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Posted: 12/18/2005 5:18:18 AM EDT
I was in my local gun shop yesterday viewing all the eye candy....when the topic turned to a Colt series 80....he told me how it's a really great deal because of all of the choices of calibers I could use by just swapping out barrels and mags.... Is it really that simple?????
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:01:18 AM EDT
No.

Even if you swap barrel and magazines, you still have to contend with:

breechface width
extractor
ejector
feed ramp in the frame (cartridge specific in 1911s)

Notable exceptions: I can shoot .40 reliably out of my 10mm Delta Elite IF I load it long (taking it from 1.180 to 1.250) with no other changes. It simply headspaces on the extractor, not the case mouth.

I can shoot .40 and also 10mm in my SVI with only a barrel change. Both barrels were fitted to the gun.


Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:27:55 PM EDT
The best gun for multi-caliber use would be a gun chambered in any of the below, since switching to any other caliber on the list should just be a barrel swap

10mm
40cal
357 sig
9x25 dillon
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 4:44:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 4:47:34 PM EDT by user426]

Originally Posted By nater:
The best gun for multi-caliber use would be a gun chambered in any of the below, since switching to any other caliber on the list should just be a barrel swap

10mm
40cal
357 sig
9x25 dillon



Maybe that's what he meant.....and not .45
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 5:29:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/18/2005 10:24:04 PM EDT by tweeter]

Originally Posted By user426:

Originally Posted By nater:
The best gun for multi-caliber use would be a gun chambered in any of the below, since switching to any other caliber on the list should just be a barrel swap

10mm
40cal
357 sig
9x25 dillon



Maybe that's what he meant.....and not .45



the series 80 is strictly 45. unless it's a mexican clone or something...

if you're interested, look up 80 series conversion kits. they're mostly found in 22LR though.

he might've been talking about a conversion kit, but those apply to pretty much any popular pistol.
they usually consist of a magazine, barrel and complete slide assembly.

if he was serious about what he said in your first post, he's gun-illiterate and is trying to feed you a hockey puck to get a sale.
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