.460 Rowland Kit

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by DoyleTheDog, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. DoyleTheDog

    DoyleTheDog New Member

    Hello everyone. I recently bought my first 1911, a Kimber Pro Raptor II, and I freaking love it!! Only have 100 rounds through it, but I haven't had a single FTF or FTE. Anyways, I'm already thinking of my next pistol (I'm sure it's a sickness because I can't help it) and I think I want to buy a full size 1911 and drop in a 460 kit. Just wondering which platforms work best with it... I was looking at a Springfield Arms Loaded in stainless because I think it would look pretty sweet with that Rowland kit. Any advice is always appreciated.
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010
  2. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

    Check with Cane, JD and Stalkingbear. But, I am sure that the kit works well with just about any full size 1911.

  3. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

    The kit worked well in my Springer Mil-Spec, the GI would have required some fitting. In general, carbon steel guns are preferred as they have a lower friction coefficient than stainless. I do have my kit in a stainless Taurus right now though. Lower end 1911s, like Rock Island and Israeli made guns are not recommended. You can go to Clark Custom's website and they have a lot of info...


  4. michigan0626

    michigan0626 New Member

    Approved 1911 list from their website:

    Available for . . .
    Colt Government
    Colt Gold Cup Government
    Springfield Armory Government
    Kimber Government
    Norinco Government
    Sig Sauer Government
    Smith & Wesson 1911
    Para Ordnance
    Government = 5" barrel / Commander = 4.25" barrel

    Disapproved list:
    IAI (Israeli Arms International) - We've found the top lugs in the slides of the Philipines produced 1911s to be soft! We've not tested the Israeli made guns but would recommend extreme caution.
    Rock Island Armory

    Auto Ordnance
    Taurus (Used to be on their approved list, but recently disapproved it)Llama
    Charles Daly
    Remington Rand
    Any "GI" 1911 (note: Springfield Armory Current Production models excluded)