Polymer frame handguns have become a mainstay for many shooters today, and there are many models to choose from. Here at Omaha Outdoors, we’re able to offer a wide selection of polymer handguns for sale from leading manufacturers, including Heckler & Koch (HK), Glock, Colt, Sig Sauer, Taurus, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory and many others. They come in the full range of sizes – full-size frame, compact and sub-compact – and in almost any caliber. The most popular calibers, such as 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP, are well-represented, but there are also rimfire (.22 LR, .22 Mag and .22 WMR) as well as at least a dozen calibers. If you’re looking for a polymer handgun that fits your needs, Omaha Outdoors is the best place to start.
The words “durable” and “reliable” most often come to mind, but most shooters are first impressed with the 20% to 30% weight savings that come with polymer frame handguns over all-metal models. Whether you carry concealed or wear a service sidearm, a lighter handgun can be a blessing during a long day. The other advantages are just as important though: Polymer doesn’t rust, doesn’t show wear as readily and is less likely to dent or scratch as a metal frame. The fact that most polymer models are relatively new – the Glock 17, the first commercially successful polymer handgun, was only introduced in 1982 – also means that their designers have had the opportunity to completely re-think and engineer these models to incorporate advances in ergonomic grips, positioning of the safety and magazine release and even the firing mechanism. This fresh start approach has led to models that are more comfortable to hold, easier to aim and control, simple to clean and maintain and incorporate revolutionary new technologies such as striker technology.
Popularity, in itself, isn’t always the best guide for making a decision. (Mothers have been using the “If all your friends jumped off a cliff…” argument for countless generations – even after bungee jumping became popular.) Still, the widespread adoption of polymer frame handguns can be a good indication that there might be something about them that is a good idea. In just the first 10 years after the Glock 17 was introduced, more than a quarter of a million were sold in the United States alone. Was that just a fad? Consider that many militaries (including the United States’ and all of NATO’s) and law enforcement agencies have adopted this type of handgun. These types of organizations do not take popular trends or the “cool factor” into consideration when making choices for arms: high standards and rigorous testing are the deciding factors.
With so many available models, choosing the one that meets all of your requirements may seem to be a daunting task. Let us help you find just the right one from our wide selection of discount firearms! Our website allows you to narrow your search by manufacturer, caliber, capacity and even color. You can even register for free and use our “wish list” feature to keep track of the leading contenders in your search. If you have any questions, just call or use our simple e-mail form.