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7th November 2006, 20:42
I would like to know if there is a conversion Kit you can buy to convert from a 45 caliber to 10 MM. I think I saw one once on Guns America but I am not sure. Would this be a viable conversion or should I simply buy a 10 MM caliber gun?
12th November 2006, 16:47
I'm by far no expert but I would think that putting a 10mm unit on a .45 frame would be pretty harsh on it. I've read in articles in the past that most of the 10mm frames are pretty beefed up to handle the beating. Now a 10mm short(.40 S&W) would probably work. I think alot of that info came from the FBI testing that went on a few years back.
But than again, I could be 180* off base. Hopefully the pros here will answer up.
12th November 2006, 18:01
It would have to be a slide fit to your frame. The case diameter won't allow you to effectively/reliably have just a barrel conversion (unless you buy a 40 cal Kimber like I just did)-the 45 extractor won't catch the case rim to provide positive extraction. I don't believe there is any frame difference, just slide and recoil spring-normally a 22-24# recoil spring for the 10mm vice the standard 16# in 45.
40 to 10 is barrel and recoil spring change and you should be ready to go.
12th November 2006, 21:13
Nimrod, you need a complete top end for sure, slide, barrel, etc. In some guns the frame won't be right either because of the feed ramp. In the long run it's probably cheaper to just buy a second 1911.
14th November 2006, 20:17
I thought it would be better to just get another gun and in keeping with my fancy for S&W I guess I'll pick up one of theirs. But, that will be next year after the Holidays.
10th December 2006, 08:18
I want to convert from 10mm to 45 acp. by maybe switching slide,barrel,etc.Smae pros and cons?
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