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 Post subject: 40 in a sr 1911
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:37 am 
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Can you shoot 40 s&w in a sr 1911 like you can in a colt delta 1911?


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 Post subject: Re: 40 in a sr 1911
PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:07 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 40 in a sr 1911
PostPosted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:36 am 
Hunter

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yotesmoker wrote:
Can you shoot 40 s&w in a sr 1911 like you can in a colt delta 1911?


But why???


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 Post subject: Re: 40 in a sr 1911
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:16 pm 
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Why do you think it’s ok on the Delta elite?

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 Post subject: Re: 40 in a sr 1911
PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:05 pm 
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If one had a Ruger SR1911-10 and fit a new barrel in it for 40S&W and probably a new recoil spring and of course 40 S&W mags then I think it would be doable. Best to consult a local gun smith. Below the difference in rounds with the revolver on the top which is a 10mm/40S&W Ruger Blackhawk Convertible which has a cylinder for each round.

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The expense might be worth it in 1911 land if one had a source of cheap or free 40 S&W.

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 Post subject: Re: 40 in a sr 1911
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:57 pm 
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Tim from Military Arms Channel does it at 3:22 in this video and it works perfectly fine: https://youtu.be/IGUJEkWPqEk


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 Post subject: Re: 40 in a sr 1911
PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:16 am 
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Yotesmoker: The Colt Delta Is A 10mm. The sr1911 Is a .45acp. Shooting A 40 In A 10mm May Work Because It Is Held In Place By The Extractor Not The Case Mouth.


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 Post subject: Re: 40 in a sr 1911
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:35 pm 
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For what it's worth, I shot a box of 40's and it worked just fine. That said, I'll not be doing that again unless forced to.


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 Post subject: Re: 40 in a sr 1911
PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:05 pm 
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Hey get wood

You do know Ruger makes a st 1911 10mm don't you

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 Post subject: Re: 40 in a sr 1911
PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2021 7:58 am 
Buckeye

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With the Delta or a Ruger 10, & the rest, shooting 40 in them usually works, but it won't work for long.

The extractor is holding the case against the breech face instead of 10mm being properly chambered & headspacing off the case mouth.

I'm not going to set out to prove it, but firing the 40's in the 10mm barrel will surely brake the extractor in time. If not, it's still likely to get spring & out of adjustment.

If I had to? Yeah. But otherwise, like said, I'm not going to take the chance on messing up my stuff.


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 Post subject: Re: 40 in a sr 1911
PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:19 am 
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