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Old 03-08-2012, 04:48 PM
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Help me pick a 1911-22

I'm in the market for a plinker. Although I can't decide which one I want. I know I want a 1911 style but what brand is what I need help with. I looked at 3 today:

Colt 1911 22 A1 Rail gun
Chiappa 191122
Sig Sauer 1911 22

Would anyone care to give me their opinion?
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:51 PM
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Kimber is an excelent weapon. Springfield is good and a little cheaper. The Kimber you can buy in 45 acp and get the 22 conversion kit thats a nice package.
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Old 03-08-2012, 04:53 PM
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Im not sure what the 1911 style 22's are going for but I'm guessing fairly pricey. Is that the only style you're looking at? I and some of my buddies have Browning Buckmark 22's. It's a great gun, especially for plinking and isn't very expensive. I paid around $ 275 for mine about 3 years ago.
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The reason is that I want a 1911 style is because my father gave me his randall 1911 .45
Its a beautiful gun but I can't hit the broadside of a barn. So I wanted to get a .22 to hone in skills with much cheaper ammo. Cost wise the colt is $370, chiappa $260, and sig $399. There was a kimber in the store but with its $649 pricetag I didn't ask to see it.
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Ok so you say you cant hit anything. What size target are you using?
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I was exaggerating when I said I can't hit anything. I'm just very inconsistent. Sometimes I can group and other times I'm all over the place. I feel its from lack of practice. I think the paper targets we usually shoot are a foot square??
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Old 03-08-2012, 05:13 PM
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Ya a 22 is definitely good for getting your skill dialed in. It's definitely helped me. I know you're pretty set on the 1911 style and those prices don't sound too bad at all. But! My browning is very accurate and great to shoot. The heavy barrel is nice too. It's a 22 but has the feel of a bigger handgun which to me is nice, obviously without the kick. I've shot some 22's that just feel tiny when you hold them. Anything you choose will be fun. Can't go wrong with a 22!
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They are pretty much all pot metal crap made by carl walther. Except for the Chiappa. That being said, the GSG is probably the most popular and its identical to the colt and the sig I think. If i were in the market I do that one.
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Kimber is an excelent weapon. Springfield is good and a little cheaper. The Kimber you can buy in 45 acp and get the 22 conversion kit thats a nice package.
I have the kimber .22 attachments for my grand raptor. Hands down the best way to zero in you ability with the gun as well as getting use to the same trigger pull and feel but using different ammo. And when your ready to run the .45 acp through it just swop out the slide and barrel and your ready to go. Deffinitely something you should look at.
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I haven't seen any GSG available around here.

I'd rather not do a conversion mainly for cost reasons. New .45 gun + .22 conversion kit = more than I care to spend. I called and asked a local gun shop and they said that some of the conversion kits can cost as much as the gun. He didn't specify brand, I just asked a general question.
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