Give me metal, steel preferably, and I'm happy. The extra weight doesn't bother me a bit..
One of my father's old timer friends used to LOVE his full size, full steel handguns. Until, as he told me, his belt snapped at his daughter's wedding. You can imagine how fast his boat-anchor dragged those pants down. In his chagrin and hurry to pull them up he.. you guessed it, tripped on his face, bottoms-up.
He now has the peculiar habit of wearing a belt and
suspenders. He also packs polymer handguns.
Steel and wood doesn't look so manly when it's decorating your ankles.. or maybe it does?