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Old 06-09-2012, 09:08 PM   #25696
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.22 conversion for a 1911?

Howdy folks,

Gun Tests recently had some 1911's chambered from the factory for .22lr. Looks like a fun way to save some money at the range. Question is, drop ~$500 for a 'dedicated' .22 or pick up a conversion kit (~$350) for a gun I already own? I do own multiple semi-auto and revolver .22's, just want something different, I guess.

Thanks.

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Old 06-09-2012, 09:18 PM   #25697
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I had the Sig 1911-22 and ended up selling it. Wasnt near as accurate as my Ed Brown Special Forces. I'd like to try a Marvel Precision Unit 1 sometime.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:26 PM   #25698
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Howdy folks,

Gun Tests recently had some 1911's chambered from the factory for .22lr. Looks like a fun way to save some money at the range. Question is, drop ~$500 for a 'dedicated' .22 or pick up a conversion kit (~$350) for a gun I already own? I down own multiple semi-auto and revolver .22's, just want something different, I guess.

Thanks.
Just bought the Colt 1911 Rail in 22 and really like it. Unload3d it is the same size and feel of my Kimber.

I'll probably save the $$ in ammo that I paid for the gun in a year or two. Or maybe a week as I will shoot this a lot more!

Liked the Sig 22 also
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:48 PM   #25699
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Holy cows, that Marvel conversion would cost more than a whole gun...

And it looks like that Colt Rail Gun is made by Walther, and can be had for $400-ish. Very tempting...


On an unrelated note, I just found out the gun shop located about a mile from my house is for sale. That'd sure beat my 45 mile commute. Anybody got $350k I could borrow?
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:38 PM   #25700
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I went to a local indoor range today for my first experience in firing a handgun. I have to admit that when I first entered the range with my rental - SIG P226 in 9mm - and target, the sound of the other guns going off made me jump a little, but that went away quickly. I liked the SIG, and plan on going back, and wanted to ask if what other pistols I should try. The guy behind the counter suggested a Glock 17, but he also had a whole counter full of choices...

I would eventually like to buy a pistol - primarily for target shooting at this time. No home defense as I have kids at home and it would be a long time before I felt comfortable having anything inside the house for a home defense type situation.

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Pistol safe.

www.gunvault.com is the one I have.

Try shooting a CZ75 sometime.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:35 AM   #25701
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Pistol safe.

www.gunvault.com is the one I have.

Try shooting a CZ75 sometime.
The CZ75 platform rocks.

AZ have you tried any of their polymer guns?
I'm not a fan of polymer but I did have an XDsc in 9. The XD was just as dependable as my CZ and a good little shooter for a short barrel.

Any issues with the CZ poly guns?
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:18 AM   #25702
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The CZ75 platform rocks.

AZ have you tried any of their polymer guns?
I'm not a fan of polymer but I did have an XDsc in 9. The XD was just as dependable as my CZ and a good little shooter for a short barrel.

Any issues with the CZ poly guns?
Not yet. I'd like to try a P-07 though.

I tried an XDsc in 40 once...that was a snappy sombitch.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:19 AM   #25703
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Try shooting a CZ75 sometime.


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Old 06-10-2012, 08:42 AM   #25704
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Thanks for the suggestions and the humor - I knew I came to the right place.

I'll see if the range has a CZ, and I'll check out the Glock and some others. Happy shooting all.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:22 AM   #25705
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The CZ75 platform rocks.

AZ have you tried any of their polymer guns?
I'm not a fan of polymer but I did have an XDsc in 9. The XD was just as dependable as my CZ and a good little shooter for a short barrel.

Any issues with the CZ poly guns?

Have a few thousand rounds through my CZ "duty" 9mm with a poly bottom-
Love it. Essentially a 75 style with a few changes (internal), acts much the same as the slightly bigger/older brothers.

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Old 06-10-2012, 10:01 AM   #25706
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Holy cows, that Marvel conversion would cost more than a whole gun...

And it looks like that Colt Rail Gun is made by Walther, and can be had for $400-ish. Very tempting...


On an unrelated note, I just found out the gun shop located about a mile from my house is for sale. That'd sure beat my 45 mile commute. Anybody got $350k I could borrow?
I have the SIG 1911-22. (same as the GSG and the Colt versions)
Took a few mags worth to get it broke in, but now it cycles nicely. FAR better than my buddy's Chiappa 22 1911. Plus the GSG guns have weighted magazines that drop free easily, the Chiappa does not and the mags hang.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:00 PM   #25707
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..the sound of the other guns going off made me jump a little
Indoor range especially you should double plug; i.e. foam plugs + ear muffs (electronics are good for this). Protect your hearing.
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Old 06-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #25708
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I put a set of Hogue grips on my 5906 this morning:



What an improvement over the factory grips! The stock ones were hard plastic and slippery as hell. I really like the Hogues,

After I got the grips installed I went through a bunch of my stuff looking for the original case for my XD-40 since I decided to put it up for sale.

Besides the case I found a bunch of other stuff I forgot I owned, including an entire gun. A couple of years ago I bought a Sig Mosquito from a guy, put it away and totally forgot about it.

It was like Christmas!
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:06 PM   #25709
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Put your hands on them all. Shot what feels comfortable to you. For target and IDPA (youtube it) try the XDM5.25.
Fixt.

I like the feel of my XDM 3.8, and it gets good reviews on a regular basis.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:09 PM   #25710
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Heeeeey you guys!

Does anyone use a double magazine case for their double-stack metal mags?

The reason I'm asking is I got a Blackhawk case and while I like the way it holds the mags, I don't like the way it fits over my Wilderness Instructor CSM belt. The belt holes are too thin and it's a huge PITA to pull the belt through it.

If I had a Glawk I would buy one from Wilderness, but their mag cases don't work with my mags.

I might just end up getting another Blackhawk single.
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