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.22lr Conversions???

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Chunky Mayonnaise, May 7, 2011.

  1. As I was browsing the STI website the other night I noticed they sell a .22lr conversion. Well since I just bought a Ranger II (and love it) I figure why not buy another STI product. So after a call to Brazos I come to find that this little gem is going to run me $463. This leads me to seek a little advice from the brain trust here on the forums. Is this conversion worth the money or should I just stick with my Buckmarks, and Mark II's? Are there any other conversions worth looking at? Specifically units that have a last round hold open. As always any input would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. I like my Kimber conversions. The 22/45 and Buckmarks come close but they are still not exactly like a 1911, so........

    The Advantage Arms has a last-shot hold open, IIRC.

    Kimber Rimfire Target .17
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    Kimber Rimfire Target .22
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  3. okie

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    I have a Kimber kit and it's awesome, the only thing I don't like is it don't lock back after the last shot:crying:
     
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  5. chakup

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    TacSol 22 kit is working great so far for me
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  6. awpk03s

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    I plan on picking up a Marvel sometime soon.
     
  7. G27RR

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    Does STI have their own conversion now, or is it still the rebranded Marvel/AA target unit like mine? I had thought STI discontinued the AA unit a while back due to availability problems or something.

    AA claims 1" groups at 50 yards with match ammo for the target models. I haven't tried it at that range but mine is quite accurate out to 25 yards. The last round hold open in nice.

    Here's mine on a Ranger II frame.
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  8. limbkiller

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    Get a GSG 1911 .22 and shoot the hell out of it. Don't understand sacrificing a 1911 when you get the same thing in the GSG.
     
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  10. G27RR

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  11. G27RR

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    Not much of a sacrifice, you can swap the slides back and forth in about 60 seconds, with the added benefit of practicing with the exact same trigger, etc as you use with a .45 slide on top.
     
  12. limbkiller

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    True but a whole new gun is fun and the GSG is is so much fun to shoot. I will shoot one or more of my 1911s then pick up the GSG and start shooting. See your point though. Either way it's cheaper shooting.
     
  13. G27RR

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    :thumbsup:
     
  14. FLIPPER 348

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    I shoot my dedicated Kimber/Fusion conversion more than 10:1 over the .45acp versions.

    FUN!