.45 super in xd 45

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  1. damionchung

    damionchung XDTalk Newbie

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    i wanna try 45 super in my xd45 but i am scared it will damage it has anyone try the 45 super before?

     
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    I have not tried, but also share an interest in hearing about this.
     
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    Uh...AFAIK, .45 super is not for use in .45 ACP handguns, unless you have a conversion kit...
     
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    Don't be a 'bubba'. If you want to try the 45 Super, get an all-steel 1911, 26# springs and shok buffs and fire away ( a recoil reducer might help as well)...

    BEWARE: sharp back and front straps will remove hand skin...
     
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    I have fired Super in my XD45 Tactical. Not much because I don't want to batter my XD. I still don't know the rating of the stock XD spring but I do plan to test with a 28# or 30# spring. If the brass isn't thrown too far then I'll feel OK to fire limited amounts of Super in my XD.

    If you want to shoot alot of Super then you're better off with a steel 1911. But most people won't shoot alot of Super anyway.
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    Don't know about the XD, but I know you don't have to get an all-steel 1911 to fire .45 Super. A G21 with a 24# recoil spring handles .45 Super just fine.
     
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    Add me to the curious list. I have read anecdotal reports that XDs were ok to shoot Super, but any 'official' (researched and tested) list was either old or only listed a couple of guns.

    I doubt I would use Super for self- or home-defense because I fear overpenetration. It would be fun to try. However I might keep a few rounds just in case indestructo-zombies attack or something. :eek:
     
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    AKM XDTalk 1K Member

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    That's what 12ga slugs are for.
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    and rocket launchers.... i mean.... ummm......:D

    Turbo- who hates indestructo zombies real good
     
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    Don't forget the silver bullets....maybe that''s just for werewolves?
     
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    That's what them Silver Tips are for, gosh darn it! :shock: LOL!
     
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    Ever seen "Underworld"? I like the anti-vampire rounds with the UV-emitting dye...liquid sunshine! :cool:
     
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    OK

    I tried it.

    I have about 100 rounds left from my late unlamented 45 Super 1911 phase.
    http://www.realguns.com/archives/020.htm

    The load is a Laser Cast 225gr TC bullet and lots of Power Pistol. I have two loads. 1100fps and 1050fps.

    I had a tough time getting this to function in a Colt 1991A1. Never got the right recoil spring in. It was too much spring or not enough. When I got the right spring, it needed really stiff mag springs. When it did work, muzzle blast and recoil was too much for a handgun recoil weenie like me. I ended up using the cases and downloading to 1000fps. That combo works fine.

    I tried a few of the weaker 45 Super loads I still have in a XD45 Service. Runs about five rounds then jams. Stovepipes and FTFs abound. It is accurate enough but not really suited to the 4" XD45.

    I think that with the right recoil spring I could make a go of it with a XD45 Tactical. I have a Dons prototype GR that takes 1911 springs. I think a 26 or 28lb spring would work OK. At least well enough to use up the remaining 45 Super ammo I still have on hand.

    FWIW. THe 45 Super is a best a curiosity. If you want that kind of power level, go to a Roland or better yet a Magnumb revolver. It's not practical in a 1911 platform or the XD platform for that matter.

    I do plan to use the remaining 45 Super cases I have on hand (about 450) to make a +P loading using the 225gr hard cast bullet and Power Pistol to get to 950-1000 fps. This would be for hiking and general outdoor use.


    This is my opinion. Your opinion may vary.

    ZM
     
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    Zeke's statement that the .45 Super is at best just a curiosity is, in my opinion, a splendid analysis of this round.

    If you want to hunt with a semi-auto, Get the .460 Rowland or 10mm.
     
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    The Super is indeed a curiousity. It is overpowered for defense and underpowered for hunting. I wouldn't even have experimented with it if not for the fact that it shoots in handguns I already own with little modification, and loads on the same dies and identical setup for ACP.

    I found the Super with 230gr plated and jacketed bullets to be reliable in my tactical with the stock spring, with the 50 or so rounds I fired, although it was tossing brass pretty hard.
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