Saturday, June 2, 2012

Ok, I am back. Things have been pretty exciting in the power-loading world. I have continued to learn more ways to increase horse-power, majoring in the .45 acp at this time. Many have said that the .45 acp is an enemic load at best, with pressure limitations. So, what do they do? Buy a .460 Rowland conversion kit and increase the pressure threshold. I am here to tell you, that the conversion kit is not necessary. A 1911 .45 acp is the same gun that the 9mm and the .40 S&W are used in (sometimes the 10mm). These are high-pressure cartridges. A 1911 can be built up to handle loads that will make a 10mm or .460 Rowland look like a baby.  I am thinking about having some Power-Loading seminars to teach people how to do this with the .45 acp or any other caliber. Elmer Keith is not dead, he is hanging out with Elvis.



Lantry said...

That ought to ruffle some feathers.

Good Job!

Anonymous said...

In the 1911, it's not the chamber pressure, it's the violent dynamics of the action cycling when chambered in 10mm or .460 Rowland. I the case of the 10mm, Dornaus & Dixon, Smith & Wesson and Peter Stahl came to the conclusion that the swinging link method of tilting the barrel was a poor fit in the .40 chambering and nothing has changed since the early 1980's regarding that.