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moonbat60
November 08, 2014, 01:55
Hey guys,

I still have that itch of buying me a 1911 in .22LR.

What is good out there? My choices vary from SIG, Colt, ATI, GSG, ......

What are your recommendations ?

TYIA.

jdmcomp
November 08, 2014, 08:47
almost all of these have zink (zamak) frames and slides which are well known for not holding up. Not sure, but I think Armscorp (sp?) might be making a cast steel frame 22 and of course there is always the original Colt Ace if you have the funds.

Timber Wolf
November 08, 2014, 09:10
I am fairly happy with the Kimber conversion I put on an old Crown City frame. It works most of time if clean. It can be a little annoying though. I greatly prefer a Ruger MKII but the 1911 "platform" in .22 can be fun.

MAINER
November 08, 2014, 09:13
I don't know about the quality of these pistols, but CDNN has some of them on sale from now to Monday.
Also some good buys on various Colt and Para Ord 1911's and Sig .356 trade-ins. Damn it! :tongue:

It would take some hard selling to get me to pay $300 for any firearm containing Zinc. Maybe a .22 RF conversion unit would be a better choice.

Just mumbling to myself here, ya understand. :whistling:

BruceHMX
November 08, 2014, 10:48
I don't know about the quality of these pistols, but CDNN has some of them on sale from now to Monday.
Also some good buys on various Colt and Para Ord 1911's and Sig .356 trade-ins. Damn it! :tongue:

It would take some hard selling to get me to pay $300 for any firearm containing Zinc. Maybe a .22 RF conversion unit would be a better choice.

Just mumbling to myself here, ya understand. :whistling:

That's what I have on my standard 1911. It's a 1967 vintage. I even found one that had fixed sights. Shoots great when properly cleaned and lubed. Yes they are pricey but it's a lot of fun.



http://i173.photobucket.com/albums/w58/BruceHMX/ColtConversion.jpg (http://s173.photobucket.com/user/BruceHMX/media/ColtConversion.jpg.html)

Invictus77
November 08, 2014, 15:17
My 1911-22 is labeled as a Colt Gold Cup but actually made by Walther. It had a few jams in the first couple hundred rounds, but has ran flawlessly for several thousand rounds since that little break-in period.

moonbat60
November 08, 2014, 17:51
Invictus,

is it steel or also zinc / zamak ?

Invictus77
November 08, 2014, 18:33
Invictus,

is it steel or also zinc / zamak ?

It is not steel (non-magnetic). I have always assumed it was an aluminum alloy.

Maybe it is the zinc/zamak described above. I am not familiar with that material and have not done any research, but mine is definitely a non-ferrous metal.

357ross
November 08, 2014, 20:43
A 1911 chambered for .22? Sounds like a great concept, but the reality is a 45 is easier and cheaper to feed than any 22lr. Besides, the 45 can be reloaded...:wink:

fnogger
November 08, 2014, 23:48
If I were buying today (instead of a few years ago) I'd look real hard at the Rock Island offering. All steel, more 1911 (entire bottom half), etc.

The XT22 by itself -

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_876/products_id/411548800/Rock+Island+Armory+51930+XT+22+Standard+10%2B1+22L R+5%22

Or for a few dollars more the combo 45/22 kit -

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_876/products_id/411553507/Rock+Island+Armory+51937+XT+2245+Combo+8%2B110%2B1 +45ACP22LR+5%22

moonbat60
November 09, 2014, 01:50
Thanks, fnogger, I will look into that.