Alloy framed pistols

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  1. OKgetdown

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    Anyone have an alloy frame break on them?

    What are your thoughts on aluminum frames in general?

    Discuss...
     
  2. bac1023

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    I have many and never had an issue.
     

  3. PlayboyPenguin

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    I personally do not like alloy frames, but I do not know of any major longevity concerns. I think they serve their purpose. I have heard some issues with excessive wear on some aluminum rails but they seem few and far between. Will you get less longevity out of an aluminum frame? Probably. Will the gun still outlast you even with a shortened lifespan? Probably.
     
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  4. bac1023

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    Nothing wrong with alloy frames.


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  5. .45Super-Man

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    Unless you are running a huge volume of rounds on a consistant basis, it's of no concern. SIGS, Berettas, etc will generally have no problem passing the 35,000 round mark, so long as normal maintenance is followed and you're not feeding them a steady diet of hot ammo.
     
  6. Fungunner

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    Ain't nobody getting my scandium 1911, 'til I've departed this side of the grass.
     
  7. oldnoob

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    I assume you meant aluminum alloy frame right? Because steel is also an alloy.
     
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    When we were issued 5904s one of our range officers decided to document how many rds of 115 +P+ he had to run thru his gun before it broke. At 50,000 rds he replaced the barrel because the rifling was nearly gone. He replaced the springs a few times but I don't recall the round count when he did the changes. When he retired he had documented 80,000 rds thru the one 5904. He bought the same 5904 when he retired and continued to shoot it. The last time I saw him he was still shooting the same gun and knowing how much he shoots he had to have over 100,000 rds thru it.
    Figure the cost of even 80,000 rds of +P+. If you can afford that much ammo then the price of the gun is small potatoes.
     
  9. JBnTX

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    I'd rather have a polymer framed pistol than an alloy framed one.

    If the only purpose of the alloy frame was to save weight, then hasn't
    the polymer frame made the alloy frame obsolete?
     
  10. bac1023

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    No, it hasn't.

    Some want a lightweight metal pistol and don't want plastic.
     
  11. hogship

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    This is what I was thinking......but, there's no question that aluminum is still better looking than polymer.

    There's a point where utility and function bypass visual appeal.......something like comparing a Glock to a Les Baer! Both do the same thing.....one with a lot more style!

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  12. PlayboyPenguin

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    It has given people another option, a lighter one at that, but it has not made aluminum obsolete.
     
  13. Cobra64

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    Bingo!

    You'll never get intellectually stimulated people to listen, nor understand this.

    These people are most likely the same people who refer to these as "bullets."


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  14. bac1023

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    It's true. They don't know the difference between the sun and a full moon. Afterall, they're both round.
     
  16. oldnoob

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    I remember comic books used to draw the "bullet" flying as the whole thing (bullet + cartridge) flying.
     
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  18. RickyD

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    Our "family gun", a S&W 22A had the frame break around 60,000 rounds.
     
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    :rofl:

    Amen to that! ;)
     
  20. bac1023

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    Yeah, I think I've seen that before.