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Dillinger 01-12-2009 09:10 PM

.44 Magnum - Do They??
 
So, I got into a discussion with a co-worker about Guncrafter Industries and their .50 Cal 1911 model. We were discussing the effectiveness of such a pistol, it's application actually, and the idea of a hip gun came into play.

Not ever for carry, but for a tactical thigh rig for knock down and out power of a LIGHT body armor wearing/Heavily, multi-layered clothing attacker. Which lead into a discussion about the .44 Magnum round because we both love the cartridge.

I was sure Guncrafter used to make a 1911 in .44 Magnum, but it would appear I was mistaken.

So I am asking my other forum members. In your travels through life, or the Internetz, has anyone come across a 1911 custom that was built for the .44 Magnum round?

And at the start, let me preface this that we are NOT looking for the Desert Eagle version - it has to be a 1911.

Thanks,

JD

canebrake 01-12-2009 09:24 PM

Griz?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=120551826

canebrake 01-12-2009 09:28 PM

.460 Rowland, Yea I know it's not a 44;

http://www.texashuntfish.com/app/product-reviews/18977/The-460-Rowland-Rocks

http://billstclair.com/blog/460_rowland_44_magnum_performance_from_a_1911_plat form.html

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_/ai_56221635

Dillinger 01-12-2009 09:28 PM

Maybe THAT's who I was thinking of instead of G.I. -

Thanks Cane...

JD

matt g 01-13-2009 01:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 61962)

Sweet Jebus, look at the size of the grip on that thing!

SGT-MILLER 01-13-2009 01:07 PM

The LAR Grizzlies are the king of the 1911s.

http://www.shooting-center.de/bilder/lar50acomp.jpg

Dillinger 01-13-2009 02:34 PM

Personally I still think Nighthawk holds that title, but that is because I already own 3. :D


So, apparently no one is making a .44 Magnum 1911 these days. LAR is no longer making them.

Widley is making a .44 Magnum, but it's anything but what I would call a "simple" design and system...

And that is about it.

I have an old Kimber that is in the safe and not doing anything. That .460 Rowland drop in looks interesting, I might have to do some poking around on that cartridge and see what the consensus is....:rolleyes: Could be a new project for me for the summer months....

JD

canebrake 01-13-2009 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 62144)
I have an old Kimber that is in the safe and not doing anything. That .460 Rowland drop in looks interesting, I might have to do some poking around on that cartridge and see what the consensus is....:rolleyes: Could be a new project for me for the summer months....JD

Clark Custom in Princeton, Louisiana, puts out some nice stuff!

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/p...larkcustom.jpg

http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/meltdown.htm

460 Rowland Kit $ 295

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/p...CP/compkit.jpg

http://i414.photobucket.com/albums/p...CP/45vs460.jpg
45 vs 460 both can be fired through this kit.



JD time to start a "460 Rowland Project" thread.

Dillinger 01-13-2009 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 62186)



JD time to start a "460 Rowland Project" thread.

Don't tempt me, I am SERIOUSLY considering it... LOL

JD

canebrake 01-13-2009 04:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dillinger (Post 62188)
Don't tempt me, I am SERIOUSLY considering it... LOL

JD

Push push....

Tests show that a 230 grain .460 round reaches a velocity of 1340 fps w/917 lbs/feet in energy, while a standard 240 grain .44 Remington Magnum round reaches a velocity of only 1180 fps w/741 lbs/feet in energy. :p

Push push....


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