.460 Rowland in Super Hawg

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by danf_fl, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have the everything for a Para-Ordnance single stack Super Hawg (except the barrel).

    Seeing that I have to get another 6" barrel, what is your opinion about changing it to the .460 Rowland?
     
  2. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    I'm no pro or expert, but the 460 Rowland turns me on. That's a lot of power, I would check the website first. I don't remember if they did a para conversion. I know they did colt, SA, Glock, and SA XD. Paras makes awesome pistols, but I think the para feed ramp might be an issue, unless it's an older model with regular 1911 feed ramp.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The supported chamber is not the problem. Clark and Para use the same cut.
    My concern is that every .460 has a comp. The Super Hawg is a 6" without a comp. Is the comp really necessary on a 6" barrel?
     
  4. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    I think it might be necessary to release some of the gas pressure. I had read about the 45 super in 1911. I read that it broke a Colt, SA, and S&W, and none of them were compensated. A little while later I read about a SA long slide in 45 super that took the punishment, but it still wore parts out prematurely. I would run it as recommended, just for the sake of safety. I love shooting and feeling power rounds, but safety first. I don't know you personally, but I'd hate to hear about somebody hurting or killing themselves if it's avoidable.