.45 Super

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by ChrisG, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. ChrisG

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    .45 super brass can be loaded up to .450 SMC with a fully supported barrel and comp. I have a ported barrel on mine (see pick above) and easily pushed 1,325 fps with cast bullets which is right in .450 SMC territory. The SMC is basically just a .45 super+p. And the .460 Rowland is a .450 SMC+p. Since .45 super brass is made to .460 Rowland specs, I don't see the need for the SMC. you will however, probably need a compensated barrel to slow the slide down at those power levels.
     
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    Darn, mine has the unsupported chamber, I guess I will sticking with 45 acp for now
     

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    Understood
     

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    How easy is a barrel swap?
     

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    Really easy buy a drop in barrel and drop it in, most good barrels don’t need a lot of fitting. My 460 Rowland was just a drop in.
     

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    Not the case with a 1911 unfortunately.... The frame will need to be milled to accept the ramp, then have the bearing surfaces stoned to fit tight, ream the barrel bushing to fit the new barrel (usually needs a new bushing) and finally new link pin and little fit and finish stuff... not as easy as a springfield XD or Glock (The easiest conversion). Not impossible, but not simple either.
     

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    My Rowland was in 1911, but your right the frame was already milled. And it came with the bushing/compensater installed as a unit.
     

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