Hey all, I'm hoping to get a little feed-back regarding Sig frames. I'm very close to pulling the trigger and getting a new P22R. I keep getting hung up on the aluminium frames though. I've been stigmatized over the horror stories I heard when I was younger about the aluminium frames on Commanders. I had gotten to the point where I figured that if militaries felt aluminium framed guns such as the Beretta and Sig were durable enough to field there shouldn't be a problem. I then made the mistake of coming across a post on Sigforum that had a guys CPO 226 with rails that split right off the top of the frame. I keep reminding myself that there are always exceptions. Any gun regardless of manufacturer had the potential to fail catastrophically. I understand that a normal shooter such as myself may never come close to reaching the service life of a 226. But what keeps me hesitant is how frame wear has been explained to me. That is that a steel frame will wear and wear until it is just no longer usable, but an aluminium frame will wear to certain point but when it fails, it fails big. I've pondered getting a stainless 226, in which case it wouldn't matter. I'm just not a stainless person I guess. So I need input. I'm having a brain crisis over this. On the one hand I know they've only gotten their reputation as great guns because they've earned it, but I also have an ingrained fear of aluminium frames. Help me!!!