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Which of the current DWs have forged frames? I read on the forum that the Valor has a forged frame. What about others? I've done a few searches but haven't yet found the answer after sifting through a number of posts.

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To the best of my knowledge, through 2009, the only DW with a forged frame is the Valor.
For "normal" use, there is probably little to no difference between the two (assuming a quality casting). There is probably some real benefit for the forged for the 0.1% that can take advantage. Heck even well done MIM parts are good for most of us.
 

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I believe the CCO's aluminum frame is forged as well.
 

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Well...the CCO's aluminum.

Older Patriots had forged frames (I think), and the only current model with a forged frame is the Valor.
 

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The CCO's aluminum frame is forged. Maybe Keith will chime in.
 

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The only Pre-CZ guns to have forged frames were the full sizes Patriots and early RZ-10's.

Currently the only models to have forged frames are the Valor (steel) and the CCO Aluminum.

And there you have it. :biglaugh:
 

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Thank you!

The only Pre-CZ guns to have forged frames were the full sizes Patriots and early RZ-10's.

Currently the only models to have forged frames are the Valor (steel) and the CCO Aluminum.

And there you have it. :biglaugh:

Very complete, very definitive! Thank you very much.
 

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My Pre-CZ RZ 10 is a forged slide and frame.
 

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FYI - You probably already know, but just in case - Multiple Colts and Springfields for much less cost than any DW have forged frames if that is important to you. They trade the cost savings in other areas like machining, features, MIM parts, etc.. It depends where your interests lie. In a way, it's a bit fickel that DW is changing to all forged frames after taking the position that it really doesn't matter for so long. I'm still keeping my cast frame DWs though.

Which of the current DWs have forged frames? I read on the forum that the Valor has a forged frame. What about others? I've done a few searches but haven't yet found the answer after sifting through a number of posts.

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