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Old 03-18-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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What are your thoughts of an aluminum hand gun. I believe it's just the frame. Wish it was all blued but man it's light. After reading so much on different 1911's its all starting to become the same to me. I don't know which way to go.

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Old 03-19-2012, 04:42 PM   #2
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Alloy receivers are viable as long as the gun design is developed around them. The reputation of the manufacture should be taken into consideration when purchasing. (Taurus? I'm just sayin'.)

A light weight 1911 should only be considered for carry and not for a range lizard, hi round count shooter.

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I was reading on another thread that the colt commander has and alloy frame, Is that true?

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I was reading on another thread that the colt commander has and alloy frame, Is that true?
The lightweight model does
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Heed Cane's advice.
Aluminum is lightweight and will not stand up to continued range sessions or competitions.

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I have over 500 rounds through mu Taurus 1911al. Shoots great and it is a dedicated range gun. Guns are to be shot! My goal is to sling another 500 rounds through it this year. Good thing I reload.

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As canebrake says, if the gun is designed around it. Instances of 40K+ rounds through Bersas with aluminum frames. I'm sure someone knows of high round counts on 1911s with aluminum frames.

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Ok how about the para USA ltc ?

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Well I'm gonna get the para pxt ltc 1911

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I got it two weeks ago and well all I can say is day yum I love it. It's sweet.

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