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14th February 2007, 10:46
Hi guns lovers. I order my first 1911A1 Norinco 45 caliber and going to be here in a few days, and I have some question to ask.
I am interested to get conversion kit for 22 LR and would like to know is there anybody who have done this before. I would like to know which kit is the best and where I can buy one and how much is the cost. I planning to shoot mostly in shooting range and would like to use both calibers 45 and 22LR.
And I would like to know form guys who have conversion kit, what kind of experience you have.
14th February 2007, 14:30
In Canada the easiest one to get is the Kimber. The Shooting Edge in Calgary has them for $399.00plus tax and shipping with one mag.
Mine has been good with cci mini mags as well as the cheap federal bulk packs!
People recommended the mini mags but I've found the cheap federals to be just as good.
I honed my slide with some emery paper to make sure there were no rough spots and lubed with some teflon "Super Lube"
Some times the slide does not go back far enough to full cock the hammer, a round gets chambered but the hammer is at half cock.
I think a lighter main spring for the hammer would help...
One thing I noticed is the outside of the barrel has noticable rough circular machine marks and when I work the slide it has a raspy sound and feel to it. This definately adds some friction to the slides travel but will probably smooth out over time.
Overall I'm happy with the Kimber performance so far as I've shot less then 500 rds and feel it will only improve as it works itself in.
14th February 2007, 18:28
I have the Kimber conversion and I enjoy the heck out of it.
It's been trouble free and gives me a way to do LOTS of practice while spending little money.
14th February 2007, 18:44
Welcome to the forum. The 22 conversion is a good way to have the usefulness of two guns in one.
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