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1911 Titanium Parts

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Ron Brooks, Jul 21, 2006.

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  1. Ron Brooks

    Ron Brooks Member

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    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
     
  2. HSMITH

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    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.
     
  3. Ron Brooks

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    HSMITH,

    THanks for the reply. Appreciate the information.

    Ron
     
  4. Old Fuff

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  6. Old Fuff

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