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.45 not big enough for you any more? :lol:
 

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tace said:
.45 not big enough for you any more? :lol:
Thats what .45 Super is for. Fun round.
 

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Thats what .45 Super is for. Fun round.
No conversions for Hk.
Hrm, I remember reading somewhere that H&K USPs were rated for .45 Super. While I like my Glock this is one of the reasons I would like to get a USP tactical.

It would seem to me that so long as you have a fully supported chamber you would be cool for .45 Super as long as you had a sufficiently heavy recoil spring.
 

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I guess all it really is is the recoil spring and firing pin spring.

$8 conversion

It would be good for bear country.
 

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viper32cm said:
Malum Prohibitum said:
Thats what .45 Super is for. Fun round.
No conversions for Hk.
Hrm, I remember reading somewhere that H&K USPs were rated for .45 Super. While I like my Glock this is one of the reasons I would like to get a USP tactical.

It would seem to me that so long as you have a fully supported chamber you would be cool for .45 Super as long as you had a sufficiently heavy recoil spring.
Apparently, a lot of people with Hks are doing it, but Hk does not recommend it. At least one guy fired 6,000 rounds with no issues so far.
 

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The .45 Super ammo manufacturers push it.

The Triton web page, www.triton-ammo.com (http://www.triton-ammo.com) , says yes.

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Question: Can I use .45 Super ammunition in my HK USP?

Answer: We have tested a factory stock HK USP with .45 Super ammunition with excellent results. However, to minimize wear it is recommended that the recoil springs be changed every 3,000 rounds.
 

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Just a spring change

http://www.realguns.com/archives/020.htm

Worked for me. The 28 lbs spring won't work well with ball ammo. Functions well with Hydra Shocks though. I compromised on a 20 lbs spring for mostly ball use and rare 45 Super use.

IIRC Triton recomended a 20-24 lbs spring for 450 SMC. 450 SMC is 45 Super with a small pistol primer pocket.
 

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Re: Just a spring change

viper32cm said:
ber950 said:
IIRC Triton recomended a 20-24 lbs spring for 450 SMC. 450 SMC is 45 Super with a small pistol primer pocket.
Why would one use a small pistol primer?

http://www.buffalobore.com/ammunition/default.htm#45s
Two reasons
The pressure is high in 45 Super and you get some primer flow. The smaller primer reduces that.

45 Super was/is a trademarked name. Triton lost their license to manufacture it. Changing the cartridge and giving it a new name got around that.
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
tace said:
.45 not big enough for you any more? :lol:
.45 inches = 11.43 mm. :wink:
Can't resist........

Yeah I have heard that about you. :D
 

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:shakehead:

Uses oddball ammo and you can't shoot something more common in it.
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
So, does anybody here carry 10mm? :D
No but I want to. That and .357 Sig.
 

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viper32cm said:
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So, does anybody here carry 10mm? :D
No but I want to. That and .357 Sig.
I own and really like .357 sig, and except for the cost of the ammo it is great. Not a round that you would want would want to take to a class and shoot 1200 rounds.
 

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viper32cm said:
Malum Prohibitum said:
So, does anybody here carry 10mm? :D
No but I want to. That and .357 Sig.
I own and really like .357 sig, and except for the cost of the ammo it is great. Not a round that you would want would want to take to a class and shoot 1200 rounds.
But for cost reasons. The recoil is surprisingly manageable.
 

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budder said:
GrimJack said:
viper32cm said:
Malum Prohibitum said:
So, does anybody here carry 10mm? :D
No but I want to. That and .357 Sig.
I own and really like .357 sig, and except for the cost of the ammo it is great. Not a round that you would want would want to take to a class and shoot 1200 rounds.
But for cost reasons. The recoil is surprisingly manageable.
Yes, really for the cost, your WalMart price for 50 rounds of FMJ is getting to be about $20. That is fairly high when I can get the exact thing in 9mm at Dick's for $7 and 45ACP for $12. It is cheaper to fire your .223 than it is to shoot .357Sig. It seems that everyone says ammo has gone up quite a bit since the spring (9/1 ammo prices going WAY up). I have been paying $7/box for Remington UMC 9mm all year long and the 45ACP is close to the same price for me too. .357Sig on the other hand has gone from about $12/box to $20/box this year.

Also it is definately a snappier round than a 9, and considering the weight of my G32 (or my friends G33) it can be uncomfortable after you fire a couple hundred rounds. I find it particularly uncomfortable to fire a high number of rounds one handed with my left hand. Something you will do quite a bit if you take Ken's class at Firearmz.
 
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