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Interesting info found about the Diamondback DB380.......

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Airborne Infantryman, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    Apparently some parts are MIM, but heck, what isn't these days? I see no problem with it, as .380 ACP isn't a powerhouse round with massive recoil force; I do like some of the interesting facts in this little PDF file though. I love my two DB380's!

    http://phillipsmetals.com/assets/files/InterfaceDiamondback.pdf
    :supergrin:

    Says the DB380 has tight tolerances; I think I can believe that; the DB380 doesn't really have much play in the slide and such. Maybe why it needs to be broken in?
     
  2. Chainlink

    Chainlink

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    MIM is everywhere, cool article though.
     

  3. Doc Holliday

    Doc Holliday CLM

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    Every trigger I've seen on the DB380 is black. Where's the shiny ones?
     
  4. ElevatedThreat

    ElevatedThreat NRA Member

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    There is nothing necessarily wrong MIM, but MIM is usually bad news in guns.

    MIM is actually used in aerospace to make some of the most rugged and complex-shaped parts imaginable, that can't readily be made using other methods. But this sort of MIM is very expensive to do.

    As used in guns, MIM is usually used to save cost over the equivalent machined part. And cheap MIM produces poor-quality parts.

    That's why MIM in guns is unwelcome -- because it is cheap MIM.

    -ET