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Most Reliable (currently Availlable) .22 Conversion Kit For 1911's

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sonny, Jan 12, 2003.

  1. sonny

    sonny Well-Known Member

  2. Sprout

    Sprout Well-Known Member

    I'd like to know as well. I've been really happy with the Kadet kit on my CZ 75
  3. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    A buddy of mine bought a Ceiner 22lr kit and it has been alot of fun to shoot. I've had a EAA conv. kit that has also served me well, although I personally prefer the Ceiner.
  4. Inoxmark

    Inoxmark Well-Known Member

    Lots of FTFs with my Ciener. On average one every 2-3 mags. Still, this kit provides for LOTS of fun, and I'd buy it again given a choice. FTFs may be due to ammo that I use -Remington value pack- I haven't tried anything else.

    On a positive note, I actually get to practice failure drills and I don't just stare at the thing whenever a problem occurs anymore. It's just a fun plinker.
  5. Double Naught Spy

    Double Naught Spy Sus Venator

    We have a Kimber which apparently is a Ceiner. The FTF mentioned happens to us occasionally as well, but probably not as often. We might go two or three range sessions with none and then have four or five. In our case, the rounds get fed into the side of the chamber mouth about 1/2 in and 1/2 out, buggering up the slug quite a bit such that it won't ever chamber. A Tap-Rack or Tap-Roll-Rack clears the problem.

    I understand Marvel has very accurate and reliable conversions, but they are about twice as expensive as I recall. If the conversion is for plinking, teaching, or maybe for competition as a novice, then the Ceiner is a fine way to go.
  6. Johnny Guest

    Johnny Guest Moderator Emeritus

    Re: The Ciener unit - - -

    Elder Son and I went halves on one a while back. We were very dissatisfied with performance with some Winchester Wildcat ammo, but this turned out to be ammo-specific. Works great with Federal bulk pack from Wal Mart, as well as Remington and CCI.

    Accuracy is far better than with two different Colt conversion kits. Need to run a brush through barrel/chamber every two or three boxes, and it just keeps on a-humming. Excellent training aid, and plenty accurate for short range small game harvesting.

    Quite satisfied, and the price is reasonable.

  7. Walt Sherrill

    Walt Sherrill Well-Known Member

    You asked about the MOST RELIABLE.

    That may not be the right thing to worry about -- as reliability in a plinker isn't as important as it is in a self-defense gun. I'd ask about ACCURACY...

    Most of the kits on the market are made by Ceiner. Wilson, Kimber and others use them. There is more than one level of quality.

    The BEST, in terms of accuracy, reliability or any other criteria, are apparently the MARVEL kits. They're often advertised in Shotgun News.

    Bullseye shooters use them in competition, and they're real picky about accuracy. The Marvel kits come with some obscene guarantee of accuracy. (I don't remember exactly, but its in their ad -- something like sub 1" at 50 yards.)

    They cost about $100 more than the Ceiners, but the difference is dramatic. Better than the Colt ACE kits, if the folks who have had both are to be trusted.

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