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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by scotzz, Jan 19, 2013.
Anyone have experience with the Advantage Arms .22 LR conversion kit for G19 Gen 4?
Last time I priced one I decided it was cheaper to just by a .22 pistol.
True in some cases but if I don't need a permit for the kit then it makes sense. (NJ requires a permit for each handgun)
Luv the AA Kits. Have 5 and they work great with the right ammo. Mini-Mags and Remington Bulk G.B.'s work the best in all of mine.
2 ea. G19/23 Kits (Target & LE)
1 ea. G21
1 ea. G30
1 ea. 1911
Also Ciener for 1911, Ciener for AR and M261 Military for M16.
Also have .22 pistols and rifles but use the kits most of the time so as to practice with what I carry.
Most range trips I shoot a couple of mags full caliber, install kit and shoot ever how many(couple of hundred rds.) and then finish up with full caliber again so as to stay current with the noise and recoil.
Has anyone tried the one they sell at glock store.com??
Just bought another AA Glock 19/23 LE Kit. It is my 6th kit and my 5th Glock kit.
The magazines are totaly different from my other Glock Kits.
The mag body looks unlike any I have ever seen and the floor plate is molded into the body and can't be removed. I don't know how you could clean them or replace any insides such as springs or followers.
The feed lips are metal and the mags WILL NOT dropfree as all my others.
There is no mag loader and the foam insert for the mag has not been cut for a loader.
Wonder when and why the changes in the mags?
I have one. As others have said they're a little on the pricey side, but if you want to practice cheaply with your GLOCK it's the way to go. In the box they give you a few different ammo manufacturers to choose from for it to run reliably.
For what it is, I like it a lot.
Edit: I guess my kit is one of the older ones, because I don't have any of the issues that Ken describes. I received the mag loader, all my magazines are plastic with removalable floor plates, ...
At under $300 to my door, mine has paid for itself many times over.
I have run about 6K through mine and little to no issues. I feed mine Remington GB's and most all the FTF's are mag related.
I did have some serious issues, but sent the kit back to AA, it arrived in less than a month later repaired with a lengthy explanation of what they did.
All in all, a great way to punch holes in paper or hit practice-targets with minimal cost.
I am thinking the kit I bought today is older than my others I was talking about.
I just removed the barrel and the slide has a 10-01 date in it.
Maybe I have an older kit with older mags that have been replaced with newer mags in current kits
PS---just found out the mags in the kit I just bought are the older ones.
Older Kit and Mags
The AA kit is well worth it. I've bought two kits from cmcgov. They are $275 at cmc http://www.cmcgov.com/store/pc/Advantage-Arms-c228.htm
All the best
I check their site every couple of days and they are ALWAYS out of stock - The "ADD TO CART" button dosen't show up on any of the AA kits...
I just checked also...still no stock.
I have been looking for months and several of the sites note a wait of a few months to a year if you place a backorder. Midway shows the kits as being discontinued by the manufacturer...
If you are in NJ, call caso's in jersey city. I got mine there. Only waited a week for it. Well worth the $300. Works great with remington golden bullets.
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The only place I've ever been able to buy them is off Gunbroker.com, at a premium. I did luck out and stumble across one at a gun show brand new for a great price, and bought it immediately.
Even paying inflated prices on Gunbroker.com, they are well worth it, and pay for themselves pretty quickly. And you don't have to wait months to get one if you buy on Gunbroker.com. I was price gouged on the last one I bought recently, but was glad to get it at all.
Of course, these days, unless you already have a healthy stockpile of .22LR, you won't be able to find any to shoot in it.
Well................not sure what I am going to do. Should have a couple of permits end of February. When that comes I'll see what is available in .22 pistols...................if I can't get what I want I'll go the conversion route...........really like my G19
Update on the older AA 19/23 Kit I purchased .
Went to range yesterday to try it out.
Started with Mini-Mags and fired 4 mags full and it worked great. Then Rem. Bulk G.B.'s and again everything OK.
Tried the newer style mags from my other kits and again everything OK.
Then took a Major step and tried Federal Bulk ammo that will not work in any of my other AA Kits and they worked great as well. It is great for me as I have about 8,000 rds. of this stored away that I only used in my Ciener Kits that I never shoot anymore.
When I saw your posts describing your newer(older) mag I was going to say they must have been the older design. The kit I bought in 2005-2006 has those. They work great but I don't like them as much for the some of reasons you mentioned. They won't drop free, they can't be taken apart, you can't boost the capacity like with the newer ones, they feel and handle differently than your standard mags(shape), and they won't fit molded carriers for your normal mags well. IMO the old mags aren't as good for practicing handling/ manipulation but they do shoot well. I just bought 4 more of the newer mags directly from AA. They shipped pretty quick.
I love the AA kits. I also prefer to shoot them over other nicer 22s just for the added trigger time with my carry pistol.