I think everyone here would buy a 45ACP if Caracal or Steyr put one out.Just in case the folks at Caracal are paying attention... a .45ACP chambering would be a wonderful thing. I'd most certainly buy one, or two. :drool:
I'd take a 45 over a 10mm.I'm more a 9mm fan. Always have been, unless we are talking 1911's. That said a .45acp caracal f would be high on my gotta have list. Course 10mm would be nice too.
As ETH77 says, it all depends on the quality.As far as I know because of the pressure difference in a 10mm you can not convert a 40 to a 10m
The hi point is a good example for doing this but not necessarily other guns.The 40 S&W is a shorter case than the 10mm, but the same diameter. Therefore, the 40 fits in a 10, but not vice versa. A 40 S&W "could" be rechambered - the chamber stretched to 10mm - and provided the chamber wall was thick enough in the new portion of the chamber, you could shoot 10mm nicely. The timing will change, so you'd need a new, heavier recoil spring to keep from trapping brass in the receiver opening. It's not exactly like it meant the 40 was over engineered, just that the barrel had enough wall thickness. I'm all in favor of wall thickness.
The Steyr M/S series were designed as 40 S&W first, so one might, I say advisedly, might, be able to do that with a Steyr. I wouldn't shoot any +P+ loads though.
I don't know if I agree with this. Hi-Point firearms appear to be "over engineered" in the sense that there is a LOT of material (built "to brick standards"); there is a lot of material because the guns are made out of pot metal, so it requires twice as much to last half as long.The hi point is a good example for doing this but not necessarily other guns.
... They are over engineered, not all firearms are build to brick standards. They are usually a bit more than enough but not to much.