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.22 Conversion Kits

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Janno05, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Janno05

    Janno05

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    Who's got one and what do you have. My new STI came in yesterday, which is a rebranded Advantage Arms target model (but I got it without the 6-8 week wait). I haven't been able to shoot it yet but it feels like a solid kit. I had a standard Advantage Arms conversions for my Glock which was accurate and reliable, but on a polymer frame was far too light. This one feels right in the weight department and I prefer the 1911 anyways. My new holster should be here next week and I will be ready to tear the range up!
     
  2. nastytrigger

    nastytrigger Mediocre Member

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    Tag. I have a AA kit for my G21, but was thinking about a Kimber for my Springfield. I would buy a AA for it too. Need more info.
     


  3. Quack

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    I use a Wilson/Marvel Unit 2
    It's a lot better than the Wilson/Ciener or Kimber/Ciener conversions I've had.

    The Kimber wouldn't fit onto my Springfields slide.
     
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  4. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    The STI/AA conversion was designed by Bob Marvel and is an updated "Marvel Unit 1"
     
  5. G27RR

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    Is this the one you got? I've been happy with mine.

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  6. Janno05

    Janno05

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    That's the one. What ammo are you having luck with? I plan on breaking it in with mini mags and then seeing what works. I can't wait to get it out and see what it will do.
     
  7. G27RR

    G27RR

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    I do the same thing with .22s and start them with CCI. I've been using 40gr CCI mini mags with good results. I haven't tried match ammo or anything like that because it shoots well enough with the CCI.
     
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  8. CAcop

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    I've got a Kimber comversion that was made after they switched from Ciener. I called Kimber to make sure since Ceiner has a less than stellar rep. Works just fine for me. Very accurate. We have half size targets at work and I am able to keep them in the head at 25 yards standing shooting just slow enough to make the hits.
     
  9. MoFormula

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    I have an Marvel Unit 1. Didn't really shoot it much until a couple of month ago. Wow is it fun. I love it.
     
  10. okie

    okie GT Mayor

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    I have a Kimber kit(made by Kimber not Ceiner) It works great(it is picky about what it eats, it likes CCI and Aguila) The only thing I don't like about it is it don't lock back after the last round:supergrin:
     
  11. Lew-G17

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    I have a Kimber conversion for my 1911's and it has run perfectly with any ammo for me.
     
  12. Deployment Solu

    Deployment Solu Kydex Crafter

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    I have several different Marvel .22 conv kits in different configurations. I have never had a problem with them! They are a much higher quality than the others. Their Customer Service (Shiela) is great!!( I called to order some extras, they came fast and the prices were great!!)

    STI/Nighthawk/Wilson all sell Marvel Kits in one form or another, regardless whose name is on it!! Truly the Cadillac of .22 conv kits for 1911s. Now, if they would just make one for the GLOCK!!!!!
     
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  13. JoeInKS

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    Now please excuse the potentially dumb question but........

    on a 1911 with a great slide to frame fit (no side to side movement, ball-bearing like back to front movement, etc.), does using a conversion kit do anything to ruin that fit considering that it's probably made to be more lax in tolerances??

    Thanks
     
  14. toaddad

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    I have a .22 CZ Kadet slide for my CZ-75B. It has high visability, adjustable sights and is quite accurate. I shoot CCI ammo out of it and have not had any reliability issues thus far. Makes a fun plinking and woods gun, especially if you bring along the 9mm barrel as well.
     
  15. CAcop

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    The slides of comversion kits tend to be made of aluminum so it should wear rather than your frame. OF course lube will help prevent wear. Basically if you can get it on your gun it isn't going to damage it.
     
  16. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    the Kimber kits work great, I have 2 and the Cliner kits work fantastic also, I have 2
     
  17. RH45

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    I've got an old Wilson (made by Marvel), and in any of my pistols that have factory, or, close to factory trigger jobs on, it works fine, but, on my competition guns, that have 20 oz. trigger pull weights, it won't run, unless I put in a stronger mainspring.
     
  18. rfe959

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    I have the kimber kit in black on a Kimber Stainless II.
     
  19. TSAX

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    The Kimber kit has been able to eat all of the .22 ammo I've feed it with no issue.
     
  20. rsxr22

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    The marvel's have always worked extremely well. I had bad luck with the Kimber and havent tried any of the others mentioned.