Hey Tetley, ive read they are less than half the weight of the steel pins, and gives a 27% faster lock time, also the titanium pins retract sooner, preventing primer smear/drag.. They are suggested to be used with standard springs only, as a heavy firing pin spring may not allow for positve ignition.. I have one of wilsons titanium pins, cant say if i can tell a difference other than it feels like its a toy piece it being so light.. Of course im no expert either.. Wilson also recomends they be used for competition and not for a carry weapon.. From what i understand, the titaium is very hard and stiff, and will crack/break before it bends, and is likely less durable than steel.. I believe titanium is mixed with iron to make steel.. WOW sorry, i ended up making a speech here..Originally posted by tetley:
Ok, so less mass being accelerated equals less force. How much less does the titanium pin weigh? It doesn't seem like it woud be enough to matter, but like Sentinal 45 said, its just added insurance.