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Steel vs. Titanium Locking block pin???

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I have a stock Glock 34 and am using factory 9mm Federal from Walmart. My locking block pin has broken twice in the past two years.
Zev Technologies makes a titanium pin( http://zevtechnologies.com/Products/Miscellaneous-Frame-Parts/ZEV-Titanium-Pin-Kit-1st-3rd-Gen.html) Is it worth using a titanium pin or just replace with another factory steel from Glock
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Do you carry for self-defense if it's your range gun I would try the titanium,titanium is actually more shock resistant than steel. That might not be the correct terminology but titanium will take many cycles of impact before breaking it is a bit softer than steel. Titanium is also springy meaning it will absorb some of the energy this could be important
 
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I would think s7 or a similar shock steel would be cheaper
 

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15,000? I have seen a few other Glocks go down during IDPA matches with broken block locking pins that snapped
I've been to a lot of matches, and was not aware of anyone experiencing this. I'm certainly not saying it doesn't happen, just surprised it's so frequent. Glocks going down in my area is typically a broken trigger spring.

Sorry I don't have any info about the titanium pins, as mine are still all running factory. Seems like it might be worth a try.
 

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I am not worried about the cost. It will not do any good if it breaks again. I am looking to find out if titanium would be strong and have a less chance of breaking

I would say a properly made S7 toolsteel piece would be the best then probably followed by titanium.

Give the titanium piece a shot it can't be too expensive I've used them in my weapons for firing pins for years with no problems.
 
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