JEM offers an alloy Commander frame and you can choose to skip the ramp cut.
JEM. However, it is just the frame. You will have to swap all the other pieces from your steel frame and fit them as necessary. The frame is not finished so you may want to have it anodized or Cerakote it.Who makes an alloy Commander receiver that can be purchased separately?
The frame will need to be anodized. Cerakote is not hard enough to provide durability to a raw aluminum frame.The frame is not finished so you may want to have it anodized or Cerakote it.
I didn't feel like engaging in a debate about the efficacy of Cerakote but since you've broken the ice let me weigh in.The frame will need to be anodized. Cerakote is not hard enough to provide durability to a raw aluminum frame.
Excellent point. If I was building without a ramped barrel I would want a feed ramp insert.I didn't feel like engaging in a debate about the efficacy of Cerakote but since you've broken the ice let me weigh in.
Based on my experience with an aluminum frame in the mid-1980s, I completely agree with you. All of my aluminum frames are anodized for a reason.
Others swear up and down that there's no need to anodize an aluminum frame or at most just paint it. All I can say is you pay your money, you take your chances.
In addition to anodizing I highly recommend fitting a steel feed ramp insert in aluminum framed 1911s that don't have ramped barrels to prevent damaging the frame feed ramps. I put them in all my aluminum 1911s. If nothing else, they provide me with peace of mind knowing that they will prevent the kind of damage I experienced long ago that resulted in a pistol that would not even feed FMJ much less JHP ammo.
Quite right.One can buy a complete, new commander-sized, alloy-framed, Tisas pistol for about what the replacement frame project will likely end up costing.
I'm okay with both ramped and unramped barrels. Colt's has always used unramped barrels, and my Colt's run fine. Have never heard a good explanation of why an unramped barrel is an advantage. But again, I'm okay with either.Quite right.
I don't know if this matters to you but Tisas uses ramped barrels only in their aluminum frames.
A recent thread on this subject that you may find to be of interest: What is it about minor-caliber rounds and ramped barrels...Have never heard a good explanation of why an unramped barrel is an advantage.