38 Special Semi-Automatics? Sig P320 Caliber X-Change Kits

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  1. KKG

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    The S&W Model 52-2 was designed to shoot only Wadcutters because that's what you would shoot in something like a 2700 Match. A full length .38 Special would require a much larger grip frame. The Coonan and the Automag are huge, IMO, and simply don't fit. They were also problems waiting to happen.
     
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    Guess those with caveman hands are left out. o_O So really just no point in it otherwise? Gotcha.
     
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  3. Kristina

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    Right! I forgot about the Colt. A gentleman I know in Idaho has one. I didn’t get to shoot it though :(. He’s an old bullseye shooter.
     
  4. KKG

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    That's just what the Colt and the Smith and Wesson guns were built for. Smith and Wesson also built some of the Model 52s for the .38AMU cartridge. AMU stands for the Army Marksmanship Unit and it's a rimless version of the .38 Special.:)
     
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    The 1911 is finicky enough with cartridges it was designed to use let alone stuff it wasn't.
     
  6. Kristina

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    I know this will derail the thread but I... just... can’t... help... myself :D

    Neither of my 1911s are finicky and the one mentioned above was designed to shoot 38 special o_Oo_O.
     
  7. KKG

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    How RIGHT you are!!!:):):)
     
  8. Boboclown

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    Mine is finicky about letting me put it away at the range. o_O
     
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    The Desert Eagle seams to shoot rimmed .357, .41, and .44 magnum cartridges just fine. ;)
     
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  11. KKG

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    I may be mistaken but I seem to remember that the Hammerli also comes in .32S&W and is designed for strictly Wadcutter too.
     
  12. Kristina

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    This is totally what I imagine:

     
  13. KKG

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    No where near as BAD as trying to give one to a CAT!!!
     
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    No where near as BAD as trying to give one to a CAT!!!
     
  15. titsonritz

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    And that is a sample of two. The simple fact is the 1911 design is best suited to manufacturing methods that are out of norm today except for a relatively few and small builders. I would bet your 38 special is not a production piece. I would further bet there is 38 Spc ammo out it will have trouble digesting. But maybe I'm wrong it wouldn't be the first time.
     
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    Most 1911s I've shot weren't finicky either, and my Colt isn't finicky.
     
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    Start at 0:55...note 2:40...
     
  18. Boboclown

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    No one told Colt handfitting is gone with the 70 series 1911s they brought back. Or the revolvers they can't keep on a shelf. :rolleyes:
     
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    No one said it was gone, the common practice of it is gone.
     
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    That's why you only buy em from those who do handfit stuff. And not from those who expect you to fix it or send it back. :rolleyes:

    Even AKs may require fitting to an extent, and they're not going anywhere anytime soon. o_O
     

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