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Are you a gun fanatic as well? If so, you'll want to talk to other owners about what you own in this forum.

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Old 10-31-2011, 10:12 PM   #1
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Got the Kimber 22LR conversion for my Kimber 45 1911 Raptor II

Granted...the price was a little over $300 but it is very well made. Makes my stainless steel Raptor II feel so light. Cleaned and oiled it. Have 200 rounds of CCI MiniMags to test it out tomorrow. Will report back. I got the silver one to match my SS Kimber lower. I spend about $500 a month on ammo, so this should help save me some money in the long run. I do have a dedicated 22 pistol also....Walther P22...but this gives me more time with the Kimber.

Pic of my Kimber when I got it new...not with the 22 conversion slide on it. I keep the Raptor grips put away and run a few different ones.

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Old 10-31-2011, 11:09 PM   #2
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that is one sexy gun. i usually don't like the checkering on the barrel but it fits that gun well.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:34 AM   #3
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that is one sexy gun. i usually don't like the checkering on the barrel but it fits that gun well.
Besides the break in of about 500 rounds...love this Kimber 1911. Love the 45 cal. Normally, Glock 21 is my gun but this is so classic. Went with the conversion kit to get more time with the 1911. And....it is not a safe queen...it gets range time and has the scratches to show it...and the idiot scratch...LOL.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:10 AM   #4
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:28 AM   #5
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Damn, $300 for a 22 conversion? For another 70 bucks, you could have bought a 22 pistol, but I guess you like shooting with the 1911, so it's worth it. I love my mosquito. It honestly is my favorite gun that I own. Never had any form of malfunctions, and it is a blast to shoot. My wife and I go through 1000 rounds every shooting session. We play with my glock 19 just to stay sharp, and shoot my p220E for when we want to really hear a bang, but for just plinking around...can't beat the squito!
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Damn, $300 for a 22 conversion? For another 70 bucks, you could have bought a 22 pistol, but I guess you like shooting with the 1911, so it's worth it. I love my mosquito. It honestly is my favorite gun that I own. Never had any form of malfunctions, and it is a blast to shoot. My wife and I go through 1000 rounds every shooting session. We play with my glock 19 just to stay sharp, and shoot my p220E for when we want to really hear a bang, but for just plinking around...can't beat the squito!
Got a dedicated 22 pistol, the Walther P22. I love the 1911 and wanted to get more use out of it. Fired 200 rounds of CCI MiniMags today....zero malfunctions. This conversion kit is awesome. After sighting it on I was doing great at 10 yards. Really happy with this. I have 2 extra mags on the way. Wished the slide would lock back after the last round though....other than that, I have no complaints. Very fun and accurate to shoot and gives me much more time with my 1911. I shoot about 1500 rounds of mixed 45, 9mm, and 22LR every month so a 22 conversion kit was a good deal for me thinking about all the 45 ammo I can save.
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Got a dedicated 22 pistol, the Walther P22. I love the 1911 and wanted to get more use out of it. Fired 200 rounds of CCI MiniMags today....zero malfunctions. This conversion kit is awesome. After sighting it on I was doing great at 10 yards. Really happy with this. I have 2 extra mags on the way. Wished the slide would lock back after the last round though....other than that, I have no complaints. Very fun and accurate to shoot and gives me much more time with my 1911. I shoot about 1500 rounds of mixed 45, 9mm, and 22LR every month so a 22 conversion kit was a good deal for me thinking about all the 45 ammo I can save.
I honestly don't know what kind of magic unicorn crack they use to make CCIs, but minimags almost never have a problem, while other .22 ammo causes nothing but problems in 22 pistols. I stockpiled minimags at home, just in case they ever change the formula or discontinue them.
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I honestly don't know what kind of magic unicorn crack they use to make CCIs, but minimags almost never have a problem, while other .22 ammo causes nothing but problems in 22 pistols. I stockpiled minimags at home, just in case they ever change the formula or discontinue them.
Funny....I was wondering the same thing. Wish they made them in a large value box. They are much more expensive than the other 22LR rounds...but they ALWAYS GO BANG!!!
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