Alloy Frame Durability

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  1. CountryGunsmith

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    (3/23/02 2:11:29 am)
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    Hi all,

    My SIG came today, but they screwed the order up and sent
    the alloy frame instead of the stainless.
    Is the pot metal frame usable in .45? I don't want to have a
    kB.

    I am considering keeping it to tote, as it is light. I wouldn't
    be shooting a lot of ammo thru it, just enough to limber it up and keep it functioning.

    I have a 96 Beretta and it is a dream to carry.

    But how durable are these frames? Beretta says the .45 Cougar has a life of 30,000 rounds.

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    (3/23/02 2:40:26 am)
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    Factory alloy frames may be OK but I wouldn't trust an aftermarket frame. I had 3 break with in the first 25 shots on some 1911 frames I built 45's on. So i'll stick with steel.
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    (3/23/02 12:59:39 pm)
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    The P220 was alloy framed since its introduction, never heard of one breaking. Colt LW Commanders also come to mind. You might have some problems if you decided to shoot a 10,000 round torture test.

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