Originally Posted by railbuggy
My Taurus PT1911 uses mim parts.
yep taurus 1911s are chock full of mim parts, ironically they uses forged frames and slides i think--
one thing that does bug me about the forged small parts is the price. like $60 for a safety lever?
i think they started making this MIM stuff just so they can CHARGE MORE for the forged stuff--LOL!
one of my 1911 has all steel parts the others have some MIM in them, though i do try to replace the critical things made from MIM with forgings like sears and disconnectors.
i don't think MIM is all that bad anymore . hell RIA/armscore uses mostly MIM i know of several with thousands and thousands of rounds down the tube.
i recently got some "charles daly" 1911 parts that are MIM. there not quite as cheap as the mason/swenson stuff. but i am sort of impress on how good they are and the fit and function.
i got a CD sear and a ejector too. i think i'll just have to build another 1911 to test them out--LOL