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Old 01-15-2014, 09:55 PM
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Re: 460 Rowland

I went with the Clark conversion for my Colt 1911.
I hadn't shot my .45 much since I acquired my first Glock in 1999. I liked the idea of the 460 Rowland and decided to overhaul my 1911 at the same time.

My stock 1911.



I installed the Clark 460 Rowland conversion kit along with a flat mainspring housing, beavertail grip safety, Commander style hammer, lighter mainspring, and wrap-around Hogue grips.





Totally different gun. I love the way it feels and shoots.
I tried 185 grain JHP's and 200 grain SWC's this past weekend. Accuracy was excellent with both rounds. The 185's clocked 1510 fps. and the 200's went 1460 fps. I just cast a bunch of 230 grain SWC's and will be trying them as soon as weather permits. The 230's should achieve around 1340 fps. This will exceed the 1225 fps. I got with 230's in my 10mm by better than 100 fps. with a lot less recoil.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:23 PM
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Re: 460 Rowland

When the Rowland first came out there was not many shooting and comparing notes so I never shared velocities because no one would believe a 1911 could compete with the venerable short barreled 44.
Rand thank you for posting the velocity data....... Nice looking tools!

I Teflon coat, so I coated my wifes 1911 black and put a beautiful set of Coco Bolo's on it. I use the pachmayr wrap arounds on mine.

She refuses to shoot my 4 5/8 44 because of what she see's when I shoot it. She wanted to shoot the Rowland after she saw me shooting it. Now she is always shooting her Rowland because of the power in Bear country we travel and the fact that it doesn't have any recoil. Oh, and it has 8 rounds as fast as she can pull the trigger with lots of quick backup if there needs more convincing. Very easy to stay on the target is another awesome factor.

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Old 02-05-2014, 05:11 PM
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Re: 460 Rowland

Got my Glock 21 back a few days ago after getting the chamber punched out to 460 and ran it over a chronograph today.
It will send 185 grain Underwood 45 Super's @ around 1380 fps, and 255 grain Underwood hard cast 460 Rowland's @ 1320 fps. It will not cycle 45 acp when fired, the spring is too heavy.
That thing is a HAMMER!
It would not feed from a mag or lock the slide to the rear until I doubled the mag spring. Now it seems to run like a champ.

Glock 21 Gen 4
6.61" Lonewolf barrel w/brake
22 # spring w/stainless rod conversion
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:38 PM
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Re: 460 Rowland

My Lone Wolf M21 460 Rowland ported barrel is for sale. Send PM.
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:22 PM
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Re: 460 Rowland Absolutely Impressed

As has been stated previously- I have carried the Rowland since it came out. Have taken some game but have chosen to shoot other things and save the Rowland's for defense period. One has been under my or my wife's arm for years.

Now living on Kodiak island for 35 years one has from time to time run into large bears during, fishing, hiking or just about anything out of doors. Fortunately I have never had to use the Rowland on anything large until today.

I set both up on tuned competition guns and because of the brake that comes with the system there just isn,t any recoil. Like most I found the ballistic data published right on and have been carrying a 200 grain hard cast semi-wadcutter because it fed the best out of the magazine and I had them handy.

1200 pounds up close and personal between the eyes and it went down literally on its forehead. Bullet came out through the neck and penetrated into the heart area. I always wondered if I should be like many and carry 300gr 44's or 45's.
Today after carrying one for decades I can say proof positive this cartridge will comfortable take any North American game. No time for hearing protection and it did not ring my ears and it did it's job with authority

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Old 07-17-2014, 06:38 AM
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Re: 460 Rowland

Wow, glad you came out unscathed!

You said no recoil, I don't think you would feel much recoil with a beast like that "bearing" down on you!
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Old 07-20-2014, 01:36 PM
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Re: 460 Rowland

I have experimented with the 230 grain LEE TC cast bullet in my 460 Rowland using Longshot powder. The bullet drops from the mold weighing 228 grains with a plain base. I am using the aluminum gas checks designed for plain base bullets. The results have been great. I am getting a consistent 1335 fps. and groups of around 2" at 35 yards. The has been no leading in the barrel and the gas checks go on good and tight. The bullet weighs 230 grain with lube and check in place.
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