SO, having a really lightweaight pistol is nice. You can carry it much easier than an all steel version. But I've heard from several source that you don't want to shoot the crap out of one.
For one thing, they can hurt. Not a lot of weight there to absorb recoil.
And folks recommend you not shoot too much to avoid excess wear on the softer metal, anyway.
But lets say you ARE a masochist. And your hands are particularly tough. And you just go to town at the range.
How soon before you DO damage the pistol? You shoot your snubbie loose or wear out a scandium slide? Would it be safe to say that if I shot 5000 rounds through a featerweight I'd notice some problems and warpage? How bout 1000 rounds? Has anyone ever heard of someone wearing out a lightweight gun?
End Of The Grid - ...As seen from the Left. Or part of it, anyway. Interesting -- and maybe it's not an issue that will see division along the stereotypical lines.
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