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21st January 2008, 15:51
I am looking at a Wilson CQB compact, and am considering going with the alloy frame to keep the weight down. I know that the frame will not last like steel will, but how much less are we talking about? I'm not talking about shooting 10,000 rounds a year with it, but probably in the neighborhood of about 2,000 rounds per year. With a schedule like that, would the alloy frame stand up, or am I better off going with the steel frame?
21st January 2008, 16:10
I contacted Para with the same question concerning the life span of an alloy frame. I received an e-mail from one of their gunsmiths who related that all Paras alloy frames are tested to 25,000 round. And that 25,000 was not the limit, just the number that they utilize for testing purposes.
I would contact Wilson, and pose the same question. However the use of +P ammo will shorten the life span of an alloy frame much faster then in a steel frame gun.
21st January 2008, 20:45
With that little usage, it will probably last a lifetime.
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