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A friend's Colt Defender has cracked its alloy frame just above the front-strap checkering and the fracture extends into the mag well on both sides. He's gotten lots of opinions on frame replacement but more for a Caspian than any other.

Unfortunately, Caspian is no longer making aluminum alloy frames.:(

What would you suggest for a high-quality, reasonable-cost replacement?

Thanks...Zander [long-time reader, first-time poster]
 

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"Unfortunately, Caspian is no longer making aluminum alloy frames. "

True, but they make a great titanium frame.
 

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The front strap was relieved at the back of the trigger guard and checkered. I suspect that removing the anodizing and then recoating/retreating after the work further weakened the frame.

Colt doesn't want to sell a frame and won't give an estimate of replacing it at the factory. They probably have better things to do with their time these days. :rolleyes:

Titanium is too expensive. Les Baer's alloy frame is too expensive. Likely he'll just buy a Caspian steel frame and then trade the pistol after rebulding it.

Any other ideas?
 

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Shooting buddy has decided to replace the frame with a Caspian. Thanks for the feedback...

...Zander
 
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