In the video below, the Military Arms channel reviews the stainless steel Smith & Wesson 4006 TSW California Highway Patrol pistol. I like it! But then I like metal guns.
Sure, I pocket carry a Ruger LCP II when ultimate discretion in the better part of ballistic valor. But my EDC is a heavy-ass all-metal Wilson Combat EDC X9 in 9mm. Which replaced an even heavier Wilson Combat X-TAC .45. Not to mention my Kahr car gun (MK9).
I find that I shoot heavier metal guns more accurately and more rapidly (accurately) than polymer pistols, what with the weight producing relatively little muzzle flip compared to plastic fantastic firearms. But it’s not all about the shooting.
For me, a metal gun just looks and feels more like a “real” gun .
I know: an LCP or GLOCK 19 is every bit as much a “real” gun as any heavy metal firearm you can name. Polymer pistols do the same thing as a metal gats, with (frequently) increased reliability and less maintenance. And less weight.
Hence their market dominance. But handguns aren’t purely practical. They also provide psychological reassurance. A metal gun feels somehow right in my hand. Solid. Dependable (yeah, I know). And it looks way cooler.
Yes, there is that. I’m not talking about how other people see my gun. I’m talking about how I see it. With metal guns, I like what I see. You?