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the other day i met a guy who had a old taurus black 1911 45 and a crossbreed holster, man its almost like the gun isnt even there with these holsters !!!

anyways, we talked about the 22lr conversions and he mentioned a company that makes them so i did a search and ive found a few that claim to be promising. i also found a few youtube videos of them in action which is really neat. i have a colt 1911 that belonged to my great grandfather.

so now my question, does anyone outhere know of a conversion kit that is a fan favorite ? i love my 1911 but hate buying 45 rounds:mad:

i already pocket carry this gun when im walking late at night with my dogs, a 22 kit and a good holster should be around $400
 

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I have a Kimber conversion that I had to tweak a little to fit but it eats anything I feed it. I posted years ago here about it with a write up as well.
 

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awesome guys, i think ill go down the 1911 route as an edc. id like to pay off some credit cards and play on a budget, so a 22lr at -300 and useing the same gun as an edc is rather delicious atm
 

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be aware that the AA kit locks open after the last shot the kimber kit does not. Also my aa kit did not have any problems going on a taurus 1911 Randy
 

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For the cost, I think I would be more tempted to just pick up a 1911 chambered for 22LR already. GSG makes one that feels almost identical to my PT1911 and I think we paid 329 for it. I pondered the 22 kits and then the 22 pistol and opted for the pistol. the reason being, it gives me a second firearm. In the event I have to send my PT1911 to Miami for a convelescent vacation, I will still have the GSG 1911-22 to shoot.
 
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For the cost, I think I would be more tempted to just pick up a 1911 chambered for 22LR already. GSG makes one that feels almost identical to my PT1911 and I think we paid 329 for it. I pondered the 22 kits and then the 22 pistol and opted for the pistol. the reason being, it gives me a second firearm. In the event I have to send my PT1911 to Miami for a convelescent vacation, I will still have the GSG 1911-22 to shoot.
This is the way I'd go.
 

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the reason why i wanted the kit is to train with the same trigger and function of my edc. this way theres little variation
 

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the reason why i wanted the kit is to train with the same trigger and function of my edc. this way theres little variation
For the same trigger I can see the conversion kit.For the same function, the GSG1911-22 is the same as the PT1911. It is a full sized 1911, same slide release, safety and grip safety. It will even take Taurus Grips. The trigger does however feel different.
 

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For the same trigger I can see the conversion kit.For the same function, the GSG1911-22 is the same as the PT1911. It is a full sized 1911, same slide release, safety and grip safety. It will even take Taurus Grips. The trigger does however feel different.
The RIA xt22 is a 1911 lower in a dedicated 22lr the cons to it are does not lock the slide after last shot and somewhat ammo picky
I own both the xt22 and a aa conversion kit and I like the conversion kit better Randy
 

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im thinking about getting the upper target kit from AA, mainly, because i can use it for smallgame/pests as it should be accurate enough.

but in reality, im buying it for practice for edc, quick draw, shooting, reloading, all that fun stuff, so idk if id really need accuracy. id rather buy 3 boxes of ammo then to spend the 75 extra on a accurate set.

the other thing, is if i buy a taurus 1911 i can put the top on it.
 

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im thinking about getting the upper target kit from AA, mainly, because i can use it for smallgame/pests as it should be accurate enough.

but in reality, im buying it for practice for edc, quick draw, shooting, reloading, all that fun stuff, so idk if id really need accuracy. id rather buy 3 boxes of ammo then to spend the 75 extra on a accurate set.

the other thing, is if i buy a taurus 1911 i can put the top on it.
if you look at my picture you will see that it is a aa standard kit on a taurus pt1911 black and gold 38 super. Be aware that the target model has a fixed slide like a S&W model 41 so racking the slide would be different. Its more like a ruger 22/45 bolt
If you dont have the 1911 yet you may check and see if you can find a rock island armory armory xt22/45 combo
https://us.armscor.com/products/xt-22-45-combo
 

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As I see it, the advantages of a 22LR conversion for you favorite gun are obvious. However, in most cases, you can't convert a 22LR pistol to a larger cal. I have dreamed of a 22LR converion kit for my PT92/100 for years. Taurus used to offer them, maybe they will do it again.
 

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out of the blue today i was told a local bait/tackle shop had started selling guns. best part is, theyre super cheap........

everything there is nearly cost, i was dumbfounded in the cost of some of the judges, $500 for the 6.5" judge, i nearly pooped my pants :)

anyways, $280 for the chippa 1911-22.

at this price, im sold, id rather buy local if possible
 

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For the cost, I think I would be more tempted to just pick up a 1911 chambered for 22LR already. GSG makes one that feels almost identical to my PT1911 and I think we paid 329 for it. I pondered the 22 kits and then the 22 pistol and opted for the pistol. the reason being, it gives me a second firearm. In the event I have to send my PT1911 to Miami for a convelescent vacation, I will still have the GSG 1911-22 to shoot.
Well the benefit of going this way is that you get to buy ANOTHER 1911, can't argue with that!
Personally thats the direction that i went, just buy a 1911-22.
This is the Sig Sauer 1911 -22 in dark earth, think it was like 369-379 if I remember correctly, its made by GSG for Sig, it does have a better finish than the GSG but basically the same pistola.
the one picture its witht eh taurus PT1911 and a Para G I Expert for comparison of size.
 

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For the cost, I think I would be more tempted to just pick up a 1911 chambered for 22LR already. GSG makes one that feels almost identical to my PT1911 and I think we paid 329 for it. I pondered the 22 kits and then the 22 pistol and opted for the pistol. the reason being, it gives me a second firearm. In the event I have to send my PT1911 to Miami for a convelescent vacation, I will still have the GSG 1911-22 to shoot.
I too looked into the conversion kit also and also ended up getting the ATI GSG 1911-22. Looks and feels like my PT1911, only $50 more than a kit, and you don't have to play around switching parts at the range if you want to shoot both 22lr and 45acp.
 
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