Magnesium Advantage

ROAM Magnesium Alloys

An alloy is the mixture of a metal with other periodic elements. These various materials possess unique characteristics, making them appropriate for different applications. We at ROAM have exhaustively researched, tested, and sourced the appropriate alloys for this unique application. ROAM magnesium possesses strength and hardness properties that are either comparable to or exceed 6061 aluminum.

The few other examples of magnesium used in the firearms industry have all been alloys AZ31B and AZ61. These are some of the most widely used alloys of magnesium.  They are easily formable, easily sourced, and cheap, but they are not the proper materials for such a demanding application. Simply put, they are not strong or hard enough; Roam Magnesium is.

How Flammable is Magnesium?

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Addressing Corrosion

Corrosion is the process of a metal gradually oxidizing. To many people, the most recognizable form of this process is steel rusting. The iron atoms in the steel combine with oxygen in the presence of moisture. Through this process, a metal gradually loses its mass. Most magnesium alloys are effected by this process to a heightened degree, making corrosion protection critically important. Roam has partnered with Technology Applications Group, Inc., to develop a derivative of the most corrosion resistant magnesium coating in the world, Tagnite® anodize. The coating has been modified to substantially increase wear resistance. In addition to the anodize, a topcoat of Cerakote® is applied to our firearms.