Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Northwest Indiana
Opinions on upgrading a RIA 1911 to 45 Super
I know I am really late to the party but I just discovered this. It has really piqued my interest. It moves the 45 into roughly the same realm as a 10mm auto in terms of velocity and energy from what I can tell. In theory terminal ballistics would be very close as well. Plus you can still shoot run of the mill 45 ACP from a converted pistol. I also handload for the 45 ACP so this would really be a plus. You use all the same components with the exception of the brass.
Ok so now that I have talked up the positive of doing a conversion does anyone have any real world experience that reinforces the talking points or contradicts them?
Thank you in advance for your reply.
Cartridges for My Entertainment: 22lr, .223 Rem, 30-06, 380 ACP, 38 spcl, 357 mag/max, , 35 Remington, 35 Whelen, 358 Norma Mag, 10mm Auto, 45 ACP. Mmmmkay what project can I do next... oh, I can't right now I am going hunting!