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Posted: 2/13/2006 1:04:26 AM EST
I'm looking for a .22LR conversion for the 1911.

How easy is it to convert calibers?

Do they come with adjustable sights?

The converted 1911 will be for the Standard pistol competition, so I need a quality kit that is reliable and worthy of competitive shooting.

What about .22LR 1911 mags?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 1:10:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 1:18:19 AM EST by Sheldon]
The one I keep hearing the best things about is Marvel. They make one with adjustable sights and one with a rail for optics. They come with a target shot at 50 yards and those groups are small...under 1"......some well under www.marvelprod.com/testtargets.htm) You just change out the top end to convert it.....the slide, barrel, guide rod, and spring.

Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:10:30 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 2:14:58 AM EST by man0ica]
I have a Kimber Conversion Kit, and it also works great. They usually sell for around $225, and are easy and quick to install. Accuracy is about 3' at 25 yards. They come with adjustable or non-adjustable sights. Mags are available from Kimber, Brownell's, and on ebay. Accuracy and reliability are excellent with hi-velocity .22 rounds like CCI Mini-Mags, and Velociters.
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 2:43:28 AM EST
Has enyone used the Jarvis kit with a silencer?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 12:34:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 1:33:19 PM EST by spork]
So all I have to do is remove the slide for the conversion? Is this easily done without tools?

The Marvel conversion looks neat. Will it function with high-end Euro ammo (Eley, Lapua, SK, etc . . .)?

ETA: What is the difference between Unit 1 and Unit 2?
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 3:52:13 PM EST
Marvel uses Lapua on its test target, unit1 bbl mounts to the frame at the slide stop and is stationary giving better accuracy, costs app $375, its accuracy has been compared to a smith #41, the unit 2 is about $100 cheaper and is "plinker" accurate
Link Posted: 2/13/2006 9:41:36 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/13/2006 10:43:12 PM EST by spork]
Is the compensator a useful accessory?

Does it need the threaded barrel?
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