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1911 AUTO .460 ROWLAND CONVERSION KIT

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by oknow, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have any firsthand experience with the .460 ROWLAND CONVERSION KIT :thumbup: or :thumbdown:
    are they worth the money?
     
  2. Oro

    Oro Western WA Active Member

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    I purchased one a Clark Kit about 10 years ago to fit to a custom Caspian I had; it already had a ramp cut so I thought it would be fun.

    But the more research I did from owners and shooters, and thinking I did about my needs and habits, I decided if I really wanted .44 Mag power, I'd just get a S&W 29 and not deal with the headache involved. So I sold off the kit and and got a 3" 629, and now later also a nickel 4" 29. Much more fun in my mind. The problem in my mind was the gun is really a range toy and becomes to impractical for woods use or carry. But if it's just a range toy you want, and you enjoy reloading and experimenting, it could be fun. Not cheap or easy, mind you, but fun.
     
  3. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    I bought the Clark kit also. I put it on a newer G.I. Springfield Armory 1911. The gun shot well, I enjoyed it. The appeal of 44mag power in an 8 shot semi auto really sold me. However, after doing quite a bit of reading on the 1911, I decided for ME, that design was never meant to deal with that kind of pressure/slide velocity/battering. I know, I know, It's got a comp, & stiffer spring, It just made me uncomfortable. These days for my "magnum" semi auto handgun, I shoot a glock 20 with stout handloads. It's my opinion that 16 rnds of stiff 10mm more than make up for 8 460 Rowland cartridges. I have no delusions about what either cartridge will do. they're still just hand guns.
     
  4. oknow

    oknow amboy wa. Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the input I was on the fence and you pushed me off and I think it was the right way.
    think i'll go with a 44 instead
     
  5. Thomasaj

    Thomasaj Port orchard New Member

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    I think the fact that you can still load .45 in it makes it a decent upgrade. Ammo seems in stock for 460 but it's pretty costly.