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Old January 5th, 2012, 10:54 AM   #16
 
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If they ever get enough of the first SR-1911 on the market, maybe a Ruger conversion kit would be next? They might also do a dedicated 1911-22, then at least they would have two new guns that aren't half plastic.......
What is the malfunction that "half plastic" guns cause?
The best aircraft that protect our nation are "half plastic". Our cars are safer and more efficient than ever are half plastic. Most of our police have "half plastic" guns, and my "half plastic" SR is one of the best running firearms I've shot in my 57 years. Is for your own personal reasons you just don't like plastic or is there some malfunction with polymer firearms?




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Sr40ken, Some of us are metal and wood junkies. It doesn't mean polymer frames are bad ... just not our preference. I do own a Glock 35, a CZ 75 P-07, and a Walther P-22 with polymer frames. They all shoot just fine; however, all the other revolvers and pistols in my safe are steel with real wood grips.

hideit, My SR-1911 runs perfect with both my Kimber 22 LR conversion kit and my Colt Ace conversion kit. Because the Ruger was built to exact Colt 1911 standards, I didn't have to do any fitting at all with either conversion kit. Accuracy and function are just as good as with the 45 ACP Ruger slide. The only difference .... the Kimber kit is not designed to automatically lock the slide back after the last round fires whereas the Colt Ace kit does. I have my Colt Ace kit mounted on a dedicated Series 70 Colt frame so except to range test it once on the Ruger frame, it stays on the Colt frame. I also have several other 1911s and both conversion kits work equally well on all of them.

If I didn't already own the above kits, I would probably buy a Ruger conversion kit or a SR-1911-22 ... if Ruger made them. Brand loyalty??? Not for accessories. I see no issue with using Wilson magazines, thumb safety, slide lock, or mainspring housing on my SR-1911 .... after all, it is a 1911 and is designed to accept aftermarket parts and accessories. To me, it's no different than putting a Leupold scope on a Ruger rifle. I guess you could call my SR-1911 a Kimuger, Rugber, Couger, or Rult ... but it's still a Ruger frame.

fungun, The only significant similarities between a 22/45 and a 1911 is the grip angle and the magazine release. The 22/45 has a bolt whereas a 1911 has a slide ... exposed hammer for a 1911, internal hammer for a 22/45 ..... totally different designs, but yes, the 22/45 is close enough to use as a 1911 surrogate.

Here's my Ruger SR-1911 frame with the Kimber 22 Conversion Kit installed:

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Who said I was or would only ever buy Rugers? I am a big time fan of Rugers but would grab up a nice gun whenever I found it regardless of make (Minus some real crappy brands of course).
Yep. I'm a big Ruger fan too, but they aren't the only manfacturer who makes high quality firearms.

That being said, I already have a GSG 1911, so I probably wouldn't get one unless my GSG bites the big one.
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... yea i would buy it ... since i have been holding off on the GSG then the Umarex then Sig then Chiappa and on and on - why - because i have yet to read a good long term test and reliability and accuracy reports on these -
hideit ... I have both the Chiappa 1911-22 (8,000 rounds) and the GSG 1911-22 at just over 19,000 rounds. Check out post #7 on the following thread for a direct comparison, targets and reliability history. Chiappa 1911-22 Hope that it helps.
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What is the malfunction that "half plastic" guns cause?
The best aircraft that protect our nation are "half plastic". Our cars are safer and more efficient than ever are half plastic. Most of our police have "half plastic" guns, and my "half plastic" SR is one of the best running firearms I've shot in my 57 years. Is for your own personal reasons you just don't like plastic or is there some malfunction with polymer firearms?
(Thanks, Iowegan for the back up on this one).

I am just a metal and wood guy. There are a lot of hundred and more year-old guns out there that look just fine. What's an even NIB SR-9 gonna look like in a hundred years?

Those best aircraft have material a good deal more exotic than a polymer pistol frame. I used to work with some of it as a former FAA cerified aircraft mechanic.

I wish cars did not have Pepsi can fenders, Rubbermade bumpers, and plastic headlights. Remember when you could sit on the hood at a drive-in? Remember when a slight bump did no harm at all? Did you ever have to polish out a sealed beam headlight? They are better under the hood for durability, but I would prefer single point injection and CD ignition over all the computer junk.

Police are carrying Glocks because Glock practically gives them away. Many LEOs I know wish they were issued something else, and quite a few wish they were issued revolvers.

Polymer is okay for those that like it. But I know from my experience as an aircraft mech, it doesn't age well, and UV (sunlight) is especially hard on it. I've seen cracked polymer frames, broken polymer frames from a drop that would have just scuffed metal, and "fuzzy" polymer frames from just extensive handling.

I just will not buy polymer, and that is just me. I tolerate a polymer trigger housing on my 10/22 because it was a gift from my wife, and it is replaceable in the future. No serial number on it.

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I tolerate a polymer ...
That phrase about sums up my perspective of polymer, it's here to stay. I like it for stuff I know will get wet, wouldn't mind having a LH bolt 308 w/ polymer stock for hunting but obviously wood has been doing just fine for several hundred years.
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That phrase about sums up my perspective of polymer, it's here to stay. I like it for stuff I know will get wet, wouldn't mind having a LH bolt 308 w/ polymer stock for hunting but obviously wood has been doing just fine for several hundred years.
If I was a wet weather shooter, a synthetic rifle stock would be fine, just so I had a wood one for the gun, too. Delin, ABS, etc. grips are great on metal framed handguns, too.

A polymer grip frame wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't the serialized part, and I could buy a couple of spares at a decent cost. I might have bought an LCP, and an SR-22 if that were the case.

I still feel that in most cases, polymer frames are just a cheaper production, higher profit ploy.
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I still feel that in most cases, polymer frames are just a cheaper production, higher profit ploy.
Yeah! That's what I'm thinkin' too. The price of the polymer framed pistols are the exact same price (and higher in some cases) as the steel framed pistols KNOWING it cost 'em a lot less to produce.
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hideit ... I have both the Chiappa 1911-22 (8,000 rounds) and the GSG 1911-22 at just over 19,000 rounds. Check out post #7 on the following thread for a direct comparison, targets and reliability history. Chiappa 1911-22 Hope that it helps.
I suggest you go look at it also if you're intrested in a .22 caliber 1911 style pistol. It sure helped me out.
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