There are numerous grades of Titanium
on the market and the stronger ones are
more than suitable for any hi pressure
firearm applications such as barrels or
In barrel applications the problem has always
been the difficulty in getting a proper
hole drilled and reamed. The reject rate
combined with the extreme cost of the material makes it a poor choice. Also, the
titanium barrels that were made did not last
as long as steel ones (accuracy).
I have been personally involved with the
construction of Titanium:
and have found it to be an excellent material
for these applications.