Cant find any other pics of this springfiels 1911 Please give you input.

blacksunshine

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.45 Super | Guns Magazine | Find Articles at BNET
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Q: The December issue's Gun of the Month is chambered for a round called the .45 Super. What exactly is the difference between the .45 Super and the .45 ACP?

Jim Golden
Dobson, NC


A: In a word, power. The .45 Super is a beefed up .45 ACP case and drives a 230-grain bullet at 1,100 fps and 185 grainers as fast as 1,300 fps. Developed by Dean Grennel, the .45 Super was made by shortening .451 Detonics cases (which had a beefier case based itself on the .45 Win Mag) to .45 ACP length, reducing the firing pin hole to keep primer flow under control and adding heavier recoil springs. Fitting a barrel fully supporting the chamber is a big plus. Although .45 Super will chamber in a .45 ACP barrel, shooting such will batter an unconverted 1911 to pieces in short order.

Today, Buffalo Bore (P.O. Box 78, 100 Freeman Creek Rd., Carmen, ID 83462, 208/756-8085, Home Page) is one of the only companies currently making .45 Super ammunition. Starline (1300 West Henry, Sedalia, MO 65301, 660/827-6640, Starline Brass - Maker of America's Finest Handgun Brass) makes reasonably priced high-quality .45 Super brass.


One shop specializing in building and converting 1911s, S&W autos and Glocks into .45 Supers is Ace Custom 45s (596 CR 2250, Cleveland, TX 77327, 281/659-1017, Ace Custom 45s, Inc.).
 

bjl95mustang

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I'm thinking it's an older custom model.They have been firing regular .45 ammo in it with no problems.

The guys grandfather was a gunsmith and he might have changed the spring. He is not sure.
 

bjl95mustang

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I got a hold of SA and they said it's a custom gun. It was made in 97 and they don't have the exact specs anymore.

They said a base custom is $1500 and they go up from there.

It has a match grade barrel and a bunch of extra stuff.
 

blacksunshine

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soooo...?

Want to go to reds tomorrow after you get off work?

Call me.
I guess you got it fixed?

maybe...truck is still down...haik said the part would be in today...now it's tomorrow....driving the beater now...let's see how things shake out...
 

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