View Full Version : AR-15 .22 conversiion kit x-tra mag.

buzz riley
February 9, 1999, 07:48 AM
Does anyone know where to get an extra mag. for a "Colt" brand AR-15 .22 cal. conversion.
Was any hi-caps produced by them(or should I just dump it and stick to my 10/22).Thanks.

4V50 Gary
February 9, 1999, 12:00 PM
As far as I know, Colt only made 10 round magazines for their conversion kit.

Don't expect any degree of accuracy from anybody's conversion kit for the AR15. The bore (.224) is too big for the 22lr and the diminutive 22 bullet will bounce its way out. Also, if you've got a 1-7" twist, it's too fast and will cause the 22lr bullet to deform. I've got a Colt conversion kit (for a while, you couldn't buy an AR without the conversion kit) but have never used it for that reason.

It's best to get a dedicated .22lr upper to go with that kit. Accuracy Speaks produces one (but it's about $700) as does Olympic Arms (about $500).

When my issue of the GunList comes in, I'll update this posting if I find any purveyor of magazines.

buzz riley
February 11, 1999, 12:54 PM
Thanks for the info. That 10/22 looks better all the time. I think that money would be better spent on a heavy barrel for it. Plenty of mags available out there too.

4V50 Gary
February 12, 1999, 11:17 AM

Found your Colt made AR-15 Factory original 22 lr magazines.

They're $19.99 each from KY Imports, Inc.

P.O. Box 22446
Louisville, KY 40252

fax: 502-244-0577
toll free: 1-800-718-3643.

Hope this helps.