Crono'ed the Commander 45 Super

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  1. DRZ400S

    DRZ400S
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    I am loving this gun more every time I shoot it. Pushing 250gr. RNFP @ 1105 fps = 678 foot pounds of energy not too shabby for a 4.25in barrel. This will be my black bear back up sidearm this year for sure.
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    Did you build that? Sorry if I'm out of the loop. What 1911 maker?

    Impressive numbers!!
     
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    It's a Para USA Elite Commander. I put a NM trigger, EGW flat firing pin stop and a 20lb recoil spring. Now can shoot 45acp and 45 Super.
     
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    Nice! Thats gettin right up close to the Rowland kits for fps. Ive got a Para Elite also, very nice gun.
     
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    Impressive. That pretty much equals a full power 357 Magnum load in terms of energy.

    I think that round would badly hurt anything that you shot with it, whether man or beast.

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    Yeah, I did a lot of research and talking to other 45 super shooters. I am still below max load and the Para 1911 is one of the best for the conversion to 45 Super with its full supported ramped barrel plus the Elite Commander is a black stainless steel slide and frame. Too many guys put to stiff of a recoil spring and main spring in causing undo wear and stress on the barrel lugs. I have it set up so I can still shoot 45acp over the counter box stuff too. I don't plan on shooting just supers but, if I hunt or want a bear back up sidearm it will be loaded with the Supers.
     
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    Having a steel frame, and especially a barrel with a fully supported chamber are both real good things to have. I know that some of the early Glocks had barrels that were poorly supported, and ended up exploding in the unsupported area, like this .45 caliber Glock did:

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    It's nice to see the 45 super becoming more popular. :)

    What powder are you runnin' there?

    I load 11 grains of blue dot behind a 250gr RNFP for 1160fps out of a 5" barrel.

    With an efficient compensator you can push the 45 super to Rowland levels. The same recipe as above, using 800x instead of blue dot, gives me 1320fps.
     
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    I have been using AA7, I'll have to give 800X a try.
     

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