Might get to finish afterall

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  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. Youre right todd, its ultra special when you build it yourself, as you can see i even have some blood invested in this build (slipped with needle file);)
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    just an update... still waiting on the rowland barrel to ship so I have put about 200 rounds of .45acp through it to kinda break it in. It shoots great, the sights line up very quickly and naturally and i walked an empty ozarka water bottle accross the backyard with it at 20 yds. I took pictures of the groups but I cant figure out how to get them from my phone to the computer.

    The only con so far... shooting a couple hundred rounds has the finish dinged up a little around the ejection port. Its normal wear and tear but unlike a blued gun which will just wear a small shiny spot, the gun-kote actaully dings like a paintjob on a car. it aint bad and it should be expected but a slight raduis on all the sharp edges of future builds getting gun-koted should cure the problem. So im making a mental note of it and offering the advice for you future builders. I dont mind the wear but there is a way to prevent it;)
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    Suicide*Ride New Member

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    (Wiping the drool as I type) It's really rare to see beauty in a tool or piece of machinery.... :eek: :D JLA, Brother..... you really outdid yourself w/ that one! ;)

    I sure would like to fondle ol' girl....:p.... maybe 1 day we'll get to shake hands & swap our 'babies' @ a range/meet.

    SR :)
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a plan to me:) Thanks for the compliments...
  5. Shooter45

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    Looks good. One thing about a Gun Kote finish , not very durable. I refinished my race gun about 4 times the first year due to dings and scratches. I wasn't too careful with that pistol due the to fast and furious shooting style of the sport so it really wasn't a big deal. I could have parkerized the slide but not much I could so with the polymer frame. So, in my mind, GunKote was the way to go.

    Since no one has asked, I'll help with the break in if you will send the finished pistol and a case of ammo. :D:D

    I'm looking forward to the range report.
  6. JLA

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    me too. Im still waiting on the rowland barrel. I have been shooting it with a spare colt .45acp barrel Ive had for years and it groups about 3 inches at 25 yds. Im expecting better with the rowland as it will fit much tighter:)

    I do agree with you about the gun kote finish. I dont mind the dings and scratches either as it is simply a tool for putting holes in paper and bacon in my belly. Thanks for the kind words bossman.
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    Just an updater... The Clark .460 barrel assembly is still on backorder. Brownells claims theyll be back in stock the end of april...:(, guess ill have to stick with shootn .45 acp for now.;)
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    Suicide*Ride New Member

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    Every time I see your GREEN MACHINE - I want to pick it up & shoot it. :D


    SR







    (Pssssssst, hey JLA - I fixed your pics! ;))

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    STOP, STOP, already with these pictures of the "hog killer". I can't take it any more. :D
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    sweet SR, It seems I have 2 now. COOOOL!
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    The rowland barrel shipped today. I should have it by the weekend. S*R, looks like we'll be shootn .460s at the meet:D

    I get the finally completed monster photographed and a range report over the weekend:)
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    WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!! :D Yeah bay-bee! (Doin' the Cabbage patch! ;) :D)


    S*R
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    JLA, That is some kind of beautiful pistol. I'm looking forward to the range report on the rowland barrel.
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    mee too.;) Been aching to shoot the .460s since the bullets and brass arrived. Ive had 20 rds loaded for the audette ladder test just staring at me for weeks:D
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    Well folks, Here she is, All done and lookin mean... This thing is POWERFUL. I got my load developed. 11.0 gr Longshot under a 230 gr Golden saber. Im going to load up a box and shoot some groups and post the pics. I have one on my cell phone but i cant figure out how to put it on the 'puter':eek:.

    It hits as hard as a 240 gr .44 mag load but recoils like a light .357 mag load. that comp and the 24 lb spring makes all the difference. Its not hard at all to stay on target. Im gonna do some bullet expansion tests as well. I kinda wanna see what a golden saber does at 1300 fps since they open up good enough at 850:D I cant wait to shoot a pig with it:)

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    A nice picture of a beautiful pistol and those are awesome ballistics. Great job JLA well done. I have this mental picture of a hog just collapsing and tumbling to the ground.
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    I think you've got a wiinnaaa!! ;)

    "I have one on my cell phone but i cant figure out how to put it on the 'puter'"


    Re; the picture on your phone. It can be sent to your email & then you can download it from there. Go to the pictures in your phone, click on the picture, then click on the menu button & click on the "insert into message" icon. You'll have to save or add your email address in your phonebook.

    Hope that helps you Brutha. ;)

    When you get a chance for more pictures - take a few w/ the 460 rds standing or laying so they can be seen next to some 45acp for size comparison! :D





    (That weapon has a frickin drool factor of 10+! :D)

    S*R
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    Where's the smiley with drool running down the face..... That is one mean lookin 1911. One of the best at home custom jobs I've ever seen, I would have to fire it to deem it the absolute best though..(hint ... hint...):D:D
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    Ill have it and 100 rds at the TFF texas meet in West. All who attend are welcome to shoot it.
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    Ok I just texted the group to my email.... gotta go see if it worked...:)
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