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6/21/2017 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 9/23/2001 4:18:57 PM EDT
anyone shoot it? can any 45 be converted? what is involved in the conversion? i read that it can have upwards of 700 ft lbs of energy...(thats more than ANY 357 mag ive ever seen...) thanks
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 4:44:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SkaerE: anyone shoot it? can any 45 be converted? what is involved in the conversion? i read that it can have upwards of 700 ft lbs of energy...(thats more than ANY 357 mag ive ever seen...) thanks
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Get a HK USP .45 and have at it. I believe it's the only factory .45 ACP on the market that the manufacturer claims can handle the loads without modification. The 1911 needs some serious work to handle the extra pressure. It's not a spring drop-in conversion.
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 4:58:52 PM EDT
Here is the web site I found that deal with .45 Super: [url]http://www.acecustom45.com/[/url] Here is the web site for the ammo: [url]http://www.texas-ammo.com/[/url] i haven't shot any of it yet, but I really want to have my S&W converted over just to try it. I've been wanting to write them to see just what kind of gunsmithing is needed to do the conversion. Which article did you read about it?
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 7:11:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 7:16:26 PM EDT
really? they dont? read a website about the USP compacts that says they do...says they will hold up to all +p and +p+ ammo... http://www.stgsupply.com/compact.htm
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 7:22:07 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 9/23/2001 7:33:13 PM EDT
didnt mean any offence by that BTW. just read it...wanted to know i would like to see them, thanks
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 7:44:12 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 7:54:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 7:57:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/23/2001 7:58:04 PM EDT by SkaerE]
wow, you werent kiddin what exactly needs to be done to convert them? shouldnt the barrel/chamber take up most of the pressure from the round? dont they have built up cases for that reason as well? thanks again
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 8:04:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 8:09:25 PM EDT
ok, i just meant in general for 45's not necessarily the USP compact. but its probably the same though? too much will damage any frame right? for a 1911 variant (Para Ord, Kimner Etc.) is this conversion still possible?
Link Posted: 9/23/2001 8:25:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/24/2001 9:05:56 AM EDT
Springfield's Longslide V16 is designed for .45 Super and .45ACP. Check them out: [url]www.springfield-armory.com[/url]
Link Posted: 9/24/2001 9:14:16 AM EDT
I think, IIRC, the biggest modification on a standard M1911 frame is to install a ramped barrel. That of course means milling away the feed ramp in the frame. Add a heavier spring and I think that is it. Ace Custom is the originator of the .45 Super. And, again IIRC, used 1911's originally. [url]www.acecustom45.com/[/url]
Link Posted: 9/24/2001 10:01:03 AM EDT
If you are going to go to very much expense then go ahead and convert to .460 Rowland (approching .44 mag) and you can shoot .45acp,.45super and .460 Rowland. I think Brownells sells a drop-in conversion kit.
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