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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.

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Griz?

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.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

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

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The LAR Grizzlies are the king of the 1911s.

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


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.... Could be a new project for me for the summer months....

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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.... Could be a new project for me for the summer months....JD
Clark Custom in Princeton, Louisiana, puts out some nice stuff!



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

460 Rowland Kit $ 295




45 vs 460 both can be fired through this kit.



JD time to start a "460 Rowland Project" thread.
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JD time to start a "460 Rowland Project" thread.
Don't tempt me, I am SERIOUSLY considering it... LOL

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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.

Push push....
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