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45 acp, 45 colt, and now 45 special

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    Posted: 04 March 2022 at 20:02
I have a 45 colt, the story already posted.
My son has 3, 45 ACP of assorted brands and types.
One is a 1911 knockoff.
He ordered a conversion for it to 45 special kind of in between the ACP and colt.
Sounds kind of fun.Bandito
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That sounds fun and interesting. It sounds like you better get to casting. Those semi autos can go through the lead. 


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Originally posted by d4570 d4570 wrote:

I have a 45 colt, the story already posted.
My son has 3, 45 ACP of assorted brands and types.
One is a 1911 knockoff.
He ordered a conversion for it to 45 special kind of in between the ACP and colt.
Sounds kind of fun.Bandito

dale,
What gun does he intend to use that .45 special conversion kit on????
Cowboy .45 Special case, with its .45 Colt rim and .45 Auto length.....I don't think this case would work in a 1911 pistol since it has a Rimmed case. Are the others revolvers?
That .45 Spl case would work ok in your Ruger BH.

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The Cowboy .45 Special is a case that is optimized for use with light loads in .45 Colt caliber revolvers for Cowboy Action Shooting. Light loads with excessive airspace are a recipe for case splits and erratic function. By using the Cowboy .45 Special case, with its .45 Colt rim and .45 Auto length, the problem no longer exists. While many claim that .45 Auto load data can be used in this caliber, it is important to realize the limitations of the firearm it is chambered in and only use loads that fall within the pressure range of that firearm. Generally these can be loaded using .45 Colt dies and a modified (shortened) crimp die, or .45 Auto Rim roll crimp die.






Edited by Irish Bird Dog - 09 April 2022 at 16:21
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