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    .45 Super in Glock 21?

    Hey all, just wondering if a Glock 21 will handle .45 Super loads...? Thanks,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.45_Super

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    i also read in guns and ammo that there is coming a convrsion kit for the glock to handle the .50GI !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    Thanks again Mike, you're the man with the answers! I saw on that link that the pistol must be ported, so I guess it's a committed conversion... Unlike the 50GI conversion, which allows you to go back and forth between 45 and 50 simply by swapping out the barrel/spring etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    i also read in guns and ammo that there is coming a convrsion kit for the glock to handle the .50GI !!
    I saw that conversion kit too, but according to this link the 50GI doesn't really offer anything more than a 45, other than greater bullet diameter. It seems to really increase absolute power, the 45 Super is the ticket....

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_GI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booya View Post
    Thanks again Mike, you're the man with the answers!
    My Google-Fu is strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Booya View Post
    Thanks again Mike, you're the man with the answers! I saw on that link that the pistol must be ported, so I guess it's a committed conversion... Unlike the 50GI conversion, which allows you to go back and forth between 45 and 50 simply by swapping out the barrel/spring etc...
    Correction: After reading ACE's FAQ (what a concept..) I see that a converted pistol can fire 45 Super or 45 ACP rounds with nothing to switch/change, making it even more versatile (and more powerful) than the 50GI conversion.

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    I want a XD50GI Super!!!

    Never mind, I'll just buy a .50AE Desert Eagle....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    Well, Ace Custom isn't responding to my voicemail. But I'm wondering about their "Glock Super 45conversion kit". It seems there's a few unnecessary items in there, plus it requires some kind of porting by another company, with no link to that company...? There must be an easier way...

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    That was just the first thing that popped up when I Googled "Glock 21 .45 Super conversion." I'm sure there are others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    That was just the first thing that popped up when I Googled "Glock 21 .45 Super conversion." I'm sure there are others.
    There aren't actually, as Ace has the patent of "45 Super". But what I've since learned (practicing Google-Fu) is that all that is required is a stiffer recoil spring. Porting is mentioned a couple places but not required... And Buffalo Bore manufactures 45 Super ammo, so that what I'll do for the times I backpack into black bear territory...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booya View Post
    There aren't actually, as Ace has the patent of "45 Super". But what I've since learned (practicing Google-Fu) is that all that is required is a stiffer recoil spring. Porting is mentioned a couple places but not required... And Buffalo Bore manufactures 45 Super ammo, so that what I'll do for the times I backpack into black bear territory...

    Correct, just get a stiffer recoil spring.

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