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    460 Rowland...and such.

    This one doesn't get talked about much here. I have been doing some research for some writing I am doing and came across this. The conversion on a 45acp seems pretty straight forward assuming you use a very solid all steel pistol, and the Glock would work too. ( Thinking CZ-97B as well as the usual 1911 suspects :D )

    Seems like a 45 Super Duper on steroids. 44 magnum velocities and energy out of a semi-auto without the stupidity of a Desert Eagle, and you can still use 45acp so as to not beat the gun up ALL the time. What say you?

    185 gr JHP[1] 1,500 ft/s (457 m/s) 924 ft·lbf (1252 J)
    230 gr JHP 1,300 ft/s (396 m/s) 863 ft·lbf (1170 J)
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    Re: 460 Rowland...and such.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tugar View Post
    This one doesn't get talked about much here. I have been doing some research for some writing I am doing and came across this. The conversion on a 45acp seems pretty straight forward assuming you use a very solid all steel pistol, and the Glock would work too. ( Thinking CZ-97B as well as the usual 1911 suspects :D )

    Seems like a 45 Super Duper on steroids. 44 magnum velocities and energy out of a semi-auto without the stupidity of a Desert Eagle, and you can still use 45acp so as to not beat the gun up ALL the time. What say you?

    185 gr JHP[1] 1,500 ft/s (457 m/s) 924 ft·lbf (1252 J)
    230 gr JHP 1,300 ft/s (396 m/s) 863 ft·lbf (1170 J)
    I like the 460 Rowland concept. I have a Colt 1911a1 converted to .45 Super and it's a great hiking gun without any increase in size and no comp necessary but it's not as powerful as the Rowland.

    https://www.460rowland.com/product-c...y/conversions/

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    Re: 460 Rowland...and such.

    Buddy built one about 20 years ago and it was a hoot to shoot. Way too much for a SD gun but great as a field piece for woods work. I've been interested in the round since then but every time I look into it I reach the conclusion that I'd rather have a 10mm instead because of commercial ammo availability.
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    Re: 460 Rowland...and such.

    Just for grins-n-giggles, that would be a fun setup. For hunting and versatility I would agree with Wambli, though. The 10mm with good ammo offers "similar" ballistics and the point about ammo availability is valid. The only other point why I would go for the 10mm for field work is the lack of a compensator. The compensator or ported barrel would be VERY loud compared to a standard 10mm handgun. For range work where you can wear hearing protection, the caliber doesn't matter, only the potential accuracy of the caliber/gun and the shooter. All that being said, give it a shot, and give us your personal opinion. Us traditional caliber guys might learn something.
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    Re: 460 Rowland...and such.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tugar View Post
    This one doesn't get talked about much here. I have been doing some research for some writing I am doing and came across this. The conversion on a 45acp seems pretty straight forward .....
    Just wanted to add. If you go this route...Reload! Apparently, you can use standard .45 ACP dies but pay attention to your work. High pressure stuff you're working on.

    Here are some cool articles I found while browsing around:

    https://www.realguns.com/archives/107.htm/

    https://www.brownells.com/GunTech/Th....htm?lid=10310

    http://www.sixguns.com/tests/tt460r.htm

    If I ever find a need or get really bored and just have to have something new to do, I might try one of these conversion kits. Could be a lot of fun.

    Eta: Brass is at Midway:
    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/94...ss-460-rowland

    Last edited by Spk; 10-05-2017 at 05:46 PM.

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