July 1998

H&K USP45 Compact Beat Glock, EAA Polymer .45 ACP Compacts

The Heckler & Koch’s superior workmanship and accuracy made it a better choice than the Glock 30 or the EAA Witness P Compact.

Whether you love them or hate them, you’ve got to admit that pistols with polymer frames are becoming very popular. There are a number of good reasons for this trend. A polymer frame is lighter and more corrosion-resistant than a steel frame. Furthermore, it doesn’t conduct hot and cold as well as metal. Have you ever picked up a gun that has been exposed to extremely hot or cold weather for a couple of hours? Ouch!

A polymer frame on a compact pistol makes a lot of sense. Carrying a lighter handgun is certainly easier than dragging around a heavier one. During the heat of the summer, sweat won’t cause the polymer parts of your carry gun to start rusting. Also, a polymer-framed pistol’s i...

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