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MrGreen
September 13, 2011, 07:14 PM
Thinking of making a 22 cal 1911 my next gun purchase. I have been looking at the new one from Browning and have liked what I have seen so far. I am brand new to 1911 models. Anything in particular I should be looking at?

Aguila Blanca
September 14, 2011, 12:17 AM
Are you aware that the one from Browning is only 7/8 the size of a real 1911? Of all the .22 conversions and dedicated pistols on the 1911 pattern, the Browning is the only one that isn't full-size. Considering what it is, it's also sinfully expensive.

have you looked at the Kimber Rimfire and the three Colt/Umarex tactical .22 offerings?

Cheapshooter
September 14, 2011, 12:39 AM
Here's one to consider, I am!
http://www.colt22rimfire.com/index.php?page=colt-1911

scottl
September 14, 2011, 08:49 AM
have you looked at the Kimber Rimfire
And people say the Browning is high at $500.
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/411534326

e-mishka
September 14, 2011, 09:55 AM
GSG 1911

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/62297

Aguila Blanca
September 14, 2011, 11:50 AM
And people say the Browning is high at $500.
Yeah, I forgot about Kimber's price. They sure are proud of that thing.

My first choice would be one of the Colt/Umarex offerings, and the GSG would be a close second. Skip the Chiappa -- I've handled and shot it. There is only one word to describe it: "J-U-N-K"

Stressfire
September 14, 2011, 02:05 PM
Rather hard to find anymore but Colt Ace Service models are always fun, good collectible as well. Not to be confused with an Ace conversion kit

Pre-WWII are very pricey

1980's re-releases are less expensive, this one (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=250994904) listed on GB is a few hundred high. PM if you like, I have someone who may sell a bit cheaper.

popplecop
September 14, 2011, 05:51 PM
I have a reworked RIA frame with a Ciener Platinum Cup slide, Great .22rf, 15 round magazine, very accurate with most high speed ammo, and functions great. Does not stay open on last shot, only drawback I can find. I have a number of 1911s that I shoot and didn't want to be switching slides so put it on its own frame.

MrGreen
September 14, 2011, 06:33 PM
the Colt looks AWESOME. The Kimber looks good and I do want to get a Kimber 1911 someday but the price is too high for me right now. Those are all sweet looking guns. Thanks and keep em coming

Aguila Blanca
September 14, 2011, 07:43 PM
M1911.ORG's review of the Colt/Umarex: http://ezine.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=86

And their review of the Chiappa: http://ezine.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=55

MrGreen
September 16, 2011, 03:47 AM
I want to for sure try out the Colt 1911 22 and see how I like that. If I like it then there is a good chance it will be my next gun. Thanks!