The 460 Rowland

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    The 460 Rowland

    I am thinking about making one of my 1911's into a 460 rowland. I am looking for some thoughs on why/why not.
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    anyone??? looking to build a pig gun and any info would be great!
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    Like I said earlier, 230grains hurtling at around 1400FPS is awesome.

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    I am my worst enemy once I get something in my head I just can't stop! Like azchevy said I can't find a reason not to like it!
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    I'm reminded of the interview where an LEO is asked why he carries a .45.

    His reply was because they don't make a .46.

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    I didn't even know a 1911 could be converted to the 460 Rowland...learn something new every day.

    I did find this article that covers the conversion kit offered by Clark Custom Guns. Click link --> The 460 Rowland...Whoa Mama pt1.

    Not sure how old it is, but it seems to go pretty in depth.

    I definitely want a range report when your done!
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    ammo and kit are on order! I will probably have it all and have it together by the end of next week! Can't wait to play.
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    I'm very interested to hear your results, Dragman. Thread subscription added.
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    I should have the Kit and ammo Tues, Wed of next week. I am gonna play with it right away, but I do plan on getting a stainless caspian slide for it as I want to make it a complete custom gun.
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    I have been kicking this around for a few months now. I have an RIA tactical, but, they say that the RIA's arent hard enough. Is it possible to harden a slide?

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    don't know if you can harden a slide but Look into after market ones they start at $200 and go up.
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    I own a Rowland I built several years ago, using a Clark kit and a frame and slide from Essex, in their highest-end version with checkered frame and Bo-Mar sight cuts. It built up into a very nice, very impressive pistol. One thing you need to do, which is not mentioned in any instructions I've seen, is install an EGW flat-bottom firing pin stop. Also, be sure that you use at LEAST a full-strength (23 lb.) mainspring, and preferably, a 25-pounder. The heavy recoil spring slows unlocking a little, but only a heavy mainspring and flat-bottom stop slow it significantly enough to ease wear and to ease recoil a little. Contrary to what some will tell you, it is possible to get a good trigger pull with a heavy mainspring, if your hammer and sear are high-quality and properly mated. Both my Ultra Aegis 9x23s have 25 lb. mainsprings and 3.5 lb. triggers. The power of the Rowland package is awesome.

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    Update:
    The kit hasnt' arrived but I did make some changes. I have all sub 5" kimbers and My 5" colts are NOT going to get changed as they are mostly collector models. So when I came up with this Idea I figured I would use a Taurus 1911 I have that I picked up on the cheap ( it is honestly a real tack driver ) Anyway I read that this kit isn't recommended for that gun as the steel may be sub standard, so I am kinda stuck!!! Do I buy another Colt just for this or build one from the ground up??? Kit will be in Tuesday so time is of the essence.
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    No qualifications to answer your question but something in my gut tells me you should go from the ground up. Sounds like you can afford it and that you have the passion to put into something like this. Only other comment is I'd only do all of this if I was intent on keeping it for life as you'll likely never be able to get out of it what you put into it.

    Sounds like an incredibly awsome gun....keep us posted
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