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abowe
01-25-2011, 21:17
Anyone using a 22 conversion on their 1911 and finding good success? I like shooting my SW1911 but would like it better shooting less costly ammo. I already have a Ruger Mark II so it's not a necessity but I thought it would be fun to try.

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Quack
01-25-2011, 21:20
Best conversions out there are the Marvel and Advantage Arms conversions.
They are both Bob Marvel designs. The AA is a newer design in which locks the slide back on empty.

abowe
01-25-2011, 21:23
Thanks for the quick reply. I just did a search and found a lot of info.....should have searched before the post. I guess I'm looking for feedback on successful installs without having to do any modifications to the unit or pistol. Thanks again.

bow

Quack
01-25-2011, 21:28
Should also add that the Ciener and Kimber design doesn't work with ramped barrel frames or 9mm 1911's. I also had an issue with my Kimber conversion not fitting on my TRP and know of another person that had the same issue with the Kimber not fitting.

PhoneCop
01-25-2011, 22:57
I can't comment on any other model of .22 conversion but the Kimber, since I haven't owned or used any other conversion kit.

I wouldn't dare regurgitate what others said they heard that someone else said was supposed to be a good conversion kit.

But, my Kimber conversion kit has been stelar.

I just put it on and it worked.

:dunno:

FLIPPER 348
01-26-2011, 07:39
But, my Kimber conversion kit has been stelar.

I just put it on and it worked.

:



That's what they do. I have experience with 6 units and they all just plain work well.

Quack
01-26-2011, 08:06
Didn't work on my TRP. It started to go on RO the frame rails and stopped after 1/4"

lawdog734
01-26-2011, 09:00
I have only shot Quack's marvel but it was a really nice set up.

Hokie1911
01-26-2011, 09:23
I have only shot Quack's marvel but it was a really nice set up.

Agreed. I shot it on his Wilson and it was
fabulous.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zcr5hT6SDes/TDuGhtWelsI/AAAAAAAAB_I/K0QfRaEDYFA/s1600/071018_richar(2).jpg

Agent6-3/8
01-26-2011, 10:46
What's the word on the Advantage Arms conversions? The price is right and they look nice.

Quack
01-26-2011, 10:53
What's the word on the Advantage Arms conversions? The price is right and they look nice.

good stuff. the 1911 conversion was made with input from Bob Marvel. THe difference between the AA and Marvel Precision is that the AA locks back on empty.

The AA kit is what the STI conversion is.
The Wilson kit is from Marvel Precision, though the earlier kit was by Ciener.
The early Kimber Kit was a Ciener, but now they manufacture it, but still use the Ciener design.

GeorgiaRedfish
01-26-2011, 11:28
Agreed. I shot it on his Wilson and it was
fabulous.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_zcr5hT6SDes/TDuGhtWelsI/AAAAAAAAB_I/K0QfRaEDYFA/s1600/071018_richar%282%29.jpg
:rofl::rofl:Embrace it.....Embrace the truth.:supergrin:

Hokie1911
01-26-2011, 11:30
:rofl::rofl:Embrace it.....Embrace the truth.:supergrin:

I knew you would appreciate the love. :thumbsup:

GeorgiaRedfish
01-26-2011, 11:47
You know that's right boo.:supergrin:

Hokie1911
01-26-2011, 11:50
You know that's right boo.:supergrin:

Ok, that's just weird now. :ack:

GeorgiaRedfish
01-26-2011, 12:04
Too much? Okay.....

Hokie1911
01-26-2011, 12:05
Too much? Okay.....

Anyone ever tell you that you look like Ray Romano?

GeorgiaRedfish
01-26-2011, 12:06
Anyone ever tell you that you look like Ray Romano?
Is my nose that big? Or is my humor that horrible?

Hokie1911
01-26-2011, 12:11
Is my nose that big? Or is my humor that horrible?

Ummmmm, how's your golf game. :whistling:

GeorgiaRedfish
01-26-2011, 12:12
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f122/KylePatrick8/13942_196619899511_505759511_2894769_1643206_n.jpg

Don't mess with Ray the beast master.
**Disclaimer** Massive amounts of beer and all day on the beach may or may not have played a key part in this photo.

Janno05
01-26-2011, 15:54
I just picked up an STI kit, which is a rebranded advantage arms target. So far it has been very reliable with mini-mags and is far more accurate than I am. I had an advantage arms for my Glock and it worked flawlessly, just too light on that platform. I am not sure if they still have any in stock but shooters connection had the STI for 375.00 and it was on my doorstep within a week if you don't want to wait for an Advantage Arms target.

abowe
01-26-2011, 19:12
Thanks to all who replied. I will look for a AA unit even rebranded.

Again Thanks, Al