Large Frame Auto .22 Conv. Kits


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Tomcat47
April 30, 2011, 12:56 AM
Who has input on .22 Conversion Kits For:

Large Frame 1911 .45 ACP (1911 Platform)

and/or

Large Frame 9mm (Taurus/Beretta)

Pros/Cons?

Dependable Brands / Not So Dependable Brands?
(Have seen several companies making these kits)

Did it keep you in practice with the gun in larger caliber?
( ie: after getting it all set, sights etc, did it go from main caliber to conv. caliber and hit the same? )

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leadcounsel
April 30, 2011, 05:01 AM
Midway carries 3 companies kits. Kimber, Cieron (sp?), and another. I forget exactly. I have no experience, but just helped a friend buy a Kimber....

BullfrogKen
April 30, 2011, 01:02 PM
Last summer I got a Kimber kit for an old Kimber .45 ACP Classic Custom.

Works well. I already had a Ruger Mark I. I just wanted something for the 1911.

after getting it all set, sights etc, did it go from main caliber to conv. caliber and hit the same?
The entire slide comes off and gets replaced with the conversion kit. Sights are completely separate.

EddieNFL
April 30, 2011, 03:43 PM
I have a Marvel Unit II conversion on a Colt frame. Fired about 8K through it over the past 12 months. Doesn't like Kimber mags.

Tomcat47
May 3, 2011, 11:00 PM
Thanks Bullfrogken...realized it after I posted that!

I suppose after one gets the sights dialed in (If Adjustable) one would be good to go.

MidwestRookie
May 3, 2011, 11:10 PM
I have a Ciener .22 kit for my beretta 92...so far so good, but I've only shot 300 rounds through it. Fortunately for me it seemed to like the $2/box remington thunderbolts so we'll see how it goes with more of those through it. I like the 15 round mag it comes with too..beretta's kit comes with a 10-rounder.

I'd be happy to own the beretta kit, but at $400+ vs. the $175 I paid through Midway for the ciener kit, I'll take 2 of the ciener kits anyday..

kenhwind
May 3, 2011, 11:14 PM
The Ceiner and Kimber are very much alike, actually the Kimber was made by Ceiner at first. The Kimber uses a barrel bushing, the Ceiner does not. I had a Ceiner and my friend has the Kimber. Both are reliable but like CCI mini-mags.

The Colt Conversion Unit uses a floating chamber to simulate the felt recoil of the 45. These Units are pricey.

Ceiner makes a conversion for the Berretta/Taurus.

GSG makes a Fullsize 1911 type .22 that is affordable and a really nice gun to shoot. Not to picky on the ammo. I have one of these.

Tomcat47
May 3, 2011, 11:22 PM
I talked to Kimber today and they stated there kit will not fit the Taurus PT1911!

I think I will go with the Ciener. They claim these are very good training tools with the 1911 platform.

I have 3 sons to introduce to the 1911 and I think it would help my wife. She has not shot any of my 45's.

She has watched me shoot but,
She is not interested.....???

Funny....She had a Taurus .41 Magnum 4" a few years ago! :)

But I dont push the issue! Comfort is in the eye of the Firearm Holder I suppose.

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