As for the idea that the show may discourage kids from pursuing science…HOGWASH! While I am not a scientist I carried a curriculum heavy in science classes because the things I learned in my elementary and junior high science classes were COOL! I wanted to learn more about them. The idea that something I had just learned about in my 8th grade science class was referenced on a popular TV show would have encouraged me (. “Hey….other people think that’s cool too!”) I would not have thought twice about the “perception” of the characters.
Hi Daweo! If you do little research, you’ll notice that conversion kits are rare and expensive. They DO pop up for sale from time to time, though at the usual price tag of a approx. 500USD, 10mm AUTO and 357/45 GWM cost considerably more, let alone 9mm Win Mag(these are super rare). The gun is originally designed around the 45 Win Mag, actually by request from ammo company Winchester-Olin, who at some time early eighties had 1 million 45 Win Mag cartridges in their inventory and there were no other guns except few odd Wildey pistols(which had very limited production numbers) chambered for the cartridge. There are semiauto handguns chambered for “lesser” magnum cartridges on the market, ie. Coonan 357 or Desert Eagle 357, 10mm Auto is also widely available in different formats. For non-handloaders, those are if not better, certainly more economical choices if you plan to shoot your gun regurarly.