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Nelson Custom (1911) .22 Conversion

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by huntershooter, Jun 24, 2013.

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  1. huntershooter

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    Received a Nelson Custom conversion a few days ago.
    This unit is an upgrade of the old Marvel "Unit 1"; slide lock on last round, dryfire acceptable, steel sight rib that more closely approximates original 1911 slide weight. Bob Marvel designed this unit.
    The maching/fabrication is done by Mcmillan-barrel/stock makers. This from Larry Nelson.

    I put an Adco 1.5" dot scope on the unit and headed to the range.
    After initial sighting in I shot for group @ 25 yds., 50 yds. being pointless in the 20-30 mph wind (gotta love Kansas).
    Ammo was middle of the road Aguila standard velocity.
    Groups were benchrested.
    The largest of the five shot groups were 11/16" with two at 3/8".
    Function through 400 rds. has been 100%.

    My guess is with a 2X pistol scope and good ammo (TenX) this is a <3/4" @ 50 yds. unit.


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  2. 1KPerDay

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    Sweet! Nice shooting!
     
  3. bannockburn

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    huntershooter

    The Nelson conversion unit looks great, both in its design and its manufacture. And you have to be thrilled with the accuracy potential of this set-up as your initial results are fantastic. Let us know what happens if you do go with a scope and try different ammo in it, especially if you test it out at 50 yards.
     
  4. tuj

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    Nice. My Marvel unit 1 shot 0.9" for 5 shots at 50 yards from the factory with Eley Target.
     
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