New 460 Rowland

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by parinoid54, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. parinoid54

    parinoid54 New Member

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    DISCLAIMER: I have not (this time) been drinking kool-aid, but I have taken Ex-Lax to clear my mind.

    Buffalo Bore Ammo has release yet another loading of the 460 Rowland; a 185gr load, at 1524 fps, and 954 fpe. Some, like Canebrake, might be interested in a "human disintergrater" load.:eek:

    I want one.
     
  2. DarinCraft

    DarinCraft New Member

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    Next month after payday, I will be ordering a 460 kit.
     

  3. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I hate you.....I'm still saving for mine.
     
  4. Gojubrian

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    I'm planning on getting one this year. Look out!!
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    1/2 ton of energy! :p

    Can you say jello heart?
     
  6. parinoid54

    parinoid54 New Member

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    In my OP, I said I want one (and I really do), but other than Canebrake, is there anyone else out there who has a 460 Rowland conversation, or honestly will acquire one, or is this just a fluke for so few, that it matters too little for the rest of us. I remember loads like the 41 Avenger that were just a flash in the pan. Is the 460 in a 1911 a realistic pistol load (woods, hunting, defense - actually, purposefully defensive) or just a "pipe dream"???:confused: Carrying a 5" pistol w/a comp on it is to say the least difficult, let alone that anyone would actually do so mainly for self defense (although self defense does not have to be just human - there are DEMONcrates and zombies out there).

    Those of us older than our cars have experienced new miracle loads that have come and gone. No, I am realistic enough that I do not expect a huge number to seek this conversation, but do you believe that enough of 1911 carriers would actually do so? Such loads die out fairly quickly, with no factory loads available. :(

    Okay, time for kool-aid. Bye!
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2011
  7. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    parinoid, I will have one by the end of the year and hopefully before deer season as it meets all the requirements to hunt with here in NC. The idea of 44mag power in a 1911 style pistol is just awesome to me and as long as I have brass and powder I can continue to feed it. Will it be a flash in the pan? I don't know but if it is I can change a few springs and shoot 45acp or change the barrel and I'm back to a full size 1911 like everyone else has.
    There are several other members here who have 460s and I hope to be one of them in the near future.
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    the 460 has been around for a little over 10 years.

    the main attraction is if you already load for the 45 acp all you need is 460 brass. no extra dies or special components.

    the 460 advertisement has mainly been word of mouth without any real push by major gunmakers its doing fairly well. its on my very very very shortlist to buy atm.
     
  9. Gojubrian

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    Before joing here I didn't own a 1911. I didn't even know much about them! Now, I've owned two before finding my keeper.

    I didn't know anything about the .460 Rowland either, but at the price who wouldn't want one if they own a 1911? I already know for sure it would just be a drop in on my Kimber. :D :cool:
     
  10. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    While I didn't shoot mine at the last bowling pin match - I will endeavor to do so at this month's match...
     
  11. JTJ

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    .460 Rowland
    The carbines are amazing. The price for a 1911 kit is $300???
     
  12. NGIB

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    The last time I looked they were $260 or so at Brownells...
     
  13. Gojubrian

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  15. Ruzai

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    My next 1911, which will probably be a custom build, will be a .460 Rowland, wont even bother to put in a .45acp barrel probably.
    I figure if were going to spend $1K+ on a factory pistol from Wilson Combat in .460 Rowland that I'd end up modifying to my tastes, I'd rather get exactly what I want and do it myself.
    I dont really think the round is going anywhere and seems to be gaining popularity with the internet giving easy access to info about the round.
     
  16. parinoid54

    parinoid54 New Member

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    Did you mean to say, "$3K+" ? I believe that is the list price on a Wilson Hunter in 460 Rowland. OUCH!
     
  17. canebrake

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    The 460 Rowland round is for real!

    And what do you mean, "Carrying a 5" pistol w/a comp on it is to say the least difficult, let alone that anyone would actually do so mainly for self defense..." ? Mine works just fine in my Xbreed IWB!

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    Why shoot twice?

    And I'm six times older than my 2000 model year car!
     
  18. canebrake

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    It's $295 at Clark Custom Guns and ask Renee to give you free shipping, can't hurt to ask.

    http://www.clarkcustomguns.com/rowland.htm#kit

    Tell her canebrake told you to do it.

    Why would you buy it anywhere else.

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    These are the guys that developed the kit for Johnny Rowland and their customer service is first rate.

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    Feel free to contact ^me^ with any questions or problems.

    Renee Tyson
    Clark Custom Guns, Inc.
    Toll Free 888 458 4126
    M-F 8 am - 4 pm CST
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2011
  19. Dillinger

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    Cane and I started a build off on this expansion platform, so yes I have had one and shot it.

    The thing is a beast, and if drops in your weapon (Goju will have NO problems ;)) you have an instant conversion capable of delivering .44 magnum style power in the best handgun platform ever designed.

    The only downside is feeding it. If you reload, there is no reason NOT to have one in my opinion. I didn't reload for pistols at the time I owned by kit, which I believe NGIB is currently sporting ;).

    The .460 Rowland Conversion puts a great pistol like the 1911 onto a level that is just THAT much more epic.

    JD
     
  20. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Quote for truth and their kit is TOP QUALITY! Renee was awesome to deal with and I had ZERO complaints or problems with fit, finish or performance.