Steel .vs Aluminum

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I carry a Commander with the alloy frame, and they are made to be shot little, and carry a lot.

I put some +P thru it, just to make sure it's reliable. Even a steady dose of hardball can be taxing. But with all that said, Springfield warrants their alloy frames for life.

I also use shok-buffs in mine, to lessen the shock a bit.
 
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I'm not sure when they started making them, but they are the 1911AL and the 1911ALR (R for Rail). Quite a bit lighter, still a great feel in your hand. Ironsighter is right about all of the extra features you pick up. Good value and the LIFETIME warranty can't be beat.

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