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26th March 2006, 00:48
OK does anyone know the difference between the Unit #1 and Unit #2 kits? Is it just a little bit of accuracy? I'm seeing unit 1 threaded @ $453.50 and Unit 2 threaded @ 294.00. Does anyone have any experience with these? I would prefer to not have something with extremely tight tolerences (like the #1 sounds like it has) since there is going to be a lot of gas blowing back into the action. On the other hand its just not fun if you can't hit anything you shoot at, even if it does sound like a pellet gun.
Please let me know if you have either of these.
26th March 2006, 13:58
The Unit 1 is by far more accurate (well under 1" at 50 yards) and the only "tight" area of the unit is the barrel to frame lockup...which is critical to accuracy. The slide is not a match fit and does not need to be because of the design of the unit (done by Bob Marvel...one fine smith).
They are now making a Longslide in the Unit 1 and it's equal to the standard Unit 1. Only difference is a little bit of balance feel.
The Unit 2 uses a full alloy slide and must have high velocity ammo to operate properly. The barrel is the same as the Unit 1.
The ONLY drawback to these Units is that they do not lockback on the last round because the slide stop lever would soon batter the aluminum holdback notch.
If you want a unit that's identical to the Marvel and DOES lockback, check out advantagearms.com. They use a steel inlay on the slide that does permit lockback even with their aluminum slide. They're about ready to market their "Target" model, which is identical to the Marvel...but costs about 90 bucks less.
11th April 2006, 00:57
I have a #1 long slide and love it. I believe the #2 resembles the Ciener conversion, and doesn't mount solidly on the frame. I would spend the extra $ on the #1, it has the advantage of interchangeable iron sights and weaver mount, both bolting directly to the barrel. Also, the slide on the #1 is much lighter that #2 which allows a greater variety of ammo to be used.
12th April 2006, 13:59
Their site is:
Click products and read. I have both. They are both good and you get what you pay for.
13th April 2006, 18:44
Having a time deciding on a 22 conv. kit or just getting a new 22 (kinda like) a 1911 ya know size ,weight etc. any help out there( like who makes one?, price diff.) thanks Semper Fi
13th April 2006, 21:37
[QUOTE=redhart]Having a time deciding on a 22 conv. kit or just getting a new 22 (kinda like) a 1911 ya know size ,weight etc. any help out there( like who makes one?, price diff.) thanks Semper Fi[/QUOTE
You need to decide what you want to use the 22 for and how much you want to spend.
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