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#6560741 - 11/27/16 02:08 PM 460 Rowland conversion complete!
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Just got through converting a 1911 to the 460 Rowland. Range reports will follow.




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#6560754 - 11/27/16 02:23 PM Re: 460 Rowland conversion complete! [Re: mikei]
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Why?
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#6560772 - 11/27/16 02:29 PM Re: 460 Rowland conversion complete! [Re: mikei]
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Because he can

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#6560787 - 11/27/16 02:52 PM Re: 460 Rowland conversion complete! [Re: Tff caribou]
Tactical Cowboy Offline
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44 mag performance out of a 1911.
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#6560809 - 11/27/16 03:28 PM Re: 460 Rowland conversion complete! [Re: mikei]
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What is the advantage of 460 over the tried and true 45acp? Im not much of a handgun guy so wondering why one would go that route.

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#6560898 - 11/27/16 04:49 PM Re: 460 Rowland conversion complete! [Re: mikei]
bo323 Offline
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Performance. Its better for hunting or just to have 8rds of near 44 mag performance.

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#6560928 - 11/27/16 05:09 PM Re: 460 Rowland conversion complete! [Re: mikei]
mikei Offline
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What bo323 said, X2! We have frequent encounters with feral hogs and tend to prefer having as large a hand cannon as we are able to handle riding around on our hip or in a shoulder holster. Besides, it's something a bit different to experiment with on our hog and deer population.

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#6560945 - 11/27/16 05:18 PM Re: 460 Rowland conversion complete! [Re: mikei]
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What is involved in the conversion, and obtaining or making ammunition?
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#6560955 - 11/27/16 05:22 PM Re: 460 Rowland conversion complete! [Re: jeepercreeper]
mikei Offline
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Originally Posted By: jeepercreeper
What is the advantage of 460 over the tried and true 45acp? Im not much of a handgun guy so wondering why one would go that route.


jeepeercreeper, visit this site and check out the videos comparing the two rounds:

http://www.brassfetcher.com/Handguns/460%20Rowland/460%20Rowland.html

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#6560962 - 11/27/16 05:25 PM Re: 460 Rowland conversion complete! [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Why?

Tff caribou, as mentioned, it's because I can and because I'm a gun nut. If I were rich instead of so stunningly good looking, I'd have one each of every caliber of every hand gun and long gun that I could acquire. (I have added an image of me to support the "stunningly good looking" part of this post.)




Edited by mikei (11/27/16 05:31 PM)

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#6560972 - 11/27/16 05:36 PM Re: 460 Rowland conversion complete! [Re: charlesb]
mikei Offline
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Originally Posted By: charlesb
What is involved in the conversion, and obtaining or making ammunition?


The conversion kits are available on line, and take about 10 to 15 minutes if you are converting a modern, strong framed 1911. Basically a drop-in that includes replacing the recoil spring with a much stouter one than the stock 1911. Ammo is also available, but I've not yet worked the reload portion of the equation. It's not a piece that you take to the range and shoot all day long, so I figuring that the 40 rounds I purchased will last long enough for me to figure out the reloading technique, using the brass I collect from the factory fodder.

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#6561099 - 11/27/16 06:48 PM Re: 460 Rowland conversion complete! [Re: charlesb]
mikei Offline
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Originally Posted By: charlesb
What is involved in the conversion, and obtaining or making ammunition?


charlesb, go to this site:

http://www.realguns.com/loads/460Rowland.htm

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#6561252 - 11/27/16 07:54 PM Re: 460 Rowland conversion complete! [Re: mikei]
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What pistol did you convert?
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#6561263 - 11/27/16 08:02 PM Re: 460 Rowland conversion complete! [Re: Tactical Cowboy]
mikei Offline
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Originally Posted By: Tactical Cowboy
What pistol did you convert?


S&W 1911

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#6561556 - 11/27/16 10:29 PM Re: 460 Rowland conversion complete! [Re: mikei]
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Registered: 11/10/14
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Loc: Cypress, TX
Cool. Love the Roland. It will put the smack down on a whitetail, too.
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