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Chiappa Puma 1911-22. Anybody own one?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by mnhogrider, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. mnhogrider

    mnhogrider

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    One for sale has caught my eye. I can purchase NIB for around $250.00.

    .22 LR.
    10 rd. magazine. Looks like only one magazine come with the pistol.
    5" barrel.

    For the $, it looks like it could be a fun .22 plinker IF it's a good runner.

    Anybody own one? Performance wise, it is OK?
     
  2. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    There was a member on here who liked his, and said he had over 10k rounds through it.


    My local gun shop has a couple. I looked them over a few weeks ago, and found them to be fairly junky. You would be better served either buying a .22 conversion kit, or a Ruger pistol.
     

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    They are supposed to ok, but I'll stick with my Ruger Mark III Hunter.
     
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    I thought about one, but the quality really feels shoddy.

    I'll stick to my Ruger and Browning.
     
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    I just picked one up this week. I put 150 rounds through it with no problems. So far so good function wise. I couldn't decide between buying a Kimber conversion, or this. The craftsmanship of the Kimber is heads above that of the Chiappa. I personally wanted a full size dedicated .22 for plinking. I'll keep the Chiappa for it serves its purpose well so far.
     
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    My bud has one. They are clunky, cheap feeling, full of pot metal. You can go on line and see where folks have modded real 1911 parts to replace cheap ones. Why do that, you will have a mint in the thing.

    By a ruger mark @ an you will not be sorry. Or get a kit from aa. Money much better spent.
     
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    I have pretty much only seen good things about the gun. I guess if Ruger made a 1911 style 22, I would also say get a Ruger. Alas, they don't. In my opinion, the Chiappa is a good gun at a good price point. If they were charging any more for them than what they are, I would call it a no go, but as of now it seems to be okay.

    I am thinking of picking one up myself, but I was hoping to find it cheaper. The only one I have seen near me was about $288 plus tax. Maybe it was $268. In either case, if I saw one for $250 out the door, I would most likely pick one up.
     
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    I picked one up this past weekend and put 150 rounds thru it right out of the box. Great plinker, can't beat it for the $279 I paid for it. Great review by Gunblast.

    http://www.gunblast.com/Chiappa1911-22.htm