.22 Conversion Kits [Archive] - Glock Talk

PDA

View Full Version : .22 Conversion Kits


Janno05
01-07-2011, 18:26
Who's got one and what do you have. My new STI came in yesterday, which is a rebranded Advantage Arms target model (but I got it without the 6-8 week wait). I haven't been able to shoot it yet but it feels like a solid kit. I had a standard Advantage Arms conversions for my Glock which was accurate and reliable, but on a polymer frame was far too light. This one feels right in the weight department and I prefer the 1911 anyways. My new holster should be here next week and I will be ready to tear the range up!

nastytrigger
01-07-2011, 18:33
Tag. I have a AA kit for my G21, but was thinking about a Kimber for my Springfield. I would buy a AA for it too. Need more info.

Quack
01-07-2011, 18:35
I use a Wilson/Marvel Unit 2
It's a lot better than the Wilson/Ciener or Kimber/Ciener conversions I've had.

The Kimber wouldn't fit onto my Springfields slide.

Quack
01-07-2011, 18:41
The STI/AA conversion was designed by Bob Marvel and is an updated "Marvel Unit 1"

G27RR
01-07-2011, 18:51
Is this the one you got? I've been happy with mine.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/STI22LRconversionkit-1.jpg

Janno05
01-07-2011, 19:32
Is this the one you got? I've been happy with mine.

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/STI22LRconversionkit-1.jpg

That's the one. What ammo are you having luck with? I plan on breaking it in with mini mags and then seeing what works. I can't wait to get it out and see what it will do.

G27RR
01-07-2011, 19:37
I do the same thing with .22s and start them with CCI. I've been using 40gr CCI mini mags with good results. I haven't tried match ammo or anything like that because it shoots well enough with the CCI.

CAcop
01-07-2011, 22:27
I've got a Kimber comversion that was made after they switched from Ciener. I called Kimber to make sure since Ceiner has a less than stellar rep. Works just fine for me. Very accurate. We have half size targets at work and I am able to keep them in the head at 25 yards standing shooting just slow enough to make the hits.

MoFormula
01-08-2011, 19:34
I have an Marvel Unit 1. Didn't really shoot it much until a couple of month ago. Wow is it fun. I love it.

okie
01-09-2011, 00:17
I have a Kimber kit(made by Kimber not Ceiner) It works great(it is picky about what it eats, it likes CCI and Aguila) The only thing I don't like about it is it don't lock back after the last round:supergrin:

Lew-G17
01-09-2011, 04:24
I have a Kimber conversion for my 1911's and it has run perfectly with any ammo for me.

Deployment Solu
01-09-2011, 07:41
I have several different Marvel .22 conv kits in different configurations. I have never had a problem with them! They are a much higher quality than the others. Their Customer Service (Shiela) is great!!( I called to order some extras, they came fast and the prices were great!!)

STI/Nighthawk/Wilson all sell Marvel Kits in one form or another, regardless whose name is on it!! Truly the Cadillac of .22 conv kits for 1911s. Now, if they would just make one for the GLOCK!!!!!

JoeInKS
01-09-2011, 08:12
Now please excuse the potentially dumb question but........

on a 1911 with a great slide to frame fit (no side to side movement, ball-bearing like back to front movement, etc.), does using a conversion kit do anything to ruin that fit considering that it's probably made to be more lax in tolerances??

Thanks

toaddad
01-09-2011, 08:30
I have a .22 CZ Kadet slide for my CZ-75B. It has high visability, adjustable sights and is quite accurate. I shoot CCI ammo out of it and have not had any reliability issues thus far. Makes a fun plinking and woods gun, especially if you bring along the 9mm barrel as well.

CAcop
01-09-2011, 10:45
Now please excuse the potentially dumb question but........

on a 1911 with a great slide to frame fit (no side to side movement, ball-bearing like back to front movement, etc.), does using a conversion kit do anything to ruin that fit considering that it's probably made to be more lax in tolerances??

Thanks

The slides of comversion kits tend to be made of aluminum so it should wear rather than your frame. OF course lube will help prevent wear. Basically if you can get it on your gun it isn't going to damage it.

FLIPPER 348
01-09-2011, 11:16
I have a Kimber kit(made by Kimber not Ceiner) It works great(it is picky about what it eats, it likes CCI and Aguila) The only thing I don't like about it is it don't lock back after the last round:supergrin:


the Kimber kits work great, I have 2 and the Cliner kits work fantastic also, I have 2

RH45
01-11-2011, 16:55
I've got an old Wilson (made by Marvel), and in any of my pistols that have factory, or, close to factory trigger jobs on, it works fine, but, on my competition guns, that have 20 oz. trigger pull weights, it won't run, unless I put in a stronger mainspring.

rfe959
01-11-2011, 17:01
I have the kimber kit in black on a Kimber Stainless II.

TSAX
01-11-2011, 19:55
The Kimber kit has been able to eat all of the .22 ammo I've feed it with no issue.

rsxr22
01-11-2011, 19:58
The marvel's have always worked extremely well. I had bad luck with the Kimber and havent tried any of the others mentioned.