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glock2619
01-28-2012, 07:12
So, what's the verdict on these things? There's a bunch of them out there.

Which ones work well?

Which work well with bulk ammo (Fed/Remington/etc.)? I don't see the need to get something that needs premium fuel.

Which are to be avoided?

Conversion top halves a better value? Which of those work well?

They are peaking my interests a little bit but mostly my dad's pretty excited about something like this. I didn't have a chance to check out any of these at SHOT.

Off topic a bit, but a similar question would be does anyone have any experience with any Glock conversions? I have the same questions about those.

Thanks.

bac1023
01-28-2012, 07:21
The Sig/GSG is decent.

Some others not so much

Fatman73
01-28-2012, 07:34
The GSG is a good shooter built solid no rattles well made we shoot it alot with no issues i had alot of 22lr and there was standard velocity mixed in with the high and it shot the standard like crap that tiny bit made a difference they dont seem to be picky on ammo brand just the velocity

win
01-28-2012, 11:45
any thoughts on the Browning 1911 22lr

Ruggles
01-28-2012, 12:21
I had the Puma version, felt way to much like a toy to me so I sold it. Next time I am going with a conversion slide on a true 1911 frame.

Bodyarmorguy
01-28-2012, 12:24
The Browning is like 75% or 80% the size of a 1911 so it does not feel the same in your hand or compatible with holsters designed for the 1911.

I recently scored a great deal on a NIB GSG 1911 for $270 plus tax. It is well built, has functioned with everything that I have run through it. A large number of the parts are compatible with a standard 1911 so you can effectively build a pretty accurate copy of your carry gun to train with.

Brucev
01-28-2012, 18:23
Marvel makes a really nice top end that fits on a normal 1911 frame. JMHO.

Nestor
01-28-2012, 18:25
Sooner or later I will put my hands on Browning. It's 85% of the original size...I don't know why not 100%, but it's still cool and in the configuration that I actually prefer.

Lew-G17
01-28-2012, 19:09
any thoughts on the Browning 1911 22lr

I have finally seen and handled one of the Browning 1911-22 pistols. I will purchase on once they become more widely available and the prices get reasonable. I love the small size and light weight of the pistol.

RH45
01-28-2012, 20:13
I handled one of the Brownings at my local gun shop, and it kind of felt like a toy to me.

ctfireman
01-28-2012, 21:11
GSG is legit. Also it accepts most 1911 goodies.

NeverMore1701
01-28-2012, 22:10
I've heard good things about the GSG/Sig version.

knedrgr
01-29-2012, 02:49
I like mine. Been a great shooter. It makes it to every range trip.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/fourstardrift/Guns%20stuff/44eade91.jpg

glock2619
01-30-2012, 08:26
Sounds like the Sig is the way to go. Thanks for the help everyone.

limbkiller
01-30-2012, 16:41
The Sig and the GSG are the same gun. Better looking grips but that is all.

glockarmor
01-30-2012, 18:13
I just picked up a Rock Island XT22 and IMHO it's superior to anything I've seen. All steel on a real 1911 lower.. I'm also told that they are going to be selling a combo that has 22 and 45ACP uppers so you can swap between the two. Works well with CCI blazers and I'm told Remington Thunderbolts.. I can attest to the function with the CCIs.. It's a little more expensive than the others but appears to be built like a Russian tank.

http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx293/mp45c/XT22B.jpg
http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx293/mp45c/XT22A.jpg

Nestor
01-30-2012, 18:38
I just picked up a Rock Island XT22 and IMHO it's superior to anything I've seen. All steel on a real 1911 lower.. I'm also told that they are going to be selling a combo that has 22 and 45ACP uppers so you can swap between the two. Works well with CCI blazers and I'm told Remington Thunderbolts.. I can attest to the function with the CCIs.. It's a little more expensive than the others but appears to be built like a Russian tank.

http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx293/mp45c/XT22B.jpg
http://i765.photobucket.com/albums/xx293/mp45c/XT22A.jpg

Wow! That's nice gun. I never heard of this model before. Must look around.

itstime
01-30-2012, 18:45
I fondled the Sig yesterday at the show. It's on my short list for sure.

glock2619
01-30-2012, 20:44
Well, it just so happened my local pusher had a used (unfired?) FDE Sig GSG for a nice price. I may end up going that route.

Having said that, that RIA is VERY interesting. I had not seen that before. Hmmmm.

knedrgr
01-31-2012, 07:09
Wow! That's nice gun. I never heard of this model before. Must look around.

Well, it just so happened my local pusher had a used (unfired?) FDE Sig GSG for a nice price. I may end up going that route.

Having said that, that RIA is VERY interesting. I had not seen that before. Hmmmm.


It's a new model for RIA. Just hitting the market now.

http://centerfiresystems.com/ac-ri1911-22lr.aspx