DISCLAIMER: All our 1911 kits use standard un-ramped barrels and barrel bushings. If you need a fully ramped barrel, bull barrel or any specific combination please contact us for pricing and availability. For best results we only recommend using single-stack 1911’s.
While our conversion kits are designed to be a drop-in fit to most standard 1911’s, there is a possibility that your barrel may need to be gunsmith fit. Minor fitting/adjustments are common when installing any aftermarket part into your 1911. The 1911 platform is extremely popular with thousands of models put out by hundreds of companies. Each gun is different and we produce our barrels to fit in most guns while still being functional.
We are more than happy to help if you run into any fitting issues.
About the Tougher Buffer
With it’s two-piece full length guide rod and open-ended guide rod plug, The .460 Rowland® Tougher Buffer System is elegant and versatile.
It lasts longer and is simply more effective than other recoil assemblies available.
Our Tougher Buffer Guide Rod is .25″ in diameter (thinner than most) to accommodate the flat-wound springs we like so much.
Ships with our standard 20Lb Flat-Wound, Dual-Action Spring. This is the spring that we have found works best in most standard 5″ 1911’s to cycle both .45 ACP and .460 Rowland through the .460 Rowland Conversion Kit.
We have more Flat-Wound, Dual-Action springs available for your tuning needs!
About the V2 RECOIL DAMPER
If you’ve been disappointed by other recoil systems we have a solution for you.
If you’re ready to upgrade your handgun to a truly superior recoil system that will not break or fail, the 460 ROWLAND® V2 RECOIL DAMPER is the upgrade for you. This device really works, folks.
The 460 Rowland V2 Recoil Damper is a precision-machined “micro-motor” designed to manage slide speed and recoil. It consists of a piston and cylinder coupled with our 30-50,000 cycle reaction spring. It actively slows the slide, regardless of force, in the last inch and a half of travel, working much like the air brakes on a semi truck.
With that force absorbed, the reaction spring now has only to return the slide. This enables you to use whatever tension you like that will return it to battery: Higher for a rugged backwoods environment, very light for competition shooting…or anything in-between.
This was John Browning’s original
intent for the spring. It is now realized again with today’s more powerful rounds. And the V2 Recoil Damper will work with any caliber.
The V2 Recoil Damper includes a Standard Reaction Spring and a set of six SS Shims.
Different Reaction Spring tensions and additional Shims, including more elegant Brass Shims, are available to suit your needs.
CLICK HERE for Installation Instructions
Installation is a breeze! Check out how to install our standard 1911 conversion and Tougher Buffer here:
Special Note: Stainless Steel Guns
All 1911’s are a bit different and in some rare instances the higher friction of the stainless steel will prevent you from shooting both .460 Rowland® and .45 ACP from the same set-up. Should that happen with your gun, additional tuning may be needed. This is a relatively simple task. And of course, if you need any help or advice along the way, we are always here to help in person in Tulsa, via email or over the phone (918) 928-7460. We have successfully converted hundreds of Stainless Steel guns….yours can be the next!
If you’d rather have us do the install, tuning and testing, you can always ship us your entire gun for conversion!