" or "magazine" you all are speaking of?...:eek::p:D
Just kidding... ( sort of )

I too associate plastic ( polymer ) with toys and toy guns.
I know , I know , the AR 15 design is 60 odd years old and you should never mistake a real gun for a toy gun.
I also know that the plastic of today has come a long way from the plastic of my youth...
But it just doesn't hold a near and dear place in my heart as does wood and steel. ( or brass )
Andy
Any reason to show off that nice collection,huh Andy?
 

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