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10mm M1911 with Aluminum frame?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by CmdrSlander, Aug 2, 2012.

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  1. CmdrSlander

    CmdrSlander Member

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    Can it be done? Or will the 10mm crack or otherwise damage the frame?
     
  2. bannockburn

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    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.
     
  3. Zeke Markham

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    I think it would beat the frame up pretty good. Have you thought about the titanium frames from Caspian?
     
  4. MachIVshooter

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    Sure, it could be done, but don't expect it to last as long as a steel frame.
     
  5. JROC

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    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.
     
  6. swinokur

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    there's a reason no one makes one.
     
  7. loadedround

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    Aren't all glock frames aluminum? At least the ones I've own'ed and sold were.
     
  8. swinokur

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    Really? Glocks with aluminum frames? Really?

    :eek:

    Glocks are Polymer frames.
     
  9. ATLDave

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    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.
     
  10. 19-3Ben

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    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.
     
  11. The Wiry Irishman

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    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.
     
  12. WardenWolf

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    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.
     
  13. RhinoDefense

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    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.
     
  14. 45crittergitter

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    Where'd you get it, Rhino?
     
  15. Drail

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    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.
     
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    It can be done. I was very close to ordering one from Bob Serva. I realized I just didn't need one. :)
     
  17. RhinoDefense

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    45crittergitter, I built it myself.

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