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1911's in .22lr?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by glock2619, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. glock2619

    glock2619 Work in Progres

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    So, what's the verdict on these things? There's a bunch of them out there.

    Which ones work well?

    Which work well with bulk ammo (Fed/Remington/etc.)? I don't see the need to get something that needs premium fuel.

    Which are to be avoided?

    Conversion top halves a better value? Which of those work well?

    They are peaking my interests a little bit but mostly my dad's pretty excited about something like this. I didn't have a chance to check out any of these at SHOT.

    Off topic a bit, but a similar question would be does anyone have any experience with any Glock conversions? I have the same questions about those.

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  2. bac1023

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    The Sig/GSG is decent.

    Some others not so much
     


  3. Fatman73

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    The GSG is a good shooter built solid no rattles well made we shoot it alot with no issues i had alot of 22lr and there was standard velocity mixed in with the high and it shot the standard like crap that tiny bit made a difference they dont seem to be picky on ammo brand just the velocity
     
  4. win

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    any thoughts on the Browning 1911 22lr
     
  5. Ruggles

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    I had the Puma version, felt way to much like a toy to me so I sold it. Next time I am going with a conversion slide on a true 1911 frame.
     
  6. The Browning is like 75% or 80% the size of a 1911 so it does not feel the same in your hand or compatible with holsters designed for the 1911.

    I recently scored a great deal on a NIB GSG 1911 for $270 plus tax. It is well built, has functioned with everything that I have run through it. A large number of the parts are compatible with a standard 1911 so you can effectively build a pretty accurate copy of your carry gun to train with.
     
  7. Brucev

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    Marvel makes a really nice top end that fits on a normal 1911 frame. JMHO.
     
  8. Nestor

    Nestor Lean & Mean

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    Sooner or later I will put my hands on Browning. It's 85% of the original size...I don't know why not 100%, but it's still cool and in the configuration that I actually prefer.
     
  9. Lew-G17

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    I have finally seen and handled one of the Browning 1911-22 pistols. I will purchase on once they become more widely available and the prices get reasonable. I love the small size and light weight of the pistol.
     
  10. RH45

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    I handled one of the Brownings at my local gun shop, and it kind of felt like a toy to me.
     
  11. ctfireman

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    GSG is legit. Also it accepts most 1911 goodies.
     
  12. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I've heard good things about the GSG/Sig version.
     
  13. I like mine. Been a great shooter. It makes it to every range trip.

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  14. glock2619

    glock2619 Work in Progres

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    Sounds like the Sig is the way to go. Thanks for the help everyone.
     
  15. limbkiller

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    The Sig and the GSG are the same gun. Better looking grips but that is all.
     
  16. glockarmor

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    I just picked up a Rock Island XT22 and IMHO it's superior to anything I've seen. All steel on a real 1911 lower.. I'm also told that they are going to be selling a combo that has 22 and 45ACP uppers so you can swap between the two. Works well with CCI blazers and I'm told Remington Thunderbolts.. I can attest to the function with the CCIs.. It's a little more expensive than the others but appears to be built like a Russian tank.

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  17. Nestor

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    Wow! That's nice gun. I never heard of this model before. Must look around.
     
  18. itstime

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    I fondled the Sig yesterday at the show. It's on my short list for sure.
     
  19. glock2619

    glock2619 Work in Progres

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    Well, it just so happened my local pusher had a used (unfired?) FDE Sig GSG for a nice price. I may end up going that route.

    Having said that, that RIA is VERY interesting. I had not seen that before. Hmmmm.
     

  20. It's a new model for RIA. Just hitting the market now.

    http://centerfiresystems.com/ac-ri1911-22lr.aspx