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Old 08-20-2010, 02:02 AM
eMGunslinger eMGunslinger is offline
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Most Powerful Round for a 1911 Frame?




I just wanted everyones opinion on the most powerful round you can stuff into a 1911 frame. Only thing I come up with is .400 CorBon, 10mm, .460 Rowland, and 50 GI.
Anyone else know of any crazy calibers?
Please no hand loads strictly... box ammo only
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:50 AM
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coonan .357 magnum?
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:34 AM
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Don't know if .50 GI and the .357 Mag Coonan really qualify, since the frames are stretched. There is another stretch frame 1911-LAR Grizzly, maybe,memory is slipping-that fires a long case .45 round of serious horsepower. I'm recalling a 6" barrel, a weight near 50 ounces, and a really oversized grip.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:06 AM
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Mine shoots 4 + 1 of 50 BMG. . . nice little cartridge.
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Old 08-20-2010, 09:14 AM
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There is another stretch frame 1911-LAR Grizzly, maybe,memory is slipping-that fires a long case .45 round of serious horsepower. I'm recalling a 6" barrel, a weight near 50 ounces, and a really oversized grip.
that would be a 45 win mag,its comparable to the 44 mag in power it looks like this

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Old 08-20-2010, 10:22 AM
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Don't know if .50 GI and the .357 Mag Coonan really qualify, since the frames are stretched. There is another stretch frame 1911-LAR Grizzly, maybe,memory is slipping-that fires a long case .45 round of serious horsepower. I'm recalling a 6" barrel, a weight near 50 ounces, and a really oversized grip.
I had to look that up...because I thought the .50GI fit standard length frames.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.50_GI

It says it does.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:21 AM
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I had to look that up...because I thought the .50GI fit standard length frames.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.50_GI

It says it does.
It does fit standard length its just a blown out 45 acp casing http://www.guncrafterindustries.com/order_pricing.shtml
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:40 PM
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I had to look that up...because I thought the .50GI fit standard length frames.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.50_GI

It says it does.
Think I'm going to disagree with Wikipedia here-it is my belief that the Guncrafter Industries frames for the .50 GI guns are stretched sideways, not front-to-back. The conversion referenced in the Guncrafter Industries price list is footnoted as only fitting the M1, 3, & 3 models-which start out on the wider frame. It does not fit the American or No-name, which have standard dimension 1911 frames. And that is why the .45ACP conversion kit requires a dedicated magazine-it would have to have(and I'm assuming here, having never seen one) "narrowing" ribs, just as 9mm and 10mm mags have when constructed for use in standard frames.

The bobtail Model 3 w/conversion barrel is very high on my wish list.
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:42 PM
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that would be a 45 win mag,its comparable to the 44 mag in power it looks like this

Damn,is that a crew serviced weapon?
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