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    What is the best .45 platform for ....

    a .460 Rowland conversion and why? Please include cost effectiveness in the equation.
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    Something you already own that can be converted.
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    well.....

    yeah... i guess what I meant was more along the lines of things like: does a particular gun make have any unforeseen advantages over another. (like Glock and round capacity) besides the one by wilson combat. yeah its sweet, but the cost is prohibitive.
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    I'd say a less expensive but reliable one like a RIA or an IJ. Why, because when you modify/personalize/improve, or otherwise mess with a factory original firearm you pretty much devalue the heck out of it. Unless it's a brand that has a factory custom shop, and the actual manufacturer of the firearm does the work, they simply don't have any resale value. Even if you go with a known and respected third party you are never going to get back what you put in, and fifty years down the road what's going to matter is that it's not an original firearm. There are some rare exceptions to this, but this is generally the case. Don't start off with something expensive, and limit your exposure.

    BTW, I don't actually sell firearms, but once in a blue moon I'll trade one, or give one as a gift. That said, I like to know what they're worth, and follow the values as part of the fun.
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    Thinking Glock, but I must say I've never been a "Glock Person". for a project like this what model....

    21? gen 3 or 4 .........

    always been a 1911 fan.
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    The .460 Rowland conversion does not "modify" the existing gun per se. It's a new slide, barrel, spring assembly that replaces the existing one. More of a tool-less conversion, so warranty shouldn't be an issue, nor should "resale value."
    That said, yeah I'd probably go with a Glock over a 1911 for the conversion, given the choice. The best person to ask about the best 1911 platform would be Johnny himself, at 460rowland.com since it's his creation.
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    Clark has a list of known-good and known-bad 1911s on their web site. Or you can call and talk to them.

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