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    Well , I finally found a quality carry rig for the Browning 1911-380 Compact with a rail mounted laser . Bought one of those Urban Carry IWB / BTB ( below the belt ) pull up / out holsters . The gun sits in a pouch retained by a rare earth magnet imbedded along the steel slide that has a cell phone pouch looking do dad that covers the belt clip using another magnet . In use the cover is grabbed , pulled up to extract the holster , then the hand slides down and grabs the grip . Not real fast yet , but far quicker than going out to your car to get your gun . Conceals well , very light . Took it out to stretch her legs . Rang the 100 yard "D" target about 1/2 the time and the 200 full size man target about once a mag . At 15 yds clover leafs on slow fire and under 5 inch rapid . surprisingly flat shooting for a pipsqueak round . Now only time will tell as to how long it lasts .
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    After a bit of thinking on the subject and all the comments, I've made an adjustment to my thoughts on plastic pistols. While I will never personally own one or will like them in any form, I would consider buying one for my wife to use just because it is lighter than its steel counterparts. My thoughts have changed because she came to me yesterday asking about Defensive Handgun Training (Combat Pistol I) however, she does not own a handgun. A polymer handgun 'might' be a bit easier for her to handle in the course since she has a small frame and weak wrists.
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    I have always liked my Bernardelli P one, and my wife too. She has a very thin grip, although the magazine holds 16 rounds. Wifey uses the gun with the standard plastic grips, while I use the thicker wooden ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usabaker View Post
    After a bit of thinking on the subject and all the comments, I've made an adjustment to my thoughts on plastic pistols. While I will never personally own one or will like them in any form, I would consider buying one for my wife to use just because it is lighter than its steel counterparts. My thoughts have changed because she came to me yesterday asking about Defensive Handgun Training (Combat Pistol I) however, she does not own a handgun. A polymer handgun 'might' be a bit easier for her to handle in the course since she has a small frame and weak wrists.


    weak wrists wont like recoil. PLASTIC guns weigh less, thus making MORE RECOIL.

    and tiny guns are less fun to shoot. its like someone saying "an L frame 357 magnum firing buffalo bore 200 grain bullets is not fun to shoot. I think ill use that ammunition in my scandium frame jframe that weighs 13 oz instead of 45 oz like the l frame"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocketshaver View Post
    weak wrists wont like recoil. PLASTIC guns weigh less, thus making MORE RECOIL.
    While true , my 1911-380 Browning feels more like a .22 LR ( locked breach ) while the heavier Rock Island Baby Rock tries to rip my hand off ( blow back ) and is worse than my Colt Defenders ( 45 ACP locked breaches ) .
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