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2nd May 2005, 11:25
Has anyone used a 22 conversion kit for a RIA. A local gun shop has a Kimber 1911 22LR kit for 250 dollars. Hum???
2nd May 2005, 18:52
Kimber used to repackage one of the aftermarket conversion kits (can't remember if it was the Marvel kit or the Ceiner kit) and sell it under their name. Since they came out with their own .22 caliber 1911 pistol, I don't know if the conversion kit they sell now is their own, or if it is still a repackaged product.
You might call them and just ask them. They might be honest ... or they might waffle.
10th May 2005, 22:29
Hawkmoon is correct. Kimber used the Ceiner which is not the best in the west. If you want accuracy and reliability get a Marvel. They have two grades. Both are excellent. The more expensive will shoot 1/5 inch at 50 yards. The other is usually 1/5 to one inch at 25 yards. The only downside is that both are aluminum and have a different heft than a .45. But then most conversion units are aluminum (The Marvel has a steel breech face so should stand up longer than the other aluminum units). The Colt is all steel but is discontinued so I bought a used one. No reliability problems and appears to be as accurate as my .45 and the slide locks back after the last round same as the .45. Hope this helps.
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