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Chunky Mayonnaise
05-06-2011, 23:47
As I was browsing the STI website the other night I noticed they sell a .22lr conversion. Well since I just bought a Ranger II (and love it) I figure why not buy another STI product. So after a call to Brazos I come to find that this little gem is going to run me $463. This leads me to seek a little advice from the brain trust here on the forums. Is this conversion worth the money or should I just stick with my Buckmarks, and Mark II's? Are there any other conversions worth looking at? Specifically units that have a last round hold open. As always any input would be greatly appreciated.

CMG
05-06-2011, 23:59
I like my Kimber conversions. The 22/45 and Buckmarks come close but they are still not exactly like a 1911, so........

The Advantage Arms has a last-shot hold open, IIRC.

Kimber Rimfire Target .17
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/KC17.jpg

Kimber Rimfire Target .22
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/KRFT22pt.jpg

okie
05-07-2011, 05:19
I have a Kimber kit and it's awesome, the only thing I don't like is it don't lock back after the last shot:crying:

Hokie1911
05-07-2011, 05:27
Marvel. $325.

Quack
05-07-2011, 09:23
Wilson/Marvel Unit 2

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_9591-1.jpg

chakup
05-07-2011, 21:49
TacSol 22 kit is working great so far for me
http://i496.photobucket.com/albums/rr324/2k5wrx/Guns/IMG_20110422_094808.jpg

awpk03s
05-08-2011, 05:39
I plan on picking up a Marvel sometime soon.

MoFormula
05-08-2011, 06:48
Marvel Unit 1. My son loves it.

G27RR
05-08-2011, 07:11
Does STI have their own conversion now, or is it still the rebranded Marvel/AA target unit like mine? I had thought STI discontinued the AA unit a while back due to availability problems or something.

AA claims 1" groups at 50 yards with match ammo for the target models. I haven't tried it at that range but mine is quite accurate out to 25 yards. The last round hold open in nice.

Here's mine on a Ranger II frame.
http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/STI-22Kit/IMG_1641.jpg

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n634/G27RR/STI-22Kit/STI-1911-22kit-target-model.jpg

Chunky Mayonnaise
05-08-2011, 13:21
I'm fairly certain its a re-branded unit that STI puts a roll mark on http://www.stiguns.com/guns/22TopEnd/22TopEnd.php it looks very similar to the Tactical Solutions conversion http://www.tacticalsol.com/products/22-lr-conversions?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=27&category_id=10

limbkiller
05-08-2011, 14:27
Get a GSG 1911 .22 and shoot the hell out of it. Don't understand sacrificing a 1911 when you get the same thing in the GSG.

CMG
05-08-2011, 15:05
...Don't understand s'...

:whistling:

G27RR
05-08-2011, 17:34
I'm fairly certain its a re-branded unit that STI puts a roll mark on http://www.stiguns.com/guns/22TopEnd/22TopEnd.php it looks very similar to the Tactical Solutions conversion http://www.tacticalsol.com/products/22-lr-conversions?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=27&category_id=10

Thanks, hadn't seen that page yet. That would certainly explain the price increase over the older unit.

G27RR
05-08-2011, 17:38
Get a GSG 1911 .22 and shoot the hell out of it. Don't understand sacrificing a 1911 when you get the same thing in the GSG.

Not much of a sacrifice, you can swap the slides back and forth in about 60 seconds, with the added benefit of practicing with the exact same trigger, etc as you use with a .45 slide on top.

limbkiller
05-08-2011, 18:19
Not much of a sacrifice, you can swap the slides back and forth in about 60 seconds, with the added benefit of practicing with the exact same trigger, etc as you use with a .45 slide on top.

True but a whole new gun is fun and the GSG is is so much fun to shoot. I will shoot one or more of my 1911s then pick up the GSG and start shooting. See your point though. Either way it's cheaper shooting.

G27RR
05-08-2011, 19:29
Either way it's cheaper shooting.

:thumbsup:

FLIPPER 348
05-08-2011, 19:43
I shoot my dedicated Kimber/Fusion conversion more than 10:1 over the .45acp versions.

FUN!