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Old 03-28-2010, 11:11 AM
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Hey what do you fellows think about these, good investment?
Old 03-28-2010, 11:23 AM
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A few folks reported breakage and failure, in the one said, buyer beware.
Old 03-28-2010, 11:27 AM
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I've used them and noticed no change either in lock times or performance. IMO their to much for a firing pin thats creates no benifits.

NOTE: I have read stories of them being TO LIGHT, causing slam fires and lock time problems because their TO LIGHT. CTD is not going to post the BAD REVIEWS of a product their trying to sell. I personnaly had no problems with mine but that could just boil down to the fact that I only had it in for about 100 rnds before I switched back to the steel pins, just didn't want any problems to occur due to a firing pin.
Old 03-28-2010, 11:07 PM
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Titanium firing pins are great on highly tuned target guns. They're lightweight and slightly reduce the lock time.

But they don't have the durability compared to high quality, properly heat treated steel.
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I wouldn't think that a titanium pin would be good as it can flex compared to hardened steel thus the problems with breakages...I'm no expert,just talkin...
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I have seen these advertised but never seen them in use except once. This guy that was teaching us combat shooting lessons had a AR that was more expensive than most people's houses. He started rattling off all the ridiculous stuff he had on it. The Titanium pin was one of them. After we were done I made it a point to ask him if it was worth it. He said it was not for the average shooter, even a heavy shooter. he only bought it because the Corps was paying for anything he put on the gun. He also said he replaced it every 1000 rounds so.....

I would say no. not needed. Everything else I have heard secondhand and is thus BS until proven.
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No. Avoid.
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Imagine that, Cheaper Than Dirt is selling gimmick parts that do nothing but cost excessive amounts of money and make your firearm worse. Skip this junk and get a normal firing pin.
Old 12-17-2012, 09:38 PM
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Default Please Explain How A Titanium AR15 Firing Pin Decreases Lock Time

And if it does, what percentage does it decrease it? Sounds like a bell and whistle to me. But...perhaps, under ideal bad conditions, it might just PREVENT a slam fire with very soft primers. Other than that, IMHO, a waste of money. HB of CJ (old coot)

(hundreds of AR builds, so there you have it)
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Bad news. Far more brittle than steel. Have heard of several chipping off. Take the money and buy two steel pins.
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I work with titanium for a living. I would even say no to this.


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