A Kimber 1911 converted to fire the more devastating but obscure .460 Rowland cartridge. It has nearly double the PSI of a .45 ACP round, with the .460 Rowland generating about 40,000 PSI. The elevated pressure levels requires several modifications to a 1911 platform, such as a compensator. (GRH)
A comp is not required to convert a .45 to .460 Rowland, however whoever is shooting the gun will greatly appreciate it. The conversion for a 1911 consists of two heavy recoil springs, a new barrel, and a new guide rod. .45 ACP can still be fired out of a gun converted to .460.
.460 Rowland comes close to .44 Magnum power out of a handy auto loader friendly package.
A Polish Soldier from Bravo Combat Group acting as a QRF (Quick Reaction Force) during training and combat operations in Afghanistan – 26th June 2011.
KSP90 (FN Minimi)
Tuer pour vivre (“killing to live”, the original title being Shoot to kill), also known as the more politically correct Tirer pour vivre (“shooting to live”) is the French translation of Steven Johnson method to learn to shoot, and was developped for Canadian army shortly after WW2. Photo by CK.
U.S. and Afghan forces provide security during a dismounted patrol near Combat Outpost Mizan, Mizan District, Zabul Province, Afghanistan. Aug. 16, 2010.