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Old 01-25-2019, 07:03 PM
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Any other 45 Super owners out there?

Bought a Springfield V16 in 45 Super when they first came out. Love the gun.



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Old 01-25-2019, 08:02 PM
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I have a S&W model 645, and a S&W model 4506.

They have both been upgraded to .45 super. Initially I got some of the Buffalo bore ammo for them just because. More recently I have just been rolling my own. Starline sells brass for it. I am pretty happy with both of them.
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:42 PM
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All of my fullsize and comped guns have fired it, all worked fine. I personally use .450 SMC in my stuff, however it's only practical in the comped ones due to horrible flip in plastic guns or standard 1911s. I also have a .460 Roland for when I simply must dispense light .44 magnum loads faster than a normal fullsize 1911.
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Old 01-25-2019, 09:58 PM
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You guys buying OTS or converting youtself?

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Old 01-25-2019, 10:13 PM
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I converted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8EXZyBc3qY&t=1219s
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Old 01-25-2019, 10:16 PM
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I'm actually wanting to modify a glock but cant find a barrel. Where you getting the 45 Super 1911 barrels?

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Old 01-25-2019, 11:31 PM
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I just did my own.

Merely some spring changing, to include magazine springs.
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Old 01-26-2019, 12:18 AM
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I'm actually wanting to modify a glock but cant find a barrel. Where you getting the 45 Super 1911 barrels?

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You don't need one, flat pin firing pin stop, heavier mainspring, and perhaps a heavier recoil spring. That's all that's needed. For max performance a better mag like a Wilson ETM or RPM power mag will ensure the stack of ammo keeps up with the slide. The recoil spring doesn't need to be more than 20lb but 22 or 24 works if you don't alter the FPS and mainspring.

For a glock.......well just throw a recoil spring at it. The frame will deform and absorb just fine.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:28 AM
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45 Super Armscor

Made one from an Armscor frame I had and an Armscor 45ACP top end kit (ebay). I added:
  • 20lb recoil spring
  • 25lb mainspring
  • Flat bottom firing pin stop
  • Ed Brown 'drop-in' barrel
  • Ed Brown extractor (fitted per instructions in the Gunsmithing sticky )
  • Valkyrie Dynamics muzzle brake (I was too cheap for a 6" slide but wanted the looks)
  • Brownells Alumahyde
  • Checkmate mag with wadcutter lips and Checkmate follower

I reload 45 Super in Starline cases with 9gr Power Pistol and 230gr Xtreme round nose clad bullets. Should be around 1100fps. I worked up to that load slowly, starting at regular 45ACP levels, thru 45+P, then to Super.

At 10 yds I am surprised at the accuracy. Follow up shots are not too bad in terms of speed but I am not the fastest.

It is a lot of fun to shoot.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:48 AM
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I have re sprung a full size 1911 to fire 45 super years ago but as a daily carry load I would not use it . Not really my choice as big bear back up cartridge when compared to carrying a 460rowland or full house 44mags or larger and more than needed for black bear . Even shot the last few cartridges of what I had in a 4" ct45 kahr just to see how it felt . Recoil was not bad and the pistol cycled it well . When your use to shooting a higher pressure underwood 40sw in a lighter thinner tp40 kahr for years the 45 supers ok .. I would save the compensator and other upgrades for a 460rowland upgrade .
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Old 01-26-2019, 10:41 PM
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I shoot both 45 Super as well as 450 SMC out of my HK USP 45 (full size) and it handles it like a champ never any issues.
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:29 AM
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I'm actually wanting to modify a glock but cant find a barrel. Where you getting the 45 Super 1911 barrels?

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Any Glock .45 acp barrel can handle.45 Super. I used a KKM compensated barrel. I found.45 Super to be an impractical, boring round.
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Old 01-27-2019, 11:52 AM
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Impractical maybe.

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I found.45 Super to be an impractical, boring round.
Boring, not really. It will definitely keep your attention when shooting it.

I think that it really comes into it's own when shooting the heavier bullets, like 250 grains+.

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Old 01-27-2019, 01:24 PM
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Old 01-27-2019, 05:01 PM
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Boring, not really. It will definitely keep your attention when shooting it.

I think that it really comes into it's own when shooting the heavier bullets, like 250 grains+.
Boring is pretty subjective.
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:34 PM
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All I have ever done is a 22 pound recoil spring ,and 255 gr hard cast Keith bullets
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Old 01-27-2019, 10:52 PM
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Bought a Springfield V16 in 45 Super when they first came out. Love the gun.




Have one of the SA v-16 -- accurate as all get out!
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:41 AM
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One thing it does do is make the 10mm cartridge nothing special
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Old 02-02-2019, 05:08 PM
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I've been shooting 45 Super since 1988. I had Ace Hindman out of Texas modify mine in "88 ( he has since died & his son had taken over for him but I'm not sure if he still does the complete modifications.)
I still shoot that same Colt Gov't model. Back then we had to make our own ammo. We used .451 Detonics mag brass & trimmed it to .900. Also had a .450" reamer to ream the inside of the case down to where the bullet "sat" for oal because the Detonics brass had a thicker wall which made seating the bullet more difficult.

HS-6 has always been very consistant for me. With a 230g bullet I load 11.0g of HS-6 to get 1100 fps. I have been up to 1200fps with a 230g with no pressure signs but the recoil starts to get severe.

I have had 185g bullets up to 1500 fps with no pressure signs but didn't want to go any farther. I only use 230's & it is one of my favorite "Magnum" calibers.
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Old 02-02-2019, 10:34 PM
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You can also use 30-06 762by 51 308 270 243 brass we did .
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Old 02-02-2019, 11:12 PM
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Mine came new in the box made for 45 Super. it also came with two sets of recoil springs, one for normal 45 ACP ammo. I've always kept the 45 Super recoil spring in, and it shoots both 45 Super and 45 ACP ammo just fine. No failures to feed or function and accurate as hell. Recoil is mild even with the Buffalo Bore 255 hard cast ammo
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Old 02-03-2019, 08:38 AM
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I've been shooting 45 Super since 1988. I had Ace Hindman out of Texas modify mine in "88 ( he has since died & his son had taken over for him but I'm not sure if he still does the complete modifications.)
I still shoot that same Colt Gov't model. Back then we had to make our own ammo. We used .451 Detonics mag brass & trimmed it to .900. Also had a .450" reamer to ream the inside of the case down to where the bullet "sat" for oal because the Detonics brass had a thicker wall which made seating the bullet more difficult.

HS-6 has always been very consistant for me. With a 230g bullet I load 11.0g of HS-6 to get 1100 fps. I have been up to 1200fps with a 230g with no pressure signs but the recoil starts to get severe.

I have had 185g bullets up to 1500 fps with no pressure signs but didn't want to go any farther. I only use 230's & it is one of my favorite "Magnum" calibers.
Generally, the first pressure sign one notices in straightwall handgun calibers is a KB!
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Old 02-03-2019, 03:01 PM
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Usually that's true. I just wasn't brave enough to push them any faster. The recoil at those speeds became severe. My "working" load is a 230g bullet with 11.0g of HS-6. that gets me 1100fps & that's more than enough.
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