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Old June 24, 2012, 11:01 PM   #1
jasmith85
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Anyone converted a RIA 1911 to 45 Super?

I have replaced my Rock Island Armory 1911 with a Smith & Wesson M&P45 as my 45 of choice so I'm looking into what to do with the 1911. The Rock Island isn't exactly a collector's item so at first I was going to sell it, but I don't really want to take a loss on a gun that I've only put around 100 rounds through. I've been reading up on converting it to 45 Super and have been seeing mixed reviews about whether or not the frame and slide of a Rock Island can hold up to the pounding it would take. Has anyone done this and if so, how does the gun hold up? Also, will the gun still be able to fire 45 ACP after all of the parts are changed or will I have feeding or ejecting problems? I have found plenty of information on what parts I need to get changed but if you have successfully done this what all did you do to your gun?
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