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    Question Is VP9 ejector titanium?

    I noticed the ejector on my new VP9 is not magnetic. Since the ejector is part of the trigger housing and I wonder if housing might be made of titanium?
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    I do not have a VP9, so take what I'm saying with a grain of salt:

    Most of the common stainless steels are not magnetic either. If I had to guess, it's some kind of austenitic stainless steel, not titanium. Steel is much cheaper to manufacture, and is easily sufficient for an ejector/trigger housing assembly. Titanium is softer, and doesn't tend to hold up to repeated impacts or abrasion as well as steel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snuf View Post
    I noticed the ejector on my new VP9 is not magnetic. Since the ejector is part of the trigger housing and I wonder if housing might be made of titanium?
    Aside from alloy stainless steel being stronger, the only benefit would be weight savings. On such a small part, financially more expensive, and performance lower , ss is the way to go.

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    Thanks. For some reason stainless never crossed my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Condition0 View Post
    Aside from alloy stainless steel being stronger, the only benefit would be weight savings. On such a small part, financially more expensive, and performance lower , ss is the way to go.
    Stainless is neither stronger/tougher or lighter in mass than, say, AISI 4140 Chromoly Steel.

    What it will offer is greater corrosion resistance.

    It’s slower to machine and more expensive than most chromoly steels.


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