1911 Titanium Parts


PDA






Ron Brooks
July 21, 2006, 10:18 PM
What is the opinion of the 'smiths and experts here on titanium parts in 1911?

Are they a real improvement or just a gimick? Should one just stick with steel parts?

Thanks,

Ron

If you enjoyed reading about "1911 Titanium Parts" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
HSMITH
July 21, 2006, 11:18 PM
I run a Ti strut and mainspring plunger in a couple guns, they hold up fine and lower locktime just a tad. I do not use Ti firing pins, they don't last. I am not aware of any other common Ti parts.

The Ti strut and plungers I use are from STI, very nice parts and reasonably priced.

Ron Brooks
July 22, 2006, 10:42 PM
HSMITH,

THanks for the reply. Appreciate the information.

Ron

Old Fuff
July 23, 2006, 03:56 AM
In general, Ti parts are offered for the purpose of moving money out of your pocket to someone else.:scrutiny:

Any real benefit is highly questionable.

grendelbane
July 23, 2006, 07:46 PM
Any real benefit is highly questionable.

There is a price that you have to pay to be really cool!:neener:

I had to use titanium parts one time. They are lighter, (though the steel mainspring plunger would also have been lighter if I cut it as short as the titanium one was.) The lock time is quicker. The firing pin is still going strong, but I have already purchased its replacement, and it is steel.

What I think is really cool is those mainspring housings made from that wonder material "plastic". Not only are they lighter, they are also non-magnetic.

Old Fuff
July 23, 2006, 10:12 PM
What I think is really cool is those mainspring housings made from that wonder material "plastic". Not only are they lighter, they are also non-magnetic.

"Tactical" too, and they make trigger fingerpieces to match ... :rolleyes:

If you enjoyed reading about "1911 Titanium Parts" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!