.460 Rowland...Who shoots one?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by IGETEVEN, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    Who shoots a .460 Rowland? What are your thoughts? [​IMG]

    I have shot the round and was very impressed with it's handling and accuracy on a 1911 steel frame. I have been thinking about a conversion kit slide to go on one of my springer 1911-A1's.

    Opinions please. :)

    460 Rowland Conversion Kits for your 1911
     
  2. NGIB

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    Interesting. I had no idea that this was such a simple and cheap conversion. As I don't reload, ammo would be a factor, but it's tempting to set one up just because. That stainless Springer GI I just picked up would make a great candidate...
     

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    Once I buy a stainless frame 1911 and the kit to convert it, I will be shooting one. It's going to take some time to make that happen though.
     
  4. Gojubrian

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    do it!!!!!!!!!! :d
     
  5. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Just go out and get yourself a hunk of steel and mill out your own frame.:D
     
  6. M14sRock

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    Jack, my buddy bought the conversion kit from Brownells a few years ago.

    We installed it on his Brazilian/stainless Colt hybrid with very minimal fitting.

    It is a blast to shoot. He had a hard time getting brass for it for almost a year but ended up finding loaded ammo on line. It gets a lot of attention at the indoor range.

    Cane has one, so maybe he will jump in.
     
  7. NGIB

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    When my Sig .22 kit sells (posted it on the Sig forum this morning), I may just invest those $$$ in one of these kits. I need another caliber like I need a permanent case of the squirts - but it would be seriously cool.

    Just looked and the Brownell's member price is $261.77 and they have them in stock...
     
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  8. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Make a trade...You can do it!
     
  9. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    NGIB ... and a trade ... inconceivable! :p
     
  10. NGIB

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    I just PM'd Bear to confirm if my Foster/Caspian 1911 would be an OK platform...
     
  11. NGIB

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    StalkingBear & I just struck a deal and a .460 Rowland kit is forthcoming. I'm going to install it on my Foster/Caspian hybrid and it should be a real hoot to shoot. I can't wait to see what one of these cannons will do to a bowling pin!
     
  12. Dillinger

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    Wait a moment, I believe I know a little bit about that .460 Rowland kit. :eek:
     
  13. NGIB

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    Yup, this one has a great pedigree and I shall be gentle with it...
     
  14. Dillinger

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    Ah geez - Well, that one has been to Robar, so you are getting a coated unit, no need to worry about wear or corrosion. :eek:

    You have a black or shiny frame? And you might want to eat another bowl of wheaties before you try compressing that damn spring. It's a workout.. LOL
     
  15. NGIB

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    It's going on this one which is done in Gunkote. I'm actually considering sending it off to CCR for their parkerize plus treatment as there are a few bad spots. I also changed out the trigger on this one today with a black one as I think it looks better...

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  16. canebrake

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    Sorry Jack, don't know how I missed this thread.

    I can recommend the Rowland with as much faith as I did the GSG 1911-22.

    And I think you will be equally satisfied!

    OK all you recoil junkies, here's Mari-Kate shooting Fenrir.

    All you 9 mike mike guys that say "I'm not comfortable with the 45 ACP recoil" eat your heart out!

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    What a sweet shooter, 1600+/fps and almost 1,000 #/ft of energy!

    I shoot a gun much better than a camera.