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Old 05-06-2011, 23:47   #1
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.22lr Conversions???

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.
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Old 05-06-2011, 23:59   #2
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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.

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Old 05-07-2011, 05:19   #3
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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
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:27   #4
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Marvel. $325.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:23   #5
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Old 05-07-2011, 21:49   #6
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TacSol 22 kit is working great so far for me
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:39   #7
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I plan on picking up a Marvel sometime soon.
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Marvel Unit 1. My son loves it.
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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.
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Old 05-08-2011, 13:21   #10
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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/...category_id=10
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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.
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Old 05-08-2011, 17:34   #13
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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/...category_id=10
Thanks, hadn't seen that page yet. That would certainly explain the price increase over the older unit.
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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.
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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.
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Either way it's cheaper shooting.
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Old 05-08-2011, 19:43   #17
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I shoot my dedicated Kimber/Fusion conversion more than 10:1 over the .45acp versions.

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