The Trophy Texas Longhorn, taken while Max was field testing our .45 Super Longslide, weighed in at a shade over 800 pounds and took two shots - one to anchor and one to finish. Proof positive that our .45 Super Longslide, in the right hands, is a serious big-game hunting pistol.
An additional benefit of our 6 and 7-inch slide is that the added mass of the slide, along with our High Performance Hunting Pistol features, not only dampens recoil, making the pistol very pleasant to shoot with the Super loads, it also allows us to shoot .45 ACP, .45 ACP+P, and .45 Super® interchangeably without any modification to the pistol. There has never been such a uniquely versatile 1911 as the .45 Super Longslide. It's a powerful but well-behaved and versatile handgun that most any 1911 aficionado will master quickly.
The 45 Super Longslide pistol features our exclusive case-colored finish. Case-coloring a 1911 slide is not all that difficult, but doing so to the frame is another story. Being so thin all over, it's very easy to warp the 1911 frame. However, we've got the temp and time factors perfectly figured to be able to now provide this extraordinarily beautiful finish. We also have other fine finishes and an engraving artist available so your .45 Super Longslide can be a brute in the field and still be the star at the barbeque.
We also offer Cerakote finishing and a selection of natural-material custom grips such as stag, giraffe bone, rams horn, and of course, exotic woods. These can be discussed in the design phase of placing your order.
Our .45 Super Longslide is available in a 6-inch version for $2,500 or the full 7-inch for $3000 featuring the case-colored finish and stag grips as seen below. Call for options and pricing.
Our performance improvement transforms a properly-constructed 1911 into a very serious hunting handgun. When combined with our 7-inch Longslide the results are, in a word, SUPER! Again, from our .45 Super Longslide the .45 Super's 255-grain bullet is launched at 1175 fps - a 40% increase over the standard .45 ACP 230-grain bullet at 830 fps. As stated before, which is worth repeating, when fired from our .45 Super Longslide the .45 Super® has more remaining energy at 200 yards than the .45 ACP has at the muzzle. While I’m not advocating the .45 Super® as a long range number, the stats just indicate how much more effective the Super is than the standard .45 ACP - when fired from our pistol.
Some consider the 200-grain 10mm Auto an adequate cartridge for taking boar, deer, and bear, and in the right hands it certainly has that potential. However, the .45 Super® with its larger diameter and heavier bullet has more remaining energy at 75 yards than the 10mm has at the muzzle. Again, when fired from our .45 Super Longslide. And, it does so with far less stress on the pistol than the 10mm.
Commercial ammunition is available from Underwood Ammo and Buffalo Bore, and Starline makes the brass - and you use standard .45 ACP loading dies to roll your own. What could be easier?
Having been the Testing and Service Manager at AMT (Arcadia Machine & Tool) during their heyday, I had the unique opportunity to test fire over a thousand of their .45 Hardballer Long Slide pistols. More importantly, through servicing them, I learned how to make a 7-inch long slide work really well.
Through the ensuing years I have patiently waited for the 1911 makers to resurrect the 7-inch long slide, but to no avail. Yes, there are 6-inchers, and we offer a 6-inch as well, but there's just something really special about a full 7-inch long slide. Aside from the longer sight radius, improved performance, and wonderful balance, our .45 Super Longslide just looks awesome! But, it's not just another pretty face.
Our .45 Super Longslide is intended and designed to be a no-nonsense, ultra-reliable big game hunting pistol. We adhere to the K.I.S.S. (keep it super simple) principle and our design parameters reflect the essential need of simplicity, accuracy, top-quality construction, and dependability under extreme hunting conditions.
The .45 Super Longslide is not your typical overbuilt cream puff 1911. It's simply a powerful, accurate, rugged and reliable pistol that shoots exactly where you point it with enough power to meet your challenges of it. While of “retro” design, the .45 Super Longslide is a serious handgun for the serious hunter, explorer, and outdoorsman.
For those desiring a truly magnificent .45 Super Longslide, we offer our case-colored .45 Super Longslide. Case-coloring a 1911 slide is not all that difficult, but doing so to the frame is another story. Being so thin all over, it's very easy to warp the 1911 frame. However, we've got the temp and time factors perfectly figured to be able to now provide this extraordinary finish for the .45 Super Longslide.
We begin with your high-quality 1911 frame such as a Colt, Kimber, Springfield Armory, Ruger, or other quality 1911. If you don't already have a frame, we suggest that you visit Caspian Arms, www.caspianarms.com , and look over their selection of fine 1911 receivers. You can purchase the receiver directly from Caspian and then send it to us for completion of your .45 Super Longslide. Call us if you have any questions.
Finding a good quality holster for your 7-inch .45 Super Longslide need not be the challenge you may imagine.
Contact our friends at LONE STAR HOLSTERS in Early, Texas and they will be happy to design and craft a high quality longslide holster for you.
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Our .45 Super Longslide is intended and designed to be a no-nonsense, ultra-reliable big game hunting pistol. We adhere to the K.I.S.S. Principle (keep it super simple) whenever possible and our design parameters reflect the essential need of simplicity, accuracy, top-quality construction, and dependability under extreme hunting conditions.
We plan to build a limited number of these Trophy Pistols and the line is forming. So, don't wait too long before calling to place your order and start the design process for your .45 Super Longslide. Call for details.
.45 SUPER®? Never heard of it.
Despite the fact that it has been on the scene since 1988, the .45 Super® seems to be one of the best-kept secrets in 1911 land. One would think that a cartridge that delivers such significant performance over the standard .45 ACP would be legend by now. But, it seems not so.
The .45 Super® is the brainchild of Dean Grennell, former gun writer and managing editor of Gun World magazine, and was co-developed by Tom Fergerson and Ace Hindman. Garey “Ace” Hindman was probably the foremost authority on the .45 Super® and he held the trademark to the name .45 Super. He was also of great assistance to me in the development of our .45 Super Longslide.
The .45 Super® cartridge is dimensionally identical to the original .45 ACP round. However, that’s were the similarity stops. The Super has a thicker head and web than the ACP and is loaded to higher pressures making it substantially more powerful than the hardball .45 ACP. This requires a substantially modified 1911 to effectively deal with the resulting stresses that provide that amazing increase in down range performance. It's more than just stronger springs.
To explain that increase in down range performance, when fired from our .45 Super Longslide the .45 Super® has more remaining energy at 200 yards than the .45 ACP has at the muzzle. And speaking of the ACP, if one chooses to shoot .45 ACP from our .45 Super Longslide, (yes, it shoots .45 ACP without modification) you can expect the same performance as when shooting .45 ACP+P from a standard 5-inch barrel.
One might think that adding 2 inches to a 1911 slide would make the pistol too long and bulky to be practical. However, few would argue that the Colt Single Action Army with the 4 3/4" barrel is, perhaps, one of the handiest revolvers to carry and use. Below is an exact size comparison between the .45 Super Longslide and the Colt SAA. Not as big and bulky as you may have thought.
Call us today to discuss your .45 Super Longslide!