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.22 caliber 1911 lookalikes?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Z71, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. Z71

    Z71

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    A pal of mine has been on the search for the 'perfect' .22 caliber 1911 practice/plinking pistol for about a year now.

    His first purchase was the Chiappa...then the GSG..now he wants either a Colt(Umarex..not original Ace) or a Kimber.

    He offered me my pick of the Chiappa or the GSG/ATI or both this morning. We went out and shot them both..and then went to lunch while I thought about it.

    I really wanted to buy his GSG...it is a substantialy superior looking piece of hardware compared to the Chiappa. However the grip safety wasn't working at all! That and it was the lesser in the reliability having several failure to feeds.

    The Chiappa on the otherhand looks like an 'airsoft' gun..has the key lock on the slide..just generaly looked inferior to some degree. The gripsafety being a non-issue with the Chiappa as it ain't got one(just looks like it has one). Cheesy plastic mags too The Chiappa was also by far the most reliable with no failures of any sort with two brands of bulk ammo. Accuracy was nip and tuck between the two..but I thought the Chiappa was maybe slightly more accurate.

    I wheedeled him down on price on the Chiappa 1911-22 and bought it. However I keep thinking(and reading) that the GSG/ATI 1911 .22 should be the superior gun despite the problems it exhibited. This got me to wondering if 1911 parts would interchange with with the GSG .22 pistol.

    Are the GSG 1911 .22 pistol's fire control parts interchangable with 1911 pieces?
     

  2. Z71

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    Dollars
     
  3. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    You get what you pay for.


    The Chiappa is pot metal crap and the rest are all made by the same airsoft company.
     
  4. Lew-G17

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    Your 1911 with a Kimber 22LR conversion is the best thing I have used.
     
  5. eyelikeglasses

    eyelikeglasses Hooah, Hooah.

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    Thanks for the info OP. I'm in the market for a .22 1911.
     
  6. bac1023

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    As a stand alone pistol, I like the GSG/Sig.
     
  7. Z71

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    I sure like the looks of the GSG better myself.

    I sort-of want the little small Browning .22..it's a cutie but expensive!

    The Chiappa I bought looks cheap..was cheap..works great. Looks much like a Marksman BB pistol with wood grips...although it does fairly replicate a 1911 in size weight and function.
     
  8. Ruble Noon

    Ruble Noon "Cracker"

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    Yeah those little Browning's are cute. I saw one at the gun show last weekend and now I want one.
     
  9. Lew-G17

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    I love my baby Browning 1911-22. It is light, accurate, reliable, and great in a backpack in the woods.
     
  10. There's a mag disconnector on the stock gun. So with the mag remove, the fire control won't work. And the grip safety locks up and won't move.

    About 80% of the parts will interchange with standard 1911 parts. As for fire controls; hammer, hammer strut, trigger, disco. The sear pin is smaller than standard, so the regular sear will be loose with the GSG sear pin.

    Here's mine. It comes to every range session...
    [​IMG]
     
  11. pakettle

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    Have the little browning and the sig, great shooters.
     
  12. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

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    I've shot the Sig and was impressed with the fit and finish considering the price point. A lot of .22s are finicky until you find a load they like.
     
  13. pakettle

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    The only ammo I have used so far is cci mini mags and federal bulk paks from walmart. I had a few rounds of rem goldens, but they do not chamber well in either gun. I'm sure there are other brands that work well, but because I have 5000 rounds of federals and 2000 rounds mini's I havn't tried any other brands.
     
  14. limbkiller

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    I love my GSG and it goes to the range with me as Cuong said every time. Eats anything 1150fps or faster I put in it so far. And lots of parts are interchangeable.

    [​IMG]