9x23 and 38 super have nearly the same dimensions EXCEPT for the rim. 9x23 has a slight taper from mouth to end and 38 super is straight walled. 38 super is semi-rimmed and 9x23 is rimless and the rim size is nearly identical to 9mm luger. The 38 Super and 9mm Colt slides that I have worked with have different breech dimensions. I like 38 supercomp which is a 38 super case with 9mm size rim. That way I can use my 38 super dies and my 9mm slide. SOme 38 super Colt slides are wide enough to take a .40/10mm case.Originally posted by Springfield No.1:
I could be mistaking but I always thought that it was the other way around. You know since the 9x23 has nearly the same dimensions as the .38 super. But then again I could be wrong
This isn't true with all guns. The ramp on the Colt 9mm is shallower....45 is deeper and wider. Sometimes, a 9mm/38 super/9x23 top end on a 45 frame will result in nose dive jams. The 10mm frame looks more like the 9/38 super than the 45 to me.Originally posted by Dave Sample:
A 10mm frame :ie: reciever is the same as any other. You should leave the feed ramp alone.
I have had the same experience in most cases where it seemed a whole lot easier than everyone said. After doing several, I started to realize what all of the fuss was about.Originally posted by BBBBill:
First line - feeling is mutual. Your opinion is as good as any other so long as you can express it a bit more tactfully.Originally posted by Dave Sample:
I don't know how many guns you have built and I don't care.
If you want to bet your life on plastic in a carry gun, so be it. They are built for lawyers, not pistoleros.
On top of the reasons/hassles I already gave, you can convert a gun for much less than $550 and have a match barrel and better fit to boot. Chances are you are going to have to add tax and or shipping on top of that $550.Originally posted by CastleBravo:
In a world where you can get a blue Delta Elite for as little as $550 if you shop around I'm not sure what the point is either.