I am looking to purchase another Springfield XD-45 to convert to .460 Rowland. My XD has a 4" barrel and I need the 5" for the conversion. I found a great deal on a XD-45 Gap, but I don't have any interest unless it can be converted. Does anyone have any experience with this?
I wanting the .460 to take camping in grizzly country with my family. Last year we packed with Super Redhawk .44 Mag, a SW 586 .357, or a double barrel .410 loaded with .000 buck slugs, but none were ideal.
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April 21, 2011, 11:11 PM
I don't think the conversion would work, I may be wrong. I think the GAP frame is slimmer...
April 22, 2011, 12:21 AM
Yeah right off the bat the .45 GAP has a smaller frame than .45 ACP. That was the only selling point for it.
April 22, 2011, 03:55 AM
April 22, 2011, 10:32 AM
IIRC the only XD that is readily converted to the .460 is the " Tactical " model ( 5"bbl) .45acp. The reason for this is that it uses a " conventional" recoil spring system rather than the captive system of the 4" and smaller xd pistols . At least one maker of the conversions is only making them for the 5" last i knew .
April 22, 2011, 05:23 PM
That's all good info and just what I needed. Thanks all. Gander Mountain has the used XD-45 Gap for $399. Since I'm passing, here is the link: