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I am wanting a good 1911-22 to play around with, what do you all have and prefer?
 

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I had a chiappa 1911/22. It was a good shooter, fed/cycled fine and was pretty accurate right out of the box. I paid 225 for it brand new. I really liked it, but I could tell it was going to be a 1000 round pistol, meaning after 1k rounds it would be worn, wobbly, and generally clapped out. Chiappa and MKS supply have great customer service, so I'm sure any issues would be taken care of, but I just didn't want to worry about it, so it got traded off. In no way is that meant to demean the chiappa, it was really an excellent performer for a 200 dollar pistol, but I will put 700 rnds through a .22 in one range trip on occasion. I could be wrong about this, so take it with a grain of salt.

Overall, if you expect to put less than 1500 rounds through one while you own it, its a steal. If you wamt to pass it down to your grandkids, ... not so much.

Found a pic and a pic of what I replaced it with.
 

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I am wanting a good 1911-22 to play around with, what do you all have and prefer?
I say pick up a good 1911 and get a conversion kit. I've used a Ciener platinum conversion kit on my 1911A1 for years and love it. I've run on on a Colt and on a Springfield. I'm thinking of picking one up for my commander.

I know the $$ tag just went up from a 1911-22 but I still think it's worth saving for. I also have an Advantage Arms kit for my Glock. Only problem with Advantage Arms is being mfg'ed in CA I can only find 10rd mags for it.
 

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Looked at a slightly used Chiappa 1911-22 that an old gun trader had at the last show. He had it on his table for 3 bills. After giving it a close inspection, it did not look like it was built for high mileage.
 

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I have posted this before, but her it goes agian. An update: Several range trips since this first post and not a single malfunction with any ammo. Around 700-800 more rounds

I recently got one of the Uramex/Colt/Walther 1911 .22lrs. I got the government model for $389 OTD. Seems well made. Fit and finish is good. I bought it for a fun range plinker. I wanted a 22lr in the 1911 format)

Some of the advantages (IMHO) over the GSG/Sig
12 round mag
no magazine disconnect
fixed barrel
no allen wrench needed for takedown (takedown very easy)

If I understand the company relationships on this one it is made by Walther for Colt and imported by Umarex. (at least that is what it says on the gun).

I took it out for the first time yesterday (along with a new Ruger Mark III i got my son for Christmas) and I must say I am impressed. Accuracy is good. It shoots slightly low (not much), but not too bad for a fun plinker

50 rounds CCI bulk--no issues
50 rounds Remington Subsonic -- no issues
50 rounds Federal bulk (walmart value pack) no issues
100 rounds of Winchester Superx -- no issues
200+ rounds Federal Lightening-- 7 failures to feed, 1 stovepipe. (note I also shot a new Ruger Mark III and had issues with the Federal Lightening with it also)

Overall I am happy with the purchase. It is not a Colt Ace but it is cheaper than the Ruger Mark III that I recently bought and it was just as reliable and was close in accuracy to it.

I have to believe the issues with the Federal Lightening is ammo related. I have had trouble with it in every 22 auto I have shot it out of. Unfortuately I bought a bunch of it while it was on sale (4000 rds) so I guess I need to shoot it up quick to get rid of it

Here are some pics. I replaced the factory rubber grips with some wood ones







 

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The Sig/GSG 1911-22 seems to be working out pretty well from what I've read.

They seem to be much more reliable than the Mosquito.
 

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Can you unscrew the end of the barrel and use a Walther P-22 threaded barrel adaptor? I've been looking at the Colt/Umarex, but I'd like to be able to use a suppressor like I do with my Walther P22 pistols.
 

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I have the GSG. Its a good quality gun but kinda boring. No recoil at all. Feels lime shooting bb gun.

The trigger is a bit uncomfortable, the hole that allows you to I guess Allen wrench something to make some change starts to irritate my trigger finger after 50 rounds or so.
 

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I have the GSG. Its a good quality gun but kinda boring. No recoil at all. Feels lime shooting bb gun.

The trigger is a bit uncomfortable, the hole that allows you to I guess Allen wrench something to make some change starts to irritate my trigger finger after 50 rounds or so.
Ah, yea the idiot hole. What 1911s NEED is a screw to fix the pretravel (trigger slop, where you touch the trigger and it moves but does not fire). What you get is the idiot hole, which fixes posttravel (movement after the gun has fired). Worse, if you monkey with the postravel screw in most 1911s (not sure about this .22 clone) you can mess it up so that it does not work quite right and even mess it up so that the gun can do odd things and even damage the sear to hammer fit (moreso if the gun is highly tuned). The post travel fix can be nice, but without pretravel adjustment, it is just a dumb adjustment that causes as much trouble as it solves and, as noted, makes the trigger less comfortable to boot.

Old thread, anyone have a real gem in their 1911 22s? I have thought about it, but so far none has jumped out as an amazing purchase....
 

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... Old thread, anyone have a real gem in their 1911 22s? I have thought about it, but so far none has jumped out as an amazing purchase....
I do have a gem of a .22 1911 but, alas, it is an older and long since out-of-production design -- an old Kart Custom long-slide conversion, similar in design and operation to the old Colt Ace.





 
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