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Colt 45 .22lr conversion

Ive been doing some research and ive see that they make a .22lr conversion for the 1911's. Is it a worth while investment and were can you find them? I see em on gun broker for like 500+ but was wondering if you can find em anywere else.

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the 22 conversion are about 300... 22's are easier to find and cheaper to shoot. it is kinda picky on bullets, but other than that its not a bad investment. go to midwayusa.com
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ooh the ciener's are about $199 on midwayusa.
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Seen the conversion kits all over the place. Maxons, Cabelas, Bass Pro Shops, etc. Prices I have not looked at though as I don't even have a 1911.

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Ive been reading a lot of mixed reviews the more I keep lookin into it.

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Marvel conversions ae still the best on the market even though Mr. Narvel isnt with that company anymore.

Cieners are a joke.

Honestly a dedicated good .22 can be had cheaper than a Marvel conversion. i wouldnt waste my time with a ciener unless your looking for nothing more than plinker quality

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Only problem with that is there is a 14 week wait lol. I thought it would be a cool and cheap idea to get the conversion for my 45 but it seems like id be better off getting just a s&w 22a pistol instead. I can get that in the mid 200 range and its a dedicated 22lr.

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michowski just dont get that sig mosquito..... its really picky on bullets and the grouping on that thing is horrible. i bought that thing cause it looks cool... my buddies kimber 22 conversion is bad ass, thats a 300 kit.

ponch how are the ciener 22 conversion on the ar?
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My brother bought a Kimber conversion kit from Maxxon ($289). We took it to Gatguns 2 weeks ago and it shoots pretty good. He mounted it on one of the Colt. One thing I didn't like was the big tall front sight other than that it's pretty nice. Mosquitos are picky on ammos but I never had a problem with CCI mini mags (300 rounds). I currently use Federal 525-550 value pack to save more money ($15/box) and I get FTF once every 30-40 rounds but I can live with that. And oh, trigger sucks.
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tmy7r i second that for the trigger pull on the mosquito and all i shoot with it are cci too. tried that federal bulk 550 pack at walmart i had a bit of a feeding problem.
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The alternative is to get a ruger 22-45 with a grip that mimics the 45.


Similar feel - same 22LR practice round.


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michowski just dont get that sig mosquito..... its really picky on bullets and the grouping on that thing is horrible. i bought that thing cause it looks cool... my buddies kimber 22 conversion is bad ass, thats a 300 kit.

ponch how are the ciener 22 conversion on the ar?
Horrible. I did athourough write up on that here. I'll see if I can find it

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Is the colt Ace 22lr conversion any good? I currently have a bid on one and I doubt I can retract it. Ive done some research online and it seems like it gets really good reviews from everyone so thats a positive to me.

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The brabd isnt the issue it's the style. Becaus eit uses a chamber sleeve (insert) and the fact that the barrel's twist rate is wrong i wouldnt waste my time on any conversion like that.

Do they work... YES!
Are they fun....YES
Are they accurate... Not as accurate as a dedicated .22 upper or gun
Can they foul chambers/barreles and gas ports....YESS


+++++++ EDIT: I JUST REALIZED THIS DOES NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION ABOVE. THIS INFORMATION IS FOR .22LR AR CONVERSIONS!+++++++++++++

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Why do the conversion? Is there a benefit other than cheaper ammo? I'm just curious.

Why not just get a .22, and keep the .45?

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Is the colt Ace 22lr conversion any good? I currently have a bid on one and I doubt I can retract it. Ive done some research online and it seems like it gets really good reviews from everyone so thats a positive to me.
Dude, I just re read what you posted and realized you were talking 1911 conversions! I'm tired!!!!!

Is it a Ace or Ace II? Big difference!

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Why do the conversion? Is there a benefit other than cheaper ammo? I'm just curious.

Why not just get a .22, and keep the .45?

There are a few reasons people go with conversion.

++ It is a cash and carry item ( no serial #)
++ Ammo cost
++++++ The main reason is to still use and develope skill on the same platform of the .45. Using the same frame allows you to practice on your trigger control, grip, and overall feel of the 1911 thus when you put the .45 top end on your just transfering over what you learned with the .22 top end with the only new learning needed is to overcome recoil and muzzle flip.
It's like riding a bike, the only way your gonna get good is with practice. Trigger time makes you better, at $30 a box it gets $$$ on .45. So your learn the basics with .22 and then transfer over to .45.

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Is the colt Ace 22lr conversion any good? I currently have a bid on one and I doubt I can retract it. Ive done some research online and it seems like it gets really good reviews from everyone so thats a positive to me.
The colt ace II is basicly the same as the ciener except with COLT on it. The big difference is the slide on the ACE II kit is alloy so it's a bit lighter. I wouldnt get one of the colt brands. they are over priced.

Now the ACE is a bad mother fucker! This conversion has whats called a floating chamber. It actual is an insert that recoils when the gun is fired and mimics the recoil of a .45 except with .22 ammo. This ties into what I posted above about learning to shot on the .45platform with cheaper ammo. this kit just takes it to another level by allowing .22lr ammo to "feel" heavier than what it is. Now this kit, if you can find one, cost in excess of $500 in good condition. The only problem they had was that the floating chamber sleeve was prone to getting dirty and malfunctioned. So you had to clean it after every session.

I have 2 of these kits and love them. The accuracy is on par with combat grade pistols. But these kits were originaly designed for military training so what do you expect.

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Its the one with a floating chamber. Heres the one I bid on, I put a max bid of 350 on. http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=154709292

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Cool. I hope you get it at $350 that would be a great deal! With no original box and 1 mg I could see that one going right under $400.

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So was that you that got it for $370?

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Not it wasnt. I actually forgot about the auction.

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Honestly, for the $350 you were willing to spend you can find a great .22lr pistol. If your open to used firearms then your choices become even greater.

As long as your heart isnt set on getting a 1911 conversion, your in the drivers seat!

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