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What is the difference????

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What is the difference????

Postby th3ug1y0n3 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:32 pm

Maybe this is a dumb question but I read a lot of forumn and sometimes a pistol is referred to as plinker, duty gun, target gun, range gun, etc.... What is the difference in these references. Is a plinker a good gun or is a target gun a good gun or maybe a duty gun. wouldn't a duty gun have all of what a plinker, target, range gun have?
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Re: What is the difference????

Postby th3ug1y0n3 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:32 am

I guess what i am really trying to ask is, which one of those would describe the BEII poly versions; tagert, self defense, range, duty(military/police), or plinker pistol?
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Re: What is the difference????

Postby wickersham » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:22 am

I guess it's all subjective, at least for me. I always though of target & plinker as "range" guns due to size, caliber, fun to shoot, lack of reliability, etc.

Self defense and duty would mean the same thing to me. (A reliable weapon).
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Re: What is the difference????

Postby mattyj513 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:50 am

Depends on who you ask....a plinker is something you would shoot cans with all day, but wouldnt necessarily trust your life to. a target gun would be one used for competition, be it idpa ipsc, etc., usually upgraded alot, a range gun is one you would shoot at the range, but due to size, weight, reliability etc you would not use as your edc (every day carry), and a duty gun is the one you'd use to defend your life, or the lives of others, while on duty.
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Re: What is the difference????

Postby th3ug1y0n3 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:55 am

That puts in perspective and I get it now. Sometimes it takes a while for my brain to take it in but with your help it has now been absorbed.

What would we consider the Poly versions of the BEII?
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Re: What is the difference????

Postby mattyj513 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:23 pm

Depends who you are. Troops of the IDF would consider it their duty. People who find it reliable and dont mind the size and weight may use at as duty/carry, people who have reliability issues may only use it at the range.
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Re: What is the difference????

Postby boscoman » Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:20 pm

A pistol like the poly 40 BE in my mind is a duty weapon. Mid size & relatively light for carry, robust design meant to take abuse, & heavy 1st DA trigger pull designed to make you really think about taking that 1st shot at someone.
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