steel or alloy?


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mick53
October 2, 2007, 02:27 AM
hi,

i beleive this is a "general interest" question as well as a semi-auto question.

anyway, i'm thinking of picking up a one of the para ordnance hawg 45s.

there are a few different configurations of this pistol.

my main question is should i get one of the stainless steel versions or go with the alloy?

the pistol will get 200-400 rds of cheap of 230gr winch white box initially and then, if reliable, it will become the "car" gun which means it will get 2-3 mags through it every 6 months or so.

which should i select, stainless or alloy and why?

thank you very much,

mike

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mnrivrat
October 2, 2007, 02:52 AM
While it is always a matter of opinion I generaly think that an alloy receiver is best for the weight reduction of a carried gun. A car gun, or range gun, or house gun will benifit from the steel by being stronger and reducing recoil from the added weight.

There of course is a "handling" aspect to the formula and that is almost 100% personal.

Snapping Twig
October 2, 2007, 03:21 AM
Both my ACP's are alloy. Sig 220 and Kimber. There's pluses and minuses for each. The ACP doesn't recoil so badly that alloy is a handicap.

My 220 is a 1987 and it's got thousands of rounds through it with no sign of wear.

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