10mm M1911 with Aluminum frame?


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CmdrSlander
August 2, 2012, 02:52 AM
Can it be done? Or will the 10mm crack or otherwise damage the frame?

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bannockburn
August 2, 2012, 07:58 AM
Not an engineer and certainly no expert but I would think an alloy frame M1911 in 10mm. wouldn't last very long. Don't believe it would be very pleasant to shoot either.

Zeke Markham
August 2, 2012, 11:28 AM
I think it would beat the frame up pretty good. Have you thought about the titanium frames from Caspian?

MachIVshooter
August 2, 2012, 05:05 PM
Sure, it could be done, but don't expect it to last as long as a steel frame.

JROC
August 2, 2012, 08:11 PM
Why do you long for an aluminum frame? I would rather have a steel frame if I'm buying a metal gun regardless of caliber. Obviously aluminum will save some weight, but still.

swinokur
August 3, 2012, 05:34 AM
there's a reason no one makes one.

loadedround
August 3, 2012, 09:51 AM
Aren't all glock frames aluminum? At least the ones I've own'ed and sold were.

swinokur
August 3, 2012, 09:54 AM
Really? Glocks with aluminum frames? Really?

:eek:

Glocks are Polymer frames.

ATLDave
August 3, 2012, 10:25 AM
Many manufacturers have a hard time getting steel 1911 frames to stand up to thousands of 10mm rounds. The 10mm is not in the same "power band" as a .45 ACP... it's significantly hotter.

19-3Ben
August 3, 2012, 05:30 PM
Aren't all glock frames aluminum? At least the ones I've own'ed and sold were.

Yup. very one of them. It's just the internet commandos who think they are polymer.
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Sorry, I couldn't help it. The answer is no. Glock has never, that I know of, put out a pistol with a frame made of anything other than polymer.

The Wiry Irishman
August 3, 2012, 08:19 PM
There was a company making aftermarket aluminum Glock frames for a while. I don't know if they're still around. I heard that they didn't work very well because the Glock design required a little bit of frame flex to work properly.

WardenWolf
August 3, 2012, 08:58 PM
Aluminum, even with scandium added, just doesn't have the strength to handle the recoil of a very powerful round. The LAST thing you want is the frame failing and the slide blowing back in your face.

RhinoDefense
August 4, 2012, 12:18 AM
My 10mm aluminum framed Commander has over 70,000 rounds of full power (210+ PF) ammunition through it with no meaningful wear. Weighs as much as a Glock 29 but all the benefits of the 1911 platform.

45crittergitter
August 15, 2012, 11:12 PM
Where'd you get it, Rhino?

Drail
August 15, 2012, 11:40 PM
Even though you don't see any "meaningful wear" doesn't mean the frame won't crack and fail. When you step up to this kind of power level a steel frame is a really good idea. (and less recoil as well) I have seen a number of steel frame 1911s in .45 ACP and 10mm develop cracks from shooting major power loads. It may take a while but eventually the slide will beat the frame to death. If you beat on a piece of Al. it will become brittle. It is an amzing material but it does have limitations in some applications.

Shmackey
August 17, 2012, 02:19 AM
It can be done. I was very close to ordering one from Bob Serva. I realized I just didn't need one. :)

RhinoDefense
August 17, 2012, 12:17 PM
45crittergitter, I built it myself.

Drail, I've had it scanned a few times for cracks or weakness. Nothing.

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