I can't stand plastic on any internal pistol parts....it good for a grip but that is where I draw the line. This is one of less important reasons I got a steel guide rod for my M40A1 and now I have this CZ P01 which I got a replacement rod for as well. So last week I replaced the rod and today I went to the range to put the last of 500 rounds through her and man....wow....I love this gun....it just gets better and better the more you shoot it. I love my M40A1 and I don't plan on getting rid of it, but the trigger, even the way it is now, has worn thin on me. I know I am comparing apples and oranges but this P01's trigger action even in its long DA (it has a Long DA, a half cocked short DA and SA) is so nice and smooth. Admittadly, I bought snap caps and have pulled the trigger at least a 1000 times (including the 500 in actual shooting) but with just an estimated 1000 pulls it has just gotten better and better and better. I am almost a 9mm convert because of this gun (not really but I definately like this gun). Follow ups, rapid fire, one handed, right or left handed, with a light in the opposite hand, isocoles, weaver...whatever...it shoots like ddd tits...this gun is great...and made even better by the steel guide rod. Thanks again to BT because if not for his MA1 guide rod I would not have looked for a guide rod for my P01.