well if you look into it all of glock's selling points are outdone by their competitors, and imo there's nothing safe about glock's 'safe action'...I like my double action thank you very much :] we all remember that video of the DEA agent or whatever bureau he was from in which he discharged a glock safe-action pistol in a classroom full of students while demonstrating his proficiency and training in his glock 'safe action pistol'. http://youtube.com/watch?v=MeGD7r6s-zU Anyway their plastic claim to fame would be true if the VP70 didn't come out some 20 odd years before. BUT to confound things even more, I pulled up the wiki glock page and found this:So there you have it.The Glock pistol design was not the first to incorporate a plastic frame. Heckler & Koch used polymer for their VP70 pistol frame in 1970. HK's innovation of polymer frames and polygonal rifling seem to have been influential in the Glock design. Still earlier, Remington introduced their polymer-framed Nylon 66 Rifle in 1959. This was so revolutionary at the time that Remington dyed the plastic brown to resemble wood and fitted a cosmetic sheet-metal cover on the receiver to make it appear to be made from steel. Further, the most extensive use of polymers in a pistol was in the Ram-Line Syn Tech Exactor pistol with a barrel made from steel-lined plastic.