updated 02/24/2011
 
CCG, Inc
336 Shootout Lane
Princeton, LA 71067
318-949-9884 phone
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Press Release
NEW 460 ROWLAND
GUNS AND CARTRIDGES The 460 ROWLAND cartridge has been developed by Johnny Rowland of The Shooting Show TV program with assistance from Clark Custom Guns in Princeton, Louisiana. This new design has quietly been in the experimental stage for nearly two years and is coming to market with guns, factory ammo, brass and loading information available. This exciting new cartridge brings 44 Magnum class power to 1911 style semi autos and selected .45 caliber revolvers but with less recoil and muzzle blast than the mighty 44. Ballistics of the new 460 ROWLAND from a five inch barrel are as follows: 185 grain bullet at 1550 fps 200 grain bullet at 1450 fps 230 grain bullet at 1340 fps 185 grain bullet at 1350 fps (defense load) (factory ammo will be available from Georgia Arms, Villa Rica, GA 1-800-624-6861 and brass from Starline, Sedalia, MO 1-800-280-6660) This new design allows existing .45 caliber 1911 style guns to be converted to the 460 (with our drop-in kit) as well as conversions on certain .45 caliber revolvers utilizing the excellent Clark Custom Guns parts and machine work. New pistols, based on the fine Kimber 1911's, as well as new Ruger and Smith and Wesson revolver conversions will be for sale along with the first factory production revolver for this cartridge made by Dan Wesson. Additionally, we plan to introduce a semi-automatic carbine chambered for the 460 ROWLAND in the near future. The 460 ROWLAND will make use of standard .45 ACP loading dies (with simple adjustments) and bullet weights, but for safety reasons, the new cartridge will NOT chamber in unmodified .45 ACP guns. THIS IS THE BEST HANDGUN NEWS SINCE ELMER'S 44.
Case and Load Info
460 ROWLAND LOAD AND PRESSURE DATA:
The 460 ROWLAND has external dimensions identical to the .45 ACP case with the exception of length. The 460 case is approximately 1/16th an inch longer (460 ROWLAND case length is .957 in.) than the .45 ACP case to prevent chambering in an unmodified .45 ACP gun with safety as a prime consideration. Internally, the 460 ROWLAND case is much stronger than the .45 ACP case with an entirely different design and pressure capacity. Loading information for the 460 should NEVER!!!! be interchanged or substituted in .45 ACP cases; however, .45 ACP loads may be used in the 460 ROWLAND cases and fired in properly chambered guns with no apparent difficulty other than the possible need to reduce recoil spring pressure for satisfactory function in the semi autos. The 460 ROWLAND loaded round overall length is the same as the .45 ACP overall length to allow use of standard magazines and common accessories. We have established pressure limits for the 460 ROWLAND cartridge at or below 40,000 Copper Units of Pressure (C.U.P.) and believe this to be the optimum pressure limit for available guns and components. We want to extend our appreciation to the Accurate Arms Powders ballistics laboratory for assisting us with the following load data. All loads listed should be reduced 10% and gradually increased for each specific gun. The loads shown below should not be exceeded. Accurate Arms (primers: CCI 300 or Winchester WLP) (velocities taken from a 5 inch barrel) The 200 grain Hornady XTP really looks good. More loading information will soon be available. THIS IS THE BEST HANDGUN NEWS SINCE ELMER'S 44.

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