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View Poll Results: What do you prefer that your revolver be made from?

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  • All steel, no alloys, titanium or polymer.

    19 65.52%
  • Alloy/Scandium frame and barrel shroud with steel cylinder, internals and steel barrel.

    4 13.79%
  • Alloy/Scandium frame and barrel shroud with titanium cylinder, steel internals and a steel barrel

    4 13.79%
  • Polymer frame with steel cylinder and barrel. Mixed internals as in the LCR

    2 6.90%
  • Polymer frame with titanium cylinder and steel barrel with steel internals.

    0 0%
  • Steel frame and barrel with titanium cylinder.

    0 0%
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    Default Steel or alloy/titanium/scandium for Wheelguns?

    Title pretty much explains it all.
    Do you prefer to shoot/carry steel frame Wheelguns?
    Or their alloy/titanium/scandium counterparts?
    Perhaps you think that a door has been opened up and polymer frames are the future?

    I own two revolvers right now. One is a S&W 386 XL that has a scandium frame and barrel shroud with a steel barrel, steel internals and a steel cylinder. The other is a Ruger LCR in which everything but the barrel, cylinder and a few of the trigger components are polymer.

    I like both of mine well, but I'm curious as to what the masses think of the recent advancements in revolver development.
    The M1. Smackin' the bastards since 1932.

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    Default Re: Steel or alloy/titanium/scandium for Wheelguns?

    I like all steel for heavy caliber revolvers as it cuts unseating problems in half. For low to medium recoil calibers, light is right. SMO
    BCM and Glock...for a bigger pile of 'cold dead hands' brass.

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    Default Re: Steel or alloy/titanium/scandium for Wheelguns?

    For shooting, I prefer steel especially in heavier calibers. Come to think of it I don't even consider weight much of a disadvantage for carrying either.

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    Default Re: Steel or alloy/titanium/scandium for Wheelguns?

    Shooting and carrying are two different things as I see it. I purely love my scandium and Ti J frame for CCW and self defense, but the guns I play with are all steel frames. An afternoon shooting full patch magnums out of a 386 isn't nearly as fun as a 686, and that gets more and more pronounced as I age...

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    Default Re: Steel or alloy/titanium/scandium for Wheelguns?

    All of the above.
    Selling off a a sizeable Spyderco collection here

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    Default Re: Steel or alloy/titanium/scandium for Wheelguns?

    I shoot a 357 Mag and a 500 Mag. Couldnt think of anything but steel. After owning 3 polymer bottom feeders and about a dozen steel bottom feeders I'm so over plastic and alloys.
    www.Steelvalleycasting.com is your new home for coated bullets and custom ammo.

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    Default Re: Steel or alloy/titanium/scandium for Wheelguns?

    steel.
    don't let the scandium alloys fool you, it's just aluminum.
    it's only metal, we can out think it....

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    Default Re: Steel or alloy/titanium/scandium for Wheelguns?

    Quote Originally Posted by brian View Post
    steel.
    don't let the scandium alloys fool you, it's just aluminum.
    In as much as a Ferrari is just a car.

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    Lightbulb Re: Steel or alloy/titanium/scandium for Wheelguns?

    My blued 605 is my only wheelgun at the moment, but I wish I HADN'T sold my Titanium 605 a few years back... because I've never found ANOTHER!

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    Default Re: Steel or alloy/titanium/scandium for Wheelguns?

    Quote Originally Posted by imashooter2 View Post
    In as much as a Ferrari is just a car.
    think what you want, but it's less than 1% scandium. they need the little blast shield above the cylinder gap, or they will cut themselves in half.

    they are just a car. and like the guns, not a very practical one.
    it's only metal, we can out think it....

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